The Ballad of the Green Brigade

Kim Hastings FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

  Fighting Ducks against the sky These are men who jump so high Men who mean just what they say The brave men of the Green Brigade Trained to live on Husky meat Washington they’re sure to beat Men who fight by day and night Listen not, to Herbie’s hype Put silver wings on my son’s chest Make him one …

Oregon Unknowns: The Undefeated Season and Actresses in Pajamas!

Don Gilman History 0 Comments

1916 was a milestone year for the University of Oregon. Mighty Oregon was penned by the songwriting team of John Dewitt Gilbert and Albert Perfect. Before the song was written Oregon actually played On Wisconsin as their fight song! YIKES! Also in 1916 the Pacific Coast Conference was formed, the precursor of the Pac-10 and now Pac-12. The Webfoots were …

Oregon Unknowns: 1916 – A Mighty Year Of Firsts!

Don Gilman History 3 Comments

1916 was a milestone year for the University of Oregon. The Webfoots were talented.  They were innovative and clever.  They were also huge — an absolutely massive team whose line averaged an astounding 185 pounds!  (C’mon folks…this is 1916!)  Led by quarterback Shy Huntington and coach Hugo Bezdek, the 1916 Oregon team remains the only undefeated football team in the University …