Duck Family Day: My Decision to Go Out-of-State

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Duck Family Day is a new feature we share every Saturday, where Oregon fans share their stories of being Oregon fans! Email charles@fishduck.com to share your experiences and what it means to be a Duck fan. Austin Willholft was a writer and now the Director of Social Media for FishDuck.com and is extremely passionate about our beloved Ducks, the same as you. Contact us …

Questions Heading Into Summer Ball

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Coming off one of the most successful seasons in Ducks history, hopes are high. Despite losing Marcus Mariota and other contributors to the success of last year, the players this year are ready to show they can win too. Head Coach Mark Helfrich has done a great job at succeeding with the personnel he has in uniform. Many people didn’t believe in his ability …

Mariota Poised to Haunt Fouts’ Rep in NFL Annals

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With all due respect to the great Norm Van Brocklin, Dan Fouts is the greatest NFL quarterback the University of Oregon has ever produced. With an impressive professional career spanning 15 seasons, Fouts garnered enough statistics, records and accolades to earn himself a membership in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1993. 43,000+ passing yards, 250+ touchdowns thrown, and six …

FishDuck’s 2nd Annual Letter to Graduates of the University of Oregon

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Governor Kate Brown, President Scott (don’t call me John) Coltrane, incoming FIFA President Hope Solo, parents and family of the 2015 graduates of the University of Oregon, and graduates one and all. My name is Kim Hastings and it is my distinct honor (on behalf of FishDuck.com/wepaidhandsomelyforthispimpspot) to be invited to speak to you on this august June (?) day. Graduates, …

Renovations in TrackTown: A Step Forward

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Eugene, Oregon; a town known throughout the country to have some of the deepest roots in track and field history, enough to be called TrackTown USA. This title is in no small part thanks to historic Hayward Field that graces the campus of the University of Oregon. Hayward Field has been home to many important track meets where world records have …

Flying Under the Radar for Ducks Football

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The University of Oregon has become a hotbed for awesome talent. Since 2010, the school has turned into a football powerhouse, attracting athletes from all across the country. The best players are often times recognized on a national scale. Guys like Marcus Mariota and Royce Freeman were known by every person in America last year. But those guys are not the entire team, and it would be …

1916 — When the Husky Hatred ‘Really’ Began

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As Oregon Ducks, we are obligated to hate the University of Washington — North Tacoma. I’m pretty sure all Oregon fans can agree to that statement wholeheartedly. While we may hate Alabama and the SEC, or Florida State, or even those dastardly Beavers, it is nothing like the righteous fury we feel toward Washington. But for many of us, this vitriol …

Stepping-Up: Offensive Line Edition

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The system that the Oregon Ducks employ, in theory, allows for any player to come in and be successful. Years of recruiting less-talented athletes than other elite universities forced the coaching staff to adapt to what they were given. This mindset led to developing one of the best offensive systems in college football. None of the above would be possible without the stellar play …

Salary Update: 2015 Draft Class

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For the most part, Ducks fans were pleased with the way the 2015 NFL Draft played out. Other than Ifo Ekpre-Olomu dropping lower than expected, everything went well. Rookie minicamp recently started around the NFL, so lets take some time to catch up with the five Ducks taken in this year’s NFL draft. 1. Marcus Mariota (1st Round, Pick No. 2: Tennessee Titans) We …

Ducks Defensive Line Ready to Push Back

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Just as every fight starts on the feet, every play in football starts on the line of scrimmage. The outcome of every play is determined by the “big uglies” up front. Nothing was more evident about the above theory than the College Football Championship game against Ohio State. An article I wrote in the days leading up to the game titled The National Championship …

Can Royce Freeman Give UO Back-to-Back Heisman Winners?

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Last year the University of Oregon had its first Heisman trophy winner in history. Marcus Mariota finally took Oregon over the hump and won the award. There have been years in the past where an athlete from Oregon was in the running, but never the clear-cut favorite. Mariota ended that long Heisman drought. Previewing this coming football season, SI.com has already arrived …

Ducks Look NCAA Ready After Weekend Meets

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The Ducks split up this past weekend, sending a squad to the Oregon State University High Performance Meet while another group was sent down to Stanford for the Peyton Jordan Invitational. Over at OSU, the Ducks took wins in many events. Waverly Neer, a transfer from Columbia, made her first appearance in an Oregon uniform and won the 5000 meter race …