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

Novick Gets Charged for Football TV Package, Warns Residents of Scam

Attorney General's Office Investigating


Never accuse Portland City Commissioner Steve Novick of punting on problems when he finds them.The freshman city commissioner put out a press release this morning saying he took a look at his DIRECTV bill and noticed he was being charged $37.49 a month for an "NFL Sunday Ticket" package he did not ask for.“They’re trying to steal money from innocent people," he says in the release. Novick—who ...   More
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

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.

Cover Story
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


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


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


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

Almost Live: Oregon at USC

Preseason National Champion hosts actual championship contender


The field goal attempt missed the uprights and the final bell sounded: USC 38, Oregon 35. That game in November last year was one for the ages. USC snapped the nation's longest home-winning streak by being the first visiting team in 22 tries to leave Autzen Stadium with a victory. That game quashed any chance of a rematch with LSU in the national championship game that Oregon players had been chirping ...   More
Saturday, November 3, 2012 JOHN LOCANTHI

Almost Live: Colorado at Oregon

Historic 46.5-point underdog Colorado attempts to be competitive


 Today is a historic event. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise. Throughout the entire history of the Pacific Coast Conference, Pac-8, Pac-10, and now Pac-12, there has never been an underdog as big as Colorado, who just fumbled a kickoff. Good hustle, buffaloes.Colorado is a premier example of a conference expanding to try to draw larger TV markets—in this case, Denver. They are the historical ...   More
Saturday, October 27, 2012 by John Locanthi


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