The Power of Flight Achieved

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I remember two years ago sitting in the crowd at the brand new Matthew Knight Arena, but my jaw was almost to the floor. I wasn’t watching Johnathan Loyd slicing through defenders or E.J. Singler dropping three’s. Instead, I was watching a group of athletic, strong and ferocious women throwing their bodies everywhere and defying the laws of gravity. This …

Big Shoes to Fill, But Not the Ones You’re Thinking

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Nationally, all minds have focused on Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota and who will fill his giant, humble shoes. My mind is elsewhere, namely, on the Oregon Ducks defense. The Ducks offense would not be The Duck Offense if it weren’t for the guys on the field the most. Our defense held big, bad Michigan State to 27 points, powerhouse Stanford to 16 points, and flashy Utah to 27 …

The Next Man Up: An Interview with Redshirt Freshman Doug Brenner

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In his second year with the Ducks, offensive linemen Doug Brenner has been nothing short of sensational. Yeah, you read that correctly: Doug Brenner is just a redshirt freshman. I was able to interview Brenner at the Hatfield-Dowlin complex last Thursday and we discussed his first season playing with the Ducks and what he foresees in his years to come …

The Curse of the Stanford Goat

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I am not sure what kind of voodoo magic played out last weekend; all I know is that I’m exceedingly grateful for it. Our greatest fears were conquered as the mighty Ducks defeated a better than advertised 5-3 Stanford team. The Ducks put on a spectacular performance in a 45- 16 rout over the dreaded Cardinal. But Voodoo you ask? Precisely. I won’t …

Preview: A Look Forward to the Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Season

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It’s a lofty task wearing the large “O” on your jersey at the starting line for a race. The history that comes with the jersey is arguably richer than any other college running uniform. (Ten combined Division 1 Cross Country Championships, 14 combined D1 Track and Field championships, countless Olympians, Coach Bill Bowerman … need I say more?) That’s why …

Shout Out to Nike: Why Oregon Football Uniforms Are So Quacky

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Duck fans are sucked into team fervor for several reasons. First off, it’s the Ducks’ incredible talent — but it’s also their outrageous uniforms. Throughout University of Oregon football history, the Ducks’ uniforms have progressed from basic green and yellow school colors to intense neon green and lightning yellow. Not many other teams can quite say they have the same flare …

Ducks Softball Has That Championship Look

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Dominant.  Explosive.  Powerful.  While these adjectives have generally been used to describe the Oregon football team, they can also be applied to this year’s softball team, which has found itself ranked No. 1 in the nation for the first time in school history. Their record as of last Saturday was 43-5, with a gaudy 16-1 record in Pac-12 play.  The only loss, it …