How the Ducks Attract Recruits Nationwide

Steven Jackson FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

The University of Oregon is, for the most part, tucked away in the northwest corner of the country and has historically had some trouble luring top recruits from across the nation to come and play for the Ducks. But, thanks to the efforts of former coaches Mike Belotti and Chip Kelly, the Ducks now have a tradition of winning and …

Oregon to Tie The Knott Because of Nike?

Noah Smith FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 3 Comments

Oregon Ducks recruit Nigel Knott, a CB from Mississippi, was named the MVP of the New Orleans Nike Opening Regional. For those of you who don’t know, The Opening is a combine-like event that is hosted by Nike for high school athletes. The Opening consists of regional competitions around the country from which the top 150 recruits are selected to …

Ducks Have Enough Uniform Options to Last a Millennium

McKalie Bellew FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

One of the coolest parts about the Oregon Ducks is by far the uniform combinations they get to sport every game. As fans we wait to see what uniform our men are gonna wear on the field next is a big part of the excitement that comes with an upcoming game! Thanks to Nike the options for uniforms are pretty much …

They Spit Hot Fire: The Five Greatest Ducks of All-Time

Graham Berry Men of Oregon: Players and Coaches 7 Comments

The Internet has spoken: the best, nay ONLY, way to discuss anything is a list. Seriously. Any topic of worth is worthy of a list. Everyone, even the Grey Lady herself, knows that lists neither leave anything out nor stoke the flames of good-hearted trolls. College football has been a trendsetter in the list-making world, with its first definitive annual …

Ducks’ Chance for Directors Cup Goes Swimmingly

Mike Merrell FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 7 Comments

Mike Merrell’s Three and Out Sport for sport, the University of Oregon is one of the most successful athletic schools in the country. Cross country and track & field national championships — or at worst, high top ten finishes — have become the norm. Championships in football, softball, baseball, women’s volleyball, men’s basketball and golf have been close enough to …

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What Do You Think About These Natty Uniforms?

Jason Selby FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 12 Comments

So, it was announced a few weeks ago that Oregon chose to go with the all green uniforms for the Rose Bowl, since the three other teams in the College Football Playoff all shared red as a common color. Most people expected Oregon to go with some mix of green and yellow for its uniforms in the National Championship against Ohio State next …

ESPN: ‘Oregon Football Has Officially Arrived’

Jordan Ingram FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

From Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota winning the Heisman Trophy to playing in the College Football Playoff for a chance at a national championship, Oregon football has officially gained status among the college football elite. According to ESPN’s Ivan Maisel, the years of steady program building starting with head coaches Rich Brooks and Mike Bellotti are paying big dividends, positioning the Ducks with an opportunity to realize their dream …

Oregon is Not Just a Football School

Jason Selby FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

Yes, Oregon is known as a football school: the longest string of double-digit winning seasons in I-A, a logo everybody recognizes, incredible facilities …and in our corner as a major donor we even have Nike CEO Phil Knight, more commonly known around campus as “Uncle Phil.” When it comes to athletics, the toughest thing for major universities across the country …

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 …

Autzen Stadium Expansion: Challenges and Benefits

Jack Heffernan FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 5 Comments

What would you think if Autzen Stadium, already known for being loud, expanded and became a cradle for eardrum-splitting noise? Silly question. You’re a Northwest sports fan, which, by default, means you are always seeking acknowledgement as the most raucous fan base in the country. Just spend five minutes witnessing a game at the Rose Garden (Moda Center) or CenturyLink …

Chip Kelly Update: Sports Science or Sports Voodoo?

Mark Saltveit FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

Mandatory mini-camp is in session for three days of open-to-the-press practices, and there’s a sudden flood of information in the blogs and newspapers. It’s not really any different than the last three weeks of OTAs (organized team activities), though. “Mandatory” doesn’t mean much, for one thing, since the Eagles had 100% turnout at the voluntary OTAs. Safety Ed Reynolds was …

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 …