Has Larry Scott Sunk Pac-12 Football?

Darren Perkins Editorials 37 Comments

Part 1 of 2 With writers at The Oregonian, San Jose Mercury News, and Fishduck’s own Ryan Robertson having all recently sounded alarm bells on the state of the Pac-12, I will attempt to compress all of the madness into a concise and easy to digest two-part read. Part-two will be published on December 21st. Darren Perkins —————————————————————————————– The Pac-12 …

The Pac-12 is in TROUBLE

Ryan Robertson Editorials 51 Comments

The Pac-12 conference has been left out of the playoff again. That is news to no one. The conference’s best bowl game will be the Rose Bowl, featuring 9-3 champion Washington. The Pac-12 is the only conference without either multiple “New Years Six” bowl teams or a team in the College Football Playoff. The case could be made that since Marcus Mariota left Oregon, there hasn’t been …

The Pac-12’s Lack of Nattys and What the Ducks are Doing About It

Darren Perkins Editorials 8 Comments

The Pac-12: The Conference of Champions. Conference ambassador Bill Walton inserts it into every basketball telecast he ever does – and for good reason. The Pac-12 is the conference of champions in all of athletics, and it’s not even close. On May 28, the conference won its 500th championship, followed by the B1G with 307, then the SEC with 220. It’s …

The Pac-14. Now.

Matt Bryant Editorials 26 Comments

The Pac-12’s best this year was no match for the Alabama. The Huskies boasted an impressive defense – it held Alabama about 150 yards shy of its average per game production – but the Tide controlled the game after Washington’s second series. While the Pac-12 has made two of the three semi-finals under the current regime, there was barely restrained …

Ducks’ Struggles Could Cost Huskies a Playoff Spot

Aaron Lewis Editorials 13 Comments

For more than a decade, the Washington Huskies watched their hated rivals to the south rise to the upper echelon of college football. This rise was accompanied by the annual beating the Ducks put on the Huskies each fall for 12 straight years. As Ducks fans are painfully aware, the decade of domination over the Huskies has ended. The Ducks are 2-4 and licking …

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, …

SEC Quarterback Play, Football Biz and Stadium Scoreboard Replays

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There is the Pac-12 which is THE Conference of Champions and then there is what is happening in college football around the country! Here is the latest… SOUTHEAST / ACC We are all familiar with the phrase, thanks in part to the wisdom of our Founding Fathers, “It is best not to mix politics and religion” — or something similar. …

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 …

Oregon Softball: Sizzling into the Super Regional

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The No. 1 Oregon Ducks (49-6) are knocking on the Women’s College World Series door. Following a series sweep at the Eugene Regionals last weekend, the Ducks advance to the Eugene Super Regionals to face NC State (38-20) in a best-of-three series at Howe Field. The winner advances to the first round of the eight-team WCWS in Oklahoma City. Throughout the regular season and beyond, the three-time Pac-12 Champions have dominated their …

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. …

FishDuck Imagines College Basketball Media Discussing Selection Sunday

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Tomorrow is Selection Sunday for the NCAA Tournament. It is a chance for fans of good teams to celebrate their success … and pray to Sweet Baby Jesus that their team avoids being an eight or nine seed in Kentucky’s region. But for the national college basketball pundits, it is one more chance to show their expertise on ESPN and …

How The Mighty Have Fallen: SEC, Pac-12 and Ranked Bowl Games Review

Caleb Couturie FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 5 Comments

Oh how the mighty have fallen. West Coast football fans have been saying it for years, but finally the SEC took an undeniable turn and it wasn’t in an upward direction. The storied “powerhouse” conference saw it’s least successful bowl season in years among ranked teams, of which it led the nation with seven. When the final bowl game with a …