Kickoff: 3pm PST Media: Pac-12 Network Weather: 60-ish with a chance of showers Game Color: Black with a chance of pink Vegas Says: Oregon -20.5 (vegasinsider.com) In the first half of the 2014-15 season, the Ducks started 3-0 before traveling to Pullman, Washington, to face the Washington State Cougars. They received quite the scare before … [Read more…]
The nitty gritty is that we’re playing the Colorado Buffaloes, in Colorado. This is a Colorado team who is getting better, but still has only a handful of Pac-12 victories. The Ducks are favored in this game by a mere 7.5 points.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and we want to raise money to help Oregonians fighting for their lives. 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, and it is the second leading cause of death among women — about 40,000 women in the United States lose the battle to breast cancer each year. And breast cancer isn’t just a women’s disease; about 2,360 men in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year.
Pac-12 play is finally here! Last week Stanford and USC kicked it off in a game that Stanford dominated from start to finish. The Ducks will welcome Utah to Autzen stadium this weekend, and they’ll try to give the Utes the same treatment that the Cardinals gave the Trojans; a good, hearty beating.
Not gonna lie, the University of Oregon is pretty awesome and there are tons of great photo opps. Here are some of our favorites that we think EVERY Duck needs to take before graduating! In all cases, extra points if you’re throwing the O. Hope you’re ready to embrace the #PNW lifestyle!
The entirety of Duck nation is still seething at the missed opportunities in the Michigan State game. Personally I’ve been having nightmares of balls sailing over the head of Bralon Addison during that final drive. I think it’s fair to say — without sarcastically invoking Jameis Winston’s famous assessment of last year’s Rose Bowl — that the game in East Lansing could have gone either way. The defense played well enough to win, but the offense had those few inopportune hiccups that killed drives and ultimately gave the Spartans a 3-point victory.
Whatever Duck fans feel about their team’s victory last week is pretty much how fans of Sparty feel about their team’s performance to open the season as well. The Spartans topped Western Michigan to the tune of 37-24; less than the dominating performance that they hoped for in a week one bout with a Mac-West opponent.
There is nothing like a season opener at Autzen Stadium. In recent years the weather’s been an absolute treat, victories abundant and good times all around.
In 2003, the first ever Spirit Tee was released. The goal was to fill the stands with fans in Oregon colors, so a yellow shirt that read “Lightning Strikes” in green letters was released, with $1 from each shirt benefiting the Oregon Marching Band and Cheerleaders. Nita Nickell, Assistant Director for Brand Management at the University of Oregon, has been part of the Spirit Tee process since the beginning, and shares her inside perspective on the growth of the project.
For Ducks there’s little else that gets the blood pumping more than the start of Oregon football. Duck fans come in all shapes and sizes and from all walks of life, and through everything our love for Oregon shines through.