Will the New Hayward Field Help RECRUITING for All Sports?

Charles Fischer Editorials 3 Comments

For all who have recently toured the renovated Hayward Field, such as the Oregon Track and Field athletes, “wow” has been the most common reaction. Even Olympic Decathlon winner Ashton Eaton was brought to tears, as the memories of historic Hayward Field flooded back to him. He marveled at the majesty of this incredible new look for Oregon’s premier sports …

Oregon Has a Fortune of QBs That Should Produce Results

OregonReigns Editorials 43 Comments

Finally, Pac-12 football is set to get underway in November. During a time in which the College Football season’s outlook was uncertain, the Conference announced a modified 2020 season, and the fans cannot wait to see their teams take the field. Meanwhile, a spirited quarterback battle brewing could have offensive implications not immediately apparent to most Oregon fans… Projected to …

Can Oregon Break Up the Playoff Status Quo?

David Marsh Editorials 39 Comments

College football is getting less competitive. The playoff’s goal was to expand the number of teams that could compete for the national championship every year by widening the field from two to four. Not much of a playoff, and it seems even less so with a cast of four usual suspects: Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State, and Oklahoma. These four teams …

Running Through Autzen: Reuben Droughns!

Jerry Thompson Men of Oregon 20 Comments

Before a Stanford game years back, a large flock of Ducks met at PK Park for the annual football letter-winner’s tailgater. One of the more prominent O-Ducks in attendance was Reuben Droughns, one of Oregon’s greatest running backs. Droughns had four games where he rushed for over 200 yards: 202 vs. Michigan State (1998), 207 vs. Arizona (’99), 214 vs. …

Beating USC: The Script That Flipped the Pac-12

Jeremy Mosier Analysis 37 Comments

Among the most pivotal points that propelled Oregon past USC the past decade was the 2012 matchup in Los Angeles. The Trojans went into the season ranked No. 1  under current Ole Miss head coach Lane Kiffin. The Ducks stormed L.A. in their all-white “Stormtrooper” kits and put a “65” on the L.A. Coliseum scoreboard.  In the seven seasons since, …

The Odds of Oregon Winning the Pac-12 Conference from the Experts

OregonReigns Editorials 51 Comments

Despite the growing concern over COVID-19 across America, the PAC-12 Conference will begin on November 6th, 2020. While that is a late start, it is not without the same questions and anticipation that would occur with a start two months earlier. Can Oregon overcome the virus risks and defeat the conference foes to win the Pac-12 title? Some talented teams …

Future Pondering: Would YOU Take Mark Helfrich BACK as an Offensive Coordinator?

Charles Fischer Editorials 77 Comments

Is Mr. FishDuck out of his mind? Wasn’t it he who stated that Mark Helfrich deserved be fired two days before he was? Why would anyone want to bring back a proven non-performer? Because he might just be one of the best offensive minds in college football. Let’s clear the air; I am delighted with the hiring of Joe Moorhead …

Nick Saban looks on with his arms crossed.

Don’t Be Fooled: For Nick Saban and Others, the 2020 Season Is All About the Money

Brandon Viall Editorials 104 Comments

Dear Nick Saban, In late August, Rob Parker of Deadspin quoted you uttering something that made me do a double take. I was so shocked I had to read it twice because I couldn’t believe my own eyes. You said, and I quote, “This is about the players. Everybody acts like we want to play for the money. We want to …

Coping with Loss: Managing Defeats of Our Beloved Ducks

Steven Smith Editorials 51 Comments

Life on earth is filled with both joy and sorrow, as we all understand that concept as part of the human condition. Oft-times the new pains and injuries to body, mind and spirit is out of our control. Mortality brings injury, illness, disease, broken relationships and “man’s inhumanity to man” directly upon us. No one is immune! Self-inflicted trauma however …