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

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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 …

Got Butte? Duck signee does

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Thirty some odd years ago, I found myself in Butte, Mont., one Saturday in football season loaded up on sauce and ready to cheer and perhaps rumble. Carroll College at Montana Tech. The Fighting Saints at the Orediggers. The funny part is I don’t recall today who won the game. I was going to Carroll at the time (before transferring …

The FishDuck.com Weekly Video Log – Episode #28 (2-04-2012)

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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: A Worldwide, Big Ol’ Deal, Exclusive

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Every Saturday, the FishDuck team takes a lighter side look at the world of sports…     Announcer: (Whispering)  ”Hello, I’m Biff McClain, pretty legendary reporter for Universal Fish.  I’m hidden inside a broom closet in the home of Harry Lungwallop,  star defensive end recruit from Matters Much High School in Santa Ana, California.  I’m here to report the inside …

Recruiting Recap: It constantly rains, there’s no beach…but we win games.

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National Signing Day Football Recruiting: In a college landscape where programs across the country attempt to one-up their BCS neighbors through “constructive comparative analysis,” a.k.a. mudslinging, the Duck’s recipe for success on the recruiting trail is centered on forward thinking and innovation. Having listened to the conventional living-room talking points ad nauseum, recruits are being drawn to the program famous …

The FishDuck One-on-One: AddictedToQuack.com’s Jared Light

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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 Jared Light of AddictedToQuack.com joined the One-on-One.  Jared and Kurt reflected on the hilarity of ATQ’s comment threads and content, Oregon’s recruiting, the idiocy of fans contacting recruits, men’s basketball and …

Flyover Country: Star Searching in the PAC-12 North

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It’s that time of year again. The coaches of the PAC-12 North, the only division in the conference that matters until further notice, have scoured the nation looking to woo the highest rated prospects they can possibly sign. The fan bases of each program generally break into two factions every February–positive and negative. It’s either “We’ll be fine no matter …