Scott’s Turf: Falling Skies

Scott Reed FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 3 Comments

Chicken Little is alive and well. Yesterday’s landmark decision, the latest in a series of landmarks that is sure to change the way we think of college athletics well into the future, set the angst-ridden fans into a free fall of emotion that had them virtually writing their own version of “Death to the BCS” with an updated “”Death of …

Oregon’s High-Speed Offense Shows No Sign of Slowing Down

Rob Liggins FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

The Oregon Ducks’ dynamic high-speed and high-tempo offense has been truly amazing to watch during the last several years. With a brilliant mix of veteran talent and developing young stars looking to make names for themselves in the 2014 season, the Ducks show no sign of slowing down. Fortunately, the 2014 version of the Oregon offense will include several crucial veteran returnees from …

College Football Nation: It Pays to Cheat and “Roll Tide” Officer

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  Finally some more news to talk about thanks to the PAC-12, ACC, and BIG-12 all stepping up to the plate and holding their media days. We have commissioners telling us cheating is okay, coaches saying it is okay to steal and so much more. It was an eventful week. Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby fired off at the NCAA …

College Football Nation: O’Bannon v NCAA Begins and Auburn is All In

Jeff Hostetler FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 4 Comments

  We might not have football games to enjoy,  but get ready to tune into the court room as your new gridiron this week. O’Bannon v NCAA begins this coming week and is about to shake up college sports as we have never seen before. Andy Staples was kind enough to go over the Fact vs Fiction about the lawsuit …

Ducks Softball Has That Championship Look

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Dominant.  Explosive.  Powerful.  While these adjectives have generally been used to describe the Oregon football team, they can also be applied to this year’s softball team, which has found itself ranked No. 1 in the nation for the first time in school history. Their record as of last Saturday was 43-5, with a gaudy 16-1 record in Pac-12 play.  The only loss, it …

Pac-12 Power Positions: Tight Ends

Pat Pannu FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

As we continue to trudge through the long wait before the start of football season, we’ll  look at some of the best returning talent at key positions in the Pac-12 — one of those positions is tight end.  At the close of last season, the conference lost some top talent at the position to the NFL such as Austin Seferian-Jenkins’ …

College Football Nation: Big 12 crumbling and Les Miles likes them young

Jeff Hostetler FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 3 Comments

The news of Michael Sam being gay has come and gone, signing day has passed, and now we can just live off the gossip and “trash” talk amongst players and coaches until August.  With no games going on there is little action to report on, unless you have Steve Spurrier as your coach.  He keeps things interesting by speaking what’s …

Bad News, Bears — Ducks 12-0!

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  EUGENE, OREG. – On Sunday, the Ducks were back in action after a short, yet relaxing Christmas break, against the 3-7 Morgan State Bears.  Oregon came into the game with an unblemished 11-0 record, and there was no reason for the Ducks to not continue their hot streak and push their record to 12-0.  Oregon leads the nation in points per game, …

Numbers Don’t Lie: Pac-12 Better Than SEC So Far

Jackson Long FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 3 Comments

Kevin Cline The Pac-12 is a better conference than the SEC right now. And now everyone south of the Mason-Dixon Line, and 90 percent of the people above it, will grab their pitchforks and come looking for me. Hold up, let me clarify.  I am not saying that the Pac-12 is a better conference historically than the SEC, and I …

Pregame Analysis – Oregon Ducks vs Tennessee Volunteers

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from Video The Tennessee Volunteers come to town for a return matchup, as Tennessee is one of the few SEC teams that honors its scheduling contracts. The Vols 4-3 base defense has been working hard at being prepared to try to stop the high-octane Ducks’ offense. Tennessee probably has the best linebacking group in the SEC, which is quite a statement. …

PAC-12 Talent Rankings: Looking to Break Through

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Last week, we looked at #12 through #9 of the Pac-12 Talent Rankings. This week, we profile four more squads. Below is an explanation of our tier-system used to compile the data: Tier-E: 5-star rating by at least one service Tier-1: 4-star rating by at least two services Tier-2: 4-star rating by one service Tier-3: 3-star rating by at least two services …

The Sun Devils Join the Chase as the Ducks Eye the PAC-12 Title

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Many PAC-12 teams are looking strong as we head into the last month of the regular season and conference play.  The Ducks are coming off a sweep at home against streaking Stanford.  Oregon is right up at the top of the PAC-12 and national rankings with the Oregon State Beavers, who also just completed a sweep at home against the …