Why Ducks Fans Should Root for Thomas Tyner As a Beaver

Bob Rickert Editorials 16 Comments

“Once a Duck, always a Duck.” And, “It’s not like he went to the Huskies.” Those are the first two things that came to mind when I heard Thomas Tyner was going to graduate, transfer to Oregon State and resume his football career for a year. The former all-everything back at Aloha High School and former Duck says he’ll be …

Oregon’s Stunning Ranking in FishDuck.com’s Comparative Recruiting Index

Mike Ostrom Recruiting 6 Comments

It didn’t start with Moneyball, but the book, and movie starring Brad Pitt, about Major League Baseball’s Oakland A’s certainly shined a deserving spotlight on the relationship between statistics, math and winning. Now is a great time of year to find some interesting college football pieces; for example, a recent article listed the college football programs with the most wins …

Nelson to Become Latest Two-Way PAC-12 Star

Jimmy Friedricks FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

In major Division 1 college football, it’s rare to see an athlete play both offense and defense. The reasons are quite simple: with a roster of more than 100 spots available on college football teams, players are able to become more specialized as depth increases. This allows players to get more in-depth training at a certain position, and helps prevent overuse, …

Roger Goodell’s Secret Draft Day Tweets

Kim Hastings FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

It has to get tiresome for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. He steps to the microphone to announce draft picks and gets booed. Sure he handled the Adrian Peterson case with all the finesse of a jackhammer going through creme brulee. Sure he waffled so many times during the Ray Rice case that the 2015 NFL season is sponsored by Bisquick. You bet …

Is This the Year for the Huskies?

Mike Merrell FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

Mike Merrell’s Three-and-Out No. I first wrote the above one-word article on August 26, 2013 and it has been sitting unpublished in the FishDuck.com archives ever since. Though only one word long, the article proved to be spot-on for 2013, and as it happened, 2014 as well. Why 2015 will join those two years and the nine before them, and …

Three Big UW Threats That Will Make the Ducks Sweat

Caleb Couturie FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

The history is there. The bad blood, the rivalry, Purple vs. Green, Washington vs. Oregon. It’s all there. Washington knows they’ve lost 15 of the last 20 games. They know they haven’t put up more than 25 points against the Ducks in the last 10 meetings. They know the Ducks are a national title contender, while UW isn’t even ranked. …

The History Behind Hate Week and the Oregon-Washington Rivalry

Pat Pannu History 1 Comment

“Hate week”, as the week leading up to the Oregon-Washington game is affectionately called, is almost over as the Ducks get ready to face the Huskies tomorrow. There are few rivalries in college football which rival the hatred between Duck and Husky fans. While Oregon State is our official rival, the real animosity and dislike is between Oregon and Washington. …

Get Chatty: Mariota talks about communication and signing autographs

Caleb Couturie FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

So here we are again. Preparing for a big home game against a competitive conference foe and wearing awesome new jerseys (as always). Although every game has the feeling of being a must-win, this game truly is what will make or break the Ducks season. If we lose, we’re out. There’s no way a two-loss team in this already stacked …

Ducks to Open Up Playbook, Says Hroniss Grasu

McKalie Bellew FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

Hroniss Grasu spoke with Ashley Young of FishDuck.com at the on-campus press conference at the Hatfield-Dowlin Complex Tuesday. Heading into this week’s rivalry game against the University of Washington, Grasu explained that communication and tempo are crucial parts of the Ducks’ game plan for Saturday. “If we are running the ball well, it’s going to open up the entire playbook for us,” …

College Football Nation: Washington Goes Both Ways and March Madness

Jeff Hostetler FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

As spring ball is about to start, the nation still has its eyes turned toward March Madness.  It has been the most exciting two days the tournament has seen in years.  Not a single perfect bracket is left.  Watching the underdog win and move on is always exciting.  I am really pulling for a “Cinderella” team to win it all. The …