Tagged: Len Casanova

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The Adventures of Captain Comeback

Back before Marcus Mariota, Darron Thomas, and even before Dennis Dixon, Oregon had another famous quarterback or two. Of this lot, only Joey Harrington had Oregon’s interest from birth. Born to former Oregon quarterback John Harrington, Joey’s potential was recognized...

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After 120 Years, Maybe This Is the Season

The year was 1894. What were people doing in 1894? They weren’t on the internet and it’s certain that Twitter didn’t exist back then — and what about touch screen phones and GPS systems — did they exist? Nope. Technology was pretty...

Oregon Unknowns: An Unforgettable Halftime at Indiana 2

Oregon Unknowns: An Unforgettable Halftime at Indiana

A great trivia question for Duck football fans: What was the longest winning streak by a Duck team prior to their 11 straight in 2001-02 (counting overlapping seasons)?  Oregon finished the 1932 season with a win over LSU in the...

Oregon Unknowns: The Last Bad Years 1

Oregon Unknowns: The Last Bad Years

It’s been awhile since Oregon has truly failed in football.  Certainly, games have been lost and teams have failed to meet expectations over the years, but the simple fact is that since the early 80’s there have been few seasons...

Oregon Unknowns: Casanova’s Water and Dick Jones Gets Abandoned 3

Oregon Unknowns: Casanova’s Water and Dick Jones Gets Abandoned

In this edition of Oregon Unknowns we look at some lighter, lesser-known moments in Oregon History; from Bill Hayward plying ‘Oregon Water’ on unsuspecting Californians, to Len Casanova being hung in effigy and crowned King of the Campus — all...

The 1963 Sun Bowl – Casanova’s lone Bowl victory 5

The 1963 Sun Bowl – Casanova’s lone Bowl victory

  The 1963 Oregon Ducks football team finished 7-3 on the season, accepting an invitation to the 1963 Sun Bowl, where they took on the Mustangs of SMU. Led by Dave Wilcox, the Ducks were a team of over achievers,...