Tagged: Pac-12

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Bowl Game: Key to the Rebuild of Duck Football

Ducks Need a Miracle to Reach Bowl Eligibility After some signs of life in a victory against ASU, the Ducks returned to playing really badly in their blowout loss to the USC Trojans. With the loss, the Ducks now sit at 3-6,...

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Dana Altman – The Right Stuff for Ducks Basketball

A two-and-a-half mile walk from the legendary loudness of Autzen Stadium will bring you to Matthew Knight Arena: a $200-million office for a $2-million-a-year coach. In a few weeks, Altman will be entering his 27th season as a college basketball head coach...

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Ducks’ Struggles Could Cost Huskies a Playoff Spot

For more than a decade, the Washington Huskies watched their hated rivals to the south rise to the upper echelon of college football. This rise was accompanied by the annual beating the Ducks put on the Huskies each fall for 12 straight years....

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Young Duck Troy Dye Makes Splash In New Look Defense

There is no substitute for hard work and preparation, and if anyone is the perfect Week 1 embodiment of this mantra it is true freshman linebacker Troy Dye. Dye wasted no time making an impact in his first collegiate game, loudly...

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Under-the-Radar HS QBs Finding Great Success at Oregon

Over the past couple of decades, Oregon has developed into a top Pac-12 program and a force to be reckoned with on the recruiting trail. Oregon’s unique culture, exciting style of play, success on the field, world class facilities, flashy uniforms, etc., have...

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Playoff Committee Ignores SOS, Good Ship Pac-12 Sinks

In 2015, the College Football Playoff Committee (Committee) seemingly paid no attention to strength of schedule (SOS.) The Committee, by design or lack thereof, has no standard metric to judge a team’s SOS. Accordingly, overall wins in 2015 trumped any...

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Oregon Softball Bats Sweeping the PAC

Women’s softball at Oregon is a non-stop highlight reel – no doubt about it. From hard-swinging home runs to high-flying acrobatics, the Ducks are compiling what is more than a noteworthy stat line as they are taking the league by storm....