Oregon Continues to Win as its Schedule “Improves”

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Craig Strobeck Worried about what we saw in Oregon’s game against Washington State last night?  Concerned about Oregon’s long-term prospects for the season?  Don’t worry; here is your weekly affirmation that everything will be ok — for now. Washington State is Much Improved . . . Yes, Oregon was a 40-point favorite over the Cougars last Saturday, but this is …

The Opponents Locker Room: Cougars Have Nothing but Respect for Oregon

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Craig Strobeck Despite the shellacking on the scoreboard, the players from Washington State walked into the press conference with pride intact and heads held high. “We just got to do anything we can to win,” left tackle Gunnar Eklund said, “It’s tough, but in the end you got to get the job done.” “In the years past, around this program, …

The Fishwrap Pregame Analysis – Having a Holiday with Halliday, Ducks vs Cougs

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from Video This Saturday, the Washington State Cougars come to town for a 7 pm match up between the Blur and the Air Raid offenses.  Think trying to hit a cheetah with a sling shot. Now for the mandatory stats. The Ducks lead the series 45-38-7 and have won six in a row over the Cougs.  Washington State’s last win …

The Enemy of My Enemy Still Needs a Good Thrashing

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koze950.com If there is one thing that I have in common with Washington State football fans it is my understanding of what makes them mad.  Nothing sets off a Cougar fan like The Color Purple. So let me tell you something indeed. It’s hard to write snarky things about a team that dislikes purple as much as I dislike purple. …

College Football Nation: Top Team Escapes With Win; Playoff Committee Forming

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  “When Offenses Attack” was the theme of the day.  It seems that as the season goes on we are seeing more and more teams put up massive numbers of yardage and points.  You have Baylor and Oregon averaging more than 50 points a game, easy.  Clemson and FSU just dominate whoever lines up in front of them.  Ohio State and Texas …

Pac-12 Talent Rankings: Enough to Move Up?

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Kevin Cline Last week, we looked at the significance of talent and recruiting rankings. This week, we begin counting down to the most talented roster in the Pac-12. Below is an explanation of the tier-system used to compile the data: Tier-E: 5-star rating by at least one service Tier-1: 4-star rating by at least two services Tier-2: 4-star rating by …

MUST WATCH Oregon Football in 2013

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Practices are about to start at Oregon, and the season is just over a month away.  I have been driving myself crazy with anticipation for this year.  It got me thinking about which games I am most excited for.  Which games are the “must watch” games for me this season.  So of course, Fishduck.com happens to be the perfect outlet …

NCAA Postseason Insight

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The Pac-12 baseball race seems to have come to a close with Oregon State’s defeat of the Oregon Ducks this past weekend, taking two out of three games at PK Park.  The Beavers now hold a two game lead over both the Oregon Ducks (43-13, 20-7) and the UCLA Bruins (37-15, 20-7), both of which are now tied for second …

Duck-Luck Prevails in 11th Inning for Cougar Sweep!

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PULLMAN, Wash. – No. 6 Oregon took advantage of an error in the 11th inning to score the go ahead run and then held on for a 4-3 win over Washington State on Sunday. Mitchell Tolman scored from first base on a Scott Heineman single to center field that Austin Pernell booted. Tolman, who started the rally with a two-out …

The Ducks Spread the Love to Take Game 2

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The Oregon Ducks concluded the second game of a three-game series with a win against the Washington State Cougars Saturday at Baily-Bayton Field.  Both starting pitchers battled through early trouble into the late innings but in the end Oregon’s offense was too strong for the Cougars and they took the game 6-3. The offenses caught fire early, and both teams …

Ducks Win in the 9th Inning!

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PULLMAN, Wash. – No. 11 Oregon scored two runs in the top of the ninth inning to break a tie and went on to beat the Washington State Cougars, 5-3, in a PAC-12 conference game at Bailey-Brayton Field on Friday night. Ryon Healy broke the tie when he hit a hard shot that shortstop Ian Sagdal couldn’t handle allowing Brett …

Behind the Curtain: Inside the Press Box

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With FishDuck adding coverage to more sports each season, I frequently get asked the question, “What’s it like to be in the press box?”  I could say, “Look on the internet”, except for one problem: there isn’t much of an answer. The question is, why isn’t much written on the topic?  More than likely, anyone in a position to write …