Back to the 2014 conference schedule for our Oregon Ducks as they take on the Arizona Wildcats Thursday at 7:30 p.m. PDT. FishDuck.com, your travel and entertainment partner for more than 100 years, wants to welcome the Arizona fans to Autzen Stadium. We have nothing but the highest level of respect for Arizonans, and their ability to withstand hardship.
Arizona became a state February 14, 1912, in what was regarded as a Valentine’s Day present for Mexico.
Arizona is known as The Grand Canyon State, making it the only state in the Union that takes its identity from a hole.
The territory later to be known as Arizona was discovered by Spanish Franciscan friar Marcos de Niza. He entered the area in 1539 in search of the mythical Seven Cities of Gold. He didn’t find even one golden village, but he did make a valuable discovery.
Recent history between the Ducks and Wildcats has been interesting, to say the least. Who can forget Bottlegate? Bottle-missiles hurled out of Bear Down Stadium’s stands, seriously injuring an Oregon cheerleader. Oh, the Wildcats said they were sorry, but…
Oregon fans are really excited about this year’s game because of last year …
But when it’s all said and done, and the Ducks will have laid a fearsome number on Arizona, fans of the Wildcats will bellow their parting cry —
Go Ducks! Clobber the Kittens!
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Kim Hastings is a 1984 graduate of Northwest Christian College. He cut his journalistic teeth as sports editor of a paper in his home town of Fortuna, CA, and, later as a columnist for the Longview Daily News in Longview, WA.
He saw his first Oregon game in 1977 and never missed a home game from 1981 until a bout with pneumonia cut his streak short in 1997. He was one of the proud 3200 on a bitterly cold night in Shreveport, Louisiana in 1989 for the Independence Bowl, and continues to be big supporter of Oregon sports. He is an active participant on the various Oregon Ducks messageboards as “TacomaDuck.”
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