New Flock of Ducks: Oregon Women Add Sharpshooting Transfer

Alex Nordstrand Recruiting Leave a Comment

For a college basketball team, losing arguably three of the top players in program history warrants an expected down time to rebuild and reload. However, that is not the case for Oregon Women’s Basketball, as Kelly Graves and staff continue to show that this program is going to be around for a long time to come. Not only are the …

Oregon Should “Back the Pac”? That’s WACK

Joshua Whitted Editorials 74 Comments

A curious trend has emerged in college football — one that’s as senseless as it is perplexing. Fans and analysts alike have become fixated on conference strength. It used to be blasphemous, but nowadays, many Oregon fans find themselves cheering on their fieriest rivals in out-of-conference or bowl games, hoping that they represent the Pac-12 well and improve its perception. …

There’s a New Herbert in Town

Cameron Johansson Recruiting 17 Comments

When the Ducks eventually start their pre-season practices, they will be pretty thin at the tight-end position. Last season, the passing game put a huge emphasis on tight ends. Jacob Breeland was on track for a potential record-setting season before he injured his leg. This forced Justin Herbert to adjust to Hunter Kampmoyer and Ryan Bay. Both of these tight …

Just How Elite IS Oregon’s 2020 Secondary?

Lou Farnsworth Editorials 46 Comments

At least one of the luminaries in the college football brain trust opines that Oregon has the best incoming secondary for next season.  This May 1st article by Anthony Treash of PFF contends that Oregon’s secondary is not only the best, but it’s not even close.  His argument rests primarily upon a metric that compares how well an individual returning …

What are the HEISMAN ODDS for Penei Sewell?

Charles Fischer Editorials 58 Comments

Could the Hatfield-Dowlin facility in Eugene make room for another prized trophy? Since its inception back in 1935, the Heisman Trophy has been won predominantly by running backs and quarterbacks and back in the early years, half-backs especially dominated the award. Could Oregon beat the odds with Penei Sewell? The ’70s and ’80s were in love with the ball carriers, and …

The Mental Game: Oregon’s Last Hurdle from Being Elite?

Charles Fischer Editorials 82 Comments

In retrospect, the final result of the last season was the best that I could reasonably see the 2019 edition of Oregon football achieving. I was more pessimistic at prediction time last August due to my concerns about the offense, but in the end it was the mental component of the competition, not the Xs-and-Os or a particular strategy from …

Recruiting Update: The Ducks Strongest Class Ever?

Mark Flores Recruiting 63 Comments

Under Mario Cristobal, Oregon’s coaching staff could write the book on finishing strong in a recruiting cycle. It’s almost a guarantee that there’s a late push for a top recruit or a string of high-end talent that commit after Oregon’s coaching staff tirelessly gets their word in edge-wise and brings it all home to Eugene. In four years at the …

There’s Still Hope for Oregon Football Season

Jordan Ingram Editorials 39 Comments

If you’re like me, your brain is chewing on just one thing amidst the coronavirus pandemic: Oregon Ducks football. So many questions. Will there be a season? Other than sports documentaries, will we ever watch live sports again? The only thing I know for sure is there is a lot of speculation and uncertainty, which is making sports fans antsy …

Versatility from Vegas: Ma’ae is Ready to Line Up

Zeke Lerner-Wood Recruiting 11 Comments

Standing at 6’5, weighing in at 255 pounds, Treven Ma’ae comes from Las Vegas, Nevada, where he was the 2nd overall ranked player in Nevada by ESPN, and 44nd nationally for defensive ends. Ma’ae was picked up in August of 2018, adding to an already ripe recruiting class. Ma’ae chose the Ducks over Air Force, Arizona State, Army, Boise State, …

Howard Hobson and the Golden Age of Oregon BASEBALL

Jim Maloney History 14 Comments

Oregon fans know of the “Tall Firs”—winners of the 1939  NCAA National Basketball Championship—by famous players like Admiral John Dick and Tall Firs coach Howard “Hobby” Hobson. Yet few realize that coach Hobson also coached the University’s baseball team, achieving nearly the same level of success that he did with his basketball program. The Oregon Ducks experienced a golden age in baseball from the …