Are the Oregon Olympics Uncle Phil’s Endgame?

Darren Perkins Editorials 17 Comments

As the debate rages on about the size and scope of the new Hayward Field, it got me thinking about what was going through the mind of the man who matters the most in all of this—Phil Knight. Could it be that building the world’s premier track-and-field-only stadium brings Oregon one step closer to hosting The Summer Olympic Games? Track …

Top Ten Unforgettable Duck Football Memories

Steven Smith Blast from the Past!, Editorials 16 Comments

The hiatus between the conclusion of spring practice, last seasons pratfall and next August is here. We have time, then, to reminisce, ruminate and regurgitate past gridiron games, both great, sad and unforgettable. Upon reflection, here are TEN of mine, indelibly engraved in my gray matter. They could be called The Good, the Bad and the Ugly circa the Clint Eastwood spaghetti …

Infatuation: Why the Love Affair with the DUCKS?

Steven Smith Editorials 32 Comments

This site is all about “Our beloved Ducks,” to quote Charles Fischer, our long standing Zen Master.  It’s true: web-foots we are. However, the past two seasons, the Ducks have struggled mightily, and many “die-hard” fans have jumped ship. The question to explore, for those of us who have stayed true, is: Why all the love for the Ducks?  What draws us …

Oregon Lands Exceptional Talent with Track Recruit Kate Murphy

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The Oregon Track and Field program has a long history of attracting top tier talent. It has been that way for a while, from the days of Bill Bowman and Steve Prefontaine. There was definitely a noticeable presence of current and former Ducks at the 2016 Rio Olympics. After a disappointing end to the Men’s Cross Country season at the NCAA Cross Country Nationals, the team will …

From the Poorhouse to the Penthouse

Henry Swift History Leave a Comment

They never wear the same uniform twice, they train on Brazilian hardwood, and their stadium features not one but two waterfalls. It is safe to say that Oregon has one of the best facilities and uniforms in the country, if not the world. This is the world that Oregon lives in now, but it was not always like this. Their uniforms were ugly, their …

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 …

Can The King Be Dethroned?

Isaac Gibson FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

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 …

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 …

Pre Classic to Hold World’s Best Talent

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The Prefontaine Classic is one of the most anticipated and prestigious track and field meets in America. Bringing some of the greatest international runners in the world to America, the Prefontaine Classic has seen some of the greatest achievements in track history on American soil. No other meet in the United States has given us as many sub-four minute mile …

Being a Ducks Fan From the Eyes of a Duck

Jason Selby For the Fans Leave a Comment

When looking for colleges to apply to, students might consider their future aspirations, field of study interests, or location of campus. At the University of Oregon, there is one common trend seen among all who apply and ultimately attend: SPORTS! In a world where athletes are praised like gods, the world of sports has heavily influenced the decision-making of thousands of …

A Few Notable Ducks on the Track and Field Team Reeling in Academic Awards

Austin Willhoft FishWrap, FishWrap Archive Leave a Comment

Although it was announced on Wednesday February 11th, 2015, sophomore runner Edward Cheserek was named Division I Men’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year. While this was one of the biggest honors mentioned on Wednesday, it’s also notable to commemorate the five other student-athletes that earned national academic honors. Regarding Cheserek, the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches’ Association bestowed …