College Football Nation, The New CFB Free Agency and Early Retirements a Growing Trend

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Only 82 more days until the 2015 College Football Season kicks off on September 5th. The new season is inching nearer, America, and there are a lot of growing developments taking place in the college football world. Summer is in full swing, schools around the nation are wrapping up graduation season, and beaches and barbecues are on the brain for most. …

College Football Nation Summer Stories

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College Football Nation At the publishing of this article it will be only 96 days until the kickoff of the 2015 college football season. We’ve made it out of the triple digits, America, and the anticipation is palpable. Fans across the college football landscape crave any amount of news about their beloved programs and that craving can be hard to …

Why Oregon Can Contend for a Spot in the Playoff

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Oregon’s 2014 season was one to remember. Its fans witnessed another 10-win season, multiple records broken, a berth in the National Championship Game and a Heisman Trophy winner in Marcus Mariota. Circumstances, as well as players, have changed as the team heads into the 2015 season. According to an article published by ESPN, Oregon was chosen to return to the …

The Pac-12 Makes More Money Than the SEC: Bank It

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Oregon Duck fans – and Pac-12 fans, for that matter – are sick and tired of hearing about how great the Southeastern Conference (SEC) is. Broadcasters constantly speak about how the SEC is ahead of the Pac-12 in recruiting, quality of play and revenue. Well, that no longer appears to be the case. The absence of an SEC team in the 2015 …

College Football Nation: Spring Season Wrap Up

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With spring games now in the books, coaches can be heard across the country, reworking depth charts and tweaking playbooks in preparation for camp in August. Coaches stress the non-importance of spring football every year, but for dedicated fans that follow their teams as closely as they follow their own kids’ day-to-day lives, spring football is a much anticipated insight into the upcoming year. …

History Made at ‘Oregon Twilight’

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The night was truly star-studded last night at the Oregon Twilight Invitational. Former, current, and future Ducks all toed the line, which made for some pretty special races. Future Duck Matthew Maton had a night he would never forget. He became just the sixth high school prep athlete to ever break the 4-minute-mile barrier. Maton did not bear the colors of …

Byron Marshall Reflects After Spring Ball

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Despite the quarterback situation being the major concern going into next season, another pivotal aspect that’s worth mentioning is the running back situation in Oregon. Last season, the addition of current true sophomore RB Royce Freeman proved to be effective for the Ducks as he finished the season fifth in the Pac-12 in rushing yards. Plus, the Ducks were able to slide …

Ducks Flock Together in Stanford 10K

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Anyone who watched the Stanford Invitational last weekend may have scratched their heads when they saw the men’s 10,000m race. Among two Ducks lagging in last place for most of the race, were two of the best distance runners in the nation, Edward Cheserek and Eric Jenkins. Just weeks ago, Cheserek and Jenkins brought home four NCAA titles combined. So why …

Oregon is a Dominant Pac-12 Power in Athletics

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Oregon football is known for coming out on top of the Pac-12 at the end of each season. They finished their 2014 run winning the conference championship, the Ducks did the same in their 2011 season, and in their 2010 season when the conference was originally called the Pac-10. However, in recent history Duck football hasn’t been the only sport …

Altman Named Pac-12 Coach of the Year

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Oregon Head Coach Dana Altman earned his second John Wooden Pac-12 Coach of the Year award on Monday, after his Ducks finished the season 23-8 (13-5). The Quack Attack won eight of its last nine to help Altman wrap up his 18th consecutive winning campaign. That accomplishment puts him in the company of basketball royalty; Roy Williams, Mike Krzyzewski, Jim Boheim, Bill Self, Tom Izzo and Stew …

What to Watch for in the Postseason

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The Oregon men’s basketball team continued to barrel down the stretch with another big win at Stanford last night, and with a second or third place finish in the Pac-12 now secured, March Madness is all but upon us. The victory all but locked the Ducks in as a middling seed for the Dance, and ensured Oregon would at least be competing on …

Ducks’ Biggest Basketball Battle is on the Road

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Last night the Oregon Ducks walked away with a W after beating USC 80-75. Now the Ducks are preparing to face UCLA this Saturday in California. This season hasn’t been bad for Oregon; their offense is full of ridiculous amounts of talent and although their defense needs some improvement, they are a well-rounded team. There are only six games left …