Tagged: Pac-12

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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....

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An Issue Oregon Football Can’t Duck

Head trauma, including Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) damage and player safety, in general, are major areas of concern today in both the NFL and in college football (CFB). With parents and guardians concerned about head injuries, participation in youth football continues to decline. In response, a number...

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A First Look at Our Alamo Bowl Adversaries

The Pac-12 was left out of the second annual College Football Playoff. The conference ends up as the odd man out one year after the Ducks made it to the football’s final four. Whether you blame it on the nine-game...