A Conversation With Kamikaze Kid Stu Jackson

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Stu Jackson was a member of the famous 1970s Ducks basketball team coined the  “Kamikaze Kids” under head coach Dick Harter. Known for their aggressive, energetic play, the Kamikaze Kids became the foundation of “the Pit” and the crazy atmosphere in McArthur Court. After an impressive college career, Stu went on to be an assistant coach for the Ducks. He also …

10 Reasons to Attend the Spring Game…Other Than Football

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Well it’s almost May again. That means it’s almost  time for the Oregon football team’s annual Spring Game. On Saturday at 11:00 a.m., Autzen Stadium will open for a football game for the first time in over five months. All of the position battles will be on display for Duck fans everywhere to get a glimpse of. As Vernon Adams’ …

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2015 KIDSPORTS Invitational

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One week from today, the 16th annual KIDSPORTS Invitational will take place at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene. Powered by the Warsaw Sports Marketing Center, this event is a nonprofit, 3-on-3 basketball tournament for 5th-8th graders throughout the greater Eugene community. The KIDSPORTS organization is dedicated to the values of physical fitness, sportsmanship and teamwork through sports activities. The primary goal …

Two Years and Three Cheers for Mighty Joe Young

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“Here we go. Five seconds left in regulation. Young with three. Young FOR three. GOT IT!”- Dave Pasch, ESPN Announcer. A truly amazing play. The final few seconds leading up to Joseph Young’s buzzer beater against Utah to advance Oregon to the Pac-12 Tournament Championship were unforgettable. It’s been a couple weeks now, but I still find myself thinking about …

A Salute to Dana Altman and a Record Breaking Run

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The University of Oregon men’s basketball team has won 20 games in five straight seasons for the first time in the 110-year history of Ducks basketball. Oregon has had a significant run the past half decade, and there is no one more deserving of the Ducks’ success than Head Coach Dana Altman. As a senior at the University, and a lifelong Ducks …

Recruiting Revolution- Class of 2015 Continues to Impress

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National signing day is officially over, but the Ducks appear to be just getting started.  You may have noticed the Ducks getting a steady influx of beastly recruits over the past few months, both on the gridiron and the hardwood.  Your eyes do not deceive you.  Oregon has been racking up talent left and right along the way to the 14th …

Oregon’s Future QB Situation — How Much Does Experience Matter?

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And just like that … Marcus Mariota is out the door and ready to start what promises to be a brilliant career in the NFL. After such a historic season, it is natural to see him take the leap to the next level. Even though many Duck fans would love to see him return, he made an understandable decision after …

$50 Million later, Oregon Students Rejoice at Sight of New Student Rec Center

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Behold the view from the outside of the newly renovated University of Oregon Student Recreation Center. Quite a site if you ask me… This week has been huge for Oregon fans everywhere, but it may have been even bigger for students. YES, we destroyed FSU in the Rose Bowl and are now moving on to the National Championship in Dallas, but that …

A Holiday Visit with a French Twist

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While the Ducks may not have too much time off to spend with their families this holiday season, it definitely isn’t stopping them from spreading some holiday love. Yesterday, linebacker and defensive end Christian French made a visit to Cedar Rapids, Iowa to visit his little sister’s elementary school and talk with students about how to plan for the future and become …

Insurance Offers Assurance for Ifo’s Future

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Imagine your body and talent was worth $3 million. Imagine an injury jeopardizing your future in the blink of an eye. While the Ducks continue to rally after the recent loss of star cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, he has quite a predicament on his hands. According to ESPN Sports Business Reporter, Darren Rovell, Ifo Ekpre-Olomu has a $3 million insurance policy to cover …

Thinking Outside The Bun: Taco Bell Sponsors 3000 Tickets to the CFB Playoff

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I gained a lot of respect for a certain fast food chain a few days ago. I never thought I would be saying this, but THANK YOU TACO BELL! Taco Bell has always been a pretty big influence on my life. Since I was a young lad in middle school I will never forget the week that the “Crunchwrap Supreme” …

Scott Frost on the Move?

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Just a couple weeks after dodging a bullet from Nebraska, Oregon fans have another coaching opening to worry about. Scott Frost, the Ducks’ dynamic offensive coordinator for the past two seasons, is rumored to be recruited by Colorado State for their head-coaching job. Two weeks ago head coach at CSU Jim McElwain’s contract was bought out by Florida in an effort to …