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    Cowboy Comments: Blown Out, but Undaunted

    Wyoming’s head coach and players praise Oregon but take inspiration from many successful moments against the Ducks Although the score line of Saturday’s game was a comfortable 48-14 win for Oregon, the Wyoming Cowboys can hold their heads high under their 10-gallon hats after consistently …

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    Harrington’s new Scholarship funds Quarterbacks of Community

    Seventeen years ago this spring, Joey Harrington was a senior at Portland’s Central Catholic High School with a big future ahead of him: a legendary football career at Oregon that would make him the school’s first Heisman Trophy finalist, then seven years as an NFL …

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    A Game to Build a Dream On

    It took a little time on Saturday night at the Moda Center for both the Ducks and their fans to come alive.  Make no mistake: the atmosphere was festive, with a crowd of yellow and (in Illinois’ case) orange-clad fans enjoying a back-and-forth game from …

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    Monday Validation

    from Video Call it a tale of three birds: the Eagle, the Ducks and eating crow.  Or maybe, just maybe, you can call it the ultimate validation of Oregon football on a grand scale. When Monday Night Football debuted on September 9, one could feel …

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    An Open Letter To Chip Kelly

    Dear Coach Kelly, By now most Duck fans seem resigned to the notion of the Fiesta Bowl being your last game as Oregon’s coach. In the media and at the proverbial water cooler, your visor has long been packed for the National Football League. And …

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  • Mourning One of Oregon’s Greatest Seasons

    Although it may have been bested in 2010 with a perfect campaign, one-loss regular seasons at Oregon are the mark of something very special. In the 67 years since the end of World War II, only the 2001 and 2005 teams have done it. That …

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  • The Impossible Dream: What Winning A National Championship Would Mean

    In 1984, Brigham Young University won the Holiday Bowl. It wasn’t a marquee January bowl game, let alone any kind of championship – or so people thought. The game was held before the traditional marquee of New Year’s Day. Many in the college football world, …

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  • John McKay, John Robinson, and the USC-Oregon coaching tree

    In 1959, Oregon was only a year removed from its first Rose Bowl appearance in 39 years. Coach Len Casanova had, after three losing seasons to begin his tenure from 1951-54, built the Ducks into a consistent winner. Although the 1958 season had been a …

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  • In 113 years of Ducks-Huskies, Oregon’s time is now

    As the Ducks and Huskies get ready to renew a rivalry that began in 1900 (with a 43-0 Ducks victory), there is a lot to play for, be it for this year’s squads with bowl and championship dreams, or as another chapter in a more …

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  • FishDuck Game Review: Flags Fly As Ducks Cruise Past Golden Eagles

    There is no cheering in the Autzen Stadium press box. No asking for autographs from players, or having your photo taken with players or coaches. It is the third rail in the life of a sports reporter, do not touch it. There is no wearing …

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