Is the New NCAA Scheduling Format hurting the Athletes?

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Having attended track meets since the early ’60s, I’m not much of a fan of change in my favorite sport. However with the steep decline of the fan base over the past three or four decades, it has became apparent that something needed to be done to bring younger fans into the fold. The old dual meets were a great …

Andy Powell — “One of the easiest years I’ve had coaching.”

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With a dominant performance at the Indoor NCAAs this past weekend, the Ducks scored 74 points. Only four of those points came from Greg Skipper’s 5th place finish in the weight throw, making 70 points  scored by the distance team. The men’s distance coach, Andy Powell, gave the credit not to himself but to the leadership of the team. He said “They …

Ducks Looking to Repeat NCAA Indoor Sweep

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With Oregon coming up big in the first day of the NCAA Indoor Championships, it is time to make a final prediction on who will win the team title. The Ducks closed the first day going 1-3-7 in the 5k scoring 18 points, and won the Distance Medley Relay scoring another 10 points. Greg Skipper placed 5th in the men’s weight …

Track Ducks Punch Their Tickets To The NCAAs

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With the conclusion of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) championships, it is time to place everyone who qualified for the big meet. The 2015 NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track and Field Championships will be held March 13-14 in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Here is a complete list of participants. Congratulations to our Ducks, listed below. Men: Edward Cheserek: qualified in …