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  • 2013 Breakout Players

    With the season still a little over two months away, all of the talk that’s going on is the release of the Oregon sanctions and those entailed. Of which I am very satisfied with the outcome. But I thought I would take this time to …

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  • Post NCAA Decision, What Lies Ahead For Recruiting?

    Today, June 27th, 2013, marks the first day in a new era of Oregon Duck football. The Chip Kelly saga, bowl-ban hype, and 2-year NCAA investigation are now officially over with.  This teams past is no longer making headlines, coach Kelly is on the other …

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  • Mac Court to Matt Arena

    When considering Oregon men’s basketball, two things that come to mind are McArthur Court and Matthew Knight Arena.  Both buildings were architectural achievements in the eras they were built and McArthur Court was known as one of the loudest courts in the country for decades. …

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  • Chip shows true leadership in final act

    It’s over and in the end, it looks like the Ducks did the right thing. The NCAA finally ended the 27-month Willie Lyles recruiting scandal by announcing sanctions on the Duck football program that included a loss of one scholarship for the 2013 and 2014 …

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  • Life After Graduation

    Early Monday morning, thousands of nervously excited University of Oregon seniors dawned their dark green gowns, caps, variously colored sashes, tassels, and chords. While some made their way directly to Johnson Hall at the center of campus, others (myself included) met at the local drinking …

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  • Recruiting Update: Oregon Looking to add “Rolls Royce”

    Football Recruiting Eugene NFTC Held earlier this month, the Eugene Nike Football Training Camp continues to pour out revelations. Vaunted tailback Royce Freeman (4-Star/Imperial, Calif./Rivals250) could be ever closer to pledging his commitment to the Ducks after an impressive showing that garnered him praise from …

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  • Could a True Sophomore Redshirt This Year?

      True freshman make it on to the field every season in college football and just about every team finds one that they expect to become a big impact player.  Barring injuries or off-the-field issues, many of those players find themselves a starting position by …

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  • A Duck in Florida: Streaks, Malls, and the TSA’s Role in Recruiting

    Third.  Fourth.  Second.  Those have been Oregon’s rankings in the final AP college football polls the last three seasons.  Three consecutive years of top four finishes are impressive for any school – Oregon is only school with a current streak that length – but what …

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  • US Open Failures Remind Us That Nothing Is Guaranteed

    Last weekend, as the world watched Phil Mickelson stumble to another second place finish in The U.S. Open at Merion, I couldn’t help but correlate his failures to a more local team. The squad that huffs, and puffs, but can never blow the house down. …

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  • Notes from around the college football nation: Manziel leaving college station and Athletes are about to get paid

    It seems like right now all we have to look forward to is hearing about lawsuits involving the NCAA and a few select schools.  We are also hearing more reports of coaches trash talking one another, recruits committing to schools (even though they will flip …

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