Oregon Hosts Washington: A Rivalry, Despite Recent History

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Autzen Stadium
Saturday, October 18th

Kickoff: 5 p.m.
Media: Fox Sports 1
Weather: It never rains at Autzen Stadium… But you might get wet.
Vegas Says: Oregon -20.5
Game Color: Green

It’s been a decade of dominance for the Ducks against the rival Washington Huskies, and 20 years since the famed “Pick” by Kenny Wheaton. Since that play in 1994, the Ducks have won 15 of the last 19 matchups.

Interestingly, the heavy hand of the Ducks has been so overwhelming that the validity of the word “rival” has been a major topic of discussion among writers and analysts in the week leading up to the game. On Monday, Jon Canzano released a piece in the Oregonian suggesting that you would consider Oregon vs Washington a rivalry “Only if you’ve been in a coma,” while Addicted To Quack wishes you a happy “I hate Washington Week.”

Since there are clearly differing opinions on the matter, let me tell you where I stand: LET’S. GO. DUCKS!

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The Civil War Rivalry by Kerry Eggers

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The Civil War Rivalry between Oregon and Oregon State

Five-time winner of the Oregon Sportswriter of the Year Award Kerry Eggers tells a comprehensive account of one of the most memorable rivalries in college football in his book, The Civil War Rivalry: Oregon vs. Oregon State. Packed with history, heart and commitment, The Civil War Rivalry travels through the excursions of the heavily dedicated players, coaches and fans that have been rooted in the annual civil war battle since its 894 beginnings.

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Introducing: The Bucker

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If you went to the Michigan State or Wyoming games and sat on the north side of Autzen Stadium, you know that a good hat goes a long way on a sunny day. With the Bucker, you can show off your Duck pride while avoiding sunburns and squinting, plus your ears and neck stay protected. Being that this is Oregon, though, it’s also important to have a hat that can keep you dry when the clouds roll in.

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Oregon @ UCLA: A Must Win On Both Sides

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Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California
Saturday, October 11th

Kickoff: 12:30 p.m.
Media: FOX
Weather: HOT
Vegas Says: Ducks -2 ½
Game Color: Yellow

Mark Helfrich leads his Ducks south this weekend to a venue that has been a mark of successful seasons in recent years: The Rose Bowl. This time, however, the Ducks hope to simply stop-in for a victory in order to keep their playoff dreams alive, while the Bruins will hope to give the Ducks a swift kick in the tail feathers and send them back to Eugene with more questions than dreams.

Both teams are coming off losses in matchups that they certainly should have won, but both have equal opportunity remaining to win their division in order to advance to the Pac-12 Championship, and potentially find themselves in the midst of the first college football playoff in the history of the sport. Looking around the college football landscape it would be difficult to argue that there is a game that means more to the respective teams than [...]
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The Latest Shoe: Nike Oregon Zoom Field General Training Shoe

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Photo: Brady Abler

Photo: Brady Abler

Nike Oregon Zoom Field General Training Shoe
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At Oregon, we love shoes that support our teams. We kicked off the season with two versions of the Nike Lunar TRI — the Week Zero Collection and the Kay Yow Trainer, which supports the Kay Yow Cancer Fund.

Today, we present to Oregon fans the Nike Zoom Field General. Designed specifically for quarterbacks, “The Zoom Field General offers stability for those in flux moments, as well as the support and responsiveness to help the wearer explode and accelerate from a standstill.” [nikeblog.com]

In the past, we’ve been happy to bring you variations of high performance Nike cross-trainers but this marks the first time that we’ve been able to offer an Oregon branded field shoe. And, just as you’ve come to expect, it was worth the wait.

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The Pick: Where were you?

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On October 22, 1994, the Washington Huskies came to Autzen Stadium ranked No. 9 in the country, putting the odds against Oregon. Oregon was down the whole game until the fourth quarter, then pulled ahead after a series of unlikely third down conversions. Then, Kenny Wheaton intercepted a Washington pass inside the Ducks’ 10-yard line and ran 97 yards for an Oregon touchdown, for a final winning score of 31-20. That moment became a major part of Oregon football history; most fans can say exactly where they were and who they were watching with when Kenny “picked” the football and history was made. This year’s Homecoming game — against the Washington Huskies — celebrates the 20th anniversary of The Pick.

Kenny will visit four Duck Store locations to sign a commemorative shirt designed by The Duck Store (available in stores now and online soon) and photo prints. Two dollars from each shirt and five dollars from each photo will be donated to the Kenny Wheaton Foundation.

In addition to these commemorative items, fans have the [...]
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Limited Edition Oregon Nike Lunar TR1 Kay Yow Trainer

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Oregon Nike Lunar TR1 Kay Yow Collection
[Updated 10/9/14] NOW SHIPPING

Per usual, Nike has taken supporting the cause to fashionable new heights with the arrival of the Oregon Nike Lunar TR1 Kay Yow trainers in black and pink. For years, Oregon Athletics has partnered with the Kay Yow Cancer Fund during the month of October to raise awareness and stand united in our quest to fight all cancers.

This year is no different. As Caitlin mentioned in her post last week, Duck fans everywhere will stand tall tonight in a show of support for breast cancer awareness and will don pink and black for the Arizona game at home, watch parties and at Autzen Stadium.

Photo: Brady Abler

Photo: Brady Abler

Photo: Brady Abler

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Photo: Brady Abler

Photo: Brady Abler

Made with dynamic Flywire technology and a Lunarlon midsole to provide stability, plush cushioning [...]
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Arizona @ Oregon: Real Men Wear Pink

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The Oregon Ducks wear pink for Breast Cancer Awareness month one game in september.

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Autzen Stadium
Thursday, October 2nd

Kickoff: 7:30 PM
Media: ESPN
Weather: Mid at kickoff, and cooling
Vegas Says: -22.5
Game Color: Black/Pink

Two teams, each with 4 wins and no losses, meet at Autzen Stadium Thursday evening, with the entire nation watching; exactly the scenario that any Duck fan would have wanted following an unfortunate performance in Tucson last year. In case you need reminding, the Ducks were dismantled throughout the game in a matchup that pushed their BCS hopes out the window. Even after their touch-and-go performance last week, the Ducks should be hungry to show the Wildcats, the Pac-12 and the entire college football landscape that they learned their lesson in Tucson last year.

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Show Your Support on Oct. 2nd at Autzen Stadium

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Photo: Brady Abler

Photo: Brady Abler

For the past few years, college football fans all over the country have critiqued Oregon’s numerous jerseys; especially so when they don a pink jersey in October. The pink jerseys aren’t just some gimmick to get press, though. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so Nike provides the University of Oregon football team with pink jerseys for a game in October to help raise awareness of this terrible disease.

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. I personally have three aunts who have fought breast cancer, and sadly only two beat it.

Beyond wearing the pink jerseys to raise awareness, we want to help fund research to support people with breast cancer. The game ticket for Oregon’s game against Arizona next week says to wear black, but we want to do all we can to make it a pink-out. The shirt pictured [...]
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What do you call a Duck/Grizzly fan?

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Fan spotlight: Duck and Grizzly Fan,Angie

Surely there’s a joke in there somewhere… but dual-fanship is a reality for Angie Weisenburg. Angie attended the UO and graduated in 1992, then went to the University of Montana and became a Grizzly, but the Duck pride in her never left. Now, Angie’s office at the University of Montana Alumni Association shows her split fan personality.

“My campus office walls are covered with the appropriate maroon and silver, but I also have a wall dedicated to my beloved Ducks. I usually have to explain myself when bringing students in to interview for UM Homecoming Ambassadors each fall, but I make no apologies. Thankfully the two schools are in different conferences, right?!”

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Angie’s car has decals for both Oregon and Montana, as well as a flag for each school. Every now and then she comes across a fellow Duck fan — after the Michigan State game she noticed a car with an Oregon Duck license plate and they shared a moment of victory, flashing the [...]
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