Ruining the Season: An Arizona Specialty

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“Bear Down.” It is the official motto of the University of Arizona, a slogan based on a Gipper-ish legend of a former player’s message to his team. Lying in his hospital bed in 1926, starting quarterback John “Button” Salmon told coach Pop McKale (yes, that McKale) on his final hospital visit to Salmon, “…Tell the team to bear down.” The motto …

Just a Rebound Away From Potentially Making it a Great Day

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EUGENE, OR.- After such a dominant win against Washington State last weekend, the Ducks were looking to carry over that momentum into Thursday night’s game against the legendary UCLA Bruins.  Last year, Oregon ended up beating UCLA in the PAC-12 Championship game, which gave the Ducks a birth into the NCAA tournament.  By UCLA’s effort last night and SportCenter Top …

The Ten Most Influential Plays of the Last Ten Seasons: #5-1

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In case you missed Part 1, read it here.  To read the list in its entirety, go here. Before we get to plays #5-1, here are some plays that just missed the list: Honorable Mention: Kenjon Barner’s punt return fumble against LSU (2011): The play had a heavy impact on the game (as well as Tyrann Mathieu’s career), but had …

Oregon Can’t Put Players Into the NFL? Ducks in the Super Bowl

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College programs love to negatively recruit regarding Oregon and how “they don’t put players into the NFL.”  But even a power outage couldn’t keep this Super Bowl full of Ducks from participating in possibly the greatest Super Bowl in NFL history.  In a 34-31 Ravens victory over the Niners, Duck fans probably had mixed feelings on which team they wanted …

O TIME (The Making Of A Duck Anthem)

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                                                          Duck Fans, Last year an Artist in Portland named XILE & a vlogger named Jared Sawyer set out on a mission to make an Oregon Duck Anthem.  Armed with just a $125 Flip Cam & a dream they managed to make a video featuring Oregon Duck Legends such as Dennis Dixon, Jonathan Stewart, Walter Thurmond III, Ed Dickson, Jordan …