Category Archive for: ‘FishWrap’

  • Oregon Recruiting Manifesto Part 6: A Recruiting Blueprint

    This multi-week series will attempt to take a reasonable, logical and unbiased look at Oregon’s recent recruiting successes and failures while analyzing the program’s recruiting philosophy under Chip Kelly.  The series will then look at how that philosophy already has and may continue to evolve …

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  • Huskies

    Three Rivalries That Need to Start

    Feature Photo by Kevin Cline   Rivalries are the best part of sports.  The Passion.  The Intensity.  The Hatred. We all love to hate the Huskies and poke fun at the Beavers (and their stupid new logo), but don’t we all watch a game and say, …

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  • Ducks Lacrosse: Saving the Best for Last

    Our women’s lacrosse team is rolling into the end of their season with monumental success.  Last week freshman Carly O’Connell was awarded the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Rookie of the Week and junior Shannon Propst set a new career record of five goals in one …

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  • Notes From Around The College Football Nation: Johnny Football is back and Nebraska shows support

    Spring games are happening yet it still does not fill my craving for college football.  Glorified scrimmages will just have to do for now.  The major news is Johnny Football is back on twitter and Jadeveon Clowney is out with an injury.  I imagine the …

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  • Duck Bats Blast Bears Out of The Park

      After struggling to put together consecutive hits earlier in the year, Oregon’s offensive stock has been rising for the past four weeks or so.  On Saturday night, Scott Heineman and the previously “nerfed” Oregon bats pummeled the Cal pitching staff to the tune of …

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  • Receiving Corps Thinning, Opportunities Rising

    When the news arrived Friday that Dwayne Stanford, the lanky, 6’5″ true sophomore receiver, was going under the knife to fix a potentially serious knee injury, panic began to spread amongst the Oregon faithful.  With Mark Helfrich now leading the charge, it’s expected that the Ducks …

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  • “42″ and Other Numbers of Cinematic Import

    I’m taking my wife to see “42″ tonight.  The “based on history” story of racial strife, cultural change and baseball in the late 40′s is right in my strike zone.  Of course, I’ve never spent two consecutive hours rooting for the Dodger, but that’s a …

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  • Au-Burned: The Long Con of Mark Emmert

    “If you flip Montana, there’s no going back.” – University of Washington President Raymond B. Allen, 1948 Alright, I made up that quote, but a conversation to twist the knife on Oregon took place that fall.  With Cal and Oregon tied atop the Pacific Coast …

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  • Your Greatest “Oregon” Ducks

    About a year ago, I wrote a post attempting to list the greatest “Oregon” Ducks of all-time - University of Oregon athletes, regardless of sport, who were either natives of the state of Oregon, or at had least moved here at a young age and thus “grew up” …

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  • Punt Block

    Offseason Stat-Plosion: The Team Efficiency Index

    It’s 2013, and statistics are ubiquitous in college football: yards per play, 3rd down conversion rate, points per game, defensive efficiency, time of possession, attractiveness of fake girlfriends, turnover margin, blah blah blah blah.   We’ve got all kinds of “objective” statistical methods to “measure” how “good” a …

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