Oregon Sports Roundup: Olympics, MLB, Mustaches and FishDuck Goodbyes

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Well, friends, I guess George Harrison said it best: “All things must pass.” As some may know, I will be leaving FishDuck in the near future as life and events necessitate a change. And with it, I will miss all the talented writers and editors who dedicated hours, days, weeks and months of their spare time to bring you stories …

Oregon Football: Do Blue Chip Commits Balance Loss of Slade-Matautia?

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Alright, Ducks fans. If you’re like me, you woke up shocked to learn that four-star linebacker Isaac Slade-Matautia was entering the NCAA transfer portal. It’s official — the 6-foot-1, 235-pound Hawaiian native will likely finish his college football career somewhere else, perhaps closer to home? In three years, Slade-Matautia had 131 total tackles, with 12 tackles for a loss and …

Is Oregon the New Destination for Nation’s Top Linemen?

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I never thought I’d live to see the day when the Oregon Ducks football team became known for developing some of the nation’s finest talent in the offensive trenches. Growing up in the 80s, it felt like the Ducks’ offensive line was more decorative than utilitarian. Running lanes were quickly clogged with faster and stronger defensive ends, and nearly every …

Oregon Softball: Recent Player Departures Cause for Concern?

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Nothing hurts more than losing in the postseason, especially when you are eliminated by the school’s former coach. But as the Oregon Ducks softball team accepts the season’s finality, Ducks head coach Melyssa Lombardi will also have to reckon with the departure of three players to the transfer portal. Infielders Alyssa Brito, Mya Felder and Jazzy Contreras all announced their …

Is Syracuse Transfer Guerrier What Oregon Hoops Needs?

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Once again, the Oregon Ducks men’s basketball team will have some big shoes to fill in the offseason. But just like so many years past, head coach Dana Altman has already started making moves, especially in the transfer portal. With the absence of Eugene Omoruyi, Chris Duarte and LJ Figueroa, the Ducks need some help and experience at the forward position. …

Is Oregon Softball Ready for Matchup Against White’s Longhorns?

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It’s always awkward running into an ex-girlfriend after breaking up. I’d imagine the same goes for players and coaches. And for the Oregon Ducks (37-15, 14-10 Pac-12) softball team, the NCAA Regional tournament in Austin, Texas, offers the top-ranked squad an opportunity to square off against former Ducks: Texas Longhorns head coach Mike White and players Shannon Rhodes, Mary Iakopo …

Oregon Softball Battle Bruins in Marquee Series Matchup

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The battle for first place in the Pac-12 Conference and national polls was raging this weekend in a four-game series between softball powerhouses No. 3 Oregon Ducks and No. 2 UCLA Bruins in front of the largest crowds of the year at Jane Sanders Stadium in Eugene. Yes, more than 600 lucky fans were in the stands to cheer on …

Oregon Ducks: Come for the Hoops, Stay for the Softball

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How often do you get to watch both the Oregon Ducks Men’s and Women’s basketball teams play in their respective Sweet Sixteen matchups in the NCAA Tournament on a Sunday afternoon? Win or lose, it’s a GREAT day to be a fan of Our Beloved Ducks. For the Men’s team, the No. 7 seed Ducks (21-6) are facing No. 6 …

After Rivalry Turbulence, Ducks Prepare to Fly into Madness

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Losing to your in-state rival sucks. Every time. Always. And it was especially disappointing for the Oregon Ducks (20-6, 14-4 Pac-12), who were red-hot and rolling on a six-game win streak to fall flat against a very eager and energized Oregon State Beavers (16-12, 10-10 Pac-12) team in a Pac-12 Tournament semifinal matchup Friday night. It’s hard to hit the …

Altman’s Duck Playoff Magic is Back (Again!)

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Oregon head coach Dana Altman has done it. Again. The Ducks Men’s Basketball team is heading into the postseason with a full head of steam, winning their last seven of eight games and defeating the California Golden Bears 74-63 on Saturday at Haas Pavilion. The Ducks have recorded their 11th consecutive winning season under coach Altman, securing a first-round bye for …

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Oregon Football: The Curious Case of Tyler Shough

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Good luck, Tyler Shough. If you haven’t already heard, the Oregon Ducks‘ quarterback announced he will enter the NCAA transfer portal after starting all seven games of last year’s shortened football season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. I have mixed feelings about the redshirt sophomore’s early departure from Eugene. Shough’s rollercoaster performance was puzzling, dazzling at times but pockmarked with …

Oregon Ducks Women’s Hoops Better Than Expected?

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When COVID-19 forced NCAA sports into remission last March, I struggled to wrap my head around an Oregon Ducks women’s basketball team with three of the school’s greatest players — Sabrina Ionescu, Satou Sabally and Ruthy Hebard — not getting one last shot at winning a national title. Setting aside the universal disappointment in locker rooms across the country, how …