SCOOPED! Will The College Football Structure Change?

Brent Pennington Editorials 22 Comments

Conference realignments? Changing the playoff structure? An Elite League? Given the limited sporting news and live sports events during the COVID-19 sheltering slowdown, it’s surprising fans and sportswriters have not blown up discussions and ranted more scenarios involving these topics. Though realigning the conferences and reforming the playoff structure are separate issues, they are obviously linked. One affects the other, including …

Forget Next Year: Oregon CAN Win the Natty in 2020

Mike West Editorials 136 Comments

Chip Kelly arrived in Eugene as a virtual unknown from the University of New Hampshire. From 2007 to 2012, Kelly changed the landscape of college football with his blur offense, transforming Oregon into a national title contender in the process. Following a lull under Mark Helfrich and Willie Taggart, Mario Cristobal started restoring dreams of a “Natty” in 2018, inciting FishDuck’s …

A Blast-from-the-Past! A Sprinting Spring Game…

Charles Fischer Editorials 32 Comments

This article was originally a forum post from over 13 years ago. I stumbled across it recently and thought you might have fun reading it, as I did, with the pleasant memory of our past beloved Ducks. Charles Fischer —————————————————— Have you ever watched a game at Autzen and noted an official with a down marker sprinting down the sideline to …

Trevor Lawrence or Penei Sewell: Who’s The Best in CFP?

Jordan Ingram Editorials 65 Comments

So who is the best football player in the country? Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence? Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields? Nope. At least not according to CBS Sports and Cover3 Podcast host Chip Patterson, who believes Oregon Ducks left tackle and Outland Trophy winner Penei Sewell is the best NCAA D1 player. And he’s not wrong. As Mr. FishDuck pointed out …

Bowl-less, but one of the BEST Oregon Teams in Decades

Jim Maloney History 14 Comments

Can you imagine your beloved Ducks achieving a 9-1 record, winning a share of the conference championship, finishing the season ranked No. 8, and not going to a bowl? Well, imagine it, because it happened to Oregon’s 1933 team. While 1933 is a way back, this is a piece of Duck football lore everyone should know and be proud of, as this …

How the Pac-12 Went Off the Rails and the SEC Got on Track

Jon Joseph Editorials 59 Comments

Once I had a conference, I made it run, Made it run just fine. Once I had a conference and Keith Jackson called it a King. Brother, can you spare a dime? (To the tune of “Brother Can You Spare a Dime?”) In 1970, a USC team led by coach John McKay (an Oregon graduate) went into Tuscaloosa and played like …

Ducks Predicted to LOSE First Game of the Season? Get Real!

Garrett Sharp-Craig Editorials 106 Comments

In the last few days it feels like life is slowly but surely going back to normal. Restaurants and bars are modified but open, social gatherings in Oregon are now up to 25 people and yes, sports writers are back to making their “crazy-bold hot takes.” In particular, over the weekend CBS Sports senior writer Ben Kercheval made a list …

New Flock of Ducks: Oregon Women Add Sharpshooting Transfer

Alex Nordstrand Recruiting 12 Comments

For a college basketball team, losing arguably three of the top players in program history warrants an expected down time to rebuild and reload. However, that is not the case for Oregon Women’s Basketball, as Kelly Graves and staff continue to show that this program is going to be around for a long time to come. Not only are the …

Oregon Should “Back the Pac”? That’s WACK

Joshua Whitted Editorials 82 Comments

A curious trend has emerged in college football — one that’s as senseless as it is perplexing. Fans and analysts alike have become fixated on conference strength. It used to be blasphemous, but nowadays, many Oregon fans find themselves cheering on their fieriest rivals in out-of-conference or bowl games, hoping that they represent the Pac-12 well and improve its perception. …