Why Oregon Will Beat Michigan State

The Oregon Ducks find themselves underdogs for the first time since 2011 as they face Michigan State in a battle of top 10 teams in East Lansing, Michigan.


With all due respect to last week’s scrimmage against Eastern Washington, the Oregon Ducks’ season begins in earnest tomorrow versus Michigan State. The Spartans (11-2 last year, with both losses coming to teams that played in the national championship game) are looking to avenge last season’s blowout loss to Oregon. Sparty’s star defensive coordinator may have left for Pittsburgh, but scowlin’ ...   More
Friday, September 11, 2015 JOHN LOCANTHI

Suspension of UO Ducks Football Players For Marijuana Use Raises Questions About NCAA Testing Standards


Who would you rather high on dope, a college wide receiver or the airline pilot flying your 737? That's a question at the heart of the NCAA standards on drug testing following the suspensions of University of Oregon wide receiver Darren Carrington and special team member Ayele Forde before Monday's national college football championship between the Ducks and Ohio State.The Buckeyes crushed Oregon every ...   More
Thursday, January 15, 2015 WW Staff

UPDATE: City of Oregon, Ohio, Will Not Ruin Own Good Name Because #Sprots (POLL)

With Oregon Ducks playing the Ohio State Buckeyes for the college football title, this suburb of Toledo picks a side


UPDATED: Per Toledo's ABC affiliate (with a tip of the hat to Deadspin), the mayor of Oregon, Ohio, has decided that the town will NOT change its name for the upcoming national championship matchup. Oregon, Ohio, has had the name since before its namesake attained statehood. The mayor of Oregon, Ohio, also announced plans to "declare the January 5th-12th Ohio State Buckeye Week" ...   More
Sunday, January 4, 2015 JOHN LOCANTHI

Hotseat: Kerry Eggers

The author of a new book about the Ducks-Beavers football rivalry talks platypus and pep talks.

Culture Features
College football is dominated by bitter rivalries and weird trophies. A lot of it’s pretty silly—golden eggs, bejeweled shillelaghs, golden wagon wheels, a little brown jug, and Oregon’s   More
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 JOHN LOCANTHI

Game Preview: #7 Sparty vs. #3 Oregon

Michigan State brings defending Rose Bowl champion, tired humor to Autzen


Here you have it, kiddos: the grandaddy of all this year’s nonconference games. #7 Michigan State (1-0) at #3 Oregon (1-0). A battle between the team that beat Stanford in the Rose Bowl and the team that the Cardinal ran roughshod over last year to get there. The Fighting Ducks of Oregon are favored by just a hair under two touchdowns today—about the same as they were over Stanford last year. Tired ...   More
Saturday, September 6, 2014 JOHN LOCANTHI

Oregon Ducks Open Spring Practices to Journalist-Turned-Oregon Publicist

Media, fans still not allowed.


The Oregon Ducks football program kicked off spring football practice today. With a likely top 10 ranking entering the upcoming season, all eyes are focused on whether the team can play its way into the inaugural four-team college football playoff.There are three things Oregon fans and reporters alike have been able to count on over the past five years: points, wins and not being able to attend team ...   More
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 JOHN LOCANTHI

Valero Alamo Bowl: #10 Oregon vs. Texas

Longtime coaches for Ducks, Longhorns to make final stand at the Alamo before retiring


Oregon (10-2) vs Texas (8-4) looked like a potential BCS matchup before the season started. Instead, the two teams meet in San Antonio for one final game before an offseason of significant change. After spending most of the season ranked in the top 2, the Ducks limp into the game after losing two of their final four games. Texas was mauled by Baylor in the de facto Big XII championship game after starting ...   More
Monday, December 30, 2013 JOHN LOCANTHI

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

Game Preview: #5 Oregon vs Arizona

Mariota, nursing an injured knee, leads Oregon into stadium where Oregon QBs get injured


The fifth-ranked Ducks (9-1) face the inconsistent Arizona Wildcats (6-4) in the penultimate game of the regular season. Thanks to a Stanford loss last week, the Ducks once again control their own destiny in the Pac-12. Autzen Stadium will host the third annual Pac-12 Championship Game if the team wins tomorrow's game in Arizona Stadium and the Civil War. But funny things always seem to happen when ...   More
Friday, November 22, 2013 JOHN LOCANTHI

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 other ...   More
Friday, November 15, 2013 JOHN LOCANTHI


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