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  • Pac12

    Surprises A Plenty at NBA Draft

    The 2013 NBA Draft was one of many story lines.  It was commissioner David Stern’s last NBA draft as he is set to retire this upcoming February.  The consensus projected number one pick, Nerlens Noel, fell all the way to the New Orleans Pelicans at number 6 …

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  • Recruiting Update: Top-5 Tailback Eyes Oregon

    Football Recruiting Offers At the turn of the month, Oregon landed a haymaker against national competition. Prized backfield prospect Joe Mixon (5-Star/Oakley, CA/Rivals#4 RB) received a long-awaited Ducks offer and guaranteed an appearance in Eugene in the near future. “I was so hyped when (Coach …

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  • Floyd Rhea – One “Scrappy” Lineman

    “Black Momba”.  “Super Mariota”.  New additions to a prolific history of great Duck nicknames.  Another great one?  “Scrappy.”   As in, Floyd “Scrappy/Scrap Iron” Rhea, one of the more interesting linemen to play for Oregon in the early 1940’s. Born in Rhea’s Mill, Arkansas on September …

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    2013 Ten Most Important Players, No. 1-5

    Welcome back for the second of my two part segment.  The wait is now over as I release my top five most important players for the upcoming season.  I know many of you will have differing opinions on who should be in the top five …

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  • Have Football, Get Students

    “…it has been my longstanding belief that The Big Ten’s schools would forgo the revenues in those circumstances and instead take steps to downsize the scope, breadth and activity of their athletic programs…” – Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany, on how his member universities would …

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  • Ducks pound Rice 11-0, Force Final Game Monday!

    From Oregon Sports Media EUGENE, Ore. – Jeff Gold did his part to keep Oregon’s season alive and he got plenty of help from the No. 9 Oregon Ducks’ offense in a 11-0 win over No. 20 Rice in the Eugene Regional Tournament on Sunday …

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  • Ducks Fall 1-0 to Rice in a Pitcher’s Duel in Eugene Regional

    From Oregon Sports Media EUGENE, Ore. – The No. 9 Oregon Ducks dropped a 1-0 pitcher’s duel to the No. 20 Rice Owls on Saturday night in the Eugene Regional Tournament at PK Park. The Ducks (46-25) face San Francisco Sunday at 12 p.m. in …

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  • Notes from around the college football nation: Ohio State can trash talk and Texas is irrelevant

    Just when you thought the war of words would stay confined to the SEC with Nick Saban, Ohio State felt they needed to stir the pot…with everyone. I guess you do what you have to do to fill the void during this long off-season. This …

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  • Ducks Win Regional Opener With Dramatic Comeback

    The number 1 seed Oregon Ducks used a critical two-run 8th inning to come from behind and beat South Dakota State 3-2 in their first game of the Eugene Regional Friday night. Junior first baseman Ryon Healy delivered the go-ahead two run double with one …

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  • Vacation’s All I Ever Wanted…

    Next week will be the first Saturday in 60 weeks that I haven’t submiited a column to FishDuck International.  I leave in just over seven hours (from this writing- 10:37 p.m. Thursday) on a vacation that will take me from Tacoma to St. Louis, Branson, and …

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