Are the Oregon Olympics Uncle Phil’s Endgame?

Darren Perkins Editorials 17 Comments

As the debate rages on about the size and scope of the new Hayward Field, it got me thinking about what was going through the mind of the man who matters the most in all of this—Phil Knight. Could it be that building the world’s premier track-and-field-only stadium brings Oregon one step closer to hosting The Summer Olympic Games? Track …

Ducks Look to Continue Bowerman Award Dominance

Bruce Nelson FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

In Track and Field, no individual award is more prestigious than the Bowerman Trophy. It’s the sport’s equivalent to the Heisman Trophy, and the Ducks are looking to go two-for-two this year on the awards. Since its inception in 2009, three Ducks have won this prestigious award, with nine finalists. Arizona has the second highest number of finalists with four; thus the Ducks …

Pre Classic to Hold World’s Best Talent

Isaac Gibson FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

The Prefontaine Classic is one of the most anticipated and prestigious track and field meets in America. Bringing some of the greatest international runners in the world to America, the Prefontaine Classic has seen some of the greatest achievements in track history on American soil. No other meet in the United States has given us as many sub-four minute mile …

Fearless Leaders…of the Running Kind

Pat Pannu History 0 Comments

There is a reason Eugene is known as Tracktown, USA.  One of those reasons is that reading a list of Oregon’s Track and Field head coaches is like reading a list of who’s who in the sport. Since the track and field program was established at Oregon in 1895, there have been only seven permanent head coaches. Of those seven, …

Your Greatest “Oregon” Ducks

Josh White History 5 Comments

About a year ago, I wrote a post attempting to list the greatest “Oregon” Ducks of all-time - University of Oregon athletes, regardless of sport, who were either natives of the state of Oregon, or at had least moved here at a young age and thus “grew up” in Oregon. I originally planned to do a “top 10”, but early in the research it …

1962 Track & Field Champions: The Year Oregon’s “Tigers” Roared

FishDuck Staff History 2 Comments

Eugene today is known as Tracktown U.S.A. Nike was founded there, the hallowed track of Hayward Field is like Mecca, necessitating a pilgrimage by the world’s greatest runners to pay homage. Some of the greatest athletes have competed there. Track & Field is synonymous with the University of Oregon, its very identity defined by the glory attained on the historic …