Oregon Ducks Recruiting Update: Two 4-star Players the Ducks Have a Real Shot at Landing

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Oregon Ducks‘ Football and Head Coach Willie Taggart are off to a stellar start for the 2018 recruiting class. They’ve landed six 4-star commits, two 3-star commits and a JUCO transfer since April 8th. Taggart will continue to target elite athletes for the class and try to finish strong. There are several players currently leaning towards the Ducks. Let’s look at …

Oregon Ducks Recruiting Update: Landing a Top In-State Recruit is Vital for 2018 Class

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The Oregon Ducks’ head coach Willie Taggart has been hitting the recruiting trail hard for prospects in the 2018 class. While traveling across the country looking for talent, it’s nice to have one of the nation’s top-100 recruits close to home in Oregon. It is especially nice when that player doesn’t have a set position in high school, because he …

Oregon Ducks Recruiting Update: Running Back Travis Dye Is the First 2018 Commitment

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Football Recruiting News The Oregon Ducks have landed their first verbal commitment for the 2018 recruiting class. During an unofficial visit for Oregon’s Junior Day, 3-star running back Travis Dye committed to head coach Willie Taggart and the Ducks. Dye confirmed his commitment to 247Sports later that day: “Yes sir, I have committed to Oregon.” The 5-foot-9 running back (90th-ranked …

Oregon Basketball Recruiting: Duck Signee Abu Kigab a Final Four Puzzle Piece for 2018?

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The Oregon Ducks are going to the Final Four. They haven’t been this close to a national championship since winning it all in 1939. This is a monumental accomplishment for head coach Dana Altman, who has brought consistency and pride to Eugene. The Ducks have won two consecutive Pac-12 championships and are in the NCAA tournament for the fifth season …

The Pac-12 Makes More Money Than the SEC: Bank It

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Oregon Duck fans – and Pac-12 fans, for that matter – are sick and tired of hearing about how great the Southeastern Conference (SEC) is. Broadcasters constantly speak about how the SEC is ahead of the Pac-12 in recruiting, quality of play and revenue. Well, that no longer appears to be the case. The absence of an SEC team in the 2015 …

Open Letter About a Ducks Fan and Friend, Gone but Never Forgotten

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Duck Family Day is a new feature for every Saturday where Oregon fans share their stories of …. being Oregon fans! Email charles@fishduck.com to share your experiences of you and your family and what it means to be a Duck fan. Norm Hightower (below) is a writer for FishDuck.com and is extremely passionate about our beloved Ducks, the same as …

Former Player Tribute: Dave Cusano — The Man in the Middle

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The University of Oregon football team ended their bowl-game drought of 20 years by making it to the 1989 Independence Bowl. There were several players who helped to make the ’89 team successful: Bill Musgrave, Derek Loville, Terry Obee, Tony Hargain, Rory Dairy, Latin Berry and Chris Oldham. However, I believe there was a player on the defense who played a …

Former Player Tribute: Steve Baack – From Ducks’ Football to the NFL

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The University of Oregon Ducks struggled in the early 1980’s under head coach Rich Brooks. They suffered through 2-9 seasons and even had a game in 1983 that became infamously known as the Toilet Bowl, the last 0-0 scoreless tie in NCAA history. Despite their struggles, the Ducks had several players that were able to make it to the NFL. …

Former Player Tribute: Tony Hargain- Successful Wide Receiver to Business Owner

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The University of Oregon football team didn’t have the nationally ranked program or the impressive offense back in the 1980’s that it does now. In fact, the Ducks hadn’t even played in a bowl game for over twenty years until the 1989 Independence Bowl. However, there was a wide receiver who added plenty of flash to the program from 1987-1989 …

Devon Allen is a GO for 2015 Football

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Oregon Ducks wide receiver Devon Allen suffered a right knee injury returning the opening kickoff against Florida State in the NCAA’s inaugural College Football Playoff semifinal game last New Year’s Day. Many experts speculated that Allen may not play football this year, due to the severity of the injury. With those concerns in mind, FishDuck.com reached out to the Allen …