All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Len Casanova’

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    The Enigma That Was Jim Evenson

    There was a time, in the darker days of Oregon football, that Len Casanova managed to land a highly-prized fullback — Jim Evenson.  He was touted as the kind of running back who could help turn a program around. Evenson was born in 1947 in Hillsboro, …

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    Oregon Coaches through the Ages

    The University of Oregon has had some great football coaches throughout the ages that have all helped, in one way or another, make the Ducks what they are today.  From the start of the Oregon football program to now, Oregon has had coaches that have …

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    FishDuck Classic: Chip Kelly the Latest Product of Coaching U.

    Kevin Cline It may be summer, but we’re only three weeks away from the return of Duck football. Over the summer, the FishDuck Classic will help familiarize readers with some our most important analyses and greatest stories.  Last night was the NFL debut of former …

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  • 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 bitter cold of Louisiana, then …

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  • 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 when the Ducks have fallen …

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  • 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 in the same day.  We …

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  • 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, who banded together to get …

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