Oregon at Washington: Game Preview

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

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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

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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

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 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

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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

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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.

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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

Almost Live: Oregon vs Oregon State

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

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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

Almost Live: Stanford vs Oregon

Perennial also-ran takes on perennial champion for the Pac-12 North title

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Stanford has a wonderful football program. It holds its student-athletes to the same rigorous academic standards as its less athletic students. The Cardinal plays fundamentally sound, physical football. It consistently beats teams not named Oregon. Even in a season when other Pac-12 teams engage in a boorish competition to see which team can embarrass itself the most, Stanford is rock solid—mind-boggling ...   More
 
Saturday, November 17, 2012 JOHN LOCANTHI

Almost Live: Oregon vs California

Struggling Golden Bears attempt to beat the spread against undefeated Oregon

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You are looking live a California Memorial Stadium as the 9-0 Oregon Ducks bring their high-powered offense to face the struggling Golden Bears of California. If that sounds familiar, there’s a reason: This is the exact same script as 2010. Those Ducks limped out of the stadium that day with a 15-13 win, the second-lowest point total of the Chip Kelly era. Oregon would go on to play for the national ...   More
 
Saturday, November 10, 2012 JOHN LOCANTHI

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