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  • Oregon Unknowns: Ducks still feeling the Byrne

    A new Friday series are the OREGON UNKNOWNS, where we look at interesting aspects about our beloved Ducks that few fans know about. Some are amusing facts or stories from the inside, while others are the humorous incidents that we fans rarely hear about. Emerging …

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  • The Bowl Game that Changed Oregon Football

    Most Duck fans are familiar with the play that changed Oregon football. Kenny Wheaton’s early break on Washington quarterback Damon Huard’s pass deep in Duck territory and subsequent 97-yard touchdown return propelled the Ducks into the 1995 Rose Bowl and forever improved the program’s trajectory. The play …

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  • Oregon Unknowns: Byrne and the Blow Torch

    A new Friday series are the OREGON UNKNOWNS, where we look at interesting stories or facts about our beloved Ducks that few casual fans know about.  Former University of Oregon Athletic Director Bill Byrne’s tenure should evoke fond memories for most Duck fans.  Many would …

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  • The Man Who Brought Oregon Football to New Heights: A Tribute to Bill Byrne

    When college football fans hear the words “innovation” and “Oregon” in the same sentence, most would immediately picture Chip Kelly’s high-speed spread offense or the Ducks’ deep selection of sleek uniforms. However, before Oregon’s modern era of immense creativity and success, the football program required …

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