Ducks’ Loss Brings Harsh Reality

Darren Perkins Editorials 54 Comments

If only Saturday’s loss had been to USC, Stanford, or Washington — against one of the Pac-12’s better programs — I’d feel much better about things. I could say that the Ducks are a legit top-25 team, that they scratched and clawed to the bitter end against one the conference’s premier teams, and almost pulled it off. I could say …

Three Reasons Oregon-ASU Never Became a Rivalry

Nathan Roholt Editorials 2 Comments

Amid the chaos following their game, the two coaches ran toward each other for a common ritual of their profession: the post-game handshake. While this interaction is normally brief and emotionally distant, after this particular game one coach, Arizona State’s Todd Graham, chose this moment to voice his contempt for the coach he was facing, Washington State’s Mike Leach. Broadcast …

The Top 6 Tests Oregon Will Face in 2016

David Miller Editorials 2 Comments

Given that the landscape of the Pac-12 has changed so dramatically it’s worthwhile to dive into the schedule and attempt to project the teams that will present the stiffest tests for Oregon. We lost to Washington State at home last year but so far this year they look like a train wreck. The teams at the bottom of the Pac-12 (Colorado, …

Are We Entitled? Is That a Bad Thing?

Kim Hastings Humor 5 Comments

“Entitled.” Some people use it a weapon when discussing fan behavior. Sort of a “drop-the-mic and declare victory” moment. Critical of the defense? “Oh, you’re entitled.” Critical of the coaching? “You should lose your entitlement attitude.” Disappointed over a season seemingly topping out with a minor pre-New Year’s Day Bowl? “You must be” — *fill in the blank* — “entitled, …

Sun Devils’ Persistent Averageness a Puzzle to Experts

Kim Hastings Humor 1 Comment

The Arizona State Sun Devils host the Ducks tomorrow with little on the line for ASU. They have already secured a record which may remain unbroken forever. The Sun Devils have lost at least three games every year since at least 1998. The record probably goes back further than ’98. FishDuck.com/psychologistsinoursparetime asked me to examine the persistent mediocrity extant in Tempe. …

How to Slow Down the Surging Sun Devils

Rory Davidson Analysis 0 Comments

The Ducks and Sun Devils are coming off much needed byes. Not necessarily because of injuries, although it is good that Vernon Adams got a week of rest, but because of their need to step back and regroup. With Adams’ return last week, the Ducks offense looked much more explosive and reliable, so hopefully the team realizes this and rallies …

Oregon Softball: Ducks Edge ASU, 4-3, Sweep Series

Jordan Ingram FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

Jordan Ingram reporting for FishDuck.com at Howe Field in Eugene, Ore. The No. 2 Oregon Ducks softball team held off a late run by No. 19 Arizona State this afternoon, beating the Sun Devils 4-3 at Howe Field in their first series sweep of ASU since 1989. Junior pitcher Cheridan Hawkins continued to dominate the Sun Devils from the mound, going the full seven innings …

Oregon Walks Away Victorious In Overtime Thriller

Omar Garibay FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

The Oregon Ducks men’s basketball team squared off against the Arizona State Sun Devils in Tempe, Arizona Friday night and came out victorious in a thrilling 68-67 overtime win. Going into Friday night’s matchup, the Sun Devils (11-11, 3-6 Pac-12) had won three out of their previous four games, which included an 18-point victory over the much-improved Oregon State Beavers. …

Arik Armstead Looks Forward to Thanksgiving and Civil War

Austin Willhoft FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

First off, Happy Thanksgiving everyone! One thing that I’m thankful for is being able to attend the University of Oregon and watching the Ducks dominate every team they play. On the defensive side of the ball, Arik Armstead has been a pivotal player for the Ducks. By either sacking the quarterback or stopping a running back before he explodes for …

Top 5 Pac-12 Quarterbacks

Pat Pannu FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

Heading into Week 6 of college football, we are almost halfway through the season and the quarterback situation in the Pac-12 has only gotten more intense as the season has progressed. During the off-season, it was being declared all over that the Pac-12 was living up to its name as the “Conference of Quarterbacks.” Let’s take a look at the five …

Rooting Interests During Oregon’s Bye Week

Kim Hastings FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

It’s Breather Week for the Oregon Ducks, who are fresh off another easy win over Washington State. A never-in-doubt, always-in-the-bag, easy-peasy lemon-squeezy win over the Cougars — who were never in it. But, since we at  FishDuck.com/imaduckfanbornandaduckfanbredandillitalicizeduntilimdead aren’t just Duck fans, but college football fans as well, we wanted to preview some of the conference games on the slate this week. …

Division Power Rankings: Pac-12 South

Pat Pannu FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

There is no doubt in anyone’s mind that the Pac-12 is one of the best conferences in the country. It has changed vastly since its conception, but one thing has always stayed the same: winning. After the addition of Utah and Colorado three years ago (how time flies), the Pac-12 was split into two divisions: North and South. Though the North division …