Oregon Ducks: Top 10 Things Rockin’ the Offseason

Darren Perkins Editorials 52 Comments

I was sitting at my local Starbucks Sunday morning, attempting to get jacked up by acquiring that perfect coffee buzz while blasting some early Motley Crue through my headphones (yeah, I watched their biopic Netflix movie “The Dirt” on Saturday night), but for the first time in God knows how long, I couldn’t think of anything to write. At least …

Who’s Oregon’s STUD?

Phil Anderson Editorials 39 Comments

When the Ducks hired Andy Avalos as defensive coordinator, there was suddenly an opening for a STUD. Linebacker, that is. The STUD position in Avalos’s scheme is a hybrid edge defender/outside linebacker, a guy who can rush the passer, stuff a run block or turn and run with a tight end up the seam. Avalos’s STUDs at Boise State measured …

CFP vs. BCS: A Curmudgeon’s Perspective

Jon Joseph Editorials 64 Comments

Lately I’ve felt a little … curmudgeonly. Perhaps it has something to do with the spring equinox. Or maybe it’s the proximity of this weekend’s Masters Tournament (once again, my invitation to Augusta appears to be lost in the mail). Regardless, I hoped a little research into the history of the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) and the College Football Playoff …

Ponder-Point: What Can We Expect From Juwan Johnson?

Charles Gearing Editorials 46 Comments

Going into the 2019 season, Oregon Duck fans have every reason to be excited. With a great recruiting class on the way and the signing of an experienced and successful defensive coordinator, the Ducks have certainly put themselves in a position to compete. In addition to this fiery new collection is an abundance of veteran players on offense. A huge …

Knockin’ the Noggin: Is Football as We Know It Doomed?

Steven Smith Editorials 87 Comments

The topic of concussions in football has steadily gained traction over the past couple decades, with more research focused on protecting players than ever before. During this interregnum between last season and the upcoming spring game, let’s explore head injuries. They have a huge impact on the game we enjoy. Concussions affect the following key groups: the individual, the team, …

The Fish Report: Spring Scrimmage Excitement in Hillsboro!

Charles Fischer Editorials 90 Comments

We all know that with spring in Oregon, the weather, like our Beloved Ducks, is hard to predict and yet can be quite entertaining. Fans have had to rely on Men’s and Women’s basketball to fulfill that fun, and I was looking forward to seeing some Ducks hitting again. The layoff from football has long exceeded my patience and need …

Baylor Closes the Book on Oregon’s Historic Season

Joshua Whitted Editorials 57 Comments

It was fun, memorable and riveting. But yesterday afternoon, the Ducks’ magical season reached its end. The Oregon women knew that they faced a sizable obstacle, as they faced the best team in the country in the land for a chance to play for a National Championship. Baylor came into the game with only one loss on the season, earning …

Baylor Is Massive and Oregon Can’t Beat Them …Yeah Right

Bob Rickert Editorials 20 Comments

Baylor is incredible. The Bears are huge. They’re like giants who roam the earth just taking whatever they want from others. Why would anyone even think they can play with them? Does Oregon stand a chance? Of course. Baylor is the best team in the nation this year, but they’re not unbeatable. Much has already been written about the Bears’ …

We Are Witnessing the Start of a Dynasty at Oregon

Ryan Robertson Editorials 36 Comments

The first NCAA tournament appearance for Oregon Women’s Basketball was in 1982. Their first trip out of the first round wasn’t until 1987. The Ducks have made it to the round of 32 only eight times in the history of the team, with three of those occurrences coming in the last three seasons. Compare that to the nine times that …