Phil-Facts: So Many “Oregon Unknowns” Surrounding Phil Knight…

OregonReigns Honoring Phil Knight

FishDuck has published a number of articles in the past detailing surprising facts that are “Oregon Unknowns” to most Duck fans. Oregon’s generous benefactors, Phil and Penny Knight, have a number of these in their own amazing history of building one of the most influential sports companies in history. Phil Knight made his way from selling sports apparel out of …

The $10 Million Man: Our Knight in Shining Armor

Marc Burton Honoring Phil Knight

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

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 …

Oregon’s Uncle Phil

FishDuck Staff Honoring Phil Knight

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 …

An Open Letter to a Favorite Uncle

Gabe Judah Honoring Phil Knight

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 …