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    While Duck Fans Cheer, Haters Pray for Oregon’s (Imminent) Collapse

    No Mark Twain quotes here. No rehashing of the great author’s famous statement about his death being overstated. Yet, as Duck fans, many of us can relate to that phrase. Every year Oregon’s detractors predict that the end is nigh, that surely this year the Ducks will …

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    Ducks Softball Has That Championship Look

    Dominant.  Explosive.  Powerful.  While these adjectives have generally been used to describe the Oregon football team, they can also be applied to this year’s softball team, which has found itself ranked No. 1 in the nation for the first time in school history. Their record as of last …

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    With Bralon Addison Gone, Oregon’s Margin for Error Shrinks

    Injuries happen every year, to every team.  In a game as violent as football, players are injured in every scrimmage and every game.  Most of the time these injuries are bumps, bruises, stingers and sprains.  But the teams that contend for National Championships are either …

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    Oregon Women’s Indoor Track Team Now a Dynasty

    The Ducks’ head track & field coach Robert Johnson has to be happy.  This wasn’t necessarily supposed to be a championship year for the Oregon Women’s Indoor Track Team.  At the start of the year, it was believed that the Ducks would certainly be in …

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  • Marcus Mariota 111 UCLA13KC E1394927744859

    For Oregon Football, the Time is Now

    For the last half-decade, Oregon football has been one of a handful of teams that has been, at some point during each season, a true contender for a national championship.  For a variety of reasons they have fallen short of attaining this goal.  They have …

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  • Dana Altman 5 North Dakota1314KC E1393633741825

    Altman Deserves Some Love

    The Ducks could have folded, could have checked out, given up and quit.  One month ago they were spiraling out of control, looking lost (at times) on the court and appeared to be out of the equation for an NCAA tournament berth.  Lesser teams would …

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    Rule Change Proposal Will Destroy College Football

    Disingenuous, adjective: “Not truly honest or sincere: giving the false appearance of being honest and sincere.”  (From the Merriam-Webster online dictionary.) They should call it the Bret Bielema rule.  Or perhaps the Bielema-Saban rule, since it is, in part, due to these two coaches’ influence …

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    Oregon’s Success Doesn’t Depend on Recruiting Rankings

    Oregon will never win any recruiting championships.  While teams such as Alabama, USC and LSU tend to dominate in the rankings, the Ducks rarely crack the top-15.  Year after year they bring in solid, but unspectacular recruiting classes, yet year after year, Oregon takes those same recruits and …

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  • DeAnthony Thomas 95 Utah13CS E1390696467242

    Is There Life After DAT?

    DeAnthony Thomas’ time at Oregon was like one of his scorching touchdown plays: it went by in a flash.  From his first game against LSU to his final appearance (if it can be called that) against Texas, DAT was the equivalent of a human meteor. …

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    A Wave of Change Engulfs the Football Program

    Another football season has come and gone.  Overall, it was another successful run for the Ducks, even if they did not meet their ultimate goals.  Another 11-win season.  Another win in a bowl game.  Another top-ten ranking to wrap up the year. Mark Helfrich proved …

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