State of the Pac-12: Women Ball Too; The Ducks Are Flying High

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In a busy week of sports, we saw a weekend full of exciting NFL playoff games, LSU claimed the national football championship and Duke basketball had a rare loss in an ACC matchup against unranked Clemson. After the College Football National Championship Game, the Associated Press released their end of the season polls. The Ducks finished at number five, and …

Justin Herbert’s Time Is Up, Who Will be Under Center in 2019?

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The next time Justin Herbert takes a snap in live-action will be in the National Football League. There has been much speculation on where Herbert will land in the draft, with some mock drafts having him in the top ten, while others have him as the successor to Tom Brady. Regardless of where he ends up, he possesses the pocket …

A Decade in Review: Oregon’s Coaching Carousel

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Another decade of Oregon football is just about in the books. This one was a little bit different. After the long coaching tenure of Mike Belotti, the Ducks saw four different coaches at the helm: Chip Kelly, Mark Helfrich, Willie Taggart and lastly, Mario Cristobal. Each of these coaches formed their teams to have a unique identity to ensure success on …

Early Signing Period: Where the Ducks Stand As of Now

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The Ducks had themselves a very successful first day in the Early Signing Period with a majority of their top-ranked recruits signing their letters of intent to continue their athletic and academic careers in Eugene. This marks the second straight year Mario Cristobal has been able to secure a top-20, nationally ranked recruiting class. Many Oregon fans are still anxious …

Three Times Oregon vs USC Proved to Be a Classic

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Time to open up the DVR and realize that we’ve seen this movie before. The seventh-ranked Oregon Ducks are set to face off against the under-appreciated USC Trojans football team. Oregon is coming off a thrilling victory against Mike Leach’s Cougars while the Trojans are coming off a come-from-behind win against Colorado. This is not the first time Oregon has …

Ducks Roll Out The Red Carpet For Big-Time Recruits

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The VIP guest list at Autzen Stadium continues to grow. The Ducks are hosting some big-time recruits, again mostly on the defensive side of the ball. The recent performance of the Oregon defense makes Eugene an appealing place for defensive players. Two weeks ago against the Colorado Buffaloes, the Ducks made the Buffaloes’ offense look less than pedestrian, in what …

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 …