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

Almost Live: Oregon at Arizona State

Arizona State hopes to avoid becoming roadkill


Oregon faces its toughest test yet in the 24th-ranked Arizona State Sun Devils. They are not ranked in the AP Poll or the BCS rankings, but they are a top 25 team in the most technical sense of the phrase. Can they pull off the upset or will they repeat the previous toughest tests Oregon has faced this season? Arizona creeped their way into the top 25 just in time leave Autzen Stadium limping and licking ...   More
Thursday, October 18, 2012 JOHN LOCANTHI

Almost Live: Washington at Oregon

Hucking the Fuskies


Border wars are complicated. Residents of most states have no idea why they dislike the residents of their neighboring states—they just know that they do. Oregon and Washington are an excellent example of an inexplicable feud. How are we so different? Well, umm...There are plenty of other opportunities for the Washington-Oregon rivalry to manifest itself—including the Timbers-Sounders rivalry—but ...   More
Sunday, October 7, 2012 JOHN LOCANTHI

The 500 Uniforms of the Oregon Ducks


Dear PDX sports fans: Finished steaming about the Timbers Army and trying to preserve a few fingernails before Saturday's Duck matchup against LSU? (It's the portion of the Ducks not suspended vs. the portion of LSU not under arrest!) You could find worse ways to kill a few nervous minutes than reading this Grantland consideration of Phil Knight's sartorial role in the University of Oregon's rise to ...   More
Friday, September 2, 2011 by Aaron Mesh

VIDEO: Ducks Stars Cliff Harris and Darron Thomas Pulled Over Doing 118 mph


KATU News has acquired unedited dashboard video of Oregon Ducks stars Cliff Harris and Darron Thomas being pulled over in June doing 118 mph on I-5 near Albany.The video captures an off-duty state trooper chastising cornerback Harris, who was driving, and quarterback Thomas. The video chronicles a nearly 50-minute altercation in which Harris responds to a question about marijuana by saying: "We smoked ...   More
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 JAMES PITKIN

One Friend's Opinion of How LaMichael James Will Play Today

If you're wondering how star running back LaMichael James will play this afternoon when undefeated Oregon plays Arizona at Autzen Stadium, you're not alone. After our story this week about the recently concluded NCAA probe into where James got a 2003 Range Rover, Oregon Coach Chip Kelly and the UO Athletic Department were quick to react to those reports—with Kelly assuring reporters after ...   More
Friday, November 26, 2010 JAMES PITKIN


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