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    How the Ducks (or Someone New) Wins the Final Four

    I’m out of words. I’ve complained  about my disinterest in a national championship involving teams I couldn’t care less to watch.  I’ve complained about how college basketball is worse off when John Calipari’s programs succeed.  Yet those things continue to happen in college sports, so lots …

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    This Season’s Over, but Here’s Three Reasons to Be Excited About The Next One

    With the 2013-14 Oregon men’s basketball season concluding on Saturday evening, there are two ways that the scope of the season could be viewed.  One approach is to hang one’s head at the missed opportunity; disappointed at seeing a second consecutive Sweet 16 appearance (which …

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    Could Another Team Be Coming to Autzen Stadium?

    Relocation. It is a term that sports fans, particularly those in the Pacific Northwest, associate as a threat than with opportunity, the darkest side of pro sports fandom that makes college fans grateful their teams will always be a constant presence where they presently reside. …

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    The Five Greatest Duck Performances at the NFL Combine

    It is the marquee event of NFL Draft process: the NFL Scouting Combine, or the “Underwear Olympics,” to which it has been casually referred, of which four years of college production can become virtually ignored in favor of a limited sample of data collected in …

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    Duck Recruiting — Evaluate the Meal, Not the Ingredients

    Two of the signature days on the football calendar brought the season to a close last week.  The first was last Sunday in the form of the Super Bowl, sport’s biggest spectacle, but also one of the truest meritocracies; the team that executes better on …

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    The Eight Types of Oregon Duck Videos on YouTube

    With the conclusion of the college football season, and National Signing Day just a week and a half away, fans of all kinds have turned their attention to YouTube.  Whether it’s watching recruiting videos, catching old games, or reliving the highlights; with no “original content”, so to …

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    What Fans are Getting in Oregon Football’s 2014 Schedule

    With the Pac-12 schedule released last week, analysts everywhere have broken down, in detail, how the schedule will impact the 12 teams in the future.  While analysts break down how the schedule impacts each team on the field, I was curious about how the schedule shakes …

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    Why I Won’t Be Watching Tonight’s Game

    When watching any given college football game, my rooting interests tend to follow this hierarchy: 1)      Oregon Ducks 2)      Any significant underdog 3)      Pac-12 teams (excluding Washington and Stanford) 4)      Any outcome that turns college football on its ear Following this hierarchy meant last week …

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    Snow Falls Outside, as Flurries of Points Fall Inside

    Following Thursday’s win against Utah, the Ducks improved to 13-0 to start the season, the first time Oregon had accomplished that since the 2006-07 season.  That Oregon team went to the Elite Eight before falling to eventual national champion Florida.  They also lost their 14th …

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    Knowing When to Leave: The Stark Contrast in Finales for Aliotti and Mack

      Knowing the right time to leave is a sign of a professional, and at the same time is never an easy task.  No one wants to walk away when they are up, hoping to sustain those highs as long as possible.  Conversely, no one …

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