Oregon’s Rich History of Football/Baseball Dual-Athletes, and the Void Left Today

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Oregon’s baseball team fell just short of making it to the 2012 College World Series this week, a win against Kent State on Monday would have earned Oregon its first trip to the College World Series since 1954. Unfortunate that Oregon couldn’t advance as it may be, it still is a remarkable feat to host a Super Regional in just …

1963 Ducks: The Last Great Oregon Football Team Before the Modern Era

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At the time they may not have recognized the impact they would have during their time in Eugene, when the young men of the 1960 football recruiting class arrived on campus at the University of Oregon. By the time they were done though the mark in history was undeniable, their achievements at the UO surpassed only by their accomplishments in …

What IS a FishDuck?

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Why the odd name for the website?  Is it really named after you, or the other way around?  Where did this name come from?  What IS a FishDuck?  How did this unusual all-volunteer website with tons of people on staff really begin-and why?  And stop giving away all of Oregon’s secrets, aren’t you helping the opponents? All of these are …

Tales From The Pit: #16 Oregon 68 – #1 UCLA 66

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          On a brisk Saturday afternoon in Eugene on January 6th, 2007, two early Pac-10 title contenders clashed in an epic game at storied MacArthur court. The 2:00 pm tipoff had been much anticpated, as the two teams were both nationally ranked in the top 20, and at that point had only one loss between them. A predictably …

The Oklahoma series: Part 1 – Bad Play (2004) & Bad Luck (2005)

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It wasn’t the first time Oregon and Oklahoma had played.  Four times previously the Ducks and Sooners had faced off, every time they had trounced Oregon.  It wasn’t pretty how lopsided the series had been. 1958 – Oklahoma 6 Oregon 0 1966 – Oklahoma 17 Oregon 0 1972 – Oklahoma 68 Oregon 3 1975 – Oklahoma 62 Oregon 7 (Oklahoma …

Oregon’s 1996 comeback, Part II: 100th Civil War

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Approximately 15 years ago to date, Oregon headed to Corvallis’ Parker Stadium for the 100th Civil War game.  Sitting at 5-5 overall, Oregon wanted their third consecutive winning season and a shot at a bowl game.  Oregon State was 2-8 overall, but always wanted to end their season on a high note by beating their instate rival.  The previous two …

Ducks versus Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterbacks

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In recent days and weeks leading to Oregon’s season-defining showdown with heretofore undefeated Stanford, the story wasn’t just that Chip Kelly‘s team was facing the nation’s #4 squad, or that a win might make another BCS title-game run possible. Given the accolades that have been showered for the past two years on Cardinal quarterback Andrew Luck, it seems the Ducks …

Remembering Four Great ’80s Ducks

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As the Ducks transition this week from a victory over Washington State to prepping for Washington, I’ve found myself thinking back to two pairs of star players from Rich Brook’s 1980s squads, each part of upset victories over these Northwest rivals. Many Duck fans remember Washington State running back Reuben Mayes’ NCAA record-breaking 357 yards at Autzen Stadium in 1984, …

Encore to Desert Miracle: Similar Pull-off in Palouse, 11-4-2000

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Following the 2000 “Desert Miracle” victory over Arizona State, the high-flying Oregon Ducks were now soaring solo atop the Pac-10 standings.  A week later on November 4, 2000; Oregon traveled to Pullman, Washington for a date with Washington State.  Coming off a natural high following a miraculous win over the Arizona State Sun Devils, Oregon remained the only unbeaten team …