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  • Duck Rally Falls Just Short In The Desert

    After things looked bleak for more than half of yesterday’s game, the Oregon Ducks decided that they weren’t going to lie down and lose their winning streak.  Trailing 5-1 in the eighth inning, Oregon (22-7, 8-2) put up four runs to tie things up at 5-5, …

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  • Oregon Unknowns: 1916 – A MIghty Year Of Firsts!

    1916 was a milestone year for the University of Oregon. The Webfoots were talented.  They were innovative and clever.  They were also huge – an absolutely massive team whose line averaged an astounding 185 pounds!  (C’mon folks…this is 1916!)  Led by quarterback Shy Huntington and coach …

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  • Oregon’s Bullpen is Locking Games Down

    To many, relief pitchers are to baseball what special teams players are to football: failed starters. Even the best relievers of all time, like Mariano Rivera and Goose Gossage, are viewed through this prism, and certain baseball analysts will tell you that these late-inning specialists …

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  • From Helfrich: “Why We Closed Practices”

    I am disappointed with coach Helfrich’s decision to close practices, but it is fair that I give his side of it a bit more than I did in my earlier article.  I wish to emphasize that while I made a joke of how we were …

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  • Meet Your New Ducks: Take A “Chance” On Me

    Chance Allen, alongside his hometown buddy Bralon Addison, committed to Oregon on National Signing Day back in 2012.  He comes to us from Missouri City, Texas, where he was the star athlete for Fort Bend Elkins High Schoo; participating in football, basketball, and track.  He …

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  • Cotton – The Webfoots’ Consolation Prize

    Immediately following the conclusion of the Pacific Coast Conference games on November 21, 1948, the Conference’s faculty representatives convened by telegraph to cast their votes for the P.C.C.’s representative in the 1949 Rose Bowl game.  While the vote was 6 to 4 to send California …

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  • Recruiting Update: Oregon Finding Riches in the Muddy Bayou

    Football Recruiting Offers In an offense that is predicated on speed, Oregon’s recent additions of interior brawn have only continued to bolster the relentless up-tempo “Blur.”  Offensive line coach Steve Greatwood is ensuring future trench battles go the Ducks way with an offer extension to …

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    Will Helfrich unleash the beasts?

    Featured Photo © Kevin Cline Photography   There are a couple of players on Oregon’s roster that make people scratch their heads.  Not the players themselves, but the way they have been utilized; or underutilized, as the case may be.  For some reason, coach Kelly …

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  • Chip And Team

    The Secret I Could Not Tell…Until Now

    “The media in this state HATES Chip Kelly.” I could not believe my ears as I was talking to a former television anchor sportscaster in Oregon.  He was in my office in the fall of 2011, and what he told me was depressing and astounding.  …

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  • Thanks for the Dance, Good Things Ahead

    For the Oregon men’s basketball team, the dance ended on Friday with a 77-69 loss to Louisville.  The Ducks played a good game but they were playing the number one overall seed in the tournament and simply could not keep up.  The Cardinal’s Kevin Ware …

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