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Kansas State to Oregon: We're not so different, you and I

PHOENIX — It’s easy to turn this year’s Fiesta Bowl into a simplified battle of new-school versus old-school. From the uniforms to the playbook, everything about Oregon screams innovation. Kansas State, on the other hand, thrives on tradition and convention. But ending the analysis between the teams there could be …

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Postcard from Arizona: Players tackle Media Day

PHOENIX — With Tostitos products as far as the eye can see, coverage of the Fiesta Bowl here in Arizona is off and running. Monday is Media Day, held in a huge ballroom here at the Camelback Inn. Four or five marquee players from each team are given their own …

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Oregon seniors reflect on careers before final collegiate football game

PHOENIX — Oregon head coach Chip Kelly hates looking ahead. Or behind. Or at anything other than the team’s next opponent, Kansas State. But for some of Oregon’s best players, their next opponent is their last. Offensive lineman Ryan Clanton took a winding path to Oregon that led him from …

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Countdown to the Fiesta Bowl: Grading Oregon's, Kansas State's mascots

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 growth of Oregon’s athletic programs over the last half-decade has been shadowed …

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Why Kansas State will beat Oregon

**Editor’s Note: Each week during football season we will feature an essay from the opponent’s student newspaper on how Oregon will lose. This week’s edition is from Mark Kern, from Kansas State’s The Collegian.**@@checked link@@ When looking at the Oregon offense, there is no denying that they are the most explosive …

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

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 — During his long tenure at Oregon, running backs coach Gary Campbell has seen …

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

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 — When senior safety John Boyett@@goducks.com@@ announced he opted for season-ending knee surgery following …

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Kat Mertz named new Oregon women's soccer coach

Kat Mertz, women’s soccer head coach at Saint Louis University, has accepted the same position at the University of Oregon, according to both schools’ athletic departments. Mertz, who led the Billikens to a 5-9-4 record last year in her only season in Saint Louis, previously coached UNLV for five seasons …

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

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. @@all names, awards, titles checked@@Oregon — The heart of Oregon’s defense is two-sided. All year …

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Oregon's Fiesta Bowl jerseys revealed

Thanks to a tweet by @FiestaBowl, Oregon fans got an early look today at the threads the Ducks will don when they take the field Jan. 3 against Kansas State. Here are the jerseys for the #FiestaBowl. Yes, Oregon’s numbers and feathers change colors depending on the angle. twitter.com/FiestaBowl/sta… — …

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