History Made at ‘Oregon Twilight’

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The night was truly star-studded last night at the Oregon Twilight Invitational. Former, current, and future Ducks all toed the line, which made for some pretty special races. Future Duck Matthew Maton had a night he would never forget. He became just the sixth high school prep athlete to ever break the 4-minute-mile barrier. Maton did not bear the colors of …

DeForest Buckner Expected to Be a Hot Commodity

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The 2015 NFL Draft, which took place in Chicago, Illinois, last week, was a memorable experience for the 256 players that were selected. In total, the ACC had 20 players chosen in the draft, while the SEC had 22 and the Pac-12 had 25. There’s no doubt that the SEC is known as a college football powerhouse, but it’s become …

Ducks Look NCAA Ready After Weekend Meets

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The Ducks split up this past weekend, sending a squad to the Oregon State University High Performance Meet while another group was sent down to Stanford for the Peyton Jordan Invitational. Over at OSU, the Ducks took wins in many events. Waverly Neer, a transfer from Columbia, made her first appearance in an Oregon uniform and won the 5000 meter race …

Roger Goodell’s Secret Draft Day Tweets

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It has to get tiresome for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. He steps to the microphone to announce draft picks and gets booed. Sure he handled the Adrian Peterson case with all the finesse of a jackhammer going through creme brulee. Sure he waffled so many times during the Ray Rice case that the 2015 NFL season is sponsored by Bisquick. You bet …

Marcus Mariota Goes No. 2 to the Titans

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Last night, despite trade speculation with many teams, the Tennessee Titans drafted Marcus Mariota with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. Mariota is now on his way to Tennessee to be introduced to the media, and it appears this pick will stick. “Every minute we spent with him it just felt better and better,” Titans general …

Don Pellum is Excited for the Spring Game and NFL Draft

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In an interview forFishDuck.com on Wednesday, I spoke with Oregon’s defensive coordinator Don Pellum at the Hatfield-Dowlin Complex in Eugene. The Ducks’ defensive coordinator was full of joy and excitement after Oregon completed its final Spring practice on Wednesday morning. The longtime coach also expressed a great deal of enthusiasm when asked if his players are ready to strap on …

Scott Frost Excited About the Spring Game, Chimes in on the NFL Draft

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In an interview for FishDuck.com on Wednesday, I spoke with Oregon’s offensive coordinator Scott Frost at the Hatfield-Dowlin Complex in Eugene. Fourteen spring practices are officially over and after five hard-fought weeks,  Coach Frost and the rest of Oregon’s coaching staff are ready to take the field this Saturday.  One area that the Ducks’ offensive coordinator has paid close attention to …

Jeff Lockie Focused Heading into Spring Game

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FishDuck.com sportswriter Ashley Young caught up with quarterback Jeff Lockie after Monday’s spring practice, getting his thoughts on the upcoming spring game. With the battle for the starting quarterback position stacked with candidates, Saturday’s spring game will be substantially important for redshirt junior Lockie. Vernon Adams will not be arriving on campus until summer, which means that now is the …

Defensive Leadership Role Set for Rodney Hardrick

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FishDuck.com sportswriter Austin Willhoft managed to catch up with linebacker Rodney Hardrick after Friday’s spring practice, coming away with the impression that this coming fall will be the defining season for Hardrick. After a disappointing defensive performance in the National Championship game against Ohio State, the Ducks defense looks to reload and improve despite the loss of graduates Tony Washington and Derrick …

Ducks to Face Spartans in Prime Time

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We finally have a kickoff time, Duck fans. Thursday, ESPN announced one of the most anticipated non-conference games of the year will kick-off in prime time for the East Coast. These are the teams which have won the past two Rose Bowl games. September 12th, the Oregon Ducks will head to East Lansing, Mich., for the highly anticipated rematch against the …

Charles Nelson’s Take on His Offense-to-Defense Transition

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In an interview for FishDuck.com on Wednesday, I spoke with Oregon’s defensive back Charles Nelson at the Hatfield-Dowling Complex in Eugene. Nelson bolted onto the scene last year like a quick strike of lighting. His impact was fast and furious. Nelson was a true freshman last season, and was utilized by the Ducks coaching staff in a plethora of ways. The …

Scott Frost on Spring Practice, Preaches Patience and Hard Work

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In an interview for FishDuck.com on Wednesday, I spoke with Oregon’s offensive coordinator Scott Frost at the Hatfield-Dowlin Complex in Eugene. The famed spring game that takes place every year is about two weeks away, and the last three weeks of practice have been full of excitement and hard work. However, according to Frost, every player is eager to finish …