Winter is Coming: Will the Ducks Rule the North?

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The last time Oregon was in the Pac-12 championship game, it handled the Arizona Wildcats in a 51-13 rout. As dominant and memorable as that game was, it was five years ago … Stanford, Washington and Washington State have each been a thorn in the Ducks’ side since then, preventing them from booking an early December trip to Santa Clara. …

Duck, Duck, Goose: Oregon’s Recruiting Chase Continues

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It has been an eventful week for the Oregon Ducks as far as recruiting goes. The Ducks defense continued its momentum on and off the field. Mere hours before the Ducks held Stanford to just six points on the road, Bradyn Swinson of Douglasville, Georgia announced he was taking his talents to Eugene and committing to Oregon, adding depth to …

Oregon’s First Three Games: Who are YOUR Favorite Freshmen?

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The Ducks have officially wrapped up their non-conference schedule with a 2-1 record. The first three weeks have been a bit of a roller coaster, with a disappointing loss to Auburn week one and a strong rebound in the following weeks in front of the Autzen faithful. With conference play set to begin next week at Stanford, there is a …

Oregon Football Recruiting: Avalos Brings The Beef!

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Strange as it may seem, last weekend’s 77-6 victory over Nevada wasn’t the biggest win of the weekend for the Oregon football program. Autzen not only hosted Jordan Bell, Keanon Lowe and Sabrina Ionescu but also highly touted, multi-skilled inside linebacker recruits Noah Sewell and Keith Brown. The weekend was a family affair for Sewell, with both his brothers in …

Avoiding Duck Dismay in the Desert

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The Oregon Ducks struggled on the road in the 2018-2019 season. Their only two wins away from home came against a sluggish Cal team, ranked 24th in the AP Poll at the time, and in-state rival Oregon State — hardly wins to get excited about. This year, the Ducks have notable road games in difficult environments such as Jerry’s World, …

Netflix Is Coming to Eugene! Well, Sort of …

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The off-season is a boring time for just about everyone. Saturdays, once full of tailgates and excitement, have turned into days to run errands. Every week is a bye week. Baseball is great and everything, but watching 162 games does come with its stints of boredom. These days, I find myself watching a lot of Netflix — re-watching Friends for …

Can Oregon Avoid a Friday Night Letdown in 2019?

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For at least one Friday night in the fast-approaching 2019 season, the Ducks are going to steal the show from high school football when they host Colorado. Autzen Stadium hasn’t played host to a collegiate football game on a Friday night in quite some time. The Ducks are used to postponing their Black Friday shopping in order to play their …

Three Pivotal Duck Defenders in 2019

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In recent history, Oregon Ducks football has been nationally recognized as having an exhilarating up-tempo offense, a reputation that has been intact since Dennis Dixon was under center. Drives lasting more than 90 seconds occurred as often as an eclipse. In recent years, the offense has slowed down in terms of tempo, but still has the ability to put up …

Are We Forgetting About Nevada and Montana?

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It’s no secret the Oregon Ducks’ non-conference schedule has been lackluster at best in recent years. Arguably, their toughest non-conference opponent since the departure of the Mark Helfrich regime has been a subpar Nebraska team. Last year, the Ducks saw Bowling Green, Portland State and San Jose State. Those teams didn’t provide much of a challenge, nor did they serve …

Three Players You Should Be Thinking About in 2019

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The 2019 Oregon Ducks football season has already generated a lot of hype, and it’s only May. During the offseason, Coach Mario Cristobal was out to secure a top-10 recruiting class, headlined by recruits such as Kayvon Thibodeaux and Mykael Wright. Quarterback Justin Herbert and linebacker Troy Dye are also returning for their senior seasons. With the returning seniors and …