Past Writers and Editors at

Past Writers and Editors at

The success at can be attributed to the hard-working writers — and the caring editors who give their time to help the writers improve — who thus give our readers the wonderful content we are known for.

I have known all the writers that grace this page and are so grateful for their contributions to the site and for the friendship we have shared. For many, they are not the same writers now as when they arrived at due what they have learned from the editors, and simply from getting a ton more writing experience.

We have had so many writers that I’ve lost count how many have gone on to bigger internships, part-time writing gigs, or full time careers in sports writing after their time at It has been part of our satisfaction watching the growth of the writers and editors, and observing the talent emerge. So, to our writers and editors, we continue to wish you well. And to others, if you would like to see the portfolio of a past writer, just click on his/her name.

I am also so thankful to have shared time with the former editors you see on this page. They gave so much energy and warmth to our writers, and I’ll always remember the banter that we have had together. We are all Duck fans who will always be connected, as we will always be friends. The lives of our volunteers change, as they do for us, and friends who once wrote or edited may someday be back—enduring my bad jokes and corny references. We had fun together and I do treasure it.

Thanks to all!

Charles Fischer

  • Aahan NaikAahan Naik

    Aahan Naik will be going into his freshman year at Binghamton University this fall in New York. He has been a passionate Duck fan for many years and brings football knowledge from being the starting quarterback and safety on his high school football team for the past three years. He watches every game completely (despite being a little far from the action) and takes a yearly trip to Autzen to witness Oregon football in person.

    Adam DawkinsAdam Dawkins

    Adam Dawkins is a freelance web developer, and Head Coach of Marlow Wolves Youth team in (all) his spare time. A passionate Philadelphia Eagles fan, and young Ducks fan, he's always willing to talk football.

    Adam KruseAdam Kruse

    Living literally walking distance from Husky Stadium in the heart of Husky country, Adam is a passionate Duck fan originally from Salem, Oregon. Adam is a long-time season ticket holder and owner of no less than five Duck jerseys he proudly rotates and wears to work every Friday during the fall. Adams works as an Account Executive in the Cloud Software business and in his spare time, hangs out with his wife Rachael and daughter Addison. Go Ducks!

    Adam SharpAdam Sharp

    Adam Sharp is the Head Coach for the Texas Bullets. Adam is from Weatherford, Texas and graduated from Tarleton State University with a degree in Business Administration. Adam is trying to use his experience with the Semi-Pro Bullets to help him further himself in the coaching field with a dream of coaching in college one day. In two years as a head coach has turned a .500 team into a power house that is ranked number one in the nation among over 2,400 Semi-Pro Teams.

    Alaan Al-JaibajiAlaan Al-Jaibaji

    Alaan Al-Jaibaji is a freshmen at the University of Oregon studying pre-business. Alaan Is from San Mateo California, about 25 minutes outside of San Francisco. He played basketball in high school and even coached for a couple years.

    He is a sports fanatic and a warriors, giants and 49ers fan since birth. He did not grow up a major Ducks fan (mother worked at Stanford) but, becoming apart of the duck sport culture is one of the reasons he loves it so much

    Alan KotzAlan Kotz

    Alan Kotz (Editor) attended Lake Oswego High with Coach Helfrich's dad, Mike. Graduated from PSU but has been a Ducks fan since the days of Dan Fouts and Ahmad Rashad. Best two decisions made? Marrying Barbara in 1969 and being a Duck supporter!

    Alex HausmanAlex Hausman

    Alex Hausman is a Senior at the University of Oregon.  He is a cinema studies major and communications minor.  Alex is from the Bay Area and grew up a Cal Bears fan due to many family members attending, but quickly transitioned into being apart of Duck Nation upon his arrival at the U of O.  Alex also works as an ESPNU campus connector as a representative of Oregon.  He hopes to break into the sports media and marketing world once he graduates in June.  All in all Alex is a huge Pac-12 and passionate Duck fan.  Alex would love to hear your thoughts and ideas about each and every one of his articles.  

    Alex KirbyAlex Kirby

    Alex Kirby (Writer and Football Analyst) worked several seasons as an assistant football coach at the high school and college levels and is the author of Speed Kills: Breaking Down the Chip Kelly Offense, now available HERE.

    Alex LegarzaAlex Legarza

    Alex Legarza is a junior at the University of Oregon studying business and media studies. Born and raised in San Francisco, Alex has fallen in love with Bay Area Sports and now the Ducks. She has a devoted passion to sports, growing up playing basketball, volleyball, and soccer and continuing to play basketball and volleyball at the high school varsity level. There is nothing Alex loves more than watching her favorite teams perform or actively playing sports herself. When she is not involved in sports, Alex likes to lead an active lifestyle with traveling and spending time with family and friends. After college Alex is looking to pursue a career in the sports industry.

    Alex TowneAlex Towne

    Alex is a junior at the University of Oregon currently pursuing a double major in Spanish and Advertising at the school of journalism. Alex has been a lifetime duck fan, despite growing up in California, and attends every football and basketball game showing his support. In his free time he enjoys watching sports, listening to music, and playing golf.

    Andrew BetAndrew Bet

    My name is Andrew Bet and I am currently a Journalism student at the University of Oregon. Born in Bethlehem, PA and raised in San Mateo, California it was easy for me to kindle an interest in sports considering all the college and professionals teams who call the Bay Area home. Some of the teams I enjoy following are the University of Oregon, Stanford, San Francisco Giants, San Jose Sharks, Oakland A’s, San Jose Earthquakes, Philadelphia Eagles and Flyers and the European Soccer League. During my youth, I played soccer and baseball. Today, I enjoy playing golf and bowling. My dream is to combine writing and my passion for sports and become a sports writer for one of my favorite teams. Follow me on Twitter: @ACB_Ducks12

    Ashley YoungAshley Young

    Ashley Young is current senior at the University of Oregon and grew up an avid Seattle Seahawks fan, despite all the ups and downs of past seasons. She has made her way to the University of Oregon and now loves watching the Ducks dominate in all sports. In her spare time, she has discovered a passion through the sport of Ultimate Frisbee and is a co-captain for the University of Oregon Women's Ultimate team, last year's national champions. Twitter: @AshleyHopeYoung

    Austin WillhoftAustin Willhoft

    Hey! My name is Austin Willhoft and I'm currently a freshman at the University of Oregon studying Journalism. I lived my whole life down in sunny and beautiful Laguna Beach, CA where I completed all of my prior education. I always have been into sports writing/reporting mostly due to the fact that I love watching, analyzing, and playing all kinds of sports. However, if I were to narrow it down between two sports, it would be basketball and football, both of which I played heavily in high school. I'm thrilled to be working for and most importantly being a third generation to attend the UO. Sko Ducks!

    Ben SalamanBen Salaman

    Hey there, my name is Ben Salaman and I’m currently a junior at the University of Oregon studying Advertising in the School of Journalism. I was born and raised in the beautiful Bay Area of California. I've always been fascinated with the wide world of sports and its stories, and I love sharing my viewpoint on them. You can find me in the gym, on the field, or at a skate park; I’ll play anything. But above all sports, I’m addicted to the Quack. Go Ducks! Follow me on Twitter: @bsalaman15

    Bob LawsBob Laws

    Bob Laws is a 4th generation Oregonian – going back to 1850 - and Duck fan, graduating from South Eugene HS in 1978. Bob went immediately into the Marines and served for the next ten years. After the Marines, Bob met his wife Rena of 26 years. The budding family, moved from Eugene to Kentucky to care for Rena's grandmother, where his wife's family have been since the earliest settling of Kentucky. Finally getting to college, Bob graduated from UK in 1994. Bob had to call up either KPNW or KUGN on Sunday's to find out if the Ducks had won. After ten years, the family moved to Tennessee as business dictated and remained there for eight years. When his two daughters were entering high school, the family moved to Arizona. Interestingly, Bob's oldest daughter was born in Eugene (5th generation Oregonian) and his youngest daughter was born in Kentucky (gazillionith generation Kentuckian), so his family consists of both Pac12 and SEC followers, as his son still lives in Tennessee. Bob has his own blog at where he can do his number crunching with glee. Bob enjoys his fishing and hunting in the high country of Arizona where he lives (elevation 7,000 feet).

    Brandon GruberBrandon Gruber

    Brandon is a senior at The University of Oregon majoring in Film Studies and minoring in Communications. Brandon has been a Duck fan for ten years since he moved from southern California to Salem, Oregon, and quickly realized the Ducks were the missing piece in his life. A Pac-12 fan since birth, much of his family attended UCLA and has since converted all of them to the Quack Attack. Brandon interned for the Statesman Journal covering the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes and hopes to work for the Pac-12 in the near future. He also hopes to see the "Flying-V" formation played out on the football field in the fall of 2013. Brandon would love your feedback on any and all articles. Tweet me: @BrandonGruber

    Brett PerezBrett Perez

    Brett is a graduate of Astoria High School and is currently a sophomore journalism student at the University of Oregon and member of the 2012-2013 Cheerleading team. He is an Eagle Scout from Troop 211 in Astoria, and enjoys rock climbing and all fitness pursuits. Brett's favorite sport is baseball, with football a close second. Minoring in Spanish, he hopes to work with Latinos in Major League Baseball in some capacity in the future, either as a scout or translator.

    Brian BeneventiBrian Beneventi

    Brian Beneventi is a senior at the University of Oregon majoring in English. He hails from Lawrence, Kansas, but moved to Eugene to experience the thrills of the Pacific Northwest. Brian aspires to be a published author of fiction novels and memoirs and is currently on the FishDuck staff as an editor. He loves reading, writing, quoting movies, and experiencing nature and new words.

    Brian FlinnBrian Flinn

    Coach Brian Flinn (Football Analyst) is entering his seventh year as Villanova University's Wide Receivers Coach and Recruiting Coordinator. A native of Youngstown, OH, Brian Flinn was an All-OAC tight end at Mount Union College before entering the coaching ranks. In addition to Villanova, Coach Flinn has coached at Eastern Illinois University, Drake University, Maryland University, and Mount Union.
    Go Villanova Wildcats!

    Brian PerryBrian Perry

    Brian is currently a junior the University of Oregon, focusing his major studies in Journalism and minoring in Business. Brian comes to the University of Oregon with an AA degree in Communication Studies and an extensive background in sports. His sports knowledge and experience come from a lifetime of competing, including playing Football, Basketball and Baseball throughout high school and Baseball at the community college level. He enjoys following all professional sports, and also loves watching the Oregon Ducks! Brian has dreams of becoming a sports broadcaster for ESPN.

    Bruce VeldhuisenBruce Veldhuisen

    Bruce is a lifelong Duck fan, and at his age that means he has seen both the recent highs and the not-so-recent lows. A lifelong entrepreneur, he has spent the last 25 years in SE Asia after completing his MBA at Portland State, but still manages to get back to Oregon for at least one or two games per year.

    Bryan HoltBryan Holt

    Bryan Holt is a 20 year old junior at the University in Oregon looking to major in Journalism and Communications with hopes in pursuing a career as a sports writer or analyst.

    Caleb CouturieCaleb Couturie

    Caleb is a sophomore at the University of Oregon intending to double major in Journalism and Sports Management. He is the Managing Editor for, along with being a lifetime Saints and San Francisco Giants fan, as Caleb fell in love with sports at a young age and developed that love into a passion for sports analysis. He is looking forward to cheering on the Ducks throughout his career at Oregon, and is always willing to talk sports with any fellow fan.

    Caleb Couturie and Jason SelbyCaleb Couturie and Jason Selby

    Caleb and Jason worked a large joint project involving articles spaced over 10 days in spring of 2015, thus we wish to recognize both as authors of the articles.

    Jason Selby is a junior at the University of Oregon, currently double majoring in Public Relations and Political Science. Jason has been an avid sports fan for his entire life, growing up playing Football, Basketball, and Baseball.

    Caleb Couturie is a freshman at the University of Oregon intending to double major in Journalism and Sports Management. A lifetime Saints and San Francisco Giants fan, Caleb fell in love with sports at a young age and developed that love into a passion for sports analysis.

    Cameron PettusCameron Pettus

    Coach Pettus (Football Analyst) is the head coach and offensive coordinator of the Belleville West Maroons from Belleville, IL. He is a graduate of Millikin University and has coached previously at McKendree University and Paulding County High School. Coach Pettus' goal is is to inspire his players to be successful by building the skills of hard work, dedication and strong character. He enjoys working the grind, practicing on the grass and building a new team each year. You can follow him on twitter @cameronpettus.


    Canard is what he is, a character. So lighten up.

    Carl BlackwellCarl Blackwell

    Carl (Editor and Writer) has been an avid fan of the Ducks for nearly 20 years. He worked in a great variety of professions, as well as being a business owner and manager, before lending his talents to the Fishduck team.

    Carl does writing, but is mostly behind the scenes at Fishduck, in providing management and vision support, and as the Publisher and Senior Editor.

    Casey FlueggeCasey Fluegge

    Casey Fluegge grew up on a farm west of Junction City, Oregon. Today he is a self-employed advertising copywriter living and working in West Des Moines, Iowa. He is far, far away from Autzen Stadium, Matthew Knight Arena, Hayward Field and PK Park, and thus he thinks the Pac12 Network is one of the greatest advancements in recorded history. He thinks the fact that DirecTV doesn’t carry the Pac 12 Networks is one of the world’s great travesties. (Because Dish really sucks!) Casey is a graduate of the University of Oregon’s School of Journalism, circa 1987. After 25 years of working in advertising agencies in San Diego, Kansas City and Minneapolis, he is now the sole owner of Casey Fluegge Creative, LLC (visit his site at Call, email or tweet him sometime if you need help with your company’s advertising. Or if you just want to talk Ducks.

    Charles GlennCharles Glenn

    Charles Glenn obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree while serving in the US Navy as a journalist for nine years. He was trained in print journalism, photojournalism and public affairs at the Defense Information School at Ft. Benjamin Harrison, IN, in 1993-94, and went on to serve in both print and broadcast assignments in Keflavik, Iceland, two Western Pacific deployments aboard on the the USS Tarawa (LHA-1), and as a writer/editor for the base newspaper at Naval Air Station Everett, WA. He continued working as a civilian US Army public affairs editor, photographer, and writer until 2008, and now currently works for Standard Insurance in Portland, OR. Born in Amarillo, TX, where he played on the offensive line for his high school football team, Charles has been an avid Duck fan since before moving to Oregon in 1988. He is 44, married, and is raising four children.

    Cheryl HudsonCheryl Hudson

    After playing cymbals in the TCU marching band for three football seasons, Cheryl (Editor) transferred back to her home state – Oregon, and graduated from OCE (now Western Oregon University). She attended the second Civil War game played in Autzen stadium with her U of O student sister, which unfortunately, the Beavers won. Cheryl married Hank, whom she met at TCU, when he finished a 4 year stint in the Navy. They returned to his home state, so he could finish college at the University of Nebraska during NU’s glory days of the 1970s. Moving back to Portland in 1976, the Hudsons got in on the fervor surrounding the Portland Trail Blazers’ 1977 Championship season. Cheryl is a rabid Duck football fan, but will root for TCU, Nebraska, and the OSU Beavers when they aren't playing the Ducks. She and Hank have a son, a daughter, and three grandsons. They have resided in La Grande, Oregon, since 1982.

    Chris CharbonnierChris Charbonnier

    Chris was born in Montevideo, Uruguay, but made his way to Oregon by the age of five, when he attended his first game at Autzen Stadium. A huge sports fan at a young age, Chris grew up playing football, basketball and golf. Although realizing he isn’t likely to play in the NFL or NBA, Chris still holds on to hopes of being a professional golfer should his unfortunate putting woes take a turn for the better. A bit of a platypus, he attended both Oregon State and Oregon during his collegiate days where he earned a business degree in Finance and Business Administration. Chris works for Daimler Trucks North America in Portland, and plans to get his MBA from the University of Oregon.

    Chris has been an active member in the recruiting community since 2005. He studies the intricacies of recruiting and is particularly intrigued by talent evaluation techniques. He is currently working on developing his own scouting reports for every scholarship player on the UO roster. Chris lives with his wife, Katrina, and his two-year-old son Lucas (a future dual-threat QB).

    Clint WrightClint Wright

    Clint owns several businesses in Southern Oregon and served as an Editor for the site. He is best remembered for his humor and quips that kept the staff laughing. A great Oregon fan.

    Corey BuchananCorey Buchanan

    Corey is a journalism major and political science minor at University of Oregon. He graduated from Central Catholic High School in Portland, Oregon in 2010. Corey is interested in many aspects of journalism such as feature writing, hard news and multimedia. He likes to write stories on music, politics, sports and fascinating stories which expand his mind.

    Craig HarmonCraig Harmon

    Craig was born and raised in Oregon before leaving to join the United States Army in 1997 as an Army Ranger. He is still serving on active duty in Ft Rucker, Alabama as a UH60 Blackhawk Instructor Pilot. He and his family have lived in Washington, Georgia, Alaska, Texas, and Alabama. (twice) He has also spent 36 months in combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    Craig is equally passionate about the Oregon Ducks, as he considers himself an ambassador to Oregon football as he spreads the gospel of the Ducks across the country. Whenever possible he and his family attend Oregon games in their geographical location.

    Dan ReukaufDan Reukauf

    Dan is an undergraduate student at Treasure Valley Community College, just outside of Boise Idaho where he is pursuing a business degree. Dan served in Afghanistan as a Marine in 2010, and enjoys Video games and everything green and yellow especially Duck Football.

    Daniel HendricksDaniel Hendricks

    Dan Hendricks is a graduate of the University of Oregon, where he spent four years working in the Athletic Media Relations office. He also served a year in Public Relations at the Pac-12 Conference, and worked game nights for the Golden State Warriors. His favorite journalism moment was being threatened by Rasheed Wallace during a post-game interview. He currently resides in Los Angeles, where he's constantly irritated by USC fans.

    You can follow him on Twitter @DanHustle

    Daniel KantorDaniel Kantor

    Daniel “Kantor” Kantor is a soon-to-be graduating 5th year senior at the University of Oregon majoring in advertising with a double minor in business and music. He hails from Southern California and grew up in a UCLA family, where he learned from a very young age to despise the USC Trojans. He switched to the green side when he committed to attend the U of O and witnessed his first ever Duck game: Oregon: 72, New Mexico: 0. That season turned into the magical roller coaster that was the year of the 2011 BCS National Championship against Auburn (I will argue to the death that he was down).

    Aside from rooting for the Ducks, you can find Daniel rooting for the Los Angeles Lakers, New York Giants, Dodgers, and the 6th grade Eugene basketball tem he coaches. I also have a husky as a pet, but she’s definitely a husky fan. Daniel plans to move to Portland after graduation to pursue a job in media.

    Dave KenslerDave Kensler

    I grew up in Eugene beginning in the sixth grade. Graduated from South Eugene High School in 1973 and the University of Oregon in 1977 with a BS in Journalism. My father was on the UO faculty(Architecture and Allied Arts School) and I have been a life long Duck fan! While my present work is that of being a tennis teaching professional, I continue use my college degree in a wide assortment of writing efforts and look forward to doing so with FishDuck!

    Dave MeloDave Melo

    Dating back to his childhood in 1993; Melo has gone to Duck games, practices, and gotten to personally know generations of Oregon Football players. He is a historical stat genius of Oregon football, particularly knowledgeable of the seasons of his childhood/youth years from 1994-mid 2000's. A big Duck football fan, Melo is known by many former players as the "Stats Guy" for remembering statistics of games and each Oregon team through the years. Melo also has had a personal tradition over the years of e-mailing a list of former players during football season on anniversary dates of milestone victories in Duck history. The tradition continues with a large e-mailing list that grows each year, and to a much larger audience as Melo joins Fish Duck to share his passion of Oregon Football history that got the Ducks to where they stand today.

    David KohDavid Koh

    David Koh (Editor and Writer) is a lifelong sports fan and football nerd. An alumnus of North Carolina State University, where he studied English, and ex-marching band geek, David loves to write as much as he loves learn, and is constantly analyzing the game within the game on the gridiron. He is currently pursuing a career in sports writing, and hopes to one day make a living watching football.

    Dean BrickeyDean Brickey

    Dean Brickey is a 1971 graduate of the University of Oregon’s School of Journalism. He worked as a newspaper reporter and editor throughout Oregon for 40 years before retiring in 2011. He and his late wife, Maggy, traveled for 2 1/2 years as members of RVs On A Mission, (ROAM), a lay ministry of the Church of the Nazarene, which involves building and maintenance projects, compassionate ministries and disaster relief for the church all over the nation. Maggy went to be with Jesus in February 2014. Dean lives in Brookings, Ore., and remains active with ROAM and other Nazarene ministries.

    Dean DavisDean Davis

    Dean Davis grew up for most of his life in the Bay Area. A huge
    49er and Warrior fan. After moving to Eugene in 2010 he couldn't resist the urge to add the Ducks to his list of favorites, and is now aDuck fan for life. Dean is a Human Physiology student at the U of O who loves to play basketball and stay in shape during his free time. His favorite Duck of all time is Anthony Blake, a warrior on and off the field.

    You can Tweet Dean at @DeanDavisDaDuck

    Don GilmanDon Gilman

    Don Gilman is a second-year communications major at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon. In addition to writing for, he has been published in the Roseburg News-Review Newspaper, the UCC Mainstream Newspaper, Bucketlist Publications and is the featured author in the June, 2013 edition of eHorror magazine (under a pseudonym.) In 2013 Don received two awards from the Oregon Newspaper Association's annual statewide college competition: Third place for Best Feature Story and second place for Best Spot Photography.

    Donald AlarieDonald Alarie

    Photographer Donald Alarie is a native southern Oregonian and a graduate of Southern Oregon University. Donald makes his living as an action sports photographer specializing in rock and ice climbing. He is also lifelong Oregon fan that loves anything to do with Oregon sports. His website is www

    Donnie MaysDonnie Mays

    Coach Donnie Mays (Football Analyst) is the Head Coach at South Charleston High School in West Virginia. His offense has broken many school and state records, and Coach Mays has been voted the top coach in the Daily Mail “Best in the Valley” twice since taking on the job as offensive coordinator in 2008. Coach Mays and the SCHS staff have led the Black Eagles to two class AAA state championships.

    Edward KeesEdward Kees

    I (Editor) was born and raised in New Orleans, La., currently living in Lake Charles, La. I'm currently working at Wal-Mart as a pricing associate, as well as an Assistant Editor for Wisdom Crieth Without, an online magazine. I'm an aspiring writer, in the creation process of an e-book. My hobbies are writing, drawing, exercising, brainstorming, scouting(I have an eye for talent) analyzing and dissecting plays.

    Ethan ElsonEthan Elson

    Ethan grew up in sunny Los Angeles, California, where his passion for government and politics led him to study history and philosophy at UC Merced. He has since worked in an eclectic group of fields, from fine dining to political campaigns, in cities ranging from Merced to Boston to Los Angeles, where he currently resides. As a loyal Ducks devotee since 2010, Ethan has enjoyed watching every step of Oregon’s ascension to greatness. In his free time, he plays guitar and continues to hone his writing.

    Evan GilgesEvan Gilges

    Evan Gilges is a senior at the University of Oregon, majoring in journalism and minoring in business. While growing up in the northwest, he grew a love for sports and the outdoors. Throughout high school he developed a passion for writing, photography, and editing. Someday he hopes to work for a magazine as a writer or photographer, and then later on he would like to teach journalism in high school and write children's novels.

    Evan MarkelEvan Markel

    Evan is a native Oregonian who grew up in the historic town of Oakland, once known as the Turkey capital of America. Evan attended the University of Oregon and is a Lundquist College of Business alumnus. While at Oregon he attended nearly every home football game and fostered his love for all things Oregon Duck.

    He currently resides in Knoxville where he is pursuing a Master of Science in Statistics and a PhD in Natural Resource Economics at the University of Tennessee.

    Evan enjoys hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains, and wearing lots of green in the otherwise orange Knoxville.

    Forrest WelkForrest Welk

    Forrest is currently a junior at the University of Oregon with a focus in journalism. As a Colorado native, his interest in sports began with a passion for the Denver Broncos. He also follows the San Antonio Spurs, Seattle Mariners, Nebraska football, FC Bayern Munich, and of course - the Oregon Ducks. His goal is ultimately to become a sports writer and cover a team he loves. In his spare time, he loves playing sports video games and running in the beautiful city of Eugene. Always excited to discuss sports with fellow Duck fans, Forrest is thrilled to be a member of

    Gabe JudahGabe Judah

    Gabe Judah (Editor and Writer) is a high school educator, two time UofO graduate, a frenzied father of two, a fortunate husband of one, and a thoughtful fan of Duck athletics. While at the UofO, Gave pitched for the club baseball team, but perhaps his greatest contribution to Oregon sports was when he helped a Sporting News All-American safety pass a 200 level Spanish class.

    Gar PearsonGar Pearson

    Gar is a businessman, writer, father of 4 very successful children and an enthusiastic life long Duck follower. He remembers being a fair country boy athlete and spent a summer playing baseball in the Dodger organization. Playing is using the term loosely as he remembers primarily being asked to carry the equipment to the bus. He has spent 20 years assisting FEMA in providing Housing for disaster victims.

    Gary LillardGary Lillard

    My name is Gary Lillard. (Editor) My working career has required me to do considerable writing of a technical nature as well as reviewing written reports from others. That and a stint as an English teacher in my younger years have given me an appreciation for clear and informative writing, a big assist in my editing for Fishduck. My love affair with the Oregon Ducks began in the early 1970's and has grown ever stronger as they have worked themselves into the elite of college football. I am always excited at the prospect of increasing others' knowledge and enthusiasm for our Oregon Ducks!

    Glenn HannaGlenn Hanna

    Glenn Hanna has been the originator of the best GIFs created at It did not matter the idea that Charles Fischer had--Glenn made the GIF and improved upon the concept considerably. He grew up in North Bend and moved to Eugene in 1998 where he has been a video editor for 11 years and has most recently edited video for Oregon’s longest interception record-holder, Ken Klein. Glenn also has a knack for Photoshop. Glenn currently attends the University of Oregon majoring in Economics and minoring in Computer Science. Glenn talks about the Ducks year-round online and collects score predictions for each game and posts them to his blog,

    Henry SwiftHenry Swift

    Born and raised in Springfield, Oregon, I am a Lifelong Duck fan. I have been following the football team since the Joey Harrington years. I am a senior at the University of Oregon, majoring in Political Science with a minor in Business Administration. I am also a former member of the University of Oregon cheer team, which has allowed me to travel to the past four bowl games and the inaugural college football playoff. I am always the one asking my friends if they have heard the latest sports-related news, and am the one who usually ends up informing them on the subject. I look forward to talking with my new friends about the latest sports news.

    Isaac GibsonIsaac Gibson

    Isaac Gibson was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas when he decided to make his way up north to be a Duck. A former track and field athlete, he decided he wanted to live in Tracktown USA and attend school at The University of Oregon. He has always had a passion for sports and is looking to get more involved as well as refining his craft in writing.
    His main focus is to bring the exciting sport of track and field further into the public eye, and what better team to cover than one of the current best in the nation and one so rich in history as the Ducks.
    Isaac is a freshman in the school of journalism with as well as in the Pre-Law program at the U of O.

    Jack HeffernanJack Heffernan

    Jack is a journalism student at the University of Oregon. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Jack has been interested in sports journalism since middle school. He wrote for his high school newspaper, as well as two high school sports websites (prep2prep and Patch). In college, Jack covered both high school and college sports for Lane Today. He aspires to be a beat reporter covering a major professional sports team.

    Jackson LongJackson Long

    Jackson Long is a graduate of the University of Oregon's school of journalism. A sports journalist for over six years, Jackson has accumulated over 300 published works across a multitude of publications and platforms. He has been a beat reporter covering the University of Oregon for football, men's basketball and track and field. As a journalist, he provided live coverage from events including: the Fiesta Bowl in Glendale, Pac-12 Men's Basketball Tournament in Las Vegas, Rounds 1 and 2 of March Madness in San Jose and the Sweet 16 and Elite 8 in Indianapolis, all in 2013. He also covered the NCAA Track and Field Championships in Eugene that year. With an impressive portfolio of works mainly focused on long-form, feature style writing, Jackson hopes to have a career with a major sports media purveyor.

    James HallJames Hall

    James Hall was born and raised in Salem, OR; growing up an avid Ducks and Blazers fan. James studied Behavioral Health at Arizona Christian University in Phoenix, AZ. Since graduating, James has been working in social work, primarily working with kids in foster care in the greater Phoenix, AZ area. Recently, James has taken a new job as a 5th Grade Teacher's Apprentice at a Phoenix elementary school, and is excited to coach middle school sports. With his free time, James enjoys walking his dog, spending time with his wife, and escaping to the great outdoors. James would appreciate your feedback on Twitter: @JamesLHall88

    Jared SawyerJared Sawyer

    Jared Sawyer was born in Eugene and grew up going to games at Auzten Stadium. He has been an avid Duck Fan his entire life, and has recently taken his passion to filmmaking, VLOGing and writing for the Ducks. Jared now resides in San Diego, California where his passion still thrives for the Ducks,and he would like to remind you--It's O TIME!

    Jasmine ChenJasmine Chen

    Jasmine Chen is an intern in Human Resources department. She is a senior exchange student from Taiwan majoring in English and she is doing International Business Communication Program here in the University of Oregon. As a new duck, she is very happy to join FishDuck and contribute to the Oregon Ducks fan base by incorporating her research, communication, and interpersonal skills.

    Jason FariasJason Farias

    Always active with sports since a child, Jason Farias (Football Analyst) has been working with athletes since high school. As a junior at Marshfield High School in Marshfield, MA in the spring of 2004, he helped some of his teammates prepare for the Nike SPARQ combine using the knowledge he learned from his coaches, leading to the realization that his future was in coaching athletics. Farias officially began coaching football in the fall of 2008 at the age of 21 at his alma mater, helping his school win back-to-back berths in the Eastern Massachusetts Division 1A Super Bowl, including a championship in 2009.
    Coach Farias currently serves as a defensive assistant coach with the Boston Militia of the WFA (Women’s Football Alliance) and he is also the offensive coordinator for the Charlestown Townies men’s semi-professional football team in the EFL (Eastern Football League). When he’s not immersed in football, Jason works as a personal trainer.

    Jason SelbyJason Selby

    Jason is a Junior at the University of Oregon, currently double majoring in Public Relations and Political Science. Jason has been an avid sports fan for his entire life, growing up playing Football, Basketball, and Baseball. Over the last year, Jason has found his love for sports reporting, and enjoys creating pieces that use his love and knowledge for sports to portray his message. In his spare time, Jason enjoys obsessing over Ducks sports, Scuba Diving around the world, and listening to music. Tweet at Jason…. @1seltank. He loves talking sports with other avid sports fans.

    Jay MacPhersonJay MacPherson

    I told my wife I might spin some yarn for FishDuck. She replied "You know nothing, Jay Mac." She is probably correct, but since her name isn't Ygritte, I'm jumping in. First off, you should know that I know almost nothing about football. Not the terminology, the techniques, the standards, the...wait for it...tradition. So I'm figuring at least I've got 1/4 of this covered from Duck perspective. Until two years ago at the age of 55, I played sports regularly. Much of it was Ultimate (that disc game, which is now officially recognized by the International Olympic Committee). So what? Well, in Ultimate, every player is a receiver, a cornerback/linebacker, and (to varying extents per play) a quarterback. The skills at getting open, at covering, at throwing (successfully) all apply to football. The object simply behaves differently while in flight. Oh, and there are the plays: getting people open, keeping opponents from getting open, etc. Thus, after playing a somewhat similar game for 33 years, and being a coach much of that time, I might know a little bit about player heart, techniques, and teamwork. I hope I can illuminate something new in Duck sports for you once in a while.

    Jean TateJean Tate

    Jean (Editor) graduated from Pacific University, taught English and girl’s P.E. before getting married and raising a family. They moved to Eugene in 1960 where their daughter Sue attended the U of O and married Dave Morgan, a defensive right tackle from the 1972-6 Oregon Ducks. After a successful career in real estate, she retired and among other things, volunteered as the president and developer for Metropolitan Affordable Housing Corporation (now Cornerstone Community Housing) which provided housing during her tenure for over two hundred families. More recently she has worked with Sponsors to build a house for formerly incarcerated women who want to reunite with their children.

    Jeff HostetlerJeff Hostetler

    Jeff Hostetler may not have won a Super Bowl with the Giants ( though his uncle of the same name did). He has been an obsessed college football fan living in Florida ever since the Gators beat FSU in the Sugar Bowl to earn the UF's first national championship.
    Ever since Jeff has immersed himself in everything possible related to college football. He enjoys watching, writing, playing, and otherwise obsessing over all things football. A graduate of the University of Florida, he brings a perspective to FishDuck free of our extreme green & yellow homerism glasses to look at the current landscape of collegiate athletics.

    Jerry ThompsonJerry Thompson

    Thompson is the owner and editor of Mighty Oregon Magazine and is the writer/producer of the recently released 7-hour, 4-DVD set "Mighty Oregon" which can be ordered at He earned an M.A. in Communications with an emphasis on documentary film. "Mighty Oregon" was 25 years in the making and chronicles through game film highlights and interviews the whole history of Oregon Ducks Football (1894-2012). Film footage begins with the 1917 Rose Bowl win over Penn and covers everything through the 2012 Rose Bowl win over Wisconsin. Jerry was a UO football student manager in 1969 and 1970.

    Jim MaloneyJim Maloney

    Jim currently resides in Ellensburg, Washington where he has had the opportunity to watch former Ducks such as NaDerris Ward and Scott Grady play for Central Washington University, Jim’s alma mater. However, Jim was born in Eugene and attended Howard Elementary School, and what then called Colin Kelly Junior High School before moving to Washington. Jim began following the Ducks during the 1957 season and had the opportunity to watch a number of games at Hayward Field. Over the years, Jim has developed a wealth of knowledge about Oregon sports history. When not editing on or working in his garden, Jim manages to find time to practice law.

    Jim RossJim Ross

    My name is Jimmy Ross raised in the Rogue Valley. I attended Portland community college for information and systems technology and currently live in Brookings working in sales for an industrial supply company. In my spare time I fish alot, hunt a bit, go to Hawaii as often as I can afford it, and watch as much college football as my wife will allow.

    Jimmy FriedricksJimmy Friedricks

    I am a Sophomore at the University of Oregon majoring in Advertising with a minor in Business. Born and raised in Los Angeles, I grew up loving sports but football is easily my favorite as I played Quarterback in High School and spend my summers coaching local youth football teams. I am currently a member of the Oregon Marching Band where I’ve had the wonderful experiences of playing at the Alamo Bowl, marching the Rose Parade as well as the Rose Bowl Game, and performing at the National Championship. Other than the Ducks, my favorite teams are the Lakers, Dodgers, Los Angeles Kings, and the New York Jets. After college, I hope to use my passion for sports to pursue a career in sports marketing, with my dream being to work for one of my favorite teams. Follow me on Twitter @JimmsDuck3 and Go Ducks!

    Joe DanielJoe Daniel

    Joe Daniel (Football Analyst) is the author of and, and host of The Football Coaching Podcast. Coach Daniel has written over 300 articles and produced six eBooks on coaching football. With 10 years in coaching both High School and College Football, he will be the Defensive Coordinator for Prince George High School in Prince George, Virginia for the 2012 season.

    Joe KearnsJoe Kearns

    Joe Kearns is a senior at the Pennsylvania State University majoring in Economics. He intends to pursue a career in the banking and financial services industries, but is also a lifelong diehard Philadelphia Eagles fan who enjoys analyzing college and pro football film as a hobby. Along with being a fan, Joe's football knowledge comes from his days as a center, defensive tackle, and long snapper for his high school in Mt. Lebanon, Pa. Though he is a Nittany Lion, he has taken a great interest in the Oregon football team since Chip Kelly became the Eagles head coach. He loves pancakes ( and not just the breakfast food).

    Joe PackerJoe Packer

    Joe Packer is a sophomore at the University of Oregon, majoring in Journalism. A Portland, Oregon native, he has been an avid Duck fan his whole life, attending his first of countless Duck football games at the age of 2. He played Lacrosse in high school, and today enjoys shooting hoops and a round of golf just about every day. As a player, referee, and youth sports coach, Joe looks to share his diverse perspective on the world of sports. He welcomes your feedback. Follow him on twitter: @JoePa_

    Joel GundersonJoel Gunderson

    Joel Gunderson grew up in a small town, where the only thing he did for fun was worship the Oregon Ducks. He later moved to Eugene, where he studied journalism at the U of O. After working in radio, he married the woman of his dreams and settled down. Joel now spends his days studying Journalism and the fine world of grammar, all the while worshiping the ground that Charles "Chip" Kelly walks on! Follow him on twitter @gundy85

    Joey HollandJoey Holland

    Joey Holland graduated from the University of Oregon in 2013, majoring in History. He played several sports in high school, though football remains his passion. He has yet to miss a single Oregon Ducks home football game during his time in Eugene. Joey has written previously for Bleacher Report and Football Nation.
    Joey welcomes your feedback.

    John TeuscherJohn Teuscher

    John Teuscher (Football Analyst) is currently the head football coach at Copper Hills High School in West Jordan, Utah. Prior to Copper Hills Teuscher held a variety coaching of positions, working with offense, defense, and special teams at schools in the PAC-12, Mountain West, Big Sky conferences, and at the junior college level as well. You can follow him on Twitter @grizz_football.

    Jon JosephJon Joseph

    Jon Joseph grew up in Boston, Massachusetts but has been blessed to have lived long enough in the west to have exorcised all east coast bias. He played football in college and has passionately followed the game for seven decades. A retired corporate attorney Jon has lectured across the country and published numerous articles on banking and gaming law. Now resident in central Oregon Jon follows college football across the nation with a focus on the Conference of Champions and the Ducks.

    Jonathan CervantesJonathan Cervantes

    Jonathan is currently a sophomore at the University of Oregon, majoring in Business Management with a minor in Media Studies. Social Media is where he will impact with his knowledge and time given. He is currently the sports anchor for DUCK TV, the U of O's student-run television program that produces segments on news, sports, and other comedic, dramatic, creative shows that air on public access Channel 23. A native Texan from the border, Jonathan lives and breathes sports. As he likes to say, "I'm from Texas but I got here as fast as I could!" As a newcomer to FishDuck, he wants to use his ever-growing knowledge of college sports to get his message out to readers. When he's not writing in-depth sports articles or working on Duck TV, Jonathan is busy rooting on his beloved Ducks in all sports, debating the worthiness of ESPN's top ten plays of the day or playing golf with his friends.

    Jordan IngramJordan Ingram

    My name is Jordan Ingram and I am currently a student at the University of Oregon’s School of Journalism. I am a proud Oregonian with an insatiable thirst for Oregon athletics. I am in hot pursuit of my dream career as beat writer for anything that goes “Quack.” Follow me on Twitter : @jpingram3

    Josh HallJosh Hall

    Josh Hall is currently enrolled at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa where he is completing his MBA. A proud father of three, Josh enjoys contributing to the FishDuck community, writing remote correspondent pieces for Oregon away games, and throwing out routes in his front yard on Gamedays to his two daughters, Taylor and Tara, and son Titus. Josh welcomes feedback at @joshhall on Twitter.

    Josh SchlichterJosh Schlichter

    Josh is a College Football enthusiast from sunny Southern California. He has written for several self-operated prep sports blogs, as well as multiple SB Nation sites. In High School, Josh played football for four years, and helped create and operate the team's no-huddle system. Most of Josh's football knowledge branches from watching College Football his entire life, and is backed up by his first hand experience in both option and spread offenses. Above all, though, he is a proud student at the University of Oregon.


    Josh WhiteJosh White

    Josh White has been a dedicated Duck fan since the Bill Musgrave days. He has attended (and lost his voice at) virtually every home game and many away games since the late 1980's, including 96 of the current 97 game sellout streak at Autzen Stadium. A Eugene native, Josh works full time in Eugene area real estate, helping people buy and sell residential and commercial properties, and also volunteers with Habitat For Humanity, Kidsports and Food For Lane County. He welcomes your feedback.

    Twitter: @WhiteHouseJosh
    Facebook: EugenesBestRealtor

    Kerry MerrillKerry Merrill

    Kerry is currently a Freshman at the University of Oregon and is studying to major in Cinema Studies with a minor in Journalism. She is from Los Angeles. She grew up watching and observing sports, basketball being her favorite. Kerry has been a cheerleader her entire life and loves being a part of the spirit of the game.

    Kim HastingsKim Hastings

    Kim Hastings is a 1984 graduate of Northwest Christian College. He cut his journalistic teeth as sports editor of a paper in his home town of Fortuna, CA, and, later as a columnist for the Longview Daily News in Longview, WA.

    He saw his first Oregon game in 1977 and never missed a home game from 1981 until a bout with pneumonia cut his streak short in 1997. He was one of the proud 3200 on a bitterly cold night in Shreveport, Louisiana in 1989 for the Independence Bowl, and continues to be big supporter of Oregon sports. He is an active participant on the various Oregon Ducks messageboards as "TacomaDuck."

    Kyle MartinKyle Martin

    Bio: My name is Kyle Martin and I'm an aspiring creative in the field of advertising. I'm in my final year of school at the University of Oregon and am looking forward to the opportunities awaiting me. Sports has always been my passion, I eat, breathe, and sleep sports. Being passionate about life is essential to daily living and is embodied in my love for competition.

    Born and raised in Orange County, I was spoiled with the opportunity to watch Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers, along with the Los Angeles Dodgers, and Anaheim Ducks. Expressing myself through writing is a release and escape from the world around me. Join me in my journey through the sports community and all it has to offer.

    Kylie StiglbauerKylie Stiglbauer

    I am Kylie Stiglbauer and I am a Junior at the University of Oregon where I am studying Journalism with an emphasis in Sports Writing. After growing up in Southern California, I moved to Oregon to attend the University as well as be a Member of the Oregon Marching Band. One of the fondest memories I have with the band is attending both the Rose Bowl and National Championship Game in the same year and cheering on the Ducks.

    I am a huge fan of the Anaheim Ducks as well as the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. I Hope to be able to make a career out of Sports writing in the Future.
    Twitter: @kylienoel

    Laura BrehmLaura Brehm

    Laura is a sophomore cinema studies major at the University of Oregon enrolled in the Honors College. She spent four years competing on her high school's varsity dance team, consistently ranked top three in the state. Laura is also the senior prose editor for Ephemera Arts Journal. Sports-wise: the product of two avid sports fans from Jersey, Laura grew up attending Yankee games and cheering for the Giants. Now she devotes her team spirit to all things Oregon. You can follow her on Facebook or Instagram (@ladylaura11) because she isn't a fan of limiting herself to 140 characters.

    Lauren LaBarLauren LaBar

    Lauren grew up a small beach town in northern San Diego, California. She played and coached lacrosse and field hockey for six years. Now she is an involved and proud student at the University of Oregon studying Journalism and Spanish. In her freshman year she played on the Oregon Women's Club Lacrosse team, taking the team all the way to nationals in Colorado Springs.

    Lawrence HastingsLawrence Hastings

    Lawrence Hastings spent the first fifteen years of his life in Los Angeles, California before moving to Eugene, Oregon. Transitioning to Duck land was easy for him seeing as he was raised a Pacific Conference fan since birth. So Lawrence, loving his new green home, chose to pursue a Sports Business degree at the University of Oregon. In his spare time Lawrence plays and watches sports religiously, with a particular passion for basketball. His favorite Duck of all time is Aaron Brooks, whom he met at local basketball camp as a teenager.

    Luc HancockLuc Hancock

    Luc Hancock is a senior at the University of Oregon majoring in Public Relations. He is from San Francisco, California and loves all sports, with his favorites being baseball and basketball. Luc is a die hard bay area sports fan and has been spoiled with the recent success of his teams in the past year. He did not become a Ducks fan until he came to the university 3 years ago, but now accepts them along with his other favorite teams. When Luc is not writing, thinking, or playing sports, he enjoys watching Seinfeld reruns and hanging out with friends. Luc is open to feed back. Follow him on twitter @luchancock

    Luke RothLuke Roth

    Luke Roth (Basketball Analyst) is a retired teacher and coach who has lived in Eugene since 1977. He coached high school basketball for 34 years, including 26 years as Sheldon HS girls varsity basketball coach (1984-2010). Luke taught at Sheldon for 30 years, and in the International HS at South and Sheldon, for 20 years. He taught journalism and advised the school newspaper at Sheldon during his stint there. He is a long-time Duck fan and UO alum (MA 1985). Luke has been married to his wife Catherine for 36 years with two grown children and one eight-year-old grandson. In retirement, Luke spends his time hiking, biking, gardening, writing, and playing the stand-up bass in the Sorrel Way Jam. Follow Luke on Twitter: @luke_lukeroth

    Mark FloresMark Flores

    Mark Flores, a Salem, OR resident, is a Firefighter/Paramedic and an avid Oregon Ducks supporter. A graduate of nearby Corban University with a Bachelors Degree in English-Journalism, Flores is a Ducks football season-ticket holder (since 2010) with plans of pursuing his masters degree at the U of O. A passionate and knowledgeable Ducks fan with a heavy interest in Oregon athletics and recruiting, Flores, a former lacrosse player, brings a wealth of knowledge of Oregon teams not readily covered by the media.

    Flores has over seven years of professional journalism experience, including writing for the Statesman Journal in Salem and holding the position of Sports Editor for the Hilltop News (Corban University). He brings his detailed knowledge of recruiting and athletics to the FishDuck team, and welcomes your feedback.

    Author's Note: "I do not capitalize our rival, "that other school", nor any other institution outside of our beloved UNIVERSITY OF OREGON. WTD!!!"

    Twitter: @MarkDFlores

    Mark SaltveitMark Saltveit

    Mark Saltveit's newest book is "Controlled Chaos: Chip Kelly's Football Revolution" (Diversion Books, NY) has been recently released. He is the author of "The Tao of Chip Kelly" (2013) and writes on science, religion, wordplay and political scandals. He is also a standup comedian and the world palindrome champion.

    Mark WeberMark Weber

    Mark is a junior transfer student at the University of Oregon from Morgan Hill, California. He came to UO with an AA in Communications and is currently making his way through the Journalism program. Mark has been fascinated with sports his whole life, and actively participated in any sport he could including: baseball, football, hockey and rugby. Mark played football all the way through Junior College before he hung up the cleats but his passion for sports remained, which led him to the sports journalism path. Mark plans to work in the blossoming digital sports media market after graduation either in writing or video production.

    Mathew TopolewskiMathew Topolewski

    Mathew recently graduated from the University of Oregon with a major in both English and Cinema Studies. Growing up he played Hockey his entire life, and was able to reach the Junior A level of play his Freshmen year of college. He therefore not only has an intense passion for sports, but has a unique understanding and appreciation for all athletes.

    Max BlumenthalMax Blumenthal

    Max is a sophomore at the University of Oregon. He did his best Chip Kelly impersonation moving to Oregon from southern New Hampshire back in 2008. As a Portland area resident, he discovered UO through his older sister who studied there. He is also a member of the Bowerman's Pack which promotes Oregon's track and field team and even collaborates with Nike on grassroots running events. However, his true passion is Ducks' football. If you ever want to meet him in person, come to a blow-out game at Autzen Stadium and wander over to the student section. He will be the last one there after everyone else has left early.

    Max ThornberryMax Thornberry

    My name is Max Thornberry, and I am a sophomore at the University of Oregon studying journalism. I am from Ventura, CA but fell in love with Oregon when I visited last year and came to the Oregon vs. Cal game. I love sports and my hobbies mainly include fantasy baseball and football as well as playing sports video games. Growing up watching sports center and espn news I always wondered what I had to do in order to get a job where I got to talk sports every day, so when I saw an opportunity to intern for a sports news website ( I couldn't wait to get involved.

    McKalie BellewMcKalie Bellew

    McKalie Bellew just moved to Oregon from Arizona. She is a sophomore at Lane Community College and moved here to pursue her dream of studying Sports Journalism and Broadcasting at the University of Oregon. Her passion for sports is admirable and her determination and hunger for success in the sports field is fascinating; if you ever have the chance to talk to McKalie face-to-face about sports, you’ll know how much she loves these games just by the way her eyes light up during the conversation. When unable to attend Ducks home games you can find her in front of a television on the edge of her seat, cheering her crazed-fan-head off. McKalie appreciates your feedback and constructive-criticism to help her become a better writer and reporter.

    Michael BighamMichael Bigham

    Raised in the Central Oregon mill town of Prineville beneath deep blue skies and rim rock, I attended the University of Oregon and during my collegiate summers, I worked in a lumber mill and also fought range fires on the Oregon High Desert for the Bureau of Land Management. After graduating from college at the University of Oregon, I swung from being budding hippy to cop work. I’m still wondering about how that came about. I was a police officer with the Port of Portland and after leaving police work, I obtained an MFA degree in Creative Writing from Vermont College. I live in Portland, Oregon with my wife, my daughter and a spunky bichon frise named Pumpkin. I’ve had short stories publishing in two Main Street Press anthologies. Harkness is my first novel.

    Michael CarnowMichael Carnow

    Michael is a long time sports fanatic from San Diego, California. He has written for a several sports blogs including the Oregon Men’s Club Lacrosse team. In high school, Michael played football and lacrosse for four years, which fueled his passion for the sports world. Admittedly, Michael is only recently became a Duck fan after years of cheering on USC but like Pete Carroll, he flew North for the winter and never looked back. As a recent University of Oregon graduate, Michael appreciates your feedback and is eager for what comes next. You can follow him on Twitter: @mbcarnow

    Michael WelbornMichael Welborn

    Michael (Editor) is a lifelong Duck fan. He grew up in Eugene attending Churchill High School and after four years in the Army he attended the University of Oregon majoring in Finance and Human Resource Management class of 1991. Following college, he received a commission in the United States Air Force where he rose to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel before retiring in 2011. He had assignments all over the world including twice to Germany, and three tours in the Middle East and as a young captain he spent three years as an Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies AFROTC at Oregon State University. Mike is currently working as a consultant at the Space and Missile System Center in El Segundo California and living in Rancho Palos Verdes.

    Michelle FriedlanderMichelle Friedlander

    Michelle Friedlander is an incoming freshman at the University of Oregon and will be starting at UO's business school in the fall. However, she has been a devoted Duck fan since 2009, when her sister decided to attend Oregon. Michelle is a huge sports fan and has been playing competitive soccer for the last 10 years. She's a very loyal fan and is excited to cheer on the mighty Ducks for the next four years and beyond.

    Mike SweeneyMike Sweeney

    I have been a Duck fan for as long as I can remember. While I didn't attend the University of Oregon I've been going to games with my dad since I was a toddler. I listen to way more sports radio than any healthy human should. I'm currently a Case Manager at Jackson County Mental Health which is often challenging and rewarding at the same time... some days are admittedly more challenging than rewarding.

    I live and die with Oregon football but my passion for sports extends well beyond that. I'll take anything I can get from Major League Baseball to European soccer and nearly everything in between.


    NeuroDocDuck (Dr. Driesen) is a doctor who specializes in neurology, and sports medicine. He is an Oregon alumnus, completing his medical education and training in the UK. He has been both a practicing clinician and professor, a well-known and respected diagnostician, an author, and has appeared on national television.

    NeuroDocDuck is active in his profession, and stays current on all new trends in his field. He enjoys golf and loves his Ducks!

    Nick FilipasNick Filipas

    Nicholas Filipas is a senior at the University of Oregon majoring in journalism with an emphasis in magazine journalism. Nicholas was born in southern California, raised in Portland, OR and now resides in Nashville, TN. His favorite teams include the Portland Trail Blazers, San Francisco 49ers/Giants and the Ducks since enrolling in 2011. His dream job is to be a professional NBA beat writer in a major city. Follow him on Twitter: @nicholasfilipas

    Nick JonesNick Jones

    My name is Nick Jones, and I am a sophomore at the University of Oregon, and I’m currently applying to the school of journalism. I am from Ashburn, VA but fell in love with Oregon when I visited two years ago. I follow the Washington Capitals, Pittsburgh Penguins, Washington Nationals, Boston Red Sox, San Diego Chargers and the Oregon Ducks. My goal is to become a sports writer and cover a team that I’m passionate about. In my spare time I love playing sports, exploring Eugene, and being involved in the Oregon Pit Crew. I’m always excited to discuss sports with fellow Duck fans. Very excited to be apart of the present and future of

    Nik BrownleeNik Brownlee

    University of Oregon alumnus and Duck football fanatic. Born in Eugene and raised in Autzen Stadium, sports are the foundation for who I am. Passionate about fitness, the outdoors and making people laugh. If I'm not talking about sports, chances are I'm listening to my music too loud.

    Noah SmithNoah Smith

    Noah is an undergraduate student from just outside of New Orleans, Louisiana. Noah is currently pursuing a communications degree with the goal of becoming a sports journalist. Noah is a die hard Duck fan, mainly because of his obsession with football's X's and O's. In his free time he enjoys watching both pro and college football games,playing and listening to music, and drawing up his own playbooks.

    Norm HightowerNorm Hightower

    Norm Hightower is a businessman, sports enthusiast, avid outdoorsman, and lifelong Ducks fan that resides in the State of Oregon. He has a wealth of sports knowledge and experience when it comes to football and many other outdoor sports. He's also a managing partner, writer and editor for Gridiron Media Group LLC and

    Omar GaribayOmar Garibay

    My name is Omar Garibay and I am a journalism student at the University of Oregon. I was born and raised in Salem, Oregon and I have dreamed of living in Los Angeles since I was 14-years-old. My dream career would be to work for ESPN LA, The Los Angeles Times or as a beat writer for the Los Angeles Lakers or Dodgers. Twitter: @omargaribay8

    Pat PannuPat Pannu

    Pat Pannu (Editor and Writer) is a recent graduate of the University of Oregon. Pat’s been a crazy Duck fan since she moved to Oregon in early 2004 and has been 95% of all home games since the 2005 football season. She loves to talk about sports though those talks somehow always end in arguments. Pat loves to hear other’s view of the sports and teams that she loves and can’t wait to hear from you all. Follow her on twitter @patpannu

    Paul JonesPaul Jones

    I (Managing Editor and Writer) am a lifelong Oregon Duck fan, currently living in Seattle, WA. While born and raised in the Pacific Northwest,; a Tour of Duty in the USMC and a successful corporate career has taken me all over the U.S. I graduated from Willamette University with a BA in Economics, minoring in Mathematics. I wrote for the Statesman Journal during the late ‘90’s/early 2000’s and have contributed to a number of online publications. I am married, the father of two awesome girls, and the Managing Editor for You can find me at: @Bigducklitlduck on most social media, or email me here.

    Randy MorseRandy Morse

    Randy Morse (Editor and Writer) is a native Oregonian, a South Eugene High and U of O grad (where he played soccer for the Ducks, waaay back in ’70-‘71). After his doctoral work at the University of Alberta he launched a writing & publishing career – that plus his love of mountaineering has taken him all over the world. An award-winning artist, musician, broadcaster, and author, he’s written 8 books – his writing on media & democracy earned him the Friends of Canadian Broadcasting’s 2014 Dalton Camp Award. He swears he taught LaMarcus Aldridge his patented fade-way jump shot, and is adamant that if he hadn’t left the country (and was a foot taller) he would be the owner of a prosperous chain of fast food outlets and a member of the NBA Hall of Fame by now. If there is a more rabid Ducks fan in the known universe, this would come as a major surprise to Morse’s long-suffering family. He resides in the tiny alpine village of Kaslo, British Columbia.

    Richard LobbanRichard Lobban

    Richard (Senior Editor) is a Jamaican now living in Quebec, Canada. He is currently an international student at the Algonquin College in Ottawa, Ontario where he majors in their unique e-Business Supply Chain Management program. His love for sports is vast, but his main interests are Football, Basketball, Football (aka Soccer) and F1 Racing, not necessarily in that order. Follow him on twitter, @ralobban

    Riley BushnellRiley Bushnell

    Riley Bushnell is an Organizational Communication and Sociology double major at George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon. A product of athletics his whole life, Riley became a decent runner in high school so he decided to run cross country, track and field at GFU (although he is currently out for his would-be sophomore cross country season due to injury). Hailing from the City of Destiny, Riley grew up a Mariner, Sonic and Seahawk fan although he currently enjoys rooting for any northwest team and especially the mighty Ducks. When he’s not catching up on or practicing sports, you can find Riley hiking, Geocaching or keeping up on the latest music buzz. You can catch Riley running somewhere in the streets along the northwest I-5 corridor or on twitter at @dyelir

    Rob LigginsRob Liggins

    Rob Liggins is a senior at the University of Oregon, where he plans to graduate from in the spring of 2015. Rob is majoring in Journalism and Advertising, as well as receiving a minor in Business. Rob grew up in Beaverton, OR and competed in football, basketball, and track & field at the varsity level for Beaverton High School.

    Robert CoseanoRobert Coseano

    Robert is an exchange student from Miami, FL and is currently attending University of Oregon. Being raised in Miami he grew up loving the Heat, Marlins, Dolphins, and Hurricanes. Before coming to the University of Oregon he would save his money to buy University of Miami season tickets to attend all of the home games to catch the best of the ACC. But after stepping into Autzen stadium he traded in his orange and green "U" for the yellow and green "O". He is an associate with the HR team at, and in his spare time he likes to work out at the gym, play sports and catch up on latest sports news.

    Roger WilliamsRoger Williams

    Growing up in Portland, I attended Franklin High School, then went “back East” to school, never managing to return in a professional capacity. Many of my friends attended the University of Oregon, however, including good friends from our HS Basketball team, and I have followed the Ducks religiously ever-after. I played college and AAU basketball and later become a Basketball referee, having published in their national journal.

    An English major in college, I later went into textbook publishing, and later founded my own firm, NorthCoast Publishers (now defunct) in Cleveland, OH, where I have lived for the last 25 years. While in publishing, I coordinated product development, read every book that I published, and engaged in extensive copy editing, where appropriate. I also managed to pick up a graduate degree in Instructional Design, which helped immeasurably in the evolving digital environment of college publishing.

    Married to a girl from Cleveland, we travel to the Pacific NW at least every other year and she has acquired my life-long love of fly fishing, having surpassed me in that particular sport.
    Currently (when not refereeing) I am a science writer\grant-writer at HealthSpan Physicians in Cleveland.

    I have several journal publications to my credit, and one (co-authored) trade book; the Professional Trainer, now in its second edition with Berrett-Koehler.

    Rory DavidsonRory Davidson

    Rory Davidson: Rory (Football Analyst) is a sophomore at Oregon in the fall (Class of 2018). He has been a devout Stanford football fan since he was 2 months old and is excited about the energy and greatness Oregon sports has to offer. For the past 6 years he has been doing advanced data analytics for his high school football team and working alongside the coaches to understand how they strategize about the game. He wants to integrate more statistics into his analyses and try to help readers learn about and understand the future of sports.

    Rose HexRose Hex

    Rose Hex is a writer who comes from the Oregon coast where she lived most of her life and she's a very proud mother of two, a boy and a girl. Rose is working on a book series with the first volume to come out in July 2015. Rose is a long time Oregon Ducks fan and the proof is tattooed on her left inner ankle where a green and gold Oregon O sits. She is bound and determined for both of her children to attend U of O and play Oregon Ducks football! She has told them it is their only requirement, as they can be whatever they want to be and go to school for whatever they want, but they have to go be an Oregon Duck.

    Sam ArneySam Arney

    Sam was born and raised in Cottage Grove, Oregon and he has been a die hard Duck fan his entire life. Sam studied at the University of Oregon before moving to San Diego for 5 years. After moving back to Oregon, Sam decided to follow his passion for writing and started writing for various sports sites. To him, nothing is better than being in Autzen Stadium with 59,000 fans screaming their heads off!

    Sam FeltonSam Felton

    Sam Felton is currently a Sophomore at the University of Oregon. Residing from Calabasas, California, he is an avid sports fanatic who can be seen cheering on the Lakers, Dodgers, Rams as well as any team rocking the green and yellow of mighty Oregon. As a Journalism major and Anthropology minor, Sam ideally wants to write about the connection between foreign cultures and their love of sport. As someone well versed in sports lingo and facts, he is more than willing to argue against anyone about why Kobe Bryant is the best basketball player to ever play.

    Sam LeggeSam Legge

    Sam Legge is a sophomore at the University of Oregon majoring in journalism. He is from Denver, Colorado and has been a huge football fan his whole life. Sam played rugby, golf, and boxed in high school and has a huge passion for sports as well as writing and photography. He chose University of Oregon over Colorado at Boulder mainly for Oregon's athletic prestige, and has since been to every home game at Autzen as well as many basketball games. Sam hopes to use his creative writing skills to provide interesting perspectives on Oregon sports coverage. He welcomes your feedback.

    Sarah GreenlawSarah Greenlaw

    My name is Sarah Greenlaw and I am a sophomore majoring in Computer and Information Science at the University of Oregon. I grew up in California, but I come from a long line of Auburn fans that raised me to live and breathe good football! I had a successful twelve-year gymnastic career before retiring to start competitive dance on my high school’s team. Also during high school I was a cheerleader and the captain of the junior varsity tennis team.

    I chose the University of Oregon because I felt immediately at home on the campus, and we have one amazing athletic program! In my free time I weightlift at our wonderful recreation center and argue with my mother about which mascot is cuter, Puddles or Auburn’s mascot Aubie (Puddles usually wins). Go Ducks!

    Scott ReedScott Reed

    Scott Reed has been a fan of the Ducks from his first days listening to Wendy Ray in 1974 on a scratchy AM radio from Oakridge; forty long years of fandom. He has been a long time contributor to Duck Sports Authority and stumbled into formal writing about the Duck program in 2011 when he looked at the “other side” of the Will Lyles investigation. Long known as “Ducks39” on message boards, he branched deeper into writing for Duck Sports Authority covering games and recruiting for the last four seasons.

    Scott works for Roush Industries in Portland as the Operations Supervisor. He received a Bachelor of Science in Management from the University of Oregon in 1994 with honors. Scott is also a long time power lifter who spent time as an Assistant Strength Coach at the University of South Dakota.

    He and his wife live in Beaverton. Scott has two grown sons and two step-sons. In what spare time he has left, he likes to read philosophy and lift weights.

    Sean GoodbodySean Goodbody

    With a high school defensive-coordinator-turned-offensive-coordinator-turned-head-coach as a father, Sean Goodbody has always had an interest in the X's and O's of football. He played two years with FCS University of Pennsylvania as a fullback, but having grown up in a football family Sean has spent much of his life studying the game--reviewing game film, designing offensive and defensive schemes, and game-planning upcoming opponents.
    Sean has coached running backs, option quarterbacks, linebackers, defensive linemen, and safeties for his dad's high school program. He has been a rabid Duck fan since meeting his significant other Maeve (an Oregon grad). Residing in Grand Junction, CO, Sean and Maeve both work as attorneys while cheering on their beloved Ducks from the Rockies.

    Shonti TagerShonti Tager

    A Eugene native currently living in South Florida, Shonti enjoys annoying the local Canes and Noles fans by enthusiastically discussing the many intrigues of Oregon football. A 2005 graduate of South Eugene High School, Shonti was a prep standout playing both baseball and football. He eventually continued his playing career at Southern Oregon University. At SOU Shonti was a writer for the weekly student newspaper, The Siskiyou, earning an Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association award for best feature story. He was also published in the Ashland Daily Tidings.

    Since 2009 Shonti has been working for various broadcast media organizations across the country as a reporter, anchor, and producer for news and sports. He currently resides in Miami, Florida, and works as a writer for South Florida’s top ranked local TV station WSVN Channel 7.

    Steven HolstadSteven Holstad

    Originally from San Diego, Steven decided to take a shot on attending a school over 1000 miles from home, and he’s been happy ever since. Steven graduated from the University of Oregon in 2013, and his passion for sports has followed him into his post-college life. A huge fan of both basketball and football, Steven enjoys incorporating both statistics and his own personal beliefs into his writing. When he’s not watching sports, Steven is currently training for his first half-marathon, and is looking to run a few more in the future. You can follow Steven on Twitter at @StevenHolstad

    Steven JacksonSteven Jackson

    Steven was born in raised in Sacramento, California home to what he thinks is the greatest sports franchise in the world, the Sacramento Kings. He is a die-hard Kings fan and gets a little emotional if you bring up the 2002 Western Conference Finals, he still hasn’t gotten over it yet. Along with the Kings, Steven is a huge fan of the San Francisco 49ers and the World Champion San Francisco Giants. He went to his first Duck football game in 2008 and never looked back. Steven is now a Junior at the University of Oregon Majoring in Advertising and Minoring in Business Administration. In his free time you can find him hanging out and snowboarding with his friends or watching YouTube highlight reels of Marcus Mariota. You can reach Steven on Twitter @steven__jackson (two underscores).

    Suzanne PenegorSuzanne Penegor

    Suzanne is a UO Journalism school graduate and a published writer in print, and online. She is a huge Duck fan, and went to the Duck football Natties with her family. She is a Duck football season ticket holder, and the family has season tickets to Duck Womens basketball and volleyball games

    She is a former business owner for 17 years, and former business instructor/advisor at LCC Biz Center. She is currently a freelance writer for the Springfield Times, a Team captain of top Eugene Race For The Cure team for the past 6 years, and a Board member of the Eugene Symphony Trustee board, and Cascade Medical Team board.

    Ted WerthTed Werth

    Ted Werth is a long time Duck fan whose first game, at age 11, resulted in Bobby Moore (Ahmad Rashad) setting the Oregon single game rushing record against Utah. a record which stood for almost 30 years. A longtime season ticket holder, Ted writes the Life's Been Good blog found at

    Todd MooreTodd Moore

    Todd (Football Analyst) is a former high school defensive coordinator and current administrator in education. He is a football enthusiast of all levels and loves to talk ball to anyone who will listen. He has coached in a spread offense and while coordinating defense used a 4-3 and odd stack. He has coached the offensive line, wide receivers, linebackers and safeties. Todd currently reside in the great state of Texas with his wife and two beautiful daughters.

    Tom BeattyTom Beatty

    Tom is a retired English teacher, who has taught writing at the university level near his home in West Virginia, and has his Masters Degree from WVU. Although a Mountaineer, he is also a tremendous Duck fan as his daughter and son-in-law are UO Law School graduates.

    Tony DemeoTony Demeo

    Tony Demeo (Football Analyst) has 25 years experience as a head college football coach, racking up an overall record of 137-108-4. Coach Demeo recently retired after a six year stretch as the head coach of the University of Charleston, following previous stints at Washburn University, Mercyhurst College, and Iona College. Tony Demeo also spent time as an assistant coach with Richmond, Murray State, Temple, UMass, Delaware, Penn, and Pace University. He has been named Coach of the Year four times, and was elected into the Iona College Hall of Fame in 1997.
    Coach Demeo's "Triple Gun" offense has set numerous records at multiple schools, and he is an expert on spread offenses, having written numerous books and creating tutorial DVDs on the topic, and is a popular speaker at coaching clinics.
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    Torrey DrakeTorrey Drake

    Torrey Drake (Editor and Photo Archive Manager) is new to the Oregon area and FishDuck but is excited to edit something interesting, for a change. She's never played football at the professional level but was known to tear it up on her college powderpuff team, and with a last name like Drake it seemed inevitable that she become involved with the Ducks somehow. In her spare time she enjoys reading (Buzzfeed), playing the other "futbol", and watching movies with her husband. Originally from Texas, Torrey still roots for the Rice Owls of her alma mater but is often disappointed. She is looking forward to following the Ducks and seeing what the Portland area can do to help her step up her coffee game.

    Tyler TimmTyler Timm

    I am a junior in the Journalism department at the University of Oregon and have a passion for all sports, although baseball is my favorite since I played it at the Junior College level prior to attending Oregon. I am a big Yankee, Charger, and Blazer fan and my goal someday is to cover or Broadcast for one of my favorite sports teams.

    Victor FloresVictor Flores

    Victor is a senior at the University of Oregon, majoring in journalism and minoring in psychology. Victor was born and raised in San Francisco, CA. He is a fan of the San Francisco Giants, San Francisco 49ers, and Golden State Warriors and has naturally fallen in love with the Ducks since he became a UO student. He currently works for the UO campus radio station 88.1 KWVA as a news and sports contributor and hopes to one day become a professional sports reporter. While he loves several sports, baseball has always been his greatest passion.

    Will DennerWill Denner

    Will Denner is a junior at the University of Oregon majoring in journalism with a focus in electronic media. Since he worked for The Oregonian as a freelance sports reporter, he has known for sure that he wants to pursue a career in the field of journalism. Will is most passionate and knowledgeable about Oregon Ducks football, basketball and softball. You can follow him on Twitter @will_denner