A Civil War Guide for the Sophisticated Visitor: Five Little-Known Facts About Corvallis, Oregon

Randy Morse History

There are towns in this world that people dream of visiting. You know, Paris in the springtime. New York in the autumn. San Francisco in the summer. Eugene virtually anytime. Then there’s Corvallis, whose town motto is the refreshingly candid, “It’s Never So Bad That It Couldn’t Be Worse.” With a population of around 55,000 benighted souls (and Lord knows …

Mariota Discusses Status of Injured Teammates Brown and Grasu

McKalie Bellew FishWrap, FishWrap Archive

FishDuck.com writer Ashley Young interviewed Marcus Mariota at the Hatfield-Dowlin Complex today. This morning’s interview with Mariota was short and sweet, and focused on his teammates rather than the upcoming game against Colorado — the last game in Autzen Stadium this season! Did it go by super fast, or is it just me? The first teammate that Mariota was asked about was Pharaoh Brown. Mariota explained that …

Lest We Forget: A Very Personal Salute to Our Veterans, Oregon-Style

Randy Morse FishWrap, FishWrap Archive

It was 1918. After years of unimaginable horror in the trenches of Belgium and France, the Great War ground to a halt. Millions of men and women in uniform — and countless civilians — had perished. The world stood aghast, sighed and buried its fallen. Back home, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed the 11th day of the 11th month as Armistice …

Arik Armstead Converses About Upcoming Utah Game

McKalie Bellew FishWrap, FishWrap Archive

Caleb Couturie interviewed Arik Armstead at the Hatfield-Downlin Complex yesterday  morning at the post-practice press conference for FishDuck.com. Well our Ducks beat Stanford and that feels good and all that but it’s time to focus on what is ahead and our boys are definitely focused on their next game. It’s been a series of back-to-back games these past few weeks …

Ifo Ekpre-Olomu… ‘Nough Said

McKalie Bellew FishWrap, FishWrap Archive

  According to an article on GoDucks.com, Oregon senior defensive back, Ifo Ekpre-Olomu has been named as one of 15 finalists for the Jim Thorpe Award. This yearly award for the best defensive back in college football was established in 1986 and named after Jim Thorpe, considered by many to be the greatest all-around athlete in history. Thorpe was a …

Any Where and Any Time, Devon Allen and the Ducks are Ready to Play

Austin Willhoft FishWrap, FishWrap Archive

Let’s be real, the Ducks have one of the most dynamic offenses throughout the NCAA. Their ability to rapidly put points on the board causes opponents to feel as if it would be impossible to pull off a comeback. Credit is due where credit is deserved, and it’s always pivotal to point out the certain individuals that fuel that Ducks …

Somebody Call the Doctor!

Riley Bushnell FishWrap, FishWrap Archive

Injuries are always key in winning. The average viewer might have thought Rich Rodriguez just always has the right game plan against Oregon after beating them for two straight seasons; however, nature sometimes plays a role. In the game against Arizona, we saw a battered Oregon offensive line. Credit to some of the backups, as they played their hearts out. …

Mike Leach Unplugged — on FishDuck.com

Jason Fowler FishWrap, FishWrap Archive

The narrow loss to No. 2 Oregon wasn’t considered a statement game, according to Cougar head coach, Mike Leach, but “a step in the right direction today.” He went on to say, “I think we just need to focus on practicing and improving, but I thought we played extremely hard the entire game.” WSU dropped this well-fought battle by a score of …

Recruiting Update: This is Autzen!

Mark Flores FishWrap, FishWrap Archive

Football Recruiting Visits With a second half fit for the history books, Oregon ran roughshod over visiting Michigan State, 46-27. In attendance were several key names on Oregon’s big board and following the thunderous win, those same preps had plenty to say about their time in Eugene. Defensive end will be a high-profile need heading into next season as several …

The Eyes of the Defense — A Farewell to One of the Best in the Game

Ashley Young Men of Oregon: Players and Coaches

It was an announcement that made headlines nationwide, one that left many Oregon Duck football fans with their jaws wide open. Defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti announced his last game before the 2013 Alamo Bowl. For the last 15 seasons, Aliotti ignited a spark in the Ducks’ defense, which led to multiple conference championships and a winning streak Oregon Ducks fans …

UO Acro: The 3-Time National Champs You Didn’t Know Existed

Kerry Merrill FishWrap, FishWrap Archive

Quick, name the UO sport that features double-downs, back-tuck baskets, twist double fulls, scorpions and kick doubles (hint: it’s not gymnastics, skiing/snowboarding, cheer or dance).  Figured it out yet?  UO is the reigning national champions.  Getting closer?  For those who are new to these incredible acts, this terminology relates to just one sport: Acrobatics and Tumbling, also known as the …