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With focus on his running game, Ducks can't overlook Collin Klein's passing ability

PHOENIX — When you’re preparing to face a quarterback that has 890 rushing yards and stands an imposing 6-foot-5, 226 pounds, it can be easy, even tempting, to forget about his ability to throw the ball all over the place. But Klein is no slouch as a passer, with 2,490 …

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Phoenix Zoo tiger to predict Fiesta Bowl winner

PHOENIX—Fans of the obscure may remember Paul the Octopus, the German octopus that predicted games at the 2010 World Cup with a striking accuracy.  In the final week before the Fiesta Bowl, Hadiah the Sumatran tiger at the Phoenix Zoo will choose from one of two cardboard boxes containing identical treats each …

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K-State readies for Oregon's fast defense

PHOENIX — If you’re a fan of college football, you don’t need to be told that Oregon plays fast, and that speed isn’t limited to the offensive side of the ball, or even the skill positions on defense.  The Ducks defensive line has created problems for opponents all season with …

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Ducks focus on preparing for Collin Klein

PHOENIX — It might have felt like a case of deja vu for Nick Aliotti. As the Ducks’ defensive coordinator took questions from the media about Collin Klein, he did so in the same location that he took similar questions about Cam Newton two years ago. This time around there …

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Kansas State arrives in the desert

Two days after the Ducks landed in Phoenix their Fiesta Bowl opponents arrived to begin practice for the January 3rd Fiesta Bowl. At his introductory press conference, Kansas State head coach acknowledged that it’s impossible to truly prepare for the Ducks pace of play in practice, but said the team …

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Countdown to the Fiesta Bowl: Grading Oregon’s, Kansas State’s special teams

In the days leading up to the 2012 Fiesta Bowl, the Emerald will take a position-by-position look at Oregon and Kansas State, determining which team has the edge going into the BCS showdown on Jan. 3. Oregon- Special teams have been a touchy subject for Duck fans of late.  Missed kicks …

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Jewish Baseball News names ex-Duck Jack Marder rookie of the year

Former Duck Jack Marder@@goducks.com@@ has been named the minor league rookie of the year by the Jewish Baseball News.@@http://www.jewishbaseballnews.com/tag/jack-marder/@@ The Seattle Mariners prospect played 65 games for the class-A advanced High Desert Mavericks@@above link@@ in his first full professional season and hit .360 on the season with a slugging percentage north of .500. …

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Countdown to the Fiesta Bowl: Grading Oregon’s, Kansas State’s quarterbacks

In the days leading up to the 2012 Fiesta Bowl, the Emerald will take a position-by-position look at Oregon and Kansas State, determining which team has the edge going into the BCS showdown on Jan. 3. Oregon- Darron Thomas’s departure caught many-a-Duck fan off guard and set into motion a …

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Ducks arrive in Arizona

The Ducks arrived in Phoenix, Arizona, today as they begin preparations for their Jan. 3 matchup with Kansas State in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl. Athletic director Rob Mullens@@directory@@ held a short press conference when the Ducks arrived at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport@@http://skyharbor.com@@, and head coach Chip Kelly will hold a media availability from …

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Countdown to the Fiesta Bowl: Grading Oregon’s, Kansas State’s wide receivers

In the days leading up to the 2012 Fiesta Bowl, the Emerald will take a position-by-position look at Oregon and Kansas State, determining which team has the edge going into the BCS showdown on Jan. 3. Oregon: The Ducks may not have a standout wide receiver, but the trio of Josh Huff, …

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