College Fandom is a Family Affair

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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. Paul Jones is a former writer for FishDuck.com and is extremely passionate about our beloved Ducks – the same as you. Contact us and …

Vernon Adams to Visit Oregon: Decision on Transfer Looms Large

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On June 27th, 2011 future Seattle Seahawks QB and Super Bowl 48 Champion Russell Wilson, with then head coach Bret Bielema announced he was transferring to Big 10 powerhouse Wisconsin. Most Oregon Duck fans remember Wilson from the Rose Bowl game against the Badgers – the first Rose Bowl victory for the Ducks in 95 years. What Wilson did for …

Marcus Mariota Declares For 2015 NFL Draft

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Via Rob Moseley, goducks.com Article on Mariota announcing his decision here: Oregon QB Marcus Mariota, the “Flyin’ Hawaiian,” has officially declared for the 2015 NFL Draft. This comes as no surprise, as Mariota is expected to be a Top-5 pick, with many believing he could go No. 1. Marcus on his decision, as quoted by Rob Moseley: “After meeting with …

Morning After Hangover: Oregon Still Giving Us Things To Celebrate

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Raise your hand if you are tired of the Ohio State celebratory articles. I know I am. FishDuck.com writer Caleb Couturie provided us what I believe is the best overall assessment of the game with some good, some bad, and some other stuff from last night. It hurts. It hurts a lot, but even a loss has a silver lining. Oregon …

NCAA Lack of Planning Gives Ohio State Unfair Edge for Championship Game

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ESPN’s Brett Murphy reported Wednesday that Ohio State is granted unlimited practices, due to the fact that their classes do not begin until Monday, January 12th. This is based upon different academic schedules between the two universities, as the University of Oregon operates under quarters, and the Ohio State University has a semester schedule.  Murphy, in his article, wrote: “Because …

No Hate For Ohio State, The Old BCS, And Expanding The Playoffs

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I can’t hate Ohio State University. I’ll admit, it was pretty easy with FSU — they gave Oregon fans, and college football in general, plenty of ammunition over the course of the 2014 season, but Ohio State? – naw. The Buckeyes are a team who have faced similar adversity to the Ducks. Key injuries, early season loss, Heisman contender, and …

ESPNU’s Mike Bellotti on Oregon vs FSU: “Don’t Play Them In The 4th Quarter”

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ESPNU hosted four, thirty minute segments on Sunday, each focused on a playoff team and the road required to get each of them to a College Football Playoff victory on New Year’s Day.The show, “Road to the College Football Playoffs,” was co-hosted by former Oregon Football Coach and Athletic Director Mike Bellotti. While the Oregon segment focused on how the …

Marcus Mariota Named AP Player of the Year, Only Two Individual Awards Left

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Marcus Mariota was named the Associated Press Player of the Year today in a landslide victory, collecting 49 of the 54 available votes. Mariota is the first player from the University of Oregon to be awarded this honor since its inception in 1998. The addition of the AP PoY award, alongside the Sporting News Player of the Year which was …

Next Man Up: Oregon’s Defensive Loss May Be Key to Rose Bowl Victory

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The loss of All-American Ifo Ekpre-Olomu hurts, and it hurts a lot, simply because Oregon fans know he has the potential to be great at the next level. Since the Rose Bowl match-up was announced, most experts considered the Rashad Greene vs Ekpre-Olomu battle a key to who would win the game. Now that Ekpre-Olomu is out, Greene running wild …

Oregon, Pac-12 Need Statement Wins In 2014 Bowl Season

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For the Oregon Ducks, it’s about more than just being the one of the first four. This is a chance to solidify their legacy as one of the premier programs in all of college football. They have their first Heisman, their second Pac-12 Title in four years, and national recruits sporting the green and yellow from Florida to Hawaii. Oregon, as …

ESPN’s Ed Cunningham on Marcus Mariota: “I’m concerned about Mariota’s accuracy.”

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ESPN didn’t need any additional help from former Husky Ed Cunningham on the Championship Drive show on ESPNU this past weekend when he couldn’t decide if he thought Marcus Mariota is an accurate passer. On Sunday, it was “Mariota has accuracy issues.” Monday night, he’s now back to being an incredibly accurate passer. If it was just Cunningham, whose University …