The play was controversial even then. Auburn Tigers running back Michael Dyer was wrapped up by Oregon defensive back Eddie Pleasant with less than three minutes left in the 2011 BCS National Championship game. With the score tied and a title on the line, Ducks defensive tackle Zac Clark held back from piling onto Dyer. [...]
People outside of the Ducks football universe like to say that Oregon is just a flavor-of-the-month program without any tradition. It’s true that Oregon doesn’t have any Heisman Trophy winners or national championships (yet), but the numbers simply don’t back up the notion that the Ducks are upstarts. When the Ducks take the field against [...]
The fast, sleek and uncatchable sports car that is the Oregon Ducks was humming along all season, up with the other leaders of the pack until it blew a tire. After a ruinous loss at the hands of a punishing Stanford team, the Ducks no longer control their own destiny. As we all know, wins [...]
The news was too weighty too ignore. After all, it’s not everyday the No. 1 college football team in the country falls from grace. On Saturday, hours before Oregon took Cal to the woodshed in its own 59-17 win, defending national champ Alabama lost to SEC newcomer Texas A&M 29-23. The Aggies win sent shockwaves [...]
On a day full of BCS madness, No. 3 Oregon restored some semblance of order to the national college football rankings, battling injuries and a scrappy California defense to win 59-17 and stay undefeated on the year. But while the scoreboard reads as another Ducks blowout, Saturday night’s game was anything but easy for head [...]
On Saturday, the Ducks obliterated the Colorado Buffaloes and moved ahead of Louisiana Tech to become the highest-scoring team in the country. It still wasn’t enough to impress the Bowl Championship Series computers. No. 2 Florida lost to Georgia, but No. 5 Notre Dame beat Oklahoma — a much more impressive win in terms of [...]
The Ducks volleyball team remained firmly rooted in the No. 3 slot for the second week in a row in the AVCA poll. Ranked behind only Penn State and Stanford (the only team that has defeated the Ducks as of yet), Oregon finds itself in prime position to make a run for the national title [...]
The Ducks women’s tennis team saw its ITA regionals run end with all four of the Ducks’ singles players falling in the consolation round of 64. Julia Metzger, Patricia Skowronski and Lena Macomson each lost in straight sets while Lana Buttner won her first set before dropping the next two. Oregon’s lone doubles entry of [...]
The hoopla is over. The islander quarterback is in fact a human being. His five interceptions the past four games prove his mortality. Yet, despite Kilimanjaro-sized expectations coming into his premier season, Marcus Mariota has weathered the storm of the first half of his first college football season — and he looked good doing it. [...]
Fans of college football see a multi-team playoff as a fairer alternative to the current BCS system. The BCS conference heads see the problem in an entirely different context.
The NCAA volleyball tournament bracket shows that no postseason format is perfect.
The Ducks proved a point on Saturday against the Cardinal, but a return to the BCS National Championship Game is unlikely.