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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 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.


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)

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21 July

SSE: 1-on-1 with Vin Lananna

Source: KEZI9TV
KEZI Sports' Mike Skow spoke with Tracktown USA & UO Athletics' Vin Lananna this week about the upcoming IAAF World Junior Championships as well as the Duck men's track & field team winning this year's NCAA Outdoor title at last month's championships in Eugene.

Comparing Tackles for Loss Allowed to Sacks Allowed

Source: Phil Steele
What about teams that give up a lot of TFL’s, but not a lot of sacks?

5 Bold Predictions for the 2014 College Football Season

Source: Athlon Sports
#1 - Oregon's Marcus Mariota will win the Heisman..

Jameis Winston thinks his scholarship is enough, doesn't want to be paid while in school

Source: Yahoo Sports
"We're blessed to get a free education.. And that's enough for me."

ACC's Swofford confident autonomy proposal will pass

Source: USA Today
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Atlantic Coast Conference commissioner John Swofford says he's confident the NCAA will pass a proposal that will allow the five power conferences to make some of their own rules.

Top takeaways from SEC Media Days

Source: USA Today
HOOVER, Ala. – Hotel employees began the process of removing the chairs, tables, dividing wall, soda machine and surge protectors from the second-floor conference center in the Hyatt Regency Birmingham less than one hour after Kentucky's Mark Stoops closed SEC Media Days, sending a clear and irrefutable message: The time for talk is over. Football season is here.

SMU's June Jones: 'Have-not' conferences should play in spring

Source: CBS Sports
SMU coach June Jones discussed the growing divide between the power conferences and the rest of FBS, suggesting the other five conferences (American, Conference USA, MAC, Mountain West and Sun Belt) should take a note from the USFL and play in the spring.

Southeastern Louisiana quarterback Bryan Bennett talks Manning Passing Academy, upcoming Southeastern season

Bennett, the Granada Hills, California native who joined Southeastern last season after transferring from Oregon, was named the 2013 Southland Conference Player of the Year after leading the Lions to a 10-2 overall record, including an 8-0 mark in conference play. The2014 schedule is HERE..

20 July

Would Oregon Ducks Follow in Baylor’s RGIII Bronze Statue Footsteps? I Hope Not

Source: Eugene Daily News
Baylor football has had some down years in the past, but their recent history is a lot brighter thanks to the arm and legs of one man, Robert Griffin III.

Great Coaches, Improved Facilities and New TV Deal Have Fueled Pac-12's Rise

Source: Athlon Sports
“Right now, the conference is the best it has ever been,” says Oregon coach Mark Helfrich, who grew up in Pac-12 country and has spent more than a decade coaching in the conference.

Team USA will have an uphill fight at the IAAF World Junior Championships

Source: OregonLive
The U.S. has more medals and more gold medals than any other country in the history of the IAAF World Junior Track & Field Championships.

The Last Amateurs

Source: Register Guard
The track stars of the 1970s fought to get today’s athletes paid

# Of Games Favored 2011-2013

Oregon at #2 behind Alabama over last three years. Stanford at #5.

Bulls, free-agent guard Aaron Brooks closing in on deal

The Bulls' pursuit of free agent Aaron Brooks is close to materializing into a contract, according to a league source.

19 July

"Wierd Al" Yankovic - Sports Song

We're great. And you suck.

NCAA removes name-likeness release from student-athlete forms

Source: USA Today
With a federal judge deliberating about how to rule in a class-action lawsuit against the NCAA concerning the use of college athletes' names and likenesses, the association has eliminated a much-debated name-and-likeness release from the set of forms Division I athletes sign annually

Progress made with playoff bowls who have yet to sign contracts

Source: CBS Sports
College Football Playoff officials have removed a sticking point in ongoing contract negotiations with the CFP's bowl partners, two sources familiar with the process told Language was eliminated calling for three-year look-ins to the agreements with the so-called “host” bowls – the Cotton, Peach and Fiesta.

Power 5 conferences get what they want in NCAA governance proposal

Source: USA Today
The NCAA Division I steering committee released updates Friday to its proposal for a new governance structure, and it included a key element ...: Lower voting thresholds for the five power conferences to pass legislation.

College Football Countdown | No. 52: Oregon State

Source: USA Today
It's time to start thinking about Sean Mannion in a historical perspective. First, however, let's think about his last two weeks.

Nonconference primer: Oregon Ducks

Source: ESPN Pac-12 Blog
With annual sky-high expectations, anything short of a 3-0 start to the year for the Oregon Ducks would be a major disappointment. Second year head coach Mark Helfrich has already been a victim of expectations after the Ducks failed to qualify for a BCS game last season.

The world is beginning to arrive in and around Eugene

Source: OregonLive
EUGENE -- There is a very international feel around Hayward Field as we approach the start of the IAAF World Junior Track & Field Championships.


The Oregon Ducks haven't been in the habit of making early offers. However an offer to Central Catholic (Ore.) class of 2016 safety Brady Breeze has turned into a commitment. The 6-foot-, 185-pounder called Oregon defensive backs coach John Neal on Tuesday and gave him the news. Breeze is the nephew of former University of Oregon and NFL defensive back Chad Cota.

Why College Football Is Studying Major League Soccer

not even Southern football fans are sure things to show up to games any more—and their increasingly unpredictable behavior has sent officials from SEC athletic departments searching for ways to win them back.

Watch Pac-12 Media Day Live

Conference media days mark the unofficial start to the football season and fans can get a preview of the upcoming year with live coverage of Pac-12 Media Day, including Oregon coach Mark Helfrich and players Marcus Mariota and Derrick Malone, which begins Wednesday at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles. OREGON: July 23, 12:10pm (PT)

Q&A with former Oregon Duck Jordan Kent

Source: OregonLive
TUALATIN -- Few athletes have had the type of college career Jordan Kent had in Eugene. Kent was the first three-sport athlete at Oregon since World War II and was the Pac-10's first three-sport letterman.

2014 Walter Camp Player of the Year WATCH LIST

The rollout of preseason award watch lists concluded Friday with UO quarterback Marcus Mariota and cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu each adding to already impressive lists of accolades.

18 June

College Football Playoff: Bill Hancock breaks down specifics

Sports Illustrated's Andy Staples talks with College Football Playoff executive director Bill Hancock about how the first year of the Playoff will go down.

Pac-12 backup QBs: North Division

Source: ESPN Pac-12 Blog
Oregon: The battle behind Marcus Mariota didn't produce decisive results this spring, but Jake Rodrigues' decision to transfer established sophomore Jeff Lockie as the heavy favorite to be the backup.

The men's 10,000 final at the World Junior Championships will be accompanied by live music

Source: OregonLive
A 20-piece University of Oregon brass and percussion ensemble will play an original composition by UO music professor Brian McWhorter throughout the race.

Haloti Ngata shows off an impressive offseason workout program

Source: OregonLive
Most people who weigh 340 pounds are not in good shape. Haloti Ngata is not most people.

Former UO basketball player Brandon Austin not admitted into Hutchinson Community College

Source: Daily Emerald
ESPN’s Jeff Goodman first reported the news, saying the school president made the final decision.

2014 Doak Walker Award Candidates

Junior Byron Marshall and sophomore Thomas Tyner of Oregon were named Thursday to the preseason watch list .

Video: Washington Football Released A Bane-Narrated Hype Video

Source: College Spun
If Washington is Bane, does that make Oregon Batman? With all of the fancy gadgets, it fits.

17 June

LaMichael James Q&A

Duck Territory caught up with LaMichael James at The Opening earlier this week. Here's what he had to say:

Ducks Athletic Trainer Receives Honor From National Body

Heather Halseth, who works with the UO soccer and acrobatics and tumbling teams, was recently named National Collegiate Assistant Athletics Trainer of the Year.

Power Five's College Football Playoff revenues will double what BCS paid

Source: USA Today
The ACC, Big 12, Big Ten, Pac-12 and SEC each will draw a baseline amount of approximately $50 million in the first year of a 12-year contract. The other five FBS-level leagues will split $75 million – but that's more than five times greater than their combined payday in 2013.

Five for '14: Pac-12 defensive ends

Source: CBS Sports
- Tony Washington, Oregon In his first full season as a starter, Washington staked his claim as the Ducks leading pass rusher, earning Honorable Mention Pac-12 honors with 7.5 sacks and 12 tackles for loss.

Devon Allen's humble attitude and strong work ethic has impressed his Oregon Ducks teammates

Source: OregonLive
With the track season heading into the rearview, though, Allen will transition back to football, a sport where he has yet to take an official snap in an Oregon uniform. And though Allen may be one of the most talked about players heading into camp, teammates say they're having a tough time getting him to brag about it.

Former Oregon Duck Luke Ridnour to sign 2-year, $5.5 million deal with Orlando Magic: reports

Source: OregonLive
Luke Ridnour, the University of Oregon standout that helped led the Ducks to multiple appearances in the NCAA tournament, is close to finalizing a deal with the Orlando Magic...

Reporters discuss 2014 Pac-12 football season

Source: Daily Emerald
With the college football season on the horizon, members of the The Emerald, Daily Bruin and Stanford Daily sport staffs chimed in to discuss the upcoming Pac-12 season.

College football award watch lists: Where do the Ducks and Beavers stack up?

Source: CSNNW
It's watch list season and we've got you covered on where the Ducks and the Beavers are making appearances.

Pac-12 Networks announces live coverage plans for Pac-12 Football Media Day

‘Pac-12 Football Media Day Special’ from Paramount Studios to air live on Pac-12 Networks and July 23 and 24 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. PT. Day 1 (Wednesday, July 23) includes Oregon (Marcus Mariota, Derrick Malone)

2014 Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award® Watch List Revealed

Oregon junior Marcus Mariota is a candidate for the award honoring the nation's best quarterback.

16 June

Names! Numbers! Etc! ... Football roster has been updated to reflect newcomers

Football - 2014 Roster

Dienhart ranks top 50 Big Ten games of 2014

2. Michigan State at Oregon, Sept. 6: Could set the table for the Spartans’ run for a playoff spot.

Pac-12 Ultimate Road Trip: Week 2

Source: ESPN Pac-12 Blog
My choice: Michigan State at Oregon

Transfers leave Jeff Lockie ready to grab Oregon Ducks' backup QB job as camp approaches

Source: OregonLive
EUGENE -- A month of practices and a spring game did little to highlight any separation in Oregon's backup quarterback race, with head coach Mark Helfrich summing up the four-man competition ...

Brandon Austin not charged for alleged sexual assault in Providence, according to lawyer

Source: Daily Emerald
Former Oregon men’s basketball player Brandon Austin has been cleared of charges of allegedly sexually assaulting a woman in November while he attended Providence College, according to Austin’s lawyer, Laura Fine Moro.

Video: Rudy Explains The College Football Playoff In A Funny ESPN Spot

Source: College Spun
Almost everyone in the college football world is excited for this new post-season tournament, even Rudy Ruettiger, as played by Sean Astin in the 1993 film Rudy.



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