So What HAPPENED to Oregon Track?

Charles Fischer Editorials 10 Comments

The title is a natural question for many of us Oregon fans after watching the Ducks struggle to a seventh place finish in the women’s T&F and a stunning 35th on the men’s side at the recent NCAA championships at Hayward Field. What happened, and where is Oregon going in the sport that is the most successful of any the …

Recruiting Landscape Has Changed

Mike Merrell FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

Mike Merrell’s Three-and-Out When Texas A&M’s Pat Henry complained about Oregon’s “unfair advantage” in hosting the NCAA Championships through 2021, he inadvertently called attention to the changing landscape of college athlete recruiting. Why Henry’s complaint is really about his position in the changing landscape of recruiting — rather than the advantage once on the track — is the subject of this …

Oregon’s “Unfair” Advantage in Track & Field

Mike Merrell FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 13 Comments

Mike Merrell’s Three-and-Out Texas A&M track coach Pat Henry thinks that Oregon has an unfair advantage at the NCAA Track & Field Championships, according to a Saturday article by Oregonlive’s Andrew Greif. Henry, it seems, thinks that the home field advantage works to Oregon’s favor — and he’s right. But Henry misses the boat when he jumps from “advantage” to …

Ducks Men Run Away with NCAA Track & Field Crown

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Mike Merrell, reporting direct from Historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon What was supposed to be a close team race turned into a romp as the Oregon Men’s Track & Field Team ran away with a second straight NCAA Outdoor title. The Ducks racked up 85 points to outdistance second place Florida with 56. Track & Field News had projected …

Ducks Start Strong at NCAA Track & Field Championships

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The Oregon Ducks Men’s Track & Field team held form and then some on the first day of the 2015 NCAA Championships at Historic Hayward Field, setting up a Friday showdown with co-favorite Florida. The Ducks scored 33 big first-day points to take what looks like a commanding lead, but Florida, with 16 points, stands poised to cut deeply into …

Re-Evaluating A Busy Saturday for the Ducks

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Eventful news came out yesterday regarding Oregon’s track and field team’s performance at the Don Kirby Elite in Albuquerque, N.M., the Millrose Games in New York and the Husky Classic in Seattle, WA. However, the outstanding aspect in those track meets was the school records that were snapped. First, sophomore Edward Cheserek broke the school record with a mile run …

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

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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 …

Swift-footed Hurdler Chooses Oregon Football

Ted Werth FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 4 Comments

The athletes in this years Oregon Ducks recruiting class are shaping up to be a rather unique bunch; including a pair of twins and a pair of players who are the sons of former NFL players.  Now with committed running back Thomas Tyner and the addition of Devon Allen, the Ducks have a pair of the fastest high school sprinters …