Game Preview: Oregon State vs #12 Oregon

Ducks play Beavers in the Civil War for dignity, Platypus


The oldest rivalry on the west coats finds #12 Oregon (9-2) and Oregon State (6-5) in a familiar position in the 117th iteration of the Civil War: Coming off of bad losses. The Ducks have won five straight in the series and hold a 14-game lead in it overall, but they have lost their final game before the Civil War in each of the past three seasons. The difference is that this time, it wasn't the Ducks' ...   More
Friday, November 29, 2013 JOHN LOCANTHI

10 Reasons This Season Will Be Different

Both Oregon schools enter the season ranked in the top 25


After months of obsessing over recruiting rankings, crucial missed plays and the saga of Johnny Football, the 2013-14 college football season is finally upon us. The season officially kicks off with the battle of the Carolinas set to the tune of that old South Carolinian ditty, “Sandstorm,” on ESPN at 3pm this afternoon. Both Oregon schools, however, wait until Saturday to kick off their campaigns. ...   More
Thursday, August 29, 2013 JOHN LOCANTHI

OSU Drones Will Spy on Potatoes

osu drone

WW reported in February that Oregon State University had applied with the Federal Aviation Administration for a license to use unmanned drones.Today, the university announced it will start using two drones this month—to look at potato fields.OSU officials said today that two small unmanned aircraft will fly three times a week over potato fields at the 300-acre Hermiston Agricultural Research and ...   More
Tuesday, April 9, 2013 AARON MESH

Almost Live: Oregon vs Oregon State

Ducks aim to lick, pound, [insert sexual verb] Beavers in the Civil War


The attitude throughout the Oregon community has been muted over the past week. The braggadocio that once defined the fanbase has given way stunned, mildly appalled melancholy. But as fun as it was wallowing in self-pity after the Cardinal’s upset last Saturday, the time has come to move on. We’ve a war to prepare for.  There are plenty easterners, Southrons, and history books that will try ...   More
Saturday, November 24, 2012 JOHN LOCANTHI

A Few Reasons I'm Nervous This Civil War Eve

There is no logical reason that Oregon State should beat Oregon tomorrow in Corvallis and derail the Ducks' hope of playing in the national championship Jan. 10. Oregon has an 11-0 record. Oregon State has been up and down en route to its 5-6 record, including last Saturday's 38-0 drubbing at Stanford. But as any sports fan will tell you, logic doesn't always necessary show up at the game. ...   More
Friday, December 3, 2010 HANK STERN

Do You Cheer for Both UO and OSU? Me Neither. But If You Do ...

As Oregon and Oregon State football fans pretend to get work done (not me, of course) while gearing up the new season, there's a new apparel company called Oregon Platypus that caters to a class of Oregonian I've never understood. The business, which takes its name from the animal that has features of both a duck and beaver, sells shirts, hoodies and other items that blend the schools' colors ...   More
Thursday, August 20, 2009 HANK STERN

Eleven Things I Will Always Remember From Being in Autzen Stadium on Dec. 3

My voice is hoarse, and my 44-year-old joints ache —both from standing in the cold for 3 1-2 hours last night and from repeatedly bear-hugging family, friends and longtime seatmates in Section 37 of Autzen Stadium— as one group of football-playing strangers (Oregon) beat another group (Oregon State). Bottom line: this is a childish matter that I can't put away and the Ducks' Rose ...   More
Friday, December 4, 2009 HANK STERN

Civil War: A Few Final Pregame Thoughts

Last year in the pre-Civil War run-up I wondered whether Oregon had a prayer of beating OSU in Corvallis with a Rose Bowl berth at stake for the Beavers. Happily for me and my fellow Ducks fans, Oregon proved to have more than a prayer and won a game for the ages. But now as sports karma would have it, this year's game has even more at stake with a Rose Bowl on the line for both teams for the ...   More
Wednesday, December 2, 2009 HANK STERN

Civil War Daydreaming

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Tuesday, December 1, 2009 HANK STERN


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