Softball Shows No Mercy in Regionals, Advances to NCAA Super Regionals

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Oregon Softball mesmerized crowds with a stunning victory at the NCAA Eugene Regionals. The Ducks hosted Baylor, Fordham, and Long Beach State during the course of the weekend. Oregon faced off against Fordham and Baylor to come out on top of their postseason debut. The No. 5 Ducks breezed by Fordham on Friday night to take the win, 8-0, in …

About Vernon Adams, the Obscure, the Melancholy, and the “Feel-Good”

David Miller Editorials 2 Comments

I’ll be honest. I didn’t know what to write about this week. I considered several times writing to Charles Fischer and the editors and letting them know I was out of ideas, out of articles, I could write no more, I needed a break. All told, I’ve put down five articles of more than 1,500 words each since early September and had …

Renovations in TrackTown: A Step Forward

Isaac Gibson FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 5 Comments

Eugene, Oregon; a town known throughout the country to have some of the deepest roots in track and field history, enough to be called TrackTown USA. This title is in no small part thanks to historic Hayward Field that graces the campus of the University of Oregon. Hayward Field has been home to many important track meets where world records have …

Recruiting Update: Neal Pulling A Double Knott?

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Football Recruiting Offers With spring practice in full swing, the attention of the the Oregon brass has shifted to seemingly tedious day-to-day balancing of on-field re-tooling and stockpiling for the the future. High school preps are beginning their own pre-summer practices, seeing several elite camps produce early-cycle headlines. Deep in the South, longtime Oregon-connected defensive back Nigel Knott (4-Star/Madison, MS/Rivals250) punched …

Recruiting Update: The West Coast is Our Coast

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Football Recruiting Commitments Its a sign of the times. Oregon’s pull on big-name recruits is producing early-cycle commitments and the message to the rest of college football is clear; speed kills. Wide receiver Theo Howard (4-Star/Westlake, CA/Rivals250) shook-up the West Coast recruiting landscape when he committed to wide receivers coach Matt Lubick following an unofficial visit last weekend. “I called …

Recruiting Update: A Victory in the Midst of Turmoil

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Football Recruiting Reset. Like a good cornerback. Oregon’s season is over. Our next campaign has already begun. In the moments leading up to Monday’s clash, it was reported that a key cog in Oregon’s recruiting machine was headed east. Wide receivers coach Matt Lubick seemed all but gone until a post-game interview squashed that rumor. When asked about his coaching …

Recruiting Update: Oregon Gives Southern Castoff Wings

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Football Recruiting News On the heels of what was Oregon’s second biggest win in school history (next Monday…), the Ducks received a verbal commitment from standout junior college jack-of-all-trades Paris Bostick (NR/Tampa, FL). The former Georgia Bulldog opted to transfer after his recruited position, rover, was no longer a sole option after a coaching change. “It was a football decision,” said Bostick. …

Recruiting Update: Dual-Threat Stidham Heading West?

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Football Recruiting News Mere moments after newly-minted Heisman winner Marcus Mariota brought tears to the country’s eyes, another signal caller was the subject of breaking news. Long time Texas Tech commit Jarrett Stidham (4-Star/Stephenville, TX/Rivals100) quietly announced that he would open his recruitment after months of silence surrounded one of the nation’s top dual-threat passers. What does it mean for …

Three Unforgettable Moments in Oregon Civil War History

Jordan Ingram History 4 Comments

In 1894, the biggest football games were played on the East Coast between a handful of Ivy League teams. A few thousand miles away, in the middle of seemingly endless Oregon farmland, two teams were preparing for their first football game, lacing up their shoes on a field best described as a “cross between a duck pond and a hog …

Recruiting Update: Saw Gas by the Barrel

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Football Recruiting Visits We, The Oregon Faithful, have had this weekend’s clash with the Stanford “treebark” on our minds for many months now. A resounding win will not only restore public opinion in Oregon’s hold on the Pac-12 but also drive nails in solidifying several key recruits. The official visit list for Nov. 1 reads of super stardom. Among the …

Recruiting Update: Time Will (Marvell) Tell

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Football Recruiting Commitments This past weekend’s 62-13 bludgeoning of South Dakota came complete with a “Quack” from one of the west coast’s top preps. Tabbed athlete Malik Lovette (4-Star/Redlands, CA/Rivals250) committed to Mark Helfrich and Co. prior to Oregon’s Saturday night romp, further stacking speed with likes of fellow commits Taj Griffin (4-Star/Powder Springs, GA/Rivals100) and Travis Waller (4-Star/Anaheim, CA/Rivals100). News …

Track and Field 2014-15: Ducks on Track to a Dynasty

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The 2014 NCAA track and field season was one of the best in recent years — if not ever — for the Oregon Ducks men’s and women’s teams.  After both teams won NCAA indoor championships and completed a strong regular outdoor season, the Ducks excelled in the regional qualifiers, sending a total of 37 men and women athletes to the …