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Another Trivia Question....

We will ALWAYS have: "What team was the LAST to play for a tie in CFB (0-0) and the FIRST to play - and WIN - in OT (beat Fresno St).

We now have [2012-14] another:

Oregon is the only school in the 40/20/10 club (wins)(baseball, men's basketball, football) for 3 consecutive yrs.

PS:

In college football, Oregon is tops over the last five years for wins against the "Power" conferences:

1) Oregon (48), 2) Alabama (45), 3) Stanford (44), 4) LSU, Oklahoma (40)

 

Catch Up ...

30 July

#CFBrank 100-91

Source: ESPN
Oregon Running Back Byron Marshall at 97

Pac-12 football betting odds: Oregon is the favorite

Source: SI.com
Our friends over at Bovada have started releasing their college conference odds and the Ducks are once again the favorite to win the conference and the Ducks are once again a heavy favorite to win the Pac-12.

Pac-12 Ultimate Road Trip: Week 10

Source: ESPN Pac-12 Blog
Stanford at Oregon This has blossomed into the game of the year in the Pac-12 the past three seasons and the results have justified the hype.

Key questions for Pac-12 North coaches

Source: ESPN Pac-12 Blog
Oregon : What’s the biggest lesson you learned about being a head coach last year?

Oregon Ducks kicker Hayden Crook won't return to team this fall

Source: OregonLive
The Bend native and walk-on said he left the team before spring practices ended. His departure hasn't formally been announced, though he is no longer listed on the roster. Crook instead plans to spend the year studying abroad in Costa Rica as he pursues a minor in Spanish. Once he returns, Crook will consider kicking again, somewhere else.

Colt Lyerla contending for Green Bay Packers roster spot, putting Oregon Ducks trouble behind him

Source: OreegonLive
GREEN BAY, Wis. – The lights were off in the Green Bay Packers overflow locker room. A few undrafted free-agent players were near their lockers talking quietly. A short distance away, Colt Lyerla sat by himself in the darkness.

University of Oregon can keep secret its records from sexual assault investigation, district attorney rules

Source: OregonLive
UO had released hundreds of pages of heavily redacted records in the wake of the players' dismissal citing compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act in not being more transparent about what officials knew and when they knew it.

Top 25 Oregon Ducks: No. 24 - OL Andre Yruretagoyena

Source: CSNNW
Why he's important: The Ducks return all five starters along the offensive line but that shouldn't stop Yruretagoyena from seeing plenty of playing time.

Top 25 Oregon Ducks: No. 25 - CB Troy Hill

Source: CSNNW
Why he's important: The Ducks lost three starters in the defensive backfield including cornerback Terrance Mitchell, now with the Dallas Cowboys.

Register-Guard to sue UO after district attorney denies appeal requesting records from sexual assault case

Source: Daily Emerald
“The rejection of our appeal leaves us with no option but to file a lawsuit against the university,” Register-Guard general counsel Wendy Baker said in the paper Tuesday. “Oregon Public Records law exists to preclude this kind of secrecy among our public servants.”

Preseason camp preview: Offensive line

Source: GoDucks.com
The Ducks return all five starters from 2013, led by center Hroniss Grasu, and have a wealth of young talent looking to gain experience behind them.

Preseason preview: Receivers/tight ends

Source: GoDucks.com
Keanon Lowe headlines a relatively inexperienced group of wideouts, but the Ducks return three 2013 regulars at the tight end spot.

29 July

MSU quarterback Connor Cook still hungry after feasting in 2013

Source: Fox Sports
"The offense made a really big jump last year," Cook said. "But we want to pick up from where we left off in Pasadena, and make another jump."

2014-2015 Bowl Projections

Source: Phil Steele
Oregon vs. Baylor - Cotton Bowl

Michigan State's Dantonio says being hunted team can be 'precarious'

Source: USA Today
CHICAGO — Mark Dantonio has been to Big Ten media days as a conference co-champion in 2011 and as a coach coming off of consecutive 11-win seasons in 2012, but this year is different.

2015 NFL Draft: Michigan State Preview

Source: CBS Sports
QB Connor Cook, RS Junior (6-3 | 218 | 4.89 | #18) I'm excited to study the progress of several prospects in 2014, but Cook might be at the top of that list – he has a lot of room to improve and he's pretty darn good right now.

Think bigger, Big Ten ... Michigan State (not Ohio State) still best

Source: CBS Sports
So your best team from last year -- you know, the team that won a Rose Bowl and would have been in a four-team playoff -- could actually be better this year. Or at least "deeper," Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio says. It finally has an offense Dantonio's arm-punting Big Ten peers could be proud of.

Michigan State’s Dantonio Mentions Oregon Matchup During Big Ten Media Day

Source: SI.com
Dantonio, asked about positioning for the playoffs, brings up what is the best non conference game of the season for a Big Ten team, going to Oregon in week two.

Oregon Ducks opponent preview: Craig Bohl looks to parlay FCS success to Wyoming

Source: OregonLive
The Offensive Player You Should Know: Wide receiver Dominic Rufran. The Defender You Should Know: Linebacker Jordan Stanton.

Oregon Ducks to host Michigan State in cross country on eve of football game

Source: OregonLive
On the eve of the football game, the Ducks will take on the Spartans in cross country in the Bill Dellinger Invitational on Friday, Sept. 5, on Pre's Trail at Alton Baker Park.

UO music professor composes first original piece of music for an American track event

Source: Daily Emerald
“It was kind of cinematic in its approach, because a lot of work I do is for film, so it was a real backdrop,” McWhorter said.

Best running back tandems in college football

Source: NFL.com
Pac-12 Oregon: Byron Marshall and Thomas Tyner.

Preseason camp preview: Running backs

Source: GoDucks.com
Byron Marshall and Thomas Tyner form one of the best one-two punches in the country, and some newcomers have a chance to shake things up as well.

Oregon Ducks lose key behind-the-scenes staffer to the NFL with fall camp approaching: Oregon rundown

Source: OregonLive
EUGENE -- One of the key behind-the-scenes cogs in the Oregon athletic department will still be feeding a football team in green and yellow this fall. Only now, sports nutritionist Adam Korzun will be working for the NFL's Green Bay Packers instead of the Ducks.

Preseason camp preview: Quarterbacks

Source: GoDucks.com
Junior Marcus Mariota leads the Oregon football camp into the start of camp next week, and there's intrigue lower on the depth chart.

McIver Wins Second-Straight Montana State Amateur

Source: GoDucks.com
WHITEFISH, Mont. – Oregon junior Brandon McIver continued his excellent run in the summer by winning his second-straight Montana State Amateur Championship this past Saturday at Whitefish Lake Golf Club. The Billings, Mont., native carded a 12-under 204 over the three day tournament, winning by eight strokes over the nearest competitor who finished at 4-under 212.

28 July

Top Pac-12 players: Nos. 25-21

Source: ESPN Pac-12 Blog
No. 22: Oregon RB Byron Marshall

MSU quarterback Connor Cook still hungry after feasting in 2013

Source: Fox Sports
Cook passed for a career-high 322 yards and two touchdowns to beat Stanford and earn Rose Bowl offensive MVP honors. With practices for the 2014 season beginning Saturday, Cook made it clear he wants more. "The offense made a really big jump last year," Cook said. "But we want to pick up from where we left off in Pasadena, and make another jump."

Numbers that Matter: Pac-12 vs. ranked teams

Source: Sporting News
The polls don't matter, unless it's a statistic that can be used against a team. How many times have you heard, "Well, they haven't played anybody." Well, there's a way to figure that out. Look at the record.

Some thoughts about the Run TrackTown High Performance Meet

Source: OregonLive
EUGENE -- There was an interesting contrast in generations (Saturday) at Hayward Field, with the IAAF World Junior Championships holding a Saturday session that was immediately followed by the post-collegiate TrackTown High Performance Meet.

49ers RB LaMichael James suffers elbow injury; former Oregon Ducks star could miss 1 month

Source: OregonLive
LaMichael James, San Francisco 49ers backup running back and return man, suffered an elbow injury during Sunday's practice and could miss up to a month, according to multiple reports out of the Bay Area.

Ridnour embracing role as a veteran mentor with Magic

Source: CSNNW
"It's crazy how fast it goes," Ridnour said. "And now I'm that guy for some younger guys."

27 July

Press Pass: Josh Huff

Source: philadelphiaeagles.com
Wide receiver Josh Huff compares his first Training Camp practice with the Eagles to his time with Chip Kelly at Oregon …

Pac-12 football coaches tackle ESPN's media 'car wash'

Source: pac-12.com
On Friday they headed across the country to the ESPN campus in Bristol, Conn., for the annual media "car wash."

College Football Future Odds

Source: vegasinsider.com
Oregon: 7/1; UCLA: 15/1; Michigan St.: 30/1; USC: 35/1; Stanford: 55/1; ASI: 55/1

Easy A's: Marcus Mariota's course load reportedly consists of golf & yoga

Source: Fox Sports
Mariota's credited workload this fall will consist of the following: 1. Golf 2. Yoga 3. No, no No. 3. That's it: golf and yoga.

College Football Countdown | No. 47: Arizona State

Source: USA Today
It's easy to get lost in the shuffle. Todd Graham fights for the spotlight on two fronts: one, as a member of the coaching-rich Pac-12, a league as loaded with star power as any in the Football Bowl Subdivision; and two, as a member of the coaching-change class of 2011, a group that rivals any in ability, potential and on-field production.

The Big Ten is stacked with elite national talent at most positions.

Source: Athlon Sports
5. Connor Cook, QB, Michigan State , 6. Jeremy Langford, RB, Michigan State, ALSO: Shilique Calhoun, DE, Michigan State

San Francisco 49ers Backup RB Hunter Out for Season, Is Door Open for LaMichael James?

Source: SI.com
In the first high profile injury reported in camp San Francisco Backup Running Back Kendall Hunter has a torn ACL and will likely be lost for the season.

Vin Lananna keeps pushing the envelope, and that is a good thing

Source: OregonLive
EUGENE -- There was a crowd of 8,937 at Hayward Field yesterday for Day 4 of the IAAF World Junior Track & Field Championships, and the fans brought an enthusiasm to the stadium that energized the athletes.

Rookie Journey Presented by AAA: Josh Huff

philaddelphiaeagles.com
Huff explains his journey - from 3 years old to Eagle camp.

Washington Brings Home Gold

Source: GoDucks.com
Oregon incoming freshman Ariana Washington helped bring home a gold medal with her leg on the USA's 4x100 relay which cruised to a win in 43.46.

26 July

Pac-12 Media Days: Duck & Beaver Wrap-up

Source: KEZI.com
LOS ANGELES, Calif.– KEZI 9 Sports Director wraps up Pac-12 Media Days from Hollywood, California by looking at Oregon’s Spring sensation Devon Allen, and the Beavers returning captain Michael Doctor.

UCLA's Eric Kendricks references late hits on Marcus Mariota in Pac-12 media days interview

Source: OregonLive
Add that to the ongoing reasons of why fans should tune in to the game against the Bruins on Oct. 11 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.

Conference of quarterbacks: Mariota, Hundley lead crop of Pac-12 passers

Source: SI.com
LOS ANGELES -- Kyle Whittingham is a dying breed, and he knows it.

University of Oregon Athletics 2013-14 Annual Report

Source: GoDucksDotCom
These are the 'Good Ol' Days'...

Ducks' Helfrich on upcoming season

Source: ESPN.com
Mark Helfrich talks about handling expectations heading into his second season as the Oregon Ducks' coach and looks ahead to the upcoming season.

Pac-12 media days wrap-up

Source: ESPN Pac-12 Blog
That's a wrap. Media days have come and gone, and we are officially in full football mode.

14 College Football Trap Games For 2014

Source: USA Today
Oregon at Utah [Nov. 8] Oregon travels to Rice-Eccles right after Stanford, as well as Arizona, UCLA and Washington in the four weeks before.

Magic sign veteran PG Luke Ridnour

Source: ESPN.com
Magic general manager Rob Hennigan announced the addition on Friday. Details were not disclosed. He is expected to serve as Orlando's third point guard behind Victor Oladipo and rookie Elfrid Payton.

Oregon Ducks opponent preview: Michigan State brings stout defense into Eugene

Source: OregonLive
The Defender You Should Know: DL Shilique Calhoun. If the Spartans can get to Mariota, there's a good chance it's because of Calhoun. The reigning Big Ten defensive lineman of the year enters the season after pacing the Spartans with 7.5 sacks and 14 tackles for a loss.

Pro track athletes talk about the TrackTown High Performance meet, and about Devon Allen

Source:OregonLive
Richardson smiled, paused, and added: "If you have his number, text him and say I said, 'Come back.'"

Team USA's sprinters dominate Friday at the IAAF World Junior Track & Field Championships

Source: OregonLive
EUGENE – The sun came out Friday at Hayward Field, and Team USA's sprinters kicked into beast mode.

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