Ducks Look to Cut the Tree This Weekend Against Stanford

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McKalie Bellew of FishDuck.com interviewed defensive back Erick Dargan during Tuesday’s press conference at the University of Oregon’s Hatfield-Dowlin Complex. The Oregon Ducks have inserted themselves right back into the college playoff picture. After three straight wins following a tough loss to the Arizona Wildcats during Week 6, Oregon finally looks like the Pac-12 juggernaut that many expected it to be. Although …

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A Letter to Stanford

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Dear Stanford, I am writing on behalf of the University of Oregon’s football fan-base to inform you that our boys are ready to give you quite a difficult time in our house this Saturday. I understand that you may believe yourselves to be our kryptonite due to our past couple of games, but this is the year we seek revenge. …

Mariota’s Game Does The Talking

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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

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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 …

Mariota Makes and Misses UO History

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Put it in the books Coach, we’ve got a record-breaker in the building! Marcus Mariota never ceases to amaze me as the season continues. After this past weekend’s game against the Washington Huskies, Mariota has pushed the Ducks streak of points in each game by a pass play to 60 straight games. A new Pac-12 record! Not only did Mariota …

Opponent Analysis: How to Combat the Spartans

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The excitement for Duck fans is rising by the hour, as they get ready to welcome one of the biggest non-conference regular season games in Duck history! It is the first Top-10 match-up of the college football season, and will have an immediate impact on the inaugural College Football Playoff picture. Both Oregon and Michigan State are appearing regularly in analysts’ playoff predictions; …

Coyotes vs the Roadrunners … er, Ducks

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“I’ll tell you this, “we’re not gonna get beat up. Our kids are big Midwestern boys, they’re tough. They won’t get beat up.” Joe Glenn If life were a cartoon, the Oregon football team would  take the field at Autzen Stadium on August 30th to face the South Dakota Coyotes with roadrunners on their uniforms rather than ducks. Unfortunately for the visitors, this …

Scott’s Turf: Claiming Dignity

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Coming out of the closet. This is a trend in athletics that has caught many off guard, some not so much. One thing is for sure, though, that the announcements of high profile players that they are gay has stirred plenty of debate and commentary across the board. Some are for the announcements, some against. The more troubling trend, though, …

Duckling Profile: The Awesome That is Wogan

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Anyone that has built a puzzle knows that absolutely every piece is needed in order for it to work. Without all of the pieces, a puzzle can never fully be complete. In the same way, Oregon football has been impressive the last several years, but there was always something missing — a kicker. And without a quality kicker, the Oregon …

Student Season Ticket Standoff

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Refresh … Refresh … Is this thing working? Did I lose my spot in line? Is it time yet? Will I be able to go to ANY football games this year? What if I don’t get tickets?! What has the world come to?! This is a scenario that I, and I’m sure many other Oregon students and fans are familiar with. …

Scott’s Turf: Does Stanford Still Have An ‘Oregon’ Problem?

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A couple of years ago, as Andrew Luck suffered another 20-plus point defeat to the Oregon Ducks at Stanford Stadium, a familiar statement was circulating around that “Stanford has an Oregon problem.” Of course, this refers to the fact that Stanford, but for a loss to Oregon in two consecutive years, would have been in the BCS National Championship Game. …

From Dons to Ducks: One on One With New Recruit Brady Aiello

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Offensive tackle is arguably one of the most important positions on a football team. Vital to the outside run game and pass protection, an OT must be skilled in a lot of different aspects of blocking. Sixteen-year-old Brady Aiello from Lafayette, California, believed he had what it took to be the Ducks’ newest addition to a strong offensive line. The Ducks …