Rob Mullens Talks Championship Game and Playoffs

Caleb Couturie FishWrap, FishWrap Archive

Athletic Director Rob Mullens has enjoyed his fair share of success during his tenure here. From the cross country team to the basketball team, Oregon has constantly exceeded expectations. No team has ever had the opportunity that this year’s Duck football team does, though. As of right now, the College Football Playoff Committee has the Ducks ranked as the second …

Register-Guard to sue UO after district attorney denies appeal requesting records from sexual assault case

Victor Flores FishWrap, FishWrap Archive

The Lane County District Attorney rejected two newspapers’ appeal for the University of Oregon to disclose public records from the sexual assault case involving three former Oregon men’s basketball players: Damyean Dotson, Dominic Artis and Brandon Austin. One newspaper, The Register-Guard, will sue the UO in Lane County Circuit Court as a result. “The rejection of our appeal […]

Autzen Stadium Expansion: Challenges and Benefits

Jack Heffernan FishWrap, FishWrap Archive

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 …

Note from a Wounded Duck – an Open Letter to Rob Mullens

Randy Morse FishWrap, FishWrap Archive

Dear Rob, Let me be clear. I am a Ducks fan. Have been since I was a three-year-old in Salem, holding a basketball almost as big as I was.  Have been since I played tennis and football for the South Eugene Fighting Axemen, the latter at venerable old Civic Stadium, within spitting distance of the new roundball palace that is …

Inside the Crystal Ball: Autzen Expansion and Oregon’s “You vs Yesterday” Mindset

Steven Holstad FishWrap, FishWrap Archive

Quick, answer a seemingly impossible question, “What will Oregon’s football program look like in 10 years?”  What about these, “Who will be the powerful programs within a conference as up in the air as the Pac-12?”  ”How long will the college playoff system remain at only four teams?”  (Some might even predict that the NCAA won’t even be around in a …