Oregon vs. Utah for a Season Opener? What a Joke!

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I’ve never been to Utah, and Lord willing, I will not have to travel there to start the 2020 college football season. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a beautiful place. But I’m not talking about bird watching or pleasure hikes. I’m talking about football. According to multiple media sources, the Oregon Ducks football team will learn this week if it opens …

No California or Arizona? Oregon Pivots to COVID Conference Schedule

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Oregon fans, don’t despair. Yes, the monster games against North Dakota State and Ohio State at Autzen Stadium as part of the Ducks’ pre-conference schedule are no longer on the table due to a resurgence of COVID-19 cases across the country. Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott made the official announcement restricting the Pac-12 football season to conference-only games on July 10, …

Oregon’s Football Success Boils Down to a Single Play?

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What if the Ducks’ success boiled down to a single play? Let me take you back to a moment that changed the trajectory of Oregon football. It was the fourth quarter. No. 6 Oregon trailed No. 8 Wisconsin 27-21 in the Rose Bowl game. Quarterback Justin Herbert already had two first-half rushing touchdowns but struggled to find his passing rhythm. …

Oregon’s Lombardi Pitching a Championship Strategy

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In the post-Mike White era of Oregon Ducks softball, the program under Oregon head coach Melyssa Lombardi continued its astonishing upward trend in the virus-shortened 2020 season. Lombardi appears laser-focused on turning around a program following the departure of White, one of the most successful softball coaches at Oregon. The Ducks struggled in Lombardi’s first season, finishing with a 22-30 …

Oregon’s Latest Top-Rated Recruits Dreaming Big

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Something special is happening in Eugene. The hype and excitement grow bigger almost every week, as Oregon Ducks head coach Mario Cristobal continues to attract some of the best high school football players from around the country. The Ducks currently hold the No. 8 recruiting class in the country, but offensive coordinator Joe Moorhead and the Ducks’ offense just got …

Trevor Lawrence or Penei Sewell: Who’s The Best in CFP?

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So who is the best football player in the country? Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence? Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields? Nope. At least not according to CBS Sports and Cover3 Podcast host Chip Patterson, who believes Oregon Ducks left tackle and Outland Trophy winner Penei Sewell is the best NCAA D1 player. And he’s not wrong. As Mr. FishDuck pointed out …

There’s Still Hope for Oregon Football Season

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If you’re like me, your brain is chewing on just one thing amidst the coronavirus pandemic: Oregon Ducks football. So many questions. Will there be a season? Other than sports documentaries, will we ever watch live sports again? The only thing I know for sure is there is a lot of speculation and uncertainty, which is making sports fans antsy …

Golden Bears Predicted to Win the North? Not So Fast, Nostradamus

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After just going through the motions these past few weeks, overwhelmed by the steady stream of coronavirus updates, I came across an article that violently jolted me back to life. CBS Sports writer David Cobb has predicted the California Golden Bears will finish 11-1 to win the Pac-12 North title next season.  Cobb goes on to predict the Oregon Ducks …

Ionescu, Oregon Women’s Hoops Gave Fans One Heckuva Ride

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As of April 17, former Oregon Ducks women’s basketball superstar Sabrina Ionescu will play in the WNBA for the New York Liberty. Ionescu, who finished her career with the Ducks leading the NCAA (both women and men) with 26 career triple-doubles, was selected as the No. 1 overall draft pick, yet another first for the school’s program. Not surprisingly, Ionescu’s …

Ducks Fans: Please Don’t Flush the ‘Toilet Bowl’

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While everyone is cooped up in their respective dwellings and wondering if the University of Oregon football team will play this fall, it seems like a good opportunity to take a look into the ugly, not-too-distant past of one the most memorable games ever played — The Toilet Bowl. On November 19, 1983, the Ducks hosted their in-state rival Oregon …

Who Made Your Fantasy Ducks Men’s Basketball Team?

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Alright Ducks fans. It’s a bummer out there. Almost everywhere you look, there is no sports coverage. Nada. Zippo. Diddly squat. So, what are you going to do? Well, I got two words for you: Buck up. When the real world fails you, it’s time to retreat into the pleasures and delights of Fantasyland. After a day of perusing Twitter, …

Altman’s Ducks Just Getting Started

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Following the Ducks’ 80-67 victory over Stanford on Saturday night at Matthew Knight Arena, the Oregon men’s basketball team has lived up to preseason hype once again. For the third time in five years, Oregon head coach Dana Altman has cobbled together a winning squad to claim the outright Pac-12 regular-season title. But it didn’t come easy. At times throughout …