It’s Time For Oregon’s Defense to Step Up

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It’s been a rough couple of weeks for Oregon fans. As if a failed comeback attempt in the midst of a 27-point deficit against Washington State wasn’t painful enough, the following week Arizona shellacked the Ducks 44-15. There are plenty of reasons that the Ducks find themselves staring at a potential three-game losing streak, but chief among them is their …

Oregon Keeps Playoff Hopes Alive With 11 Inning Win Over UCLA

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The Ducks dug deep for their game two victory over UCLA in 11 innings. Riding on the wings of a strong pitching performance for the second night in a row, Oregon secured a win in a must-win situation and possibly clinched themselves a playoff berth with the 5-4 win. Freshman David Peterson continued to blow batters away, striking out the first …

Which Duck Team Will We See in the Final Seven Games of the Regular Season?

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A rough month of March in which the Ducks went 7-11 might prove to be the undoing of the preseason-ranked No. 22 team in the country. However something has clicked for George Horton’s squad over the last month, as they have gone 6-3 in May and are on the cusp of a turnaround that could land them in the postseason. …

Parallels Run Deep Between Oregon and UCLA

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Oregon and UCLA were considered the favorites in their respective PAC-12 divisions going into the 2014 season. Now, a little over a month into the season, the loser of the Saturday contest between the two teams may have to kiss college football playoff aspirations goodbye. As far as the similarities go between these two teams, though, that is just the …

Visitors’ Locker Room: UCLA “Not There Yet”

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Kevin Cline If you’re expecting UCLA Head Coach Jim Mora to be happy about being tied with Oregon at halftime, forget it! “This was a very disappointing loss,” Mora declared.  ”We didn’t come up here to play close.  We didn’t come up here to lose.  We came up here to win and we didn’t get it done.”  When asked if …