Stanford Final Thoughts; Looking Ahead to Cal

Darren Perkins Editorials 35 Comments

We all know how agonizing last week’s loss to Stanford was, but a lot of good came out of a tough night Saturday at Autzen Stadium. Oregon’s easy non-conference slate offered a chance for the Ducks to fine-tune things and answer some key questions. Unfortunately, on the offensive side of ball, the nonconference slate not only left some questions unanswered, but raised even more. Against Stanford, the Oregon …

An Analysis of the Explosive Golden Bears

Rory Davidson Analysis 2 Comments

Wow, last week was a hell of game. One of the most exciting and insane games I’ve seen in a long, long time. So, for anyone that wasn’t sure how much of a difference a quarterback can make, see last week. A healthy Vernon Adams has been the spark the Ducks need to keep their Pac-12 North title hopes alive. Speaking of great …

A Look Into How Oregon Stacks Up Against the Pac-12 North

Jason Selby FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

As a student at the University of Oregon, and a diehard fan of the Ducks, it’s frustrating to see how concerned people are with the football team heading into this season. It seems as if every fan is saying “The void that Marcus Mariota left behind might be too much for the Ducks to overcome.” Instead, people should be talking about the …

Around the Conference in Cartoon Characters

Kim Hastings FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

December 17, 1989, was the day “The Simpsons” dethroned Cosby before his “hobby” had a chance to do the job. In the 26 years since, TV’s first prime-time cartoon has presented viewers with many memorable characters. With the announcement this week of Harry Shearer‘s departure, the iconic cartoon will be without the voices of Mr. Burns, Ned Flanders, Principal Skinner, …

Journey Continues For Young Ducks

Omar Garibay FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

About a month ago most Oregon fans were probably thinking that Dana Altman and the Oregon Ducks men’s basketball team were experiencing an aberration. Just think about it for a second. How often does a team with little to no experience, lack of roster depth and practically no interior size succeed? Sure, this isn’t the first time a sports team …

Valentine’s Day Around the Pac-12 Conference

Kim Hastings FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

Good morning, Ducks! Next week at this time you will be doing one of two things. If you shopped early for a Valentine’s Day gift for your significant baby cakes, you will be enjoying the morning. If you waited until the last minute, your Valentines morning may look a little different. But I have confidence in you, Duck! As the …

An Overearly Ambitious Prediction for the Vegas Crown

Evan Gilges FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

It is the city known for entertainment, unlikely second chances, frightening unpredictability, and a little bit of gambling. It’s the Sin City itself, and as Pac 12 men’s basketball conference play inches closer to tipoff, why not entertain with some early predictions of what to expect in this season’s Pac 12 games before the Las Vegas conference championship becomes slightly …

Marcus Mariota: Greatest Duck Quarterback Ever?

Nathan Roholt FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

As with any Duck game I watch on television, the usual texts went back and forth between friends during Friday night’s game. The topics were likely the same as they were for many others watching the game: Dwayne Stanford’s breakout first half. Lofty projections of Royce Freeman’s career. (Three Doak Walker awards? Or four?) Byron Marshall’s big game in his …

Royce Freeman, Oregon Ducks

Run Royce Run!

Omar Garibay FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

The Oregon coaching staff has been adamant and clear about one thing all season long, and after seeing his performance on friday night, they might have to change their stance. Freshmen running back Royce Freeman had his third straight week of over 100 yards rushing in Oregon’s win against Cal. If he keeps having these type of performances, the coaching …

Bear Perspective: Cal talking about Oregon Post-Game

Joey Holland FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

Using a brand-new professional stadium as a venue could add excitement to any college football showdown, but when you throw in two Pac-12 North opponents averaging a combined 85 points per game, you have an unbeatable recipe for entertainment. With dominant and dynamic quarterback Marcus Mariota leading the No.6-ranked Oregon Ducks and the young, promising gunslinger Jared Goff guiding the …

Mariota’s Game Does The Talking

Omar Garibay FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

Marcus Mariota and the No. 6 Oregon Ducks have won five straight games against the California Golden Bears. Oregon will look to make it six straight tonight. After underperforming against the Arizona Wildcats in week 6, the Ducks quickly found themselves in a state of flurry. Many questioned Oregon’s playoff chances, and Mariota’s Heismen candidacy took a hit as well. Fast …

This Friday Will Be A Homecoming For Several Ducks

Omar Garibay FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

Oregon Ducks Football Practice Report: October 23rd The Ducks took the practice field on Thursday and had their traditional walk-through for tomorrow night’s matchup against the high-scoring California Golden Bears. The game will be played in the newly built Levi Stadium in Santa Clara, California, which is also the new home of the San Francisco 49ers. The Ducks and the Golden …