Back-to-Back on the Track for the Men of Oregon?

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Having successfully defended their Pac 12 title for the 13th consecutive season, the Duck men headed to the West Regional at Texas A&M, a meet which established who will compete at the NCAA Championships starting today. The Ducks survived any major mishaps as they battled the Texas heat along with thunder and lightning and all projected NCAA scorers will be …

National Championship: Can the Men of Oregon do it AGAIN?

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Fresh off their dominating win at the NCAA Indoor Championships in Fayetteville last month, the Duck men are beginning their quest for yet another National Championship, though an outdoor title would be their first since back-to-back outdoor championships in 2014-15. With a sparkling new stadium, both solid sprint and distance corps, and a handful of field event potential scorers, the …

The Death of a Program? Softball Meltdown at Oregon …

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The Mike White situation, as recently described in the R-G, immediately brought to mind a similar situation with the women’s basketball program, when Jody Runge was dumped after the 2000-2001 season. In both cases, there were communication breakdowns between the athletic directors (Bill Moos, Rob Mullens) and the coaches, with the fallout resulting in many unhappy U of O fans. Prior …

Ducks Poised for ANOTHER National Championship Run

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Can the Oregon women continue a dominance seen in few sports ever? After the “Triple Crown” of Cross-Country, Indoor and Outdoor Track last year-the bar is set unbelievably high for these amazing female athletes representing the Ducks. Yet many believe that the women’s team has an excellent shot at another National Championship in Indoor Track. The indoor track and field …

Double National Champions AGAIN? Ducks Stun Indoor Track …

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Reported live by FishDuck.com Track Correspondent, Bruce Nelson – Once again, our mighty tracksters outperformed expectations and brought home two team titles from the Indoor NCAA Championships in Birmingham, Alabama. (Oregon won the double national championships for Outdoor Track last June!) While the men were expected to win, the women were 17-point underdogs to Florida. When the Gators faltered, the Lady …

Ducks Look to Continue Bowerman Award Dominance

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In Track and Field, no individual award is more prestigious than the Bowerman Trophy. It’s the sport’s equivalent to the Heisman Trophy, and the Ducks are looking to go two-for-two this year on the awards. Since its inception in 2009, three Ducks have won this prestigious award, with nine finalists. Arizona has the second highest number of finalists with four; thus the Ducks …

Decision Time for Dakotah Keys

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Dakotah Keys has been the face of the Oregon Track and Field decathlon since Ashton Eaton graduated in 2010, but as a recent graduate, Keys now has a multitude of decisions to make regarding future opportunities in track and field. For the uninitiated, Keys was a three-time Pac-10/12 decathlon champ, a number equal to that of current decathlon World Record …

Is the New NCAA Scheduling Format hurting the Athletes?

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Having attended track meets since the early ’60s, I’m not much of a fan of change in my favorite sport. However with the steep decline of the fan base over the past three or four decades, it has became apparent that something needed to be done to bring younger fans into the fold. The old dual meets were a great …

Track Talk — A Beginner’s Guide to the Multi-Events

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The multi-events, or “multis,” as they’re known, consist of the 10-event decathlon for men and the seven-event heptathlon for women. Because of the nature of some of the events, not all occur at indoor competitions, as the men revert to a heptathlon while the women compete in a five-event pentathlon. By contrast, the outdoor multis at the NCAAs take place over two days, …