Pac-12 Power Positions: Quick Quarterbacks

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There is a reason that the Pac-12 is known as the “conference of quarterbacks,” and the talent present in the conference this year are a testament to that title.  The conference lost only two starting quarterbacks in Keith Price and B.J Denker to the NFL and most teams return their starters.  This will only add to the intense competition expected in …

Oregon Coaches through the Ages

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The University of Oregon has had some great football coaches throughout the ages that have all helped, in one way or another, make the Ducks what they are today.  From the start of the Oregon football program to now, Oregon has had coaches that have helped shape football not only at Oregon, but all over the country. 1951-1966 In the …

Pac-12 Power Positions: Tight Ends

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As we continue to trudge through the long wait before the start of football season, we’ll  look at some of the best returning talent at key positions in the Pac-12 — one of those positions is tight end.  At the close of last season, the conference lost some top talent at the position to the NFL such as Austin Seferian-Jenkins’ …

Oregon Football Coaches Through the Ages: 1894-1950

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The University of Oregon has had some great football coaches throughout the ages that have all helped, in one way or another, make the Ducks what they are today.  From the start of the Oregon football program to now, Oregon has had coaches that have helped shape football not only at Oregon, but all over the country. 1894-1912 For the …

Pac-12 Power Positions: Running Backs

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With months to go before the start of the 2014 football season, we’re forced to feed our football addiction by taking a look at some of the returning talent.  Throughout the Pac-12 this last year, running backs dazzled fans all over the conference and kept us on our toes.  Though they lost some top talent such as Ka’Deem Carey, Marion Grice, Bishop Sankey …

Oregon Ducks, How Do I Love Thee? Let Me Count the Ways.

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Months away from the start of the season, one of the things that tide us over is our love for the Ducks. Throughout the off season, we remember great games, plays and quoteables, as well as looking forward to what the new season will bring.  We remember the tailgating and gameday house parties of this last year, we shop for …

Pac-12 Power Positions: A 12-pack of PAC-12 Fleet-Footed Wide Receivers

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Months away from the start of football season, what’s a football fan to do to feed the addiction to college football than to look at the best returning players for next year. The Pac-12 has a lot of amazing talent coming back at every position for the 2014 football season, and wide receivers rightly make up a skilled part of …

Coaching Carousel: The 5 Biggest Coaching Changes Around the Pac-12

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The off season always brings about a deluge of coaching changes around the college football world.  Some coaches get fired during the season, such as Lane Kiffin at USC, but aren’t replaced until the dust has settled on the final games of the year, while others, like our very own Nick Allioti, retire gracefully after long, successful careers. No matter the situation, …

Duckling Profile: Jason Calliste. . .Sudden Impact

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Craig Strobeck The Oregon Ducks are riding high following a 28 point win against UC Irvine and advancing their record to 10-0.  Three games away from the start of conference play, Oregon and Arizona are the only Pac-12 teams still undefeated.  How have they been so successful to start the season following the loss of three strong seniors from last …

Mac Court to Matt Arena

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When considering Oregon men’s basketball, two things that come to mind are McArthur Court and Matthew Knight Arena.  Both buildings were architectural achievements in the eras they were built and McArthur Court was known as one of the loudest courts in the country for decades. Comparing the two buildings reveals many differences, yet one common bond is the fans. Duck …

Fearless Leaders…of the Running Kind

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There is a reason Eugene is known as Tracktown, USA.  One of those reasons is that reading a list of Oregon’s Track and Field head coaches is like reading a list of who’s who in the sport. Since the track and field program was established at Oregon in 1895, there have been only seven permanent head coaches. Of those seven, …

Running Giants at Historic Hayward Field

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Track Town, USA.  The words bring to mind a few things: Eugene, the Ducks, Steve Prefontaine and lastly but most importantly, Hayward Field.  Fans, athletes and coaches all over the world know about Hayward Field.  Athletes and coaches love to compete there because of the knowledgeable and loud fans who roar approval for every athlete who passes through the gates. Construction for Hayward Field …