The Old Guards: Oregon’s Senior Backcourt

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On Senior Night Sunday, two Duck starters bid farewell to Matthew Knight Arena, though they hope they won’t be finished with Oregon basketball for a few weeks yet. Neither is over 200 lbs or taller than a modest 6’4″ but both leave giant-sized footprints on Kilkenny Floor. Point Guard Joseph Young is one of only two significant contributors left over from last …

Pharaoh Brown Making Progress in Rehab

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When Pharaoh Brown broke his leg on November 8th against Utah, the first thought that came to mind was: “Is he ever going to play football again?” Seeing someone’s leg bent in half is very surreal. It’s one of discomfort for yourself, while feeling pain for the one suffering. All that fans and Duck hopefuls wanted to see was Brown’s recovery from that …

Marcus Blows by Jameis in the 40-yard Dash

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When it comes to character off the field, we know Marcus Mariota is a class act. While Jameis Winston certainly has had issues controlling himself off the field, he has proven he knows how to take care of business on the field (except against the Ducks). The NFL Combine is a place where players can come and while competing, can forget about all their off-the-field battles. …

Even the O-Line is Fast

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When you think of the University of Oregon, two things come to mind: crazy color combinations and speed. At the NFL Combine, and thusly reported by Andrew Greif of oregonlive.com, former Oregon left tackle Jake Fisher clocked in a blazing 5.01 second time in the 40-yard dash. For those that are unfamiliar with the 40-yard dash, and how it impacts a player’s draft stock, it is huge. For …

2016 Football and Basketball Commit is “100 Percent” for Ducks

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Signing day has passed; however, the talk of every school’s recruits is ongoing, especially at the University of Oregon. One of the biggest recruits for Oregon is two-sport commit Dillon Mitchell. Now, Mitchell is currently in his junior year of high school so there is still some time before he is officially an Oregon Duck, but he is quite a …

Adams Banned From all EWU Athletic Facilities

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If you were a coach and your star player transferred to a school that is on your schedule for Week 1 of the coming season, would you allow that player to use your school’s athletic facilities in the meantime? According to Kyle Bonagura of ESPN.com, Eastern Washington Head Coach Beau Baldwin informed Vernon Adams that he will be unable to use the team’s athletic facilities for his remaining time on …

Seven Ducks Prepare for 2015 NFL Scouting Combine

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After national signing day came and went, the Ducks’ newest additions are excited to begin their transition from high school to Division I college football in Eugene. And for a few special Ducks who left an indelible mark on an Oregon football program that finished the 2014 season as Pac-12 and Rose Bowl champions, a different journey continues to unfold.   7 Ducks invited to @NFL Combine: Armstead, Ekpre-Olomu, …

Duck Fans… It’s Time to Move On

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Leading up to the College Football Championship between Ohio State and our beloved Ducks, there was as much speculation about the future of quarterback Braxton Miller as there was speculation as to who would win the game itself. Miller was considered a Heisman candidate before the season started but with one week left before the first game, he injured his shoulder and was ruled out for the …

The Five Stages of FishDuck Grief

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I am an old man. As an old man, I have the right, nay the responsibility, to take losses hard. After all, there are fewer victories in my future than in the future of, for example, my editor. This discussion of my age explains, in part, my reaction to our loss against Ohio State the other night. I can only …

Pharoah Brown Makes Practice Appearance

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According to Rob Moseley of goducks.com, the Ducks second practice in Los Angeles yesterday was low-key.  A lot of good things happened during practice, but most players were not wearing pads, so the mood was more on detail rather than physicality.  As practice broke, players noticed a familiar face on the sidelines, sporting crutches and a knee brace….. it was …

Frost Reportedly Turns Down CSU Position

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As reported by Scott Roussel at footballscoop.com earlier today, Oregon Offensive Coordinator Scott Frost was offered the position of Head Coach at Colorado State, but quickly turned down the offer. To most Ducks fans, it’s not news to be hearing offers coming in for Frost’s services. He works alongside Mark Helfrich, helping to orchestrate one of, if not the most potent offenses ever known to …

Proud to be a Duck Fan, Proud to be a Mariota Fan

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A sigh of relief, a tear of pride and a chant of excitement … Marcus Mariota has won the Heisman. Mariota began his speech by saying thank you and that he is humbled by this award. Listening to this acceptance speech was amazing as Mariota thanked so many different people, you and I would be lying if we said we …