Oregon Unknowns: The Undefeated Season and Actresses in Pajamas!

Don Gilman History 0 Comments

1916 was a milestone year for the University of Oregon. Mighty Oregon was penned by the songwriting team of John Dewitt Gilbert and Albert Perfect. Before the song was written Oregon actually played On Wisconsin as their fight song! YIKES! Also in 1916 the Pacific Coast Conference was formed, the precursor of the Pac-10 and now Pac-12. The Webfoots were …

Your Greatest “Oregon” Ducks

Josh White History 5 Comments

About a year ago, I wrote a post attempting to list the greatest “Oregon” Ducks of all-time - University of Oregon athletes, regardless of sport, who were either natives of the state of Oregon, or at had least moved here at a young age and thus “grew up” in Oregon. I originally planned to do a “top 10”, but early in the research it …

The Man Who Truly Did it All for Oregon Football: A Tribute to Shy Huntington

Joey Holland History 5 Comments

In an increasingly specialized football culture, almost all players are limited to one specific position or role.  Since the return to the two-platoon system in the 1960s, college athletes have focused their efforts and development on one single facet of the game. As a result, we have nickel backs, pass-rushers, slot receivers, and numerous other specific positions that have led …

Remembering Past Heroes: The Best Bowl Performances in Oregon Football History

Joey Holland History 7 Comments

Everyone who knows football knows the value of the team. Part of the magic of the game derives from the fact that no play works unless all eleven players are doing their respective jobs the right way at the right time. With that being said, every once in a while there are individual performances so impressive that they deserve to …

Family Connections Run Deep at Oregon

FishDuck Staff Men of Oregon: Players and Coaches

The Oregon Ducks football team is a family. This is something stated often, the family atmosphere that surrounds the football program and its connection to the community.  It’s an easy thing to claim, but difficult to fully comprehend until seen first-hand. It starts at the top, with the majority of the Oregon Ducks coaching staff having been a part of …