Oregon Unknowns: 1916 – A Mighty Year Of Firsts!

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1916 was a milestone year for the University of Oregon. The Webfoots were talented.  They were innovative and clever.  They were also huge — an absolutely massive team whose line averaged an astounding 185 pounds!  (C’mon folks…this is 1916!)  Led by quarterback Shy Huntington and coach Hugo Bezdek, the 1916 Oregon team remains the only undefeated football team in the University …

Oregon Unknowns: The Last Bad Years

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It’s been awhile since Oregon has truly failed in football.  Certainly, games have been lost and teams have failed to meet expectations over the years, but the simple fact is that since the early 80’s there have been few seasons when the Ducks have fallen flat.  From 1984 until 2012 Oregon has had twenty-four seasons at or above .500, and …

Oregon Unknowns: Teaching Life Lessons from the Comfort of Your Car

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Our new Friday series is the OREGON UNKNOWNS, where we look at interesting stories or facts about our beloved Ducks that few casual fans know about!  Former Oregon running back Allan Amundson (#34, 1999-2002) started his career on the field quickly for the Ducks as a true freshman.   He showed a rare burst of speed with a reported elite-level 4.2 second 40 yd. dash …

Oregon Unknowns: Ducks Win The Northwest Championship

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This continues a new Friday series: the OREGON UNKNOWNS, where we look at interesting aspects about our beloved Ducks that few fans know about.  In the 1980 season, Oregon notched victories against each of the other three Northwest schools: Oregon State, Washington, and Washington State.  The Northwest sweep stood out in particular that season, marking the first time the Ducks …

Oregon Unknowns: Byrne and the Blow Torch

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A new Friday series are the OREGON UNKNOWNS, where we look at interesting stories or facts about our beloved Ducks that few casual fans know about.  Former University of Oregon Athletic Director Bill Byrne’s tenure should evoke fond memories for most Duck fans.  Many would note his direct involvement in bringing the athletic department out of the conference cellar by laying …

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 …