College Football Nation: Week 7 Rivalry Week Heats Things Up

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Big 12 The Kansas State Wildcats had No. 2  TCU Horned Frogs right where they wanted them in their Week 6 matchup. Going into the second half of the game, they led the Frogs by 18 points, but the lead didn’t hold as TCU ultimately made a furious comeback winning the game, 52-45. The comeback is a story in itself, but a better story is the …

Heisman Hype, Meet Vernon Adams Jr.

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Ask most Oregon fans and they’ll tell you Royce Freeman is the Ducks’ best chance at bringing the Heisman Trophy back to Eugene after this season. That claim isn’t entirely false, as Freeman is an electric running back who has surprising speed despite his power back frame; he can run between the tackles and on the outside, he excels in pass protection – most …

Oregon Ducks Football: “Fast Tony” Sees Opportunity in Backfield

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Jordan Ingram reporting for FishDuck.com from Autzen Stadium at Oregon Football Media Day. The news of Oregon Ducks running back Thomas Tyner‘s recent shoulder surgery has definitely changed the playing field in Eugene. Tyner will almost definitely miss the entire 2015 season, which is tragic for Oregon’s very own five-star recruit from Aloha High School. But just like an army supporting their fallen brother, a talented group of …

College Football Nation Episode VI: Return of the CFN

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After a brief hiatus, College Football Nation returns. There’s a lot to catch up on, America, since the last CFN was published. We’re into July now — I hope everyone had an amazing 4th of July. It couldn’t have been much worse than Jason Pierre-Paul’s  – and there are just 52 days until the 2015 college football season kicks off. Without further ado, …

Examining the Realistic Expectations for the Ducks in 2015

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Expectations have become perpetually high in Eugene for the Oregon football team. The Ducks have been ranked in the top five of the preseason AP and Coaches’ Polls for each of the last four years. The Ducks have then backed up these expectations by making it to the National Championship Game twice in the last five years and by being …

College Football Nation Summer Stories

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College Football Nation At the publishing of this article it will be only 96 days until the kickoff of the 2015 college football season. We’ve made it out of the triple digits, America, and the anticipation is palpable. Fans across the college football landscape crave any amount of news about their beloved programs and that craving can be hard to …

College Football Nation: Spring Season Wrap Up

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With spring games now in the books, coaches can be heard across the country, reworking depth charts and tweaking playbooks in preparation for camp in August. Coaches stress the non-importance of spring football every year, but for dedicated fans that follow their teams as closely as they follow their own kids’ day-to-day lives, spring football is a much anticipated insight into the upcoming year. …

Pharaoh Brown Making Progress in Rehab

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When Pharaoh Brown broke his leg on November 8th against Utah, the first thought that came to mind was: “Is he ever going to play football again?” Seeing someone’s leg bent in half is very surreal. It’s one of discomfort for yourself, while feeling pain for the one suffering. All that fans and Duck hopefuls wanted to see was Brown’s recovery from that …

Adams Banned From all EWU Athletic Facilities

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If you were a coach and your star player transferred to a school that is on your schedule for Week 1 of the coming season, would you allow that player to use your school’s athletic facilities in the meantime? According to Kyle Bonagura of ESPN.com, Eastern Washington Head Coach Beau Baldwin informed Vernon Adams that he will be unable to use the team’s athletic facilities for his remaining time on …