SIAP - OT - Cristobal takes off the interim tag

SIAP - OT - Cristobal takes off the interim tag

Submitted by The Mad Hatter on December 8th, 2017 at 2:45 PM

http://www.nbcsports.com/northwest/oregon-ducks/breaking-oregon-name-mario-cristobal-new-head-coach

About 70 Oregon players signed a petition lobbying for Cristobal to take over the program. He was named interim coach for the team's Dec. 16 meeting with Boise State in the Las Vegas Bowl. 

The push now is to keep defensive coordinator Jim Leavitt on as defensive coordinator. He wanted to replace Taggart as head coach, so it will be interesting to see if he is willing to remain at Oregon given that he was passed over for another assistant.

Implications of Utah-Oregon game

Implications of Utah-Oregon game

Submitted by west2 on September 28th, 2015 at 11:59 AM

Haven't seen much about Utah's 62-20 throttling of Oregon at Autzen Stadium.  Watched some local sports shows yesterday and BTN and really no discussion that maybe Spartys signature win wasn't all that impressive.  I think this game has huge implications that maybe Sparty isn't as good as advertised.  What say you?

Crazy Oregon H.S. students - 2,500 mi road trip to take in UM and MSU football games

Crazy Oregon H.S. students - 2,500 mi road trip to take in UM and MSU football games

Submitted by markusr2007 on September 14th, 2015 at 2:15 PM

High school student seize rare historical college football opportunity.

How many of us as high schoolers would have gone on a 2,500 road trip with our buddies to go watch BOTH Oregon State at Michigan and Oregon at Michigan State football games?  That's nuts.

They packed dozens of peanut butter sandwiches for the trip to save time and money.

"Aw dude, roll down the goddamn window man!"

Peanut butter breath and farts for 2,500 miles. 

Also, makes one wonder how many cruel "OMG, WAKE UP!" pranks occurred along the way?

Video here: http://pac-12.com/videos/high-school-friends-represent-their-teams-dream-road-trip-michigan

 

0-1 Starts: A Historical Perspective

0-1 Starts: A Historical Perspective

Submitted by The Mad Hatter on September 8th, 2015 at 11:14 AM

Over 136 season openers, the Wolverines have lost only 22 games — just 16.2 percent.

http://www.mlive.com/wolverines/index.ssf/2015/09/numbers_1.html#incart_river

We've lost our season opener 16 times since 1946.  In five of the ensuing seasons we won at least a share of the Big 10 title, and finished 2nd three times.

Discuss. 

Phil Knight stepping down at Nike

Phil Knight stepping down at Nike

Submitted by 1464 on June 30th, 2015 at 6:59 PM

An interesting development to happen at the exact time we are about to announce our apparel contract.  Nike chair Phil Knight, of Pimp my Middling Athletic Department fame, is stepping down.  There's absolutely no way this has anything to do with us, right?  I'm guessing the answer is somewhere between no and audible laughter that I even suggested it...  The guy is 76.  This is just weird timing.

 

http://espn.go.com/espn/story/_/id/13176681/nike-phil-knight-76-hand-offing-chairman-duties

2014 Legends Classic Basketball Tickets On Sale Now!

2014 Legends Classic Basketball Tickets On Sale Now!

Submitted by joegeo on March 14th, 2014 at 10:31 AM

Tickets just went on sale for the 2014 Progressive Legends Classic Men's Basketball Tournament. Tournament is at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY and will be played on 2 nights: November 24th and 25th. Two semifinal games the first night; finals and consolation games the second night. These are the Monday and Tuesday before Thanksgiving if you were curious.

The tournament should be fantastic. The other teams in the tournament are Villanova, VCU, and Oregon.

Tickets on sale at ticketmaster.com as of 10am ET.

Edit: LINK

Former player sits in the stands, finds fans awful

Former player sits in the stands, finds fans awful

Submitted by MikeCohodes on October 30th, 2013 at 8:58 AM

I came across a really interesting article this morning and thought it'd make a good read for everyone here. A recent former Oregon player (who is currently anonymous) decided to take in his first ever game from the stands, and wrote a piece about it and the awful fans he had sitting around him.

http://www.oregonlive.com/sports/oregonian/john_canzano/index.ssf/2013/10/canzano_blog_ex-ducks_player_t.html

He raises some really good points about some bad behaviors many fans have when they are disparaging their team from the stands, and I have to say I completely understand his point of view. Maybe we can learn something from this and reflect on how we act when we take in a Michigan game.

TL;DR version - don't be an asshat in the stands, you never know who may be sitting nearby.

OT: Nebraska schedules Home & Home with Oregon in 2016/2017

OT: Nebraska schedules Home & Home with Oregon in 2016/2017

Submitted by alum96 on October 14th, 2013 at 4:24 PM

Interesting news this afternoon - Nebraska and Oregon have agreed to play a home and home in 2016/2017.  Oregon has a home and home with MSU in 2014/2015.  A cynic would say Oregon is loading up on easy prey.  That said, I give credit to Nebraska for scheduling this team which is currently at a high level of its program's evolution.  Most of us would like to see an upgrade to the future schedules and in theory by 2016-2017 we "should" be ready for Oregon (key words... in theory), but some of us still have flashbacks from the last 2 meetings.    I am surprised this could be arranged on such short notice - i.e. 3 years ahead of time.

Looks like Tenn asked to be pushed out a decade after this year's fiasco so that game moves to 2026/2027 and Nebraska slides in alongside Virginia and cupcake.  Nebraska only had Fresno State  and their new rival Wyoming on the schedule before this news.

 

Oregon "sanctions" announced

Oregon "sanctions" announced

Submitted by MikeCohodes on June 26th, 2013 at 10:41 AM

So the NCAA announced Oregon's slap on the wrist with a feather for their recruiting infractions. Most of the penalties will make next to no impact on Oregon football.  What do you guys think, does the punishment fit the crime?

The penalties include:

  • Public reprimand and censure.
  • Three years of probation from June 26, 2013 through June 25, 2016.
  • An 18-month show cause order for the former head coach. The public report contains further details.
  • A one-year show-cause order for the former assistant director of operations. The public report contains further details.
  • A reduction of initial football scholarships by one from the maximum allowed (25) during the 2012-13 and 2013-14 academic years (imposed by the university).
  • A reduction of total football scholarships by one from the maximum allowed (85) during the 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16 academic years (imposed by the university).
  • A reduction of official paid football visits to from 56 to 37 for the 2012-13, 2013-14 and 2014-15 academic years.
  • A reduction of permissible football evaluation days from 42 to 36 in the fall of 2013, 2014 and 2015 and permissible football evaluation days from 168 to 144 in the spring of 2014, 2015 and 2016.
  • A ban on the subscription to recruiting services during the probation period.
  • A disassociation of the recruiting service provider. Details of the disassociation are included in the public report (imposed by the university).

EDIT: Sorry, forgot to link to source - NCAA official announcement link here

OT- Bracket picking quirks, anyone?

OT- Bracket picking quirks, anyone?

Submitted by Chuck Norris on March 18th, 2013 at 3:56 PM

Most people who fill out their brackets from year to year have little quirks (teams they go for/against, seedings they like, etc.). Here are mine:

  1. I always pick against Michigan. That way I can cheer for my bracket, and the pain of losing is lessened. They lose to VCU this year. Coincidentally, when Michigan is in the tourney I usually have a team from their region win it all. This year it’s Kansas.
  2. F#ck Georgetown. In 2010, they were a 3 seed that I had going to the final four. They lost in the 1stround to Ohio (Bobcats). I have never picked them to go past the 2ndround since. This year, they lose to SDSU in the 2ndround.
  3. I always pick exactly one 12 seed to upset a 5 seed. Don’t ask me why. This year it’s Oregon over Oklahoma State.
  4. I always put Duke in my final four. They won me 250 dollars back in 2010, so I consider them a bit of a good luck charm.

What are your bracket quirks?