Pac-12 Saturday Game Slate: It’s raining … Top-25 match-ups?

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You would have to live under a rock to not know about the Ducks’ game this week. People all over the country have been salivating and waiting for this since the moment Michigan State beat Stanford in the Rose Bowl. But did you know that there is one other Top-25 Pac-12 match-up this week? While USC @ Stanford can’t quite …

Ducks Welcome a Rather Drab and Dingy Michigan State Squad

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That is not an insult. It’s really a compliment. I admire Michigan State University. The Merriam-Webster definition of Spartan is “marked by simplicity, frugality or avoidance of luxury and comfort.“ And they take the definition seriously. The school motto, translated into English, means: See what I mean? But Michiganders as a group of sports fans are to be admired. After all, they …

College Football Nation: Bret Bielema Likes Big Butts and NCAA Decision Awaits

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  Media days are upon us. Of course, if you look at the news feed you will think that the SEC is the only conference to have one of them. Media day is the chance for coaches and players to answer a few questions and give fans something to look forward to in the fall. Sometimes you might even get a …

College Football Nation: Rivalry Week and Olympus has Fallen

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  If you were not near a TV or news feed today, then you missed out on some of the greatest games we have seen all season.  When it is Rivalry Week, you can just throw out the records and expect both teams to bring it.  So many exciting finishes, and I think we just might have a Heisman winner …

Oregon Unknowns: The Year Rich Brooks Resigned

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This new Friday series are the OREGON UNKNOWNS, where we look at interesting aspects about our beloved Ducks that few fans know about. 1980 was a bizarre year.  1979 had seen the Ducks rebound from some less-than-stellar years, and they were expected to contend for the Pac-10 title.  Instead, scandal rocked the conference before the season began.  Oregon was found …