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 JOHN LOCANTHI

#12 UCLA vs #2 Oregon: Game Preview

Oregon Lite takes on Oregon Classic in primetime showdown


The second-ranked Oregon Ducks (7-0) face their stiffest test yet in the 12th-ranked UCLA Bruins (5-1) on Saturday at 4 pm PST on ESPN. This the second game of a brutal back-to-back road trip for the Bruins, who are coming off a disappointing loss to the athletically superior nerds of Stanford in Palo Alto. This is the first time the teams have met since a disinterested Oregon team bested the Bruins ...   More
Friday, October 25, 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 seasons. They're ...   More
Friday, October 18, 2013 JOHN LOCANTHI

Oregon at Washington: Game Preview

Second-ranked Ducks face first true challenge of the season in border war


All eyes turn to Seattle this weekend as the #16 Washington Huskies (4-1), fresh off their "statement loss" to Stanford, face their longtime rival and recent bully, the Oregon Ducks (5-0). The traveling roadshow College GameDay has even decided to make its first trip to Ted Bundy's alma mater in anticipation to what should the biggest game of the day. This, my friends, should be a game for the ages.Or ...   More
Friday, October 11, 2013 by 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 new head ...   More
Friday, October 4, 2013 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 noted, the Virginia Cavaliers' athletic department reached all the way back to the Lewis & ...   More
Saturday, September 7, 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

Ticket Sales No Slam Dunk for Matthew Knight Arena


The Oregon Ducks basketball team is off to its best start in years. But even with the top ranking in the Pac-12 and seven straight wins to start the conference season, the Ducks' sterling new $200 million arena isn’t drawing the crowds quite like it expected. According to an article in the university’s Oregon Daily Emerald, Matthew Knight Arena is well below the expected revenue projections ...   More
Monday, February 18, 2013 by Matt Kauffman

Almost Live: The Fiesta Bowl

Coming live from Glendale. This one's for all the Tostito's, folks.


GLENDALE, ARIZ.—After a long season of bickering amongst fans, Kansas State (11-1) and the University of Oregon (11-1) are finally playing each other. And Willamette Week is here in the press box of the University of Phoenix stadium in Glendale, Ariz. to bring you all the action.The Wildcats bought their way out of a regular season meeting between these two programs. The two were neck and neck throughout ...   More
Thursday, January 3, 2013 by John Locanthi

Chip Kelly’s Secret Offense

Why boosters are annoyed by the most successful football coach in Oregon’s history.

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When the Oregon Ducks plucked a little-known offensive coordinator named Chip Kelly out of the University of New Hampshire in   More
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 JOHN LOCANTHI


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