Northwest college football players with new NFL contracts

Jordan Poyer

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson details players from northwest teams who have received new contracts at the NFL level. This year we saw quite a few standouts from all four Northwest teams (Oregon, Washington, Oregon State, Washington State) get drafted. Jordan Poyer (OSU), Markus Wheaton (OSU), Dion Jordan (UO), Kiko Alonso (UO), Kyle Long (UO), Kenjon Barner (UO), Desmond Trufant (UW), and Marquess Wilson (WSU) went in the draft.

The Oregon Ducks 2013 NFL draft recap + UDFA’s

Jordan's huge hit on Prince in 2011. (Bruce Ely/The Oregonian)

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson recaps where the Oregon Ducks went in the NFL Draft this year. Five players were drafted from the University of Oregon in 2013, marking the most players in four years that were previously Ducks. Headlining the crew of drafted players was Dion Jordan, who was selected as the No. 3 overall pick by the Miami Dolphins. Kyle Long also went in the first round, being the 20th pick overall and going to the Chicago Bears.

Five positions Oregon needs to upgrade in 2013

Boseko Lokombo will look to step into an even bigger role in 2013 for the Ducks.

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about the positions the Ducks need to upgrade in 2013 for an even better season than their last. All of the players that needed to have big years had impressive statistics, and Oregon looks as though it is built to contend for a Pac-12 and National Title in the coming years. That does not mean, however, that there are not a few positions that the Ducks must improve…

Oregon Ducks finish No. 2 in AP & Coaches Poll

The Ducks were the only one's celebrating after the game on Saturday (photo Getty Images)

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about Oregon’s final ranking in both the AP and Coaches Poll. After the embarrassment was over and the dust had settled (which mainly came from Notre Dame fans sprinting out of the stadium in the third quarter), Alabama stood in the No. 1 position for the second straight year while the Oregon Ducks, who took care of the Kansas State Wildcats in the 2013 Tostito’s Fiesta Bowl, finished the year at No. 2.

Oregon Ducks vs. Kansas State Wildcats Fiesta Bowl game balls & stats

Mariota is the definition of a dual-threat quarterback. (Photo: Oregon Ducks)

NWSB Insider and Oregon Ducks blogger Bryant Knox after each week of the regular season, and possibly during a bowl game or BCS playoffs should the Ducks be so lucky, will stop by and bring you his UO game balls. Balls are awarded to the Ducks offensive MVP Marcus Mariota, as well as defensive MVP Michael Clay. De’Anthony Thomas also earned special teams MVP.

Oregon beats Kansas State, wins second straight BCS game

Kelly recently led the Ducks to a Fiesta Bowl win. (Photo: Oregonlive.com/Thomas Boyd

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about Oregon’s big victory in the 2013 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl against the Kansas State Wildcats. While there were more than enough things that could have distracted the Ducks against Kansas State, they burst out to a quick lead and never looked back as they defeated the Wildcats by a score of 35-17 to win their second straight BCS bowl game.

Oregon State fan proves laughable at Civil War

Civil War

NWSB Editor and Insider documents the humorous video that has gone viral on Youtube of a Oregon State Beaver fan doing his best to mock the Oregon Ducks before the 2012 Civil War. While 2010 and 2011 were down years for the Beavers, all Civil Wars in recent memory have played a significant picture in either the Pac-10/12 or the National Championship race.

Ducks vs. USC Trojans Week 10 game balls & stats

Kenjon Barner Heisman

NWSB Insider and Oregon Ducks blogger Bryant Knox after each week of the regular season, and possibly during a bowl game or BCS playoffs should the Ducks be so lucky, will stop by and bring you his UO game balls. Balls are awarded to the Ducks offensive MVP Kenjon Barner, and on defense this week Ifo Ekpre-Olomu. Barner set a school record with 321 yards rushing and Ekpre-Olomu intercepted Matt Barkley in the end zone in the first quarter.

Week 9 College football preview: Colorado vs. Oregon matchup

DeAnthony Thomas vs Washington defense

Could be a Doozy To say that the Oregon Ducks are favorites heading into their contest with the Colorado Buffaloes would be an understatement. In fact, the Ducks are 47 point favorites heading into Saturday, opening up one of the biggest spreads we have seen this season. Matchup: Colorado at Oregon Venue: Autzen Stadium (Eugene, Oregon) Game […]

Could the Oregon Ducks match up against the Alabama Crimson Tide?

De'Anthony Thomas will be a crucial player in all of Oregon's remaining games.

NWSB Insider and Oregon Ducks blogger Bryant Knox breaks down how UO would match up against the No. 1 team in the country, the Alabama Crimson Tide. A hot topic of debate throughout the world of college football is, could the No. 2 Ducks truly challenge the No. 1 Tide in a Pac-12, SEC battle for a national championship. The question at this point is hypothetical at best but this mythical matchup may become a reality in January. Chip Kelly vs. Nick Saban. Wow.

Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles vs. Ducks Week 2 game balls & stats

De'Anthony Thomas will be a crucial player in all of Oregon's remaining games.

NWSB Writer Bryant Knox gives you the game balls and statistics from Oregon’s victory over the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles. The Ducks blew this one open early and never looked back, but they struggled big-time with penalties—something they’ll need to fix before Pac-12 play begins next week. The Oregon Ducks allowed just 48 yards of offense in the first half, and Kiko Alonso had the early play of the game.

Five defensive impact players for the Oregon Ducks in 2012

Boyett will be one of the best defensive backs in the nation. Photo credit: duckspride

NWSB Editor and Writer Chris Anderson talks about his five defensive impact players on the Oregon Ducks. With a reloaded roster coupled with impressive young talent, the 2012 Oregon Ducks defensive unit will be looking to make their own imprint within the Oregon football history books. Included on this list are Kiko Alonso, John Boyett, Michael Clay, and Dion Jordan. Big plays are on the horizon.

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