Category Archive for: ‘FishWrap’

  • Keanon Lowe WSU Gary Breedlove 002

    Pac-12 Conference Update: Sit Back and Relax

    Another college football weekend in is the books, and although there was a lack of big time ranked teams going against one another, the weekend provided some real drama. Oregon Ducks The Oregon Ducks were idle this week, and retained their No. 2 ranking in the …

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    Hroniss Grasu Eager to Quiet the Doubters

    If you’re a Duck fan, you know that feeling — that of complete and utter hopelessness watching your team blow its playoff and title chances in a Week 4 matchup against lower-tier Pac-12 North foe Washington State. Then you shared the feeling after the game, where you …

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    Mike Merrell’s Three-and-Out: College Football Playoff

    It would be kind to say that a four-team playoff is an improvement over the BCS Championship that it replaced. But what we have isn’t quite the same as trying to fit a square peg into a round hole. It’s more like trying to fit …

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    Ruining the Season: An Arizona Specialty

    “Bear Down.” It is the official motto of the University of Arizona, a slogan based on a Gipper-ish legend of a former player’s message to his team. Lying in his hospital bed in 1926, starting quarterback John “Button” Salmon told coach Pop McKale (yes, that McKale) …

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    Practice Makes Perfect: A Sunday report from Cameron Hunt.

    Sunday, September 28, 2014: Morning Practice Report. Cameron Hunt had his head held high after this morning’s practice. On the way to the locker room, he had time to give us an insight of today’s practice in this special sports news report. “You can see …

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    What We Learned: Mariota Doesn’t Deserve The Heisman

    In a recent episode of ABC’s Modern Family, Ed O’Neill’s character Jay Pritchett finds himself drawn to the town dog show. A man’s man, the family patriarch is peculiarly fascinated about entering his doted upon French bulldog into an arena where his prize could be …

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    College Football Nation: UCLA Got Game and Michigan Feeling Blue

    With the playoffs in place, every team is going to do its best to impress the voters. As each week goes by, most of the top teams are playing well below what we all expect of them. FSU has now survived a scare from Clemson …

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    Bye Week Comes at a Fortunate Time for Injury-Decimated Ducks

    The Ducks narrowly escaped Pullman, Wash. with a road win against the Washington State Cougars last Saturday on a day that will be remembered as “Survivor Saturday.” Along with Florida State, Alabama, and Oklahoma, the Ducks faced an opponent inferior on paper, yet all four …

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    Three Elements of Success in College Football That Nobody Talks About

    Athletic directors at major schools all over the country are paid handsomely to know what makes a great college football coach, yet time and time again we see coaches fail — sometimes spectacularly — to bring success and a winning attitude to campus. So what’s …

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    Stock Ticker From Around the Pac-12

    Another weekend is upon us and it’s time to take stock of teams that are up, down or right there in the middle. One of the teams listed in today’s report has a bye this week, but the same issues might be present this coming …

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