Shout Out to Nike: Why Oregon Football Uniforms Are So Quacky

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Duck fans are sucked into team fervor for several reasons. First off, it’s the Ducks’ incredible talent — but it’s also their outrageous uniforms. Throughout University of Oregon football history, the Ducks’ uniforms have progressed from basic green and yellow school colors to intense neon green and lightning yellow. Not many other teams can quite say they have the same flare …

Track Town USA: The Legacy Of Hayward Field Lives On

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Located on the University of Oregon’s Eugene campus, Hayward Field is one of the world’s most famous track-and-field-only facilities.  But before Hayward Field was the fan-filled, legendary home of insanely talented track and field athletes, it was a small, quarter mile dirt track named Kincaid Field.  The track itself actually dates all the way back to 1895 when the University …

Ducks Salute the Day: A Game Full of Charity, Recognition, and Eye-Popping Uniforms

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As the fans lined up to walk into Autzen Stadium this past Saturday, a familiar feeling of pride overtook everyone as they filed quickly inside for what everyone has been looking forward to for months: The Ducks’ Football Spring Game. In Eugene, Oregon, the anticipation is killer for those who are big Duck fans when it comes to waiting for …

UO Acro: The 3-Time National Champs You Didn’t Know Existed

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Quick, name the UO sport that features double-downs, back-tuck baskets, twist double fulls, scorpions and kick doubles (hint: it’s not gymnastics, skiing/snowboarding, cheer or dance).  Figured it out yet?  UO is the reigning national champions.  Getting closer?  For those who are new to these incredible acts, this terminology relates to just one sport: Acrobatics and Tumbling, also known as the …

Dominant Ducks Fly South For the Season: A Look into Basketball’s Outstanding Year

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As a proud Duck, I think I speak for everyone when I say that Oregon’s men’s basketball team had one heck of a season this year.  From the first game against Georgetown all the way to the NCAA playoffs, the Ducks have proven to many that they are a force to be reckoned with.  The Ducks, along with Head Coach Dana …

Deep In the Woods: 5 Reasons Oregon’s MATT Is the King of Courts

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1. Have You Seen the Court Design?! As we all know, U of O’s Kilkenny Floor in Matthew Knight Arena has the number one most crazy, outlandish court in the country.  Just as with nearly every other aspect of Oregon athletics, they went big on the design. At first glance, one might question just why the court has the design …