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Ruining the Season: An Arizona Specialty

“Bear Down.” It is the official motto of the University of Arizona, a slogan based on a Gipper-ish legend of a former player’s message to his team. Lying in his hospital bed in 1926, starting quarterback John “Button” Salm… Continue reading

Pac-12 Weekend: All Eyes on Oregon State at USC

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With the Oregon Ducks on a much needed ‘bye’ week, the rest of the Pac-12 Conference is in full force with five games this weekend. One game is already in the books with UCLA taking care of business against Arizona State in the desert 62-27 on Thursday night. There are some important Saturday games including Washington hosting Stanford and USC playing host to the Oregon State Beavers at the Coliseum.

Oregon Volleyball Faces Colorado Saturday Night, Buffs Hitting .260 on the Season

The Colorado Buffaloes enter Matthew Knight Arena winning their Pac-12 opener over Utah earlier this week in five sets. The Buffs are 9-4 on the season and now 1-0 in Conference play. The team is attacking at .260 and averaging thirteen kills per game so far in 2014. Taylor Simpson is looking like a key player this season.

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Coach Moore getting hugs from all team mates after becoming the winningest coach for Oregon Volleyball.

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Attending the Civil War volleyball made for an exciting evening. Oregon was undefeated and the Beavers had a record of 10 and 1. The setting for this game was different than most volleyball matches I have attended. For starters, the entire Oregon Marching Band was present in the West end of Matt Knight Arena.

Stock Ticker From Around the Pac-12

Another weekend is upon us and it’s time to take stock of teams that are up, down or right there in the middle. One of the teams listed in today’s report has a bye this week, but the same issues might be present this coming Thursday. Down Low Oregon Ducks – Injuries and defensive concerns galore  Give credit to Washington …

Recruiting Update: Murray Still in Play?

Football Recruiting News Around four months ago, I had a conversation with an Oregon fan who’s very much in the know. Quarterback Kyler Murray (4-Star/Allen, TX/Rivals100) had just committed to Texas A&M and my mood was shot. That someone, however, told me not to fret as Murray was “still in play” and to keep a close watch on the shifty …

Moving up the Leaderboard in College Fantasy Football

Well, it was my best week yet. Not by much, only three points actually, but it was enough to vault me to the very top (No. 1, baby!) of the Fans of Oregon Ducks group. Out of 2,658 people, through four weeks, I’m the cream of the crop. Out of the millions of people that play ESPN’s College Football Challenge, I’m …

Oregon Volleyball, Ranked 13th and 9-0 Starts Pac-12 Play With Oregon State

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Amanda Benson leads the Oregon Ducks with close to four digs per set, while teammate Liz Brenner has been stellar through nine games this season pacing the team with six double doubles. Brenner is also working her way up the Oregon All-Time list for kills, she currently ranks seventh.

Surviving Pullman on ‘Struggling Saturday’

  This is what we wanted, right? The Oregon fan’s burden has always been that there will never be enough respect for the Ducks: that the offense is a gimmick, that their schedule isn’t tough enough, largely due to playing in an underwhelming conference. They’re told the Pac-12 isn’t anywhere near as good as the mighty SEC, winner of seven …

What We Learned: The Marcus Formula

The Concept of Tempered Steel If you aren’t a huge science guy (I for one am not), you might mistake the process of tempering steel for hardening a metal. While increasing steel’s strength, tempering is actually all about softening a metal through the use of heat to make it more flexible. In season three of Oregon’s best quarterback in school …

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