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Hard-Core Workouts Send 3 Oregon Players to Hospital

One Ducks football lineman has come down with rare, potentially life-threatening condition

(Newser) - Three University of Oregon players on the Ducks football team are recuperating at a local hospital after a series of intense workouts last week that left one of the players with a rare, serious condition, the Oregonian reports. Offensive linemen Doug Brenner and Sam Poutasi and tight end Cam McCormick... More »

89 Fires Reported After Buckeyes' Big Win

Ohio State opens post-BCS era with 42-20 win

(Newser) - "This will go down as one of the great stories in college football history," coach Urban Meyer said after the Ohio State Buckeyes won the first College Football Playoff National Championship last night, beating the Oregon Ducks 42-20 in Arlington, Texas. The Buckeyes overcame two injured Heisman contenders... More »

Oregon's Mariota Wins Heisman

Junior QB Marcus Mariota was pretty much a foregone conclusion

(Newser) - Oregon State quarterback Marcus Mariota collected the Heisman Trophy last night in something of both a landslide and a foregone conclusion: The junior, who ESPN describes as "a pinpoint passer with wide receiver speed," racked up the second-highest percentage of votes ever with nearly 91%—obliterating runner-up Melvin... More »

Oregon Wins 1st Rose Bowl in 95 Years

Beats Wisconsin 45-38

(Newser) - Oregon's incredible offense busted up Wisconsin and the record books on the way to the Ducks' first Rose Bowl victory in 95 years. Darron Thomas passed for three touchdowns, De'Anthony Thomas scored on runs of 91 and 64 yards, and the No. 6 Ducks earned their first bowl... More »

Auburn Beats Oregon to Win BCS Championship

Auburn wins 22-19 after Byrum field goal in closing seconds

(Newser) - Wes Byrum kicked a 19-yard field goal as time expired and No. 1 Auburn beat No. 2 Oregon 22-19 to win the BCS national championship Monday night. Oregon had tied it at 19 with 2:33 left when Darron Thomas connected with Jeff Maehl on a tying 2-point conversion after... More »

Auburn, Oregon Will Play for BCS Title

College football championship will be Jan. 10

(Newser) - It will be Auburn vs. Oregon for the college football championship after both won today to cinch their spots. For Auburn, Heisman contender Cam Newton passed for a career-best 335 yards and four touchdowns, and ran for two TDs to boot, as the Tigers routed South Carolina 56-17 for the... More »

BCS Title Game Is a No-Brainer, for Once

Oregon and Auburn on track to play for championship

(Newser) - Often around this time of year, the powers-that-be in the college football world have a mess on their hands in picking the two teams to play for the national title. This year it's easy, thanks to Boise State's surprising loss last night. If No. 1 Oregon and No. 2 Auburn... More »

Coach Suspends Oregon Player for Postgame Punch

LeGarrette Blount out for rest of season

(Newser) - The Oregon Ducks' football coach has suspended hotheaded running back LeGarrette Blount for punching a Boise State player in the face, the Statesman Journal reports. Head coach Chip Kelly said Blount would retain his scholarship for the year but will not be allowed to play in any regular-season or bowl... More »

Oregon Player Apologizes for Postgame Punch on TV

LeGarrette Blount drops Boise's Byron Hout

(Newser) - LeGarrette Blount says he’s sorry for punching out a rival player on live TV and will accept any punishment, the Idaho Statesman reports. “I just apologize to everyone that was watching this,” the senior tailback said. “I lost my head.” Blount’s Oregon team had... More »

Mississippi State Bullies Oregon in Final Minutes

Bulldogs overcome 13-point second-half deficit to advance

(Newser) - It wasn’t pretty, but it was a win nonetheless for Mississippi State. Trailing Oregon for most of the game, the Bulldogs turned on the heat at just the right time, beating the Ducks 76-69  in their NCAA tournament first round game tonight, reports the AP. Charles Rhodes scored a... More »

Memphis Wins, Moves to C-USA Tourney Semis

WSU bests Oregon in Pac-10, BYU bombs CSU in Mountain West

(Newser) - Memphis continues their banner year with yet another win, this time crushing Tulane in the Conference USA tournament quarterfinals, 75-56. Chris Douglas-Roberts scored 17 points for the Tigers as they maintained their dominance of the Green Wave: Tulane hasn’t beaten Memphis since February 9, 2000. John Calipari’s team... More »

Michigan State Revenges Loss to Iowa

No. 7 Texas wins 7th straight, No. 6 UCLA comes back to win

(Newser) - Six weeks ago, Iowa sent No. 19 Michigan State reeling with a convincing win. Today, the Spartans made sure that didn't happen again by scoring 20 of the games first 21 points in a 66-52 Big Ten win, reports the Associated Press. The win was the 300th for Tom Izzo... More »

Tarnished Indiana Takes Out Spartans

WSU trumps Oregon, St. Mary's routs Loyola Marymount

(Newser) - Indiana fans finally got something to cheer about last night. After dealing with a week of accusations of NCAA violations by their coach, Hoosier rooters had to smile after an 80-61 Big Ten upset of No. 10 Michigan State, reports AP. Eric Gordan led the way with 28 points as... More »

Stanford Stifles High-Scoring Oregon

No. 9 Cardinal wins their sixth straight with balance effort

(Newser) - No. 9 Stanford avenged it last loss by hammering Oregon 72-43 last night, reports the San Francisco Chronicle. It was the 22nd straight time the Cardinal, winners of six in a row, have beaten the Ducks at home. The Ducks are the highest scoring team in the Pac-10, but the... More »

Arizona's Offense Smokes No. 6 WSU

UCLA Loves beating Oregon, Michigan State hammers Northwestern

(Newser) - Chase Budinger had 22 points as Arizona beat red-hot No. 6 Washington State 76-64 last night in a Pac-10 game, the Arizona Republic reports. The Wildcats hadn't beaten an opponent ranked this high since beating Oklahoma State in the 2005 NCAA Tournament. The Cougars, 16-2, were holding opponents to 52.... More »

Gordon Twists the Knife Against Illini

Rhode Island survives Duquesne, Stanford stumbles in Oregon

(Newser) - The #10 Indiana Hoosiers rallied from seven down to win 62-58 against Illinois—on the strength of 17 points from freshman Eric Gordon, who had verbally committed to the Illini before changing his mind in favor of his home state. It was Indiana's tenth consecutive win, and 27th straight at... More »

Ducks Spank South Florida in Sun Bowl, 56-21

Cal claims Armed Forces Bowl, Fresno St. gets Humanitarian win

(Newser) - In a matchup of former No. 2s who then fell off the national radar, unranked Oregon upset No. 23 South Florida in the Brut Sun Bowl, 56-21. Über-smooth running back Jonathan Stewart set a Sun Bowl record with 253 yards rushing, and freshman Justin Roper had four touchdowns in... More »

Gonzaga Staves Off Upset, Wins in OT

Oregon survives Kansas State, USC tops Oklahoma

(Newser) - In a game that looked nearly out of reach with No.19 Gonzaga up 17 on St. Joe's early in the first half, the final outcome turned out to be anything but certain, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. With Gonzaga shooting 1-15 in one second half stretch, St. Joseph grabbed a... More »

Mills Leads Saint Mary's to Upset Ducks

Sets school freshman record with 37 points, 5 assists, and 2 steals

(Newser) - Patrick Mills set a freshman school record with 37 points, five assists, two steals, and just one turnover to help Saint Mary's upset the 12th-ranked Ducks 99-87 last night. It was the Gaels' first win over a ranked opponent in nearly three years. As soon as the buzzer sounded students... More »

Arizona Upsets No. 2 Oregon; Dixon Injured

QB loss leaves Ducks unable to cope

(Newser) - Oregon became the fifth No. 2 team to lose this season after Arizona upset them 34-24 last night.  Oregon starting QB and Heisman hopeful Dennis Dixon was lost in the first quarter to a knee injury and Oregon was never able to get back on track.  Arizona took... More »

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