Put Down Your Pitchfork: Oregon Born, Duck Raised, Husky Alumnus?

David Miller For the Fans 6 Comments

Put down your pitchfork. I’m not your enemy. I’m a Duck fan just like you. I was born in Roseburg, raised in Eugene, and have always been a Duck fan. I understand that the term “Husky alumni” is anathema to you, that you may not even like Huskies as a breed of dog, that the color combination of purple and …

The Worst Game Ever Played

Henry Swift History 0 Comments

The way many people view Oregon football today is how it has been portrayed over the last five years. Everything about Oregon is cutting edge, futuristic, and new. The true fans know that this is not Oregon football. While all of the buildings and the uniforms are great, they are simply a by-product of what has been a solid foundation. It has gotten to …

Former Player Tribute: Steve Baack – From Ducks’ Football to the NFL

Norm Hightower Men of Oregon: Players and Coaches 0 Comments

The University of Oregon Ducks struggled in the early 1980’s under head coach Rich Brooks. They suffered through 2-9 seasons and even had a game in 1983 that became infamously known as the Toilet Bowl, the last 0-0 scoreless tie in NCAA history. Despite their struggles, the Ducks had several players that were able to make it to the NFL. …

Superstition and How It Works for the Good of the Ducks

Alex Towne FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 4 Comments

And so it begins. A brand new season of college football is upon us, and with it a brand new assortment of superstitions. (Cue all the eerie music from the Sci-Fi channel.) Growing up in an all-University of Oregon household, I learned to love the Ducks from a young age. I also learned the countless routines and superstitions my dad performed …