Track & Field at the Crossroads

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Mike Merrell’s Three-and-Out With the upcoming NCAA Track & Field Championships – and with the utter failure of the preliminary rounds as spectator events — those who oversee the events ponder what to do to generate more spectator interest, and, presumably, therefore more dollars. But maybe efforts to promote track & field should be made with something besides dollars in mind. …

Ducks to Face Spartans in Prime Time

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We finally have a kickoff time, Duck fans. Thursday, ESPN announced one of the most anticipated non-conference games of the year will kick-off in prime time for the East Coast. These are the teams which have won the past two Rose Bowl games. September 12th, the Oregon Ducks will head to East Lansing, Mich., for the highly anticipated rematch against the …

Baylis and Mundt Looking to Fly High in Spring Compeition

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While much has been made of Oregon‘s loaded stable of running backs and solid corps of receivers heading into next season, the TE position has been largely ignored . Unlike other positions on offense, Oregon doesn’t have big name talent at TE outside of the injured Pharoah Brown, who despite being ahead of schedule in his recovery, is not likely to play …

Flying Under the Radar

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Despite being part of a viral video that most college football fans have seen, Tony Washington has fallen into relative anonymity. This viral video replay is, of course, Washington’s scoop-and-score fumble recovery in the Rose Bowl. Perhaps this play not giving him a large amount of fame can be attributed to the fact that most people were interested in Jameis …

Revisiting Mariota vs Winston

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Before Oregon faced Florida State in the Rose Bowl, there was a lot of talk about Marcus Mariota vs Jameis Winston. This echoed the debate early in the year in reference to the Heisman Trophy. Now yet again, these two players are part of the same conversation – this time in leading up to the NFL Combine and eventually the draft. Much like …

5 Areas in Need of Change for 2015 Ducks Football Season

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It is no secret to anyone that the Oregon Ducks had a memorable season with many different successes both as a program and for individual players. Although it is sad that it had to come to an end with a brutal loss to Ohio State in the National Championship Game, the Ducks should be considered a threat in college football …

Comparing Ducks’ 2013-’14 Season to 2014-15 Season Performances

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When it comes to the Oregon Ducks football season this year, the accomplishments the team and program made are unreal. For the team, for individual players, for the coaches and the university, it was more than a successful season; it was a historical one. After the 2013-’14 season ended last year, a group of writers for ESPN wrote team-by-team season …

Defense Wins Championships…Kind of

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While watching the Indianapolis Colts  successfully shut down Peyton Manning and the Broncos dynamic receivers yesterday I had this awful since of Deja Vu all over again. It wasn’t until this morning that, thanks to radio hosts Walton and Johnson  of all people, I made the connection. The way Indianapolis shut down the Broncos was the same way that Oregon shut …

Offense Wins Championships

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Mike Merrell’s Three-and-Out It used to be that the teams that specialized in getting those three-and-outs were the ones that won championships: offense wins games – defense wins championships. No offense, but times have changed. Tonight’s national championship game will pit two of the country’s top offensive teams against each other, while the top defensive teams sit at home, watch …

How Statistics Size Up the Ducks vs. Buckeyes Match-up

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ATTENTION ALL OREGON DUCKS FANS, TOMORROW NIGHT IS THE BIGGEST GAME OF THE SEASON. I REPEAT, TOMORROW IS THE BIGGEST GAME OF THE SEASON! Everyone, everywhere has been preparing for this matchup since January 1 and now it’s almost time for our men to take the field. In an article on cleveland.com by Rich Exner, he goes over 13 ways …

Jesus, the National Championship and Jerry Allen

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Throughout life you run into certain people who encourage, uplift and inspire and those who do the opposite. When I was first getting involved in journalism I make a point to ask the veterans  in the press box how they made it, what to do and what not to do. ESPN’s Peter Gammons, the Oregonians George Pasero, the Seahawks Pete …

Next Men Up: Marshall and Baylis

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As I sat in a restaurant in New Orleans last night, I’m pretty sure I was the only one beginning to seethe from watching ESPN as the the BREAKING NEWS crawl went across the screen. Then I started getting a bit concerned, as I read that Darren Carrington was not going to be able to play in the Championship Game …