EUGENE – College football has returned at the University of Oregon.

Ducks’ third-year head coach Mark Helfrich and select players will meet with reporters at 11 a.m. Monday, followed by the team’s first practice of the 2015 season.

Fall camp’s arrival was already going to be met with keen anticipation given Oregon’s high expectations before UO suffered a major setback this weekend with the news that junior running back Thomas Tyner will likely miss the entire season after undergoing surgery to repair a nagging left shoulder injury.

How Oregon replaces Tyner will be one of many questions asked of the Ducks today when they meet with media inside Autzen Stadium. Live updates from media day will be found in the comments section of this story. The Oregonian/OregonLive’s Jason Quick, Tyson Alger, Molly Blue and myself will be reporting from Eugene today on the opening of fall camp.

Monday is also the return of The Oregonian/OregonLive’s daily morning “rundown,” where I and co-beat reporter Tyson Alger will link to a daily sample of Ducks stories not only from our outlet, but from other local and national sources. It will continue past football season, through the winter and spring, before Oregon athletics slow down next summer.

Here are today’s links:

Stories on Tyner’s injury, from CSNNWThe Oregonian, and Register-Guard.

The Ducks confidently look to Royce Freeman for leadership; he’s shown it before.

Competition gets UO super sophomore Charles Nelson cooking.

Preseason power rankings, via ESPN’s Pac-12 Blog.

5 pressing issues for Oregon and Michigan State ahead of their Sept. 12 matchup.

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