Examining the Realistic Expectations for the Ducks in 2015

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Expectations have become perpetually high in Eugene for the Oregon football team. The Ducks have been ranked in the top five of the preseason AP and Coaches’ Polls for each of the last four years. The Ducks have then backed up these expectations by making it to the National Championship Game twice in the last five years and by being …

Oregon Football: The Three Toughest Games of 2015

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It’s June, and it’s time for the Oregon Ducks to make another push toward the College Football Playoff. Last season, fans saw the Ducks finish the regular season with an 11-1 record, witnessed Marcus Mariota win the first Heisman trophy in school history, and watched Oregon dominate Florida State in the Rose Bowl before eventually losing in the national title …

Old Foes Unite: What Chip Kelly Learned From Facing Nelson Agholor

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When it comes to the NFL Draft, Chip Kelly heeds the advice of Horace Greeley: “Go West, young man.” In Kelly’s three seasons as the Philadelphia Eagles head coach, the team has used nine of its 21 draft picks on Pac-12 prospects. For this reason, it was unsurprising that Kelly decided to go west with USC receiver Nelson Agholor in …

Stewart Mandel on Oregon: Taking that Last College Football Step

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College football has been one of the most talked about sports in recent memory. Whether it’s been the Southeastern Conference’s (SEC) dominance or Florida State‘s off-the-field issues, it has kept people glued to their seats. However, despite the fact that the southern portion of the United States is known as “football country,” west coast football has been on the rise, …

Oregon to Tie The Knott Because of Nike?

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Oregon Ducks recruit Nigel Knott, a CB from Mississippi, was named the MVP of the New Orleans Nike Opening Regional. For those of you who don’t know, The Opening is a combine-like event that is hosted by Nike for high school athletes. The Opening consists of regional competitions around the country from which the top 150 recruits are selected to …

ILB Lokeni Toailoa — Package Deal in the Works?

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Oregon is now one step closer to landing the top ILB prospect in the nation. He is Lokeni Toailoa and he just recently announced his top seven schools, which include Notre Dame, Oklahoma, UCLA, USC, Utah, Washington, and of course of our Oregon Ducks. This would be a huge move for Oregon, putting them in great position to continue the never ending process of reloading …

Ducks’ 2015 Schedule Brings Intrigue

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The schedule for the Ducks’ 2015 season has been released, and there are some big matchups you should keep your eye on. The season kick off with the Ducks’ home opener against Vernon Adams Jr.’s former team, the Eastern Washington Eagles. The matchup should be interesting, especially after the dispute between EWU’s head coach Beau Baldwin and the University of Oregon. Depending on …

Ducks’ Biggest Basketball Battle is on the Road

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Last night the Oregon Ducks walked away with a W after beating USC 80-75. Now the Ducks are preparing to face UCLA this Saturday in California. This season hasn’t been bad for Oregon; their offense is full of ridiculous amounts of talent and although their defense needs some improvement, they are a well-rounded team. There are only six games left …

Men’s Basketball Preview: Oregon vs USC

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The Oregon Ducks men’s basketball team will match up against Andy Enfield and the USC Trojans tonight at the Galen Center in Los Angeles, California. The Ducks (17-7, 7-4 Pac-12) have enjoyed a successful, yet surprising season, and they’re currently in third place in the Pac-12 standings. It’s no secret that Oregon wasn’t expected to do much before the year started, but the men in green …

The Mighty Ducks Are Flying High

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Don’t look now, but the Oregon Ducks men’s basketball team is 17-7 (7-4 Pac-12) and currently in third place in the Pac-12 standings. Wait, what? Did you just read that correctly? Yes. As a matter of fact you did. Coming into the season, many critics believed that the Ducks’ inexperience would hinder their chances of playing competitive basketball. But head …

Despite Poor Shooting Night, Ducks Come Out Victorious

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After traveling to Washington last week, the Oregon Ducks men’s basketball team returned to Matthew Knight Arena and defeated the USC Trojans 75-67. Going into Thursday night’s matchup, the mighty Ducks (13-6, 3-3 Pac-12) had won their previous eight games against USC (9-9, 1-5 Pac-12), and after losing to the Washington Huskies and the Washington State Cougars last week, the …

How The Mighty Have Fallen: SEC, Pac-12 and Ranked Bowl Games Review

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Oh how the mighty have fallen. West Coast football fans have been saying it for years, but finally the SEC took an undeniable turn and it wasn’t in an upward direction. The storied “powerhouse” conference saw it’s least successful bowl season in years among ranked teams, of which it led the nation with seven. When the final bowl game with a …