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Oregon head coach Mario Cristobal celebrates with the trophy after the Rose Bowl NCAA college football game against Wisconsin Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020, in Pasadena, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Cristobal's new-look Oregon looks to build on Rose Bowl win

Jan. 2, 2020 2:22 AM EST

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The helmets are as shiny as ever, and the team still has an untold number of uniforms, but Oregon has reinvented itself as a physical and hard-nosed football team. While their appearances in the “Granddaddy” of all bowl games in the previous decade were all about...

Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert runs for a touchdown past Wisconsin linebacker Jack Sanborn during second half of the Rose Bowl NCAA college football game Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020, in Pasadena, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Herbert has 3 TD runs, Oregon beats Wisconsin in Rose Bowl

Jan. 1, 2020 10:17 PM EST

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Justin Herbert faked a handoff and went on the run of his life in the fourth quarter of the Rose Bowl. Oregon's 6-foot-6 quarterback gracefully stiff-armed Wisconsin linebacker Jack Sanborn at the line of scrimmage. He surged downfield, found his blockers and sprinted to the...

FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2018, file photo, Oregon coach Mario Cristobal, right, celebrates with offensive lineman Shane Lemieux (68) after Oregon defeated Utah 37-15 in an NCAA college football game for the Pac-12 Conference championship, in Santa Clara, Calif. Cristobal was named The Associated Press Pac-12 Coach of the Year Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)

Ducks, Badgers hope to put on another thriller at Rose Bowl

Dec. 31, 2019 6:21 PM EST

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — When Oregon and Wisconsin met in the Rose Bowl eight years ago, two brilliant offenses put on a 45-38 thriller on one of the most exciting afternoons in this venerable bowl game's history. The Ducks' rematch with the Badgers on Wednesday could have similar offensive fireworks, given...

Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert (10) and teammate La'Mar Winston Jr. (32) celebrate after Oregon defeated Utah 37-15 in an NCAA college football game for the Pac-12 Conference championship in Santa Clara, Calif., Friday, Dec. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

No. 7 Oregon faces No. 11 Wisconsin in 106th Rose Bowl

Dec. 31, 2019 11:11 AM EST

Rose Bowl: Oregon (11-2) vs Wisconsin (10-3), Wednesday at 5:10 p.m. EST (ESPN). Line: Wisconsin by 2 1/2. Series record: Wisconsin leads 3-2. WHAT'S AT STAKE The 106th edition of the Granddaddy of Them All is mostly for bragging rights in the game's traditional Big Ten/Pac-12 rivalry. Oregon can cap its...

Wisconsin's Jonathan Taylor poses with trophy after winning the Doak Walker Award for being the nation's best running back Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Wisconsin RB Jonathan Taylor rushes into elite company

Dec. 30, 2019 8:26 PM EST

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — It is no longer a question of where Jonathan Taylor ranks among the greatest running backs to play at Wisconsin for assistant coach John Settle. To Settle, Taylor has put himself alongside the best ever to play college football. “I’ve said once if there were a Mount...

Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert throws a pass against Utah during the second half of the Pac-12 Conference championship NCAA college football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Friday, Dec. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

Oregon QB Herbert caps stellar career in his 1st Rose Bowl

Dec. 30, 2019 7:56 PM EST

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Justin Herbert wasn't dreaming of roses when he decided to return for his senior season at Oregon. The star quarterback had plenty of reasons for postponing his opportunity to be a probable first-round pick in the NFL draft. The Eugene native adores his school, and he craved another...

Utah quarterback Tyler Huntley (1) is sacked by Oregon defensive end Kayvon Thibodeaux (5) during the second half of an NCAA college football game for the Pac-12 Conference championship in Santa Clara, Calif., Friday, Dec. 6, 2018. Oregon won 37-15. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

Oregon's Rose Bowl run powered by recruiting in Los Angeles

Dec. 29, 2019 3:38 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oregon defensive end Kayvon Thibodeaux will never be mistaken for diminutive former Ducks running back De’Anthony Thomas. But Thibodeaux, the explosive 6-foot-5, 242-pound freshman, represents the potential of Oregon’s recruiting efforts in and around Los Angeles in a way...

Ducks, Badgers approach pomp of Rose Bowl in different ways

Dec. 27, 2019 5:15 PM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Oregon and Wisconsin are taking contrasting approaches to everything that comes before the Rose Bowl. Ducks coach Mario Cristobal is treating this week as a business trip, making sure players got a workout in after arriving in Los Angeles on Christmas Day. Badgers coach Paul Chryst...

FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2018, file photo, Oregon coach Mario Cristobal, right, celebrates with offensive lineman Shane Lemieux (68) after Oregon defeated Utah 37-15 in an NCAA college football game for the Pac-12 Conference championship, in Santa Clara, Calif. Cristobal was named The Associated Press Pac-12 Coach of the Year Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)

Ducks' Cristobal takes AP Pac-12 Coach of the Year honors

Dec. 12, 2019 1:59 PM EST

With a big victory over Utah for the Pac-12 championship, Oregon coach Mario Cristobal has the Ducks headed for the Rose Bowl. Cristobal was named the AP's Pac-12 Coach of the Year by a panel of journalists who cover the league. Cristobal, in his second season as head coach, has righted a group that has seen...

Oregon wide receiver Jaylon Redd (30) is pushed out of bounds by Utah defensive back Josh Nurse (14) short of the goal line during the first half of the Pac-12 Conference championship NCAA college football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Friday, Dec. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

No. 7 Oregon, No. 11 Wisconsin to clash in 106th Rose Bowl

Dec. 8, 2019 6:44 PM EST

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Although Oregon and Wisconsin have been regular visitors to the Rose Bowl over the past decade or so, very few people currently on their rosters or coaching staffs have had the honor of lining up in Pasadena on New Year's Day. That's just one reason why both of these revitalized...