Sun Devils’ Persistent Averageness a Puzzle to Experts

Kim Hastings Humor 1 Comment

The Arizona State Sun Devils host the Ducks tomorrow with little on the line for ASU. They have already secured a record which may remain unbroken forever. The Sun Devils have lost at least three games every year since at least 1998. The record probably goes back further than ’98. FishDuck.com/psychologistsinoursparetime asked me to examine the persistent mediocrity extant in Tempe. …

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 …

Surprising Fifth-Year Transfers Around the League

Kim Hastings FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

With the arrival of Vernon Adams and now Matt Hegarty, our Ducks have shored up some potential weak spots going into the coming season. FishDuck.com sent me the following memo from the home office in Cancun: Find out what other schools are doing with respect to fifth-year seniors. And stop submitting expense account vouchers for “The Girls of the Pac-10” on Pay-Per-View. FishDuck …

1916 — When the Husky Hatred ‘Really’ Began

Noah Smith History 0 Comments

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 …

So You Have an Interview for a Job at a Pac-12 University

Kim Hastings FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

“What do you think you can offer this company?” “Where do you see yourself in five years?” “What have you learned from previous positions that will serve you in this job?” These are the kinds of questions most of us have experienced when interviewing for jobs. After enough experience at being turned down, we know the incorrect answers. Rather we …

Stopping the Play-Making Huskies

Rory Davidson FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 7 Comments

Last year, a friend of mine who is a diehard Oregon fan showed me an email that his dad had sent to a few Oregon alumni. The email was about three pages long, and was an in-depth history of the Oregon-Washington rivalry. Being a Stanford fan at the time, I hadn’t really known exactly how much hostility existed between Oregon …

Ducks to Open Up Playbook, Says Hroniss Grasu

McKalie Bellew FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

Hroniss Grasu spoke with Ashley Young of FishDuck.com at the on-campus press conference at the Hatfield-Dowlin Complex Tuesday. Heading into this week’s rivalry game against the University of Washington, Grasu explained that communication and tempo are crucial parts of the Ducks’ game plan for Saturday. “If we are running the ball well, it’s going to open up the entire playbook for us,” …