The $10 Million Man: Our Knight in Shining Armor

Marc Burton Honoring Phil Knight 11 Comments

As all good Ducks fans know, you can’t spell philanthropy without P-H-I-L. I don’t know Phil Knight, and aside from bumping into him, literally, in a Portland crowd after a Spring Game many years ago, I’m pretty sure I’ve never heard him speak. But he certainly spoke to me this past weekend, albeit through the media. By now you’ve all …

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

Kerry Merrill Honoring Phil Knight 7 Comments

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 …

Luxury? Pshaaaaw!!

Steven Wright Honoring Phil Knight 1 Comment

I had the opportunity of a Duck lifetime last Monday: I was able to tour the University of Oregon Ducks’ new Football Performance Center.  And in about two and one-half hours of looking, snooping and talking with those who seemed to know, came away with two impressions. First, there was made a supreme effort in conceiving, designing and building a …

Oregon’s Uncle Phil

FishDuck Staff Honoring Phil Knight 4 Comments

Everyone knows the name and the face, but few people know the man. Phillip Knight is the force that most view as being behind Oregon’s rise to national prominence.  His countless efforts have put the isolated college town of Eugene, Oregon, on the map and has helped to bring in top recruits to play in a place not traditionally known as a college football powerhourse. Knight’s name …

Oregon Unknowns: Phil Knight Didn’t Help the Ducks…

Josh White Honoring Phil Knight 1 Comment

A new Friday series are the OREGON UNKNOWNS, where we look at interesting aspects about our beloved Ducks that few fans know about. Some are amusing facts or stories from the inside, while others are the humorous incidents that we fans rarely hear about. Oregon Football did, in fact, exist prior to repeated generous donations by Phil and Penny Knight.  …

An Open Letter to a Favorite Uncle

Gabe Judah Honoring Phil Knight 1 Comment

Dear Mr. Knight, I’ve long considered writing this letter to you. Whenever I speak of our wonderful university, your name is as unavoidable as the sight of Pioneer Father as I stroll through campus. I remember two times when I was a student at the University of Oregon, attending a football game, you walked past me and I wanted so …