History of Oregon Football

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If you wish to get to the History of Oregon Football section immediately .. click here now. This History of Oregon Football section is one of 12 new sections of the incredible 1,000+ piece Oregon Football Repository that can be found up on the Toolbar. It has been a blast to find all these articles and videos, and my hope is …

Turning Point: Whether Oregon finishes with Five, Six or Seven wins IS Historically Significant

Brian Libby Editorials 17 Comments

If you look at Oregon’s current 5-5 record this season under Willie Taggart and think the results of last two games on the schedule don’t really matter, think again. Better yet, think back to a fateful moment in Oregon football history: December 16, 1989. Playing in the Poulan Weed Eater Independence Bowl that cold evening in Shreveport, Louisiana, the Ducks …

The Worst Game Ever Played at Autzen

Mark Weinrott Editorials, History 7 Comments

Duck fans interested in time-traveling to Eugene may want to skip Sept. 20, 1975.  That Saturday evening, Oregon and the San Jose Spartans played the most boring game in Autzen Stadium’s 50-year history. Yes, even worse than the infamous 0-0 “Toilet Bowl” versus OSU in 1983.  The latter, amidst a November monsoon, was more an exercise in survival than an …

Is Oregon’s Football Preseason Ranking Too Low?

Brian Libby Editorials 16 Comments

Handicapping the 21st-ranked Ducks’ chances of proving prognosticators wrong. This August, preseason polls have been unkind to Oregon compared to recent years, with the Ducks ranked No. 24 in the first Associated Press poll and No. 21 by Sports Illustrated. In 2015, by comparison, the Ducks were ranked No. 7 by the AP going into the season, and in 2014 were ranked …

Oregon Football’s 25 Greatest Teams (Top 10)

Brian Libby History 4 Comments

In yesterday’s article, we began the process of ranking Oregon’s 25 greatest teams. Today, we look at the best of the best: the top 10. Debate online about which Ducks football team is the greatest has been, as one might expect, mixed. In an Oregonian poll last month before the national title game, an overwhelming majority (65 percent) picked 2014 …

Oregon Football’s 25 Greatest Teams

Brian Libby History 1 Comment

We live in an era of lists. Go to almost any website and you’ll find a top 10 of something. In a random search just now, within seconds I came across lists of the top snipers in history, a list chronicling examples of confusing etiquette in other countries, a list of Church of Satan facts that “may surprise you,” and …

Shout Out to Nike: Why Oregon Football Uniforms Are So Quacky

Kerry Merrill FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 4 Comments

Duck fans are sucked into team fervor for several reasons. First off, it’s the Ducks’ incredible talent — but it’s also their outrageous uniforms. Throughout University of Oregon football history, the Ducks’ uniforms have progressed from basic green and yellow school colors to intense neon green and lightning yellow. Not many other teams can quite say they have the same flare …

NFL Hall-of-Fame Numbers Show That 1994 Was Not the Beginning of Oregon’s Prestige

Joey Holland History 2 Comments

For many college football fans, the Oregon football program was not taken seriously before 1994, when Kenny Wheaton picked off Washington quarterback Damon Huard’s pass and took it 95 yards the other way to propel his Ducks into their first Rose Bowl since 1958. Since then, the Oregon Ducks have represented the future, especially since Chip Kelly took over as …

Just How Rare is a “Decade of Dominance?”

Joey Holland History 0 Comments

John Giustina The Oregon Ducks hate the Washington Huskies.  The Washington Huskies hate the Oregon Ducks.  What more could you ask for in a college football rivalry game? These two teams have battled for bragging rights on the gridiron for more than a century, beginning all the way back in 1900.  That season, Oregon State (then Oregon Agricultural College) temporarily …

Where Oregon’s Win Over Nicholls Ranks Among the School’s Largest Margin of Victory

Joey Holland FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

Kevin Cline The Oregon Ducks made a nice statement to kick off the 2013 season.  While all the news media and analysts were busy talking up Alabama, Ohio State, Stanford and Johnny Manziel, the Ducks were setting school records on their way to 66 points.  Oregon’s brand of football often results in big wins.  The Ducks’ uptempo attack allows them …

What it Takes to Get Back to the “Natty”: 2013 Ducks vs. 2010

Joey Holland FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

In 2010, it took 12 wins, 6,986 yards of total offense, 37 takeaways, 49.6 points per game and 2,790 pushups for the Oregon Ducks to make it to the national championship game against Auburn. With August now upon us, it is hard not to draw comparisons between the 2013 squad and its nearly undefeated 2010 counterpart in anticipation of what …