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Game Preview: Utah vs #6 Oregon

For some reason, Ducks favored by 26 points against the team that beat Stanford


The Oregon Ducks (8-1, 5-1 Pac-12) host the Utah Utes (4-5, 1-5 Pac-12) in the first ever meeting between these two schools as conference foes. Before the season, we joked about Utah not taking advantage of its supreme luck in not playing Oregon or Stanford in its first two seasons in the extended Pac-12. Welp, they're 1-0 against the Big Boys from the northern division thus far. Oregon, on the ot...   More
Friday, November 15, 2013 by JOHN LOCANTHI

Game Preview: #2 Oregon vs #6 Stanford

The Pac-12 Game of the Year or: How Oregon Decided to Stop Worrying About the BCS and Take Revenge on the Nerds


The preseason Pac-12 "Game of the Year" is finally upon us. For the second consecutive season, it is a revenge game between Oregon and the one conference team that beat Oregon the previous season—Stanford, in this case. Like USC the year before. Stanford started the season ranked in the top 5. Like USC the year before, Stanford lost to an unranked team before the Pac-12’s premier matchup. Like...   More
Thursday, November 7, 2013 by JOHN LOCANTHI

Washington State vs Oregon: Game Preview

Heavily favored Ducks welcome Cooglings to Autzen... Wait, what's with the pink helmets?!


Remember how fun and exciting it was when Oregon took on a two-touchdown underdog in a hostile environment last week? [You betcha!—Ed.] Well it's back to the five-touchdown dogs—or should I say "Cougs"—this weekend with former high profile football coach Mike Leach's Cougars coming to town.
Before you scoff, I'll remind you that these aren't the same Cougs you've seen the past few...   More
Friday, October 18, 2013 by JOHN LOCANTHI

Restaurant Guide 2013: Laurelhurst Market

Restaurant Guide
3155 E Burnside St., 206-3097, laurelhurstmarket.com. [ALL THE BEEF] There are restaurants that serve steak, there are steak houses and then there is Laurelhurst Market. The facade and interior d   More
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 JOHN LOCANTHI

Restaurant Guide 2013: The Parish

Restaurant Guide
231 NW 11th Ave., 227-2421, theparishpdx.com. [PEARL OYSTERS] Tobias Hogan and Ethan Powell deserve a lot of credit for abstaining from all the available puns when they opened an oyster bar in th   More
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 JOHN LOCANTHI

Rip City vs. No Pity: Wrong! It’s the Ducks

Uncle Phil has the killer quack.

News Stories
With all due respect to the Fail Blazers and the Fightin’ Alaska Airlines, the contest isn’t even close. There’s only one sports team that provides a distinctively Portland experience. It’   More
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 JOHN LOCANTHI

Oregon at Colorado: Game Preview

#2 Ducks take on less-hapless-than-usual Buffaloes in Boulder


For those of you who can recall last year's matchup between these two teams, there was a bit of history to it: No team had ever been 44-point underdog underdog in conference history until Colorado's ill-fated venture into Autzen Stadium. The Ducks went on to beat the spread with a 70-14 victory. But that was last season. The Colorado Buffaloes are better this year. They're 2-1, they have a ...   More
Friday, October 4, 2013 by JOHN LOCANTHI

California at Oregon: Game Preview


California Golden Bears (1-2) vs. the Fighting Ducks of Oregon (3-0)Although it is now all but forgotten, Oregon and California had quite the rivalry in the aughts. The two schools, helmed by Mike Bellotti and his former protégé, Jeff Tedford, butted heads over recruits, ran the same offense—for a time—and seemed locked in endless one-upmanship over whose team could sport uglier yello...   More
Saturday, September 28, 2013 by JOHN LOCANTHI

Almost Live: #2 Oregon at Virginia

Oregon flies east to play university founded by Tom Jefferson


 Today marks the second-ranked Oregon Ducks first trip to the eastern time zone since the '70s. It also marks the first time Oregon has faced the oldest public school in the country, the University of Virginia. Suffice it to say, there isn't much history to discuss here. As the Oregonian's Andrew Greif ...   More
Saturday, September 7, 2013 by JOHN LOCANTHI

Almost Live: Nicholls State at Oregon

59-point underdog Colonels accept $350,000 to try to beat the spread


Football. Football is what brings us together today. Football, that blessed sport, that dream within a dream…something something sports.

That is the sole reason to care about today’s match-up with the Ducks’ decidedly less-than-exciting opponent, Colonels of Nicholls State. A 59-point underdog. A team that has somehow managed to be worse than last year’s Colorado. In fact, today i...   More
Saturday, August 31, 2013 by JOHN LOCANTHI

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