Double National Champions AGAIN? Ducks Stun Indoor Track …

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Reported live by FishDuck.com Track Correspondent, Bruce Nelson – Once again, our mighty tracksters outperformed expectations and brought home two team titles from the Indoor NCAA Championships in Birmingham, Alabama. (Oregon won the double national championships for Outdoor Track last June!) While the men were expected to win, the women were 17-point underdogs to Florida. When the Gators faltered, the Lady …

A Farewell to FishDuck.com and an Ode to My Ducks

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Here I am, after nearly 15 months, writing my last article for FishDuck.com. I started before I even stepped foot on campus for my freshman year. Doe-eyed and terrified, I contacted Charles Fischer, an incredibly passionate Duck enthusiast who scared the crap out of me from the moment I started writing. My first article was good, but the title was awful and …

Ducks Look to Continue Bowerman Award Dominance

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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 …

Ducks Men Run Away with NCAA Track & Field Crown

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Mike Merrell, reporting direct from Historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon What was supposed to be a close team race turned into a romp as the Oregon Men’s Track & Field Team ran away with a second straight NCAA Outdoor title. The Ducks racked up 85 points to outdistance second place Florida with 56. Track & Field News had projected …

Ducks Start Strong at NCAA Track & Field Championships

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The Oregon Ducks Men’s Track & Field team held form and then some on the first day of the 2015 NCAA Championships at Historic Hayward Field, setting up a Friday showdown with co-favorite Florida. The Ducks scored 33 big first-day points to take what looks like a commanding lead, but Florida, with 16 points, stands poised to cut deeply into …

Look to FishDuck for NCAA Track & Field Coverage

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Look to FishDuck.com to bring you coverage of the 2015 Men’s and Women’s NCAA Track & Field Championships. Covering the event for FishDuck will be our editor-in-chief and former Oregon Track Club member Mike Merrell, who narrowly missed qualifying for the 1976 U.S. Olympic Trials in the marathon. In addition to following all of our Oregon Ducks, Mike will be …

Can The King Be Dethroned?

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With conference championships coming up and athletes looking to get their last minute qualifying times in, there is one particular story line that many in the track and field world want to see develop. Everyone loves an underdog, and Oregon’s Edward Cheserek is anything but that. Only a sophomore, he already has more titles (seven) than anyone he is competing against. Cheserek has …

Upset City at Penn Relays

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The Ducks flew east to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania this past weekend to compete at the oldest collegiate track meet in America, The Penn Relays. With its A-squad of runners, Oregon went up against the best relay teams the nation has to offer. The results provided plenty of upsets for the Ducks, both good and bad. On the women’s side, Oregon was the favorite heading …

Bucs’ Choice, Baby-Talk Athletes and Fans’ Rights

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Mike Merrell’sThree-and-Out While the national pundits make a bit of an about face on the Mariota vs. Winston draft pick issue, it’s not a bad time to take a look at some of the little things that maybe shouldn’t be so little in the convoluted relationship among athletics, universities and fans. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ top draft choice, baby-talk athletes …

Ducks Lined Up to Run in Today’s Meet

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Today is the Pepsi Team Invitational and Oregon’s first home meet of the year. There are some great races and great line-ups; here are some to keep an eye on. Men’s Javelin: Field includes 2014 NCAA Champion Sam Crouser from Oregon and NCAA Runner-Up Raymond Dykstra of Kentucky. Currently Crouser is leading the NCAA with a throw of 259-0 with …

Ducks Flock Together in Stanford 10K

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Anyone who watched the Stanford Invitational last weekend may have scratched their heads when they saw the men’s 10,000m race. Among two Ducks lagging in last place for most of the race, were two of the best distance runners in the nation, Edward Cheserek and Eric Jenkins. Just weeks ago, Cheserek and Jenkins brought home four NCAA titles combined. So why …

Andy Powell — “One of the easiest years I’ve had coaching.”

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With a dominant performance at the Indoor NCAAs this past weekend, the Ducks scored 74 points. Only four of those points came from Greg Skipper’s 5th place finish in the weight throw, making 70 points  scored by the distance team. The men’s distance coach, Andy Powell, gave the credit not to himself but to the leadership of the team. He said “They …