A Humble Heisman: The Best Endorsement of All

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Ever pay attention to how many Heisman Trophy winners are in commercials these days? They are EVERYWHERE. Robert Griffin III is in Subway, USAA, Adidas, and Gatorade ads. Johnny Manziel is featured in Subway, Snickers, McDonald’s, and Nike commercials. Cam Newton has his hands in Gatorade, Under Armour, and a chic new fragrance known as Drakkar Essence. It’s understandable that an …

UAB Football Cancelled: What it Means for Oregon

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On Tuesday, December 2nd, the college football world saw something that hadn’t been seen in almost 20 years, the cancellation of a Division I football program, this time at University of Alabama at Birmingham. The last Division I School to shut down was University of Pacific in 1995. While the decision has been met with a lot of criticism, it …

The Curse of the Stanford Goat

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I am not sure what kind of voodoo magic played out last weekend; all I know is that I’m exceedingly grateful for it. Our greatest fears were conquered as the mighty Ducks defeated a better than advertised 5-3 Stanford team. The Ducks put on a spectacular performance in a 45- 16 rout over the dreaded Cardinal. But Voodoo you ask? Precisely. I won’t …

Ducks Success Hangs in the Balance

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“Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm, and harmony.” – Thomas Merton After attending college for three years now and absorbing as much enlightening knowledge as a naive 21-year-old is capable of, I feel that I can say one thing for sure. Life is about balance. Balance of work and play. Health and vices. Pleasure …

Superstition and How It Works for the Good of the Ducks

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And so it begins. A brand new season of college football is upon us, and with it a brand new assortment of superstitions. (Cue all the eerie music from the Sci-Fi channel.) Growing up in an all-University of Oregon household, I learned to love the Ducks from a young age. I also learned the countless routines and superstitions my dad performed …

Student Season Ticket Standoff

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Refresh … Refresh … Is this thing working? Did I lose my spot in line? Is it time yet? Will I be able to go to ANY football games this year? What if I don’t get tickets?! What has the world come to?! This is a scenario that I, and I’m sure many other Oregon students and fans are familiar with. …

From Dons to Ducks: One on One With New Recruit Brady Aiello

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Offensive tackle is arguably one of the most important positions on a football team. Vital to the outside run game and pass protection, an OT must be skilled in a lot of different aspects of blocking. Sixteen-year-old Brady Aiello from Lafayette, California, believed he had what it took to be the Ducks’ newest addition to a strong offensive line. The Ducks …

Mark vs Mark: Who Will Reign Supreme?

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Oregon’s second game on the schedule brings a match-up that could define the Ducks’ entire season, for better or worse. A win against Michigan State would help the Ducks dramatically improve their chances of contending for a National Title — especially under the new playoff system. While there has been a lot of talk about the offensive and defensive match-ups the …

Three Former Ducks Join Eagles’ Flock in Philly

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The Philadelphia Eagles are increasingly becoming an NFL reflection of the Oregon Ducks.  The NFL draft earlier this month saw two Ducks go to the Eagles, wide receiver Josh Huff (3rd round) and defensive lineman Taylor Hart (5th round).  The Eagles also signed un-drafted UO defensive lineman Wade Kelikipiki, the three joining five other former Ducks already on the Eagles roster, in Brandon …

Athletes Say “Bite Me” to Outdated NCAA Food Rules

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Let’s face it.  Athletes are a rare breed.  Bigger.  Stronger. Faster.  And, quite logically, hungrier.  Have you ever wondered what kind of appetite you’d have as a Division 1 athlete practicing every day, sometimes twice a day?  Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be that same athlete and go to bed hungry? I consider myself a …