College Playoff Update: Destiny in the Hands of Contenders

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In a week when Mississippi State and Alabama were bound to mix up the College Playoff picture, it was another contender who watched its Playoff hopes vanish among the Giant Killers. Final Four Playoff Contenders – Alabama clears path with win over No.1 MSU Alabama – Coming off of an overtime win in Death Valley against LSU, Alabama headed home with …

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Liz Brenner: All-Star Duck

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Liz Brenner is a singular Duck, a once-in-a-generation athlete that excels in every competition she enters. She’s an All-American volleyball player, a 6’1″ outside hitter who led the Pac-12 last year in kills. Not only is she gifted with power and leaping ability, she is so skilled and quick that some are touting her for the libero or defensive specialist …

Playoff Quest/Conference Update: An early October Mass Murder, 11 Top 20 Teams Fall

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Sloppy defense, Predictable Play-calls, Namaste Oregon… For now. The Arizona Wildcats gave Oregon a second half punch they just couldn’t handle. After a bye weekend, the Ducks, ironically, rebounded with their most lethargic performance of the season. With the Ducks giving up a total of 208 yards and three touchdowns on the ground, Arizona’s running backs nearly went untouched off …

Playoff & PAC-12 Update: Ducks jump Bama

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The Classic Autzen Counter-Punch Lands Oregon at No. 2 After a early back and fourth battle, Oregon pulled away thanks to 28 unanswered points as they went on to beat the Michigan State Spartans 46-27. As reward for their signature win, the Ducks passed Alabama to secure the No. 2 rank in the latest AP poll. What does that mean? If …

Fishduck Writers Present Our Greatest Duck Moments In 2012!

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Our beloved Oregon Ducks have been outstanding this year in all areas of athletics.  What follows is the contribution of many of the Fishduck writers, in bringing to you the highlights that we witnessed in one of the finest years ever for the Oregon Ducks! Two Civil War Wins by Josh White 2012 featured so many bright spots and worthy …

Ducks Volleyball Digs Deep and Stuns #1 Penn State

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The Ducks Volleyball team is playing for all the marbles. #5 Oregon upset the #1 Penn State Nittany Lions in 4 sets, in the Ducks’ first appearance in the NCAA Volleyball semi-finals. They will be facing #3 Texas in the championship match on Saturday. There was good news and bad news for Oregon at the start of this very tense …

Ducks Volleyball: Where No Duck Has Gone Before

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The Ducks are in uncharted waters. The #5 Oregon Ducks Women’s volleyball team entered the second round of the NCAA tournament for only the third time in the history of the program. In their previous attempts, the Ducks did not advance past the round of 16. Emotions ran high against the #12 BYU Cougars on Friday. Although they would wind …