Oregon’s first black student-athletes: leading the charge towards victory and equality

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Eugene, Oregon, despite its predominantly white demographic, has long been a place proud of its diversity and equality.  “Keep Eugene Weird” is the popular common slogan used today, though a place where people are allowed to be themselves judged by their actions not the color of their skin or other unfortunate societal misconceptions and stereotypes of the past shouldn’t be …

The FishDuck.com Weekly Video Log – Episode #29 (2-11-2012)

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Every week Kurt Liedtke (better known as Keeerrrttt1), co-owner of FishDuck.com, creates video blogs (vlogs) to update all you fine folk on all things FishDuck, a free-form discussion of current events about Oregon Ducks sports and all that’s new with FishDuck.com, with the occasional off-topics or rants.  It’s a little off-the-cuff, perhaps slightly pretentious, somewhat rambling, and hopefully entertaining…so kick …

SATURDAY SPOOFS: How to Be a Good Lover

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This article almost doesn’t need to be written.  The male Duck fan is already known far and wide as the smoothest, suavest, butter wouldn’t melt in his mouth, coolest cat in America.  By comparison to a normal Duck fan,  Cary Grant is Pee Wee Herman, Ryan Reynolds is Peter Griffin, and Justin Timberlake is just “Bringin’ Back Pocket Protectors”.  Why just last …

15 Greatest “Oregon” Ducks

Josh White History 82 Comments

In light of the recent trend of elite in-state athletes deciding to stay home in Oregon for their respective college careers, it is time to take a look back at some of the iconic Ducks from the state of Oregon. Whether they were born here- or in a few cases- they just moved here early on; Here is a collection of the most accomplished “Oregon” Duck athletes. …

Thursday Player Profiles: Cristin Mclemore “Real Talk” (Video Interview)

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FishDuck friends! This week I had the honor of sitting down with Oregon Legend Cristin Mclemore (91-95), former Ducks wide receiver who broke just about every receiving record at the UO and was a key figure in the remarkable run to the Roses in 1994 before spending a couple years in the NFL with the Indianapolis Colts. His brother Brandon …

The FishDuck One-On-One: Recruiting Expert Mark Flores

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Each week FishDuck.com’s Kurt Liedtke will be speaking with current/former student athletes, other FishDuck contributors, and outside experts in a one-on-one conversation, the FishDuck.com weekly video podcast. This week Kurt was joined by FishDuck.com’s resident recruiting expert Mark Flores to discuss the 2012 recruiting class, while highlighting recruits Arik Armstead and Oshay Dunmore, and discussing 2013 recruit Thomas Tyner. [tubepress …

Recruiting Recap: 357 days and Counting!

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Football: The countdown to next February and 2013’s installment of National Signing Day mania is on! This past Wednesday, Coach Chip Kelly signed 21 prep/junior college stars and may have landed one of the most complete classes in recent Duck football history; for a full list and analysis of Oregon’s newest football recruits, please click here. Oregon Class Rankings >Rivals …

FishDuck Recruiting Special: Pac-12 Talent – The Introduction

Chris Charbonnier FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 18 Comments

We’ve all heard it: “recruiting rankings don’t matter”. Usually, someone says this on the message boards after our favorite team picks up a commitment from a two or three-star player who is “underrated”. Well, it is true, recruiting rankings mean nothing in terms of on-field production, but do they act as a good predictor of success? I defer to Matt …

Cas Center project may be just an appetizer before Autzen expansion

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  In recent weeks, the $63 million expansion to Oregon’s Len Casanova Center has been in the news as construction has begun on the 130,000 square foot project. Some attention has gone to the unique private-public partnership behind the deal, in which a Phil Knight-owned development company leases the university’s land in order to build there (without following university construction …