Pac-12 Football: Amid Chaos, Predictions Must Still be Made

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It’s safe to say that 2020 hasn’t produced a typical college football off-season. Compared to the COVID-19 Virus, very little football has been discussed. On top of this, we have a culture war mounting across the nation, which has compelled a group of Pac-12 players to threaten a boycott unless certain demands are met in regards to racial injustice, COVID-19, …

2020 Oregon Sports: The Year That Could Have Been

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Recently I was chewing the fat with a friend of mine up here in Spokane. He was rambling on and on about how this was the year that the Gonzaga Men’s Basketball team was going to win it all; all the pieces were in place, this was it!   As an Oregon fan, I found it hard to conjure up …

Only 13,933 Fans? It’s Nothing New at Autzen

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A recent report by sportsbettingdime.com shows that, with the COVID-19 pandemic, college football attendance could drop by an average of 74 percent. At Oregon, a 74-percent decline means an average attendance of 13,933. Yikes. Imagine a rip-roaring, louder than hell Autzen Stadium only playing at 25 percent of its capacity. That is like taking a sold-out Matthew Knight Arena and …

Oregon: Recruiting, Recruiting and More Recruiting

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Recruiting, recruiting and recruiting are the Top 3 elements of any successful college football program. With the Oregon Ducks currently sitting (as of this writing) at No. 7 nationally with both Rivals.com and 247sports.com for the 2021 recruiting cycle, it’s safe to say the Ducks take those three elements very seriously.   Of course, this is no revelation under Mario …

Oregon vs. The Pac-12: One Truly Amazing Fact

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After my last article on Oregon’s all-time series record against the Washington Huskies, it got me thinking about how the Ducks are doing against the rest of the Pac-12.   Below, I include the all-time series record, as well as the record since 1994. Lots of readers in the comments noted the Ducks’ record versus the Huskies since 1994, which …

The Huskies: One Truly Disturbing Fact

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Despite Oregon’s recent domination over our “rival” from the Jet City (14 wins in the last 16 meetings), the fact remains that the Huskies still lead the all-time series 60-47 (5 ties). Yes, I just barfed out my morning coffee as I typed that. The Ducks are down 13 games to the Huskies. Which may have some of you thinking, …

Ducks Could Set Team Record in 2021 NFL Draft

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LSU dominated the 2020 NFL Draft with 14 picks that led all the NCAA and set the Southeastern Conference record for most draft picks. The record previously belonged to Alabama’s 2018 class that saw 12 players selected in the draft. This year’s LSU class also tied Ohio State for the most picks by one school since the NFL Draft moved …

Herbert’s Blessing in Disguise; Pac-12 Draft Results

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For all the glitz, glamour and recognition one receives for being the first pick in the NFL Draft, it usually means  going to an awful team. That’s why, especially as a quarterback, falling a bit in the first round can be beneficial to long-term success. I firmly believe the Oregon coaching staff did not get the most out of Justin …

How the Virus is Affecting an Average Duck Like Me

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Oh my goodness! The sports world has been canceled! What to talk about?! The fear is real. This isn’t like the post-spring season college sports “dead” period that starts in June and runs through August — when recruiting is happening, administrative decisions are being made, and of course, football is on the horizon. Nope, everything has ground to a halt. …