BCS Recap: Trap Games on the Horizon

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Kevin Cine Week 5 of college football is over.  No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 Oregon are still clearly the top two teams in the country, while the remainder of the top five held their spots for the third consecutive week. The Ducks are closing in on Bama’s endeavor for supremacy, however, and with that, the teams left on the schedule become increasingly important to …

BCS Review: Who has impressed the most?

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Copyright-Andrew Shurtleff The BCS elites did nothing to tarnish their sparkling starts after the second week of the campaign’s March to Pasadena, but this weekend had exuberance nonetheless.  The nation’s top five teams saw only minor change, but upsets and rebounding teams have once again changed the look of the bigger BCS picture. Alabama and Oregon at No. 2 lead the …

Tide Rolls — sort of — ‘Dogs Take a Hit — BCS Redux, Week 1

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Kevin Cline The first week of college football has concluded, and I think it’s safe to say, we were well reminded of why fall is the best of the four seasons.  Though it is tough to measure the ability of many teams this early in the season, people around the nation experienced a full dose of excitement in this season’s …

BCS Preview

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Kevin Cline It’s here! The time of year we all yearn for! An ongoing fiesta has engulfed Duck fans since Oregon’s victory over Kansas State last January. Fans across the country have been anxiously waiting to commence another journey towards destiny.  The highly anticipated college football season has finally arrived and though the road for the Ducks may look a …

Every Defense’s Nightmare: A Three-Headed Monster

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Kevin Cline The college football season is just around the corner and fans everywhere are eager to see our beloved Ducks make yet another run at the national championship.  A three-headed explosive monster on offense and key returning players on defense are big reasons why Oregon figures to be a dominant team not only in the Pac but on the national level as well. Year in …

Led by Ifo, Oregon ‘D’ Takes the Offensive

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When someone mentions the Oregon Ducks, most people think of a fast-paced explosive offense that leaves defenders in a whirlwind searching for their own jock straps as the band strikes up “Mighty Oregon” and the Duck starts doing pushups.  Lost in the offensive storm is a secret scarcely ever uttered east of the Oregon-Idaho state line: Oregon has a nationally prominent defense as well.  While there are some …

Oregon-Georgetown Showdown Big For Both Schools

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Featured image courtesy of Kevin Cline. The Oregon Ducks will once again support the troops, but this time it will be on the hardwood instead of the gridiron, this time in the Armed Forces Classic. The second installment of the classic is a part of ESPN’s Veterans Week and will feature the Ducks facing off against the Georgetown Hoyas. I …

Ducks Win Regional Opener With Dramatic Comeback

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The number 1 seed Oregon Ducks used a critical two-run 8th inning to come from behind and beat South Dakota State 3-2 in their first game of the Eugene Regional Friday night. Junior first baseman Ryon Healy delivered the go-ahead two run double with one out in the 8th that lit up PK Park and ultimately set up All-American closer …

Regular Season Comes to a Close and the Road to Omaha Begins

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The regular season is now complete. Slates are wiped clean with the end of the Pac-12 race, and the start on the road to Omaha. The College World Series has been around since 1950 and in that span the Oregon Ducks have only managed to venture there once. Coming off a record-breaking season in wins, Oregon (45-14) will begin its …

Ducks Fall in Season Finale

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Salt Lake City, UT- The short-handed Ducks fell in their season finale to the Utah Utes, who posted a season-high 16 hits, resulting in a 10-3 final score.  Oregon played without usual starters Ryon Healy, Brett Thomas and Scott Heineman. Senior shortstop J.J. Altobelli, playing his last regular season game in a Ducks uniform got the offense started in the …