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NFL Players - participation by NCAA Power 5 Conferences

Recently nationalfootballpost.com delivered an analysis on the Power Five Conferences and the NFL Draft. It was a nicely crafted article attempting to "examine the degree of the impact the Power Five colleges have on the NFL draft. (It included) both a comparison of the Power Five with the rest of college football and then a comparison of the conferences within the Power Five."

In that follow up article, they evaluated "the draft performance of colleges for players selected between 2005 and 2014." In it they - avoid using simply number of draft choices plus number of career starts at a school to rank it and instead declare - "A college that produces all seventh round choices could rank higher than a team with more or higher selections depending on the degree by which performance was better or worse than expected." IN addition they limit the sample to: - "Only colleges with at least 10 players drafted in the study period ... There are 76 colleges that meet the criteria ..."

NFL Players - by NCAA Conference

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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).

PS:

Oregon was the only school in 2015 to make the post season in football, basketball, and baseball.

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

B - is the only team in CFB to win 9+ games in each of the last 8 seasons (including 2014).

C - is the best among Power-Five teams since 2007 for average margin per game at plus-20.5.

D - has (as of their victory over Florida State in the Rose Bowl) 59 games of 40+ points since 2009. A wide margin over the next closest team to do so...

Catch Up ...

1 July

Auburn, Oregon to kick off 2019 season in Cowboys Stadium

Source: CBS Sports
It's a good thing that the scoreboard at Cowboys Stadium is so massive because an Auburn-Oregon season opening matchup might have too much scoring for the average jumbotron.

Phil Knight to step down as Nike chairman

Source: CBS Sports
Per the AP, a specific date for Knight's departure has not been scheduled, but the company does expect to have its new chairman in place by the end of next year.

Big 12 expansion is not just a possibility, but an inevitability

Source: ESPN
Get ready, Big 12 fans: Expansion is coming. And if it doesn't, the conference may not survive.

Phil Knight, 77, to step down from chairman role of Nike

Source: ESPN (AP - Video)
NEW YORK -- Nike chairman Phil Knight, who turned a business selling shoes out of the back of his car into the world's most valuable sports brand, has announced plans to step down as company chairman.

The anticipation ahead of Auburn vs. Oregon will be almost as fun as the game

Source: ESPN Pac-12 Blog
Now that Oregon and Auburn are scheduled to play for a second time, will Auburn fans please step up to the podium and, without yielding their glittering BCS championship crystal ball, of course, at least admit that -- just maybe -- Michael Dyer was down?

Scheduling imbalance gives some Pac-12 South teams an edge

Source: ESPN Pac-12 Blog
Various studies have shown that home teams in college football own a distinct advantage, whether that's due to sleeping in their own beds, adrenaline produced by supportive crowd noise, or the fact good teams tend to play more home games

Oregon Ducks football team to get another shot at Auburn

Source: Register Guard
Duck fans may still want ‘Bama. For now, they’ll have to settle for a future rematch with the SEC’s other storied Iron Bowl program. According to Oregon, the neutral-site game with Auburn includes a $3.5 million payout for the athletic department, which has an obligation to purchase and resell 6,520 tickets. Details on ticket sales and television will be announced at a later date.

Oregon Ducks and Boise State Broncos set to meet in basketball for next 3 years

Source: OregonLive
The Oregon basketball team is about to get really familiar with Boise.

Oregon Ducks 2015 position battle to watch: Defensive backs

Source: OregonLive
What they must accomplish during fall camp: Consistency. Highlight-reel plays get you recruited but steadiness earns playing time. Tackling is as important as coverage skills, as well. Graduated corners Troy Hill and Ifo Ekpre-Olomu were terrific open-field tacklers able to offer run support.

Logan Bathke, 3-star OT, commits to Oregon Ducks

Source: OregonLive
The latest under-the-radar big man to join the flock is Scout three-star offensive tackle Logan Bathke, out of Orange, California, who tweeted his commitment to Oregon late Tuesday evening:

Phil Knight takes steps away from Nike; will leave as board chairman

Source: OregonLive
Phil Knight, who more than 50 years ago co-founded the sports footwear and apparel company that became the world's largest, on Tuesday announced plans to step away from the company.

Phil Knight steps down as Nike chairman

Source: Daily Emerald
Knight also announced he has started Swoosh, a limited liability company that would hold a majority of his Nike Class A Common Stock shares—roughly 15 percent of the company’s total shares.

Oregon, Auburn Set For 2019 Opener In AT&T Stadium

Source: GoDucks.com
Oregon is scheduled to kick off another college football season at AT&T Stadium, and the Texas venue won't be the only familiar element.

Mariota, Takeda Earn Pac-12 Medals

Source: GoDucks.com
Given annually since 1960-61 and named for the former Pac-12 commissioner, conference medals are awarded based on performance and achievement in scholarship, athletics and leadership.

Nike co-founder Knight will step down as chairman

Source: MSN (AP)
Knight, 76, says he plans to stay involved with the company after he steps down as chairman. Parker has been Nike's president and CEO since 2006.

30 June

An embarrassment of riches at running back in the Pac-12

Source: ESPN
Royce Freeman, Oregon: The Rolls Royce is back in Eugene and ready to go. His arms still look like legs and he's even hungrier than last year.

Auburn and Oregon to meet in opener of 2019 season at AT&T Stadium

Source: ESPN
Auburn and Oregon, two of the nation's premier college football programs, will meet in the 2019 season opener at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, as part of the AdvoCare Classic.  The game, scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 31, will be a rematch of the 2011 BCS title game.

USA Ends Play in Shenzhen With Win Over China

Source: Netscoutsbasketball.com
Johnathan Loyd played over 33 minutes and kept himself on the court after drawing his third foul at the start of the third quarter. – 19 points (8-of-11 FGA), nine rebounds, eight assists and five steals.

Take Two: East vs. West nonconference schedules

Source: ESPN
Michigan State-Oregon. It’s the most nationally significant game on the Big Ten’s September slate, unless, of course, Virginia Tech pulls another upset of Ohio State, which is not likely.

Oregon Ducks hoping Freeman will emerge as football team leader

Source: Register Guard
Oregon football seems to attract the strong, silent types. ... With the loss of Mariota, Hroniss Grasu, Ifo Ekpre-Olomu and a handful of other respected starters, the defending Pac-12 and Rose Bowl champions are looking for new leaders to emerge this summer as the players work out together on campus away from the spotlight.

Oregon athletes owned the day during USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships

Source: Register Guard
Last week began with warnings of heat and scandal, both threatening to overshadow the competition at the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships. Then the athletes took over.

Get to know an Oregon Ducks opponent: Eastern Washington

Source: OregonLive
Coach: Beau Baldwin (eighth year, 67-25 record at school) | 2014 record: 11-3  | For Oregon To Win ... It can't let Vernon Adams Jr.'s successor do his best Adams impression and strike fear into the heart of Pac-12 school.

A big thumbs up for the Bowerman Track Club; Jerry Schumacher's group had a boffo meet

Source: OregonLive
Amid all the claims and counter claims about alleged doping and misuse of prescription drugs, there was a lot to celebrate in this year's USA Track & Field Championships at Hayward Filed.

USATF Outdoor Championships wrap up

Source: Daily Emerald
After four days of hosting the nation’s top track and field athletes, the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships came to a close Sunday afternoon. Here are some of the story lines of the meet

49ers’ Armstead aware of expectations, ready to make impact

Source: CSNBayarea
The 49ers lost an All-Pro defensive tackle in Justin Smith, who retired this offseason, which has thrust a major weight upon the shoulders of rookie first-round pick Arik Armstead.

Looking back – and ahead – at Bears offseason: Unsettled O-line needs time together

Source: CSNChicago
Kyle Long’s movement has been amply documented and debated; right tackle, left tackle, right guard.

Oregon football budget getting some Eugene heat

Source: ESPN Pac-12 Blog
People outside of Eugene, Oregon, often criticize the Ducks for their finances. Most of the time it comes from a place of jealousy, that Oregon just happens to have a longstanding relationship with Phil Knight and Nike.

Oregon Ducks famous and flush; university should capitalize on that, professors say

Source: Register Guard
A “crazy” amount of money is pouring into Ducks football — like all elite football teams — and there’s little the university can do to stanch the flow, so it might as well figure out how the academic side can take advantage of the situation.

La'Mar Winston, state's top prospect and Oregon Ducks target, set to commit on ESPNU

Source: OregonLive
An official time for the announcement has not yet been set. Winston, who once called the Ducks his favorite, has since pulled back, stating that Stanford, Oregon and UCLA were tied, while Washington trailed slightly.

29 June

Teams vs. Las Vegas Win Total.

Source: Phil Steele
Those teams that went under the win total are shaded Brown. Those teams that went over the win total are shaded Blue.

Titans offseason report: Marcus Mariota, key free agents spark optimism

Source: USA Today
There's no way to sugarcoat this: Ken Whisenhunt's first year as Tennessee Titans coach didn't go well.

Joe Kovacs wins testy shot put at USA Track & Field Championships

Source: Register Guard
The big guys were still firing away long after the shot put competition had ended Sunday at Hayward Field in the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships.

Galen Rupp earns a spot on U.S. 5,000 team at USA Track & Field Championships

Source: Register Guard
Galen Rupp accomplished his primary goal of qualifying for the IAAF World Championships in two events. He almost accomplished so much more.

Oregon Ducks’ Jenna Prandini takes the express route to Beijing with 200 victory at USA Track & Field Championships

Source: Register Guard
Jenna Prandini was all business as she settled into the starting blocks, not even cracking a smile when she was introduced to roaring applause.

Highlights from the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships

Source: Register Guard
Highlights from (Sunday)’s competition at the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Hayward Field. Competition has been completed.

Dolphins aren’t pursuing suspended Dion Jordan’s signing bonus

Source: NBC Sports
Dion Jordan hasn’t done much to make the Dolphins want to give him extra chances. But they’re apparently giving him one anyway.

Oregon's Jenna Prandini wins U.S. title at 200 meters, makes world championships

Source: OregonLive
EUGENE — The United States' women's sprints contingent will sport a green-and-yellow hue in Beijing.

Galen Rupp qualifies for IAAF World Championships in 5,000 meters, Eric Jenkins finishes seventh

Source: Daily Emerald
The goal for former Oregon distance runner Galen Rupp on Sunday at Hayward Field was simple.

Prandini Runs To Worlds

Source: GoDucks.com
EUGENE, Ore – Two weeks after leading the Oregon women’s track and field team to its first championship in 30 years, Jenna Prandini brought the Hayward Field crowd of 10,746 to its feet again as she became only the second collegian to win a U.S. women’s 200-meter title, Sunday.

28 June

Starting Over? Ngata Prob

Source: SI.com
Haloti Ngata became an NFL star and Super Bowl champion during his nine years with the Ravens. Now the 31-year-old defensive tackle is in Detroit, where he’s adapting to new teammates, a new defense and new techniques

Top 100 2015 Pac-12 football players - 51-100: Where to put Vernon Adams?

Source: SB Nation
(52. Vernon Adams Sr. QB Oregon)

The nightmarish scourge of a few extra bowl games must be stopped!

Source: CBS Sports
The 2015-2016 college football bowl schedule was officially released recently, with no fewer than 40 bowls and -- thanks to the College Football Playoff championship game -- 41 different games to be played in a single postseason.

Highlights from the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships

Source: Register Guard
Highlights from (Saturday)’s competition at the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Hayward Field. The competition schedule, including the final day of the Junior National meet, is complete.

Matthew Centrowitz outlasts strong field to win 1,500 final at USA Track & Field Championships

Source: Register Guard
When it comes to the American men’s 1,500 meters, there’s Matthew Centrowitz and then there’s everyone else.

A motivated Matthew Centrowitz dominates the USATF 1,500 final

Source: OregonLive
EUGENE – Matthew Centrowitz made his point with a flourish. Confident, tough-minded and a little angry, the Nike Oregon Project runner seized control of the men's 1,500-meter final with a decisive move at the 600-meter mark and won going away Saturday ...

Oregon commit Mallory McGwire antsy to get to Eugene

Source: Daily Emerald
http://www.dailyemerald.com/2015/06/27/oregon-commit-mallory-mcgwire-antsy-to-get-to-eugene/

Nike Oregon Project’s Matthew Centrowitz wins third national title in men’s 1500 meter

Source: Daily Emerald
Another late kick proved to be the difference for Nike Oregon Project and former Oregon distance runner Matthew Centrowitz on Saturday at Hayward Field.

“I Triple-Dog Dare You!”

Source: GoDucks.com
EUGENE, Ore. - “I triple-dog dare you!” From that point on, basketball point guard Casey Benson didn’t have much choice. His 8 year-old partner, Finley, had challenged Benson to write his name backward. When Benson hesitated, Finley jumped on him with one of the ultimate playground taunts, the sinister “triple-dog dare.”

Ducks Add Seven to International Competition

Source: GoDucks.com
EUGENE, Ore – Oregon athletes continued their success at the third day of the USA Track and Field Championships, Saturday, adding seven more representatives at either the IAAF World Championships or the Junior Pan-American Games later this summer.

27 June

U.S. Track and Field Championships results, Day 2

Source: Statesman Journal
U.S. Outdoor Track and Field Championships Results At Hayward Field (All race distances in meters)

Mailbag: Thoughts on Mark Helfrich, Scooby Wright and Arizona

Source: ESPN Pac-12 Blog
As for Helfrich getting short-sheeted in comparisons to (Steve Sarkisian and Chris petersen), yes, you are being "another paranoid Duck fan." The media consensus with all three seems to be pretty fair and accurate.

Highlights from the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships

Source: Register Guard
Highlights from Friday’s competition at the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Hayward Field

Oregon Ducks’ Marcus Chambers advances, Mike Berry disqualified in 400 semifinals at USA Track & Field Championships

Source: Register Guard
One Duck’s misfortune was another Ducks’ gain on Friday in the men’s 400-meter semifinals during the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Hayward Field.

Pac-12 individual game betting lines

Source: ESPN Pac-12 Blog
National runner-up Oregon is a 1-point underdog at Michigan State. The Ducks beat the Spartans 46-27 last year in Eugene.

Alberto Salazar accuser Steve Magness responds to Salazar's open letter

Source: OregonLive
Currently the distance coach at the University of Houston, Magness disputed many of Salazar's references to him. Here is the complete text ...

Steve Greatwood on the offensive line's progress, promise and challenges

Source: OregonLive
EUGENE — Oregon Ducks offensive line coach Steve Greatwood has seen just about everything in his 29 years on the UO staff, from the low years in the mid-1980s to the highs of two appearances in the national championship games in five years.

Oregon Ducks lead charge in U.S. women's 100-meter final: 'Never in your wildest dreams would you have expected it'

Source: OregonLive
EUGENE — Before she ran the race of her season, the one that rendered her "speechless" and as surprised as everyone else at Hayward Field on Friday night, Oregon sprinter Jasmine Todd told Ducks head coach Robert Johnson about her dream as they walked to the track.

Experience counts as Tyson Gay wins the USATF 100, and high jumper Jesse Williams makes the U.S. team

Source: OregonLive
EUGENE – Tyson Gay and Jesse Williams might be on the far side of 30, but neither is close to being finished. Not close at all.

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