Your All-Time Top 10: Oregon Football Edition

Alaan Al-Jaibaji History 3 Comments

At the University of Oregon, football is a great tradition. The Ducks are now known to be a powerhouse in the Pac-12, finishing second with a record of 9-3 last year. The Ducks have produced special players since the beginning of the football program in the late 1890s. Every year Oregon recruits players around the country with hopes they will take the team far …

Should Oregon Retire Numbers?

Nik Brownlee FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 3 Comments

While watching  ”The Sandlot” the other day, I couldn’t help but get caught up in my nostalgia. Babe Ruth comes into Benny’s room and gives him advice on his predicament, and before he leaves, he says, “Heroes get remembered, but legends never die.” I began to think about Marcus Mariota. His contributions to the Oregon football program go far beyond …

Position Change Makes Johnathan Loyd One Rare Duck

Josh White FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

If there are any Duck fans out there still skeptical or on the fence about Johnathan Loyd’s place in Oregon Duck athletic history, Dana Altman’s first recruit just gave you another reason to get on board. Already the winningest player in the long history of Oregon Basketball, Loyd, like so many of the Oregon fans this time of year, has …

Searching Old Ducks For A New TAZR

Josh White FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

Recently, I had a conversation regarding which former Ducks would excel in the current version of the Ducks offensive attack. It surprised me initially at just how quickly we could rattle off a handful of names and began discussing why each would or wouldn’t be a good fit. Deciding to write a few of these down, the list began as an attempt to identify which former Ducks …

1962 Track & Field Champions: The Year Oregon’s “Tigers” Roared

FishDuck Staff History 2 Comments

Eugene today is known as Tracktown U.S.A. Nike was founded there, the hallowed track of Hayward Field is like Mecca, necessitating a pilgrimage by the world’s greatest runners to pay homage. Some of the greatest athletes have competed there. Track & Field is synonymous with the University of Oregon, its very identity defined by the glory attained on the historic …

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 …