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Women ready for national prestige

Do you hate the Washington Huskies?
 

Are you looking for Oregon to face them in a heated competition, a teeth-baring test of endurance to prove athletic superiority? Looking to support your Duck athletes as they push themselves to their limits to gain critical bragging rights?

Step away from Autzen Stadium and avoid McArthur Court.

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Future bright for Oregon sports teams

Last year was an absolutely remarkable year in Oregon sports history, yet as I sat down to write my first column for the 2009-10 school year I couldn’t help but think the next few years could be even more exciting.

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Pressure from media, fans excessive

What’s the saying everyone tells you when you’re young and just learning how to play sports?

It’s just a game?

Yeah, that’s the one. The reason I bring it up is because people have forgotten it lately (including me). Too many things have happened in the past three weeks surrounding Oregon sports that have gotten people in an uproar, and we all need to be reminded of why we watch sports: Because they’re supposed to be fun.

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Utes deserve shot at title

Boise State-19, Oregon-8. BYU-14, Oklahoma-13. Utah-31, Alabama-17.  Here are just three examples of non-BCS conference teams beating BCS conference teams. It’s actually quite impressive. Teams with less money, smaller recruiting budgets and less name recognition are showing they can get it done, too. No longer does the name Michigan guarantee …

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Rallying around responsibility

Leslie Montgomery The Oregon football team has a first-year head coach. If the fan base hasn’t tired of hearing this fact as justification for a possible downturn in performance after last year’s 10-win season, last Thursday night brought that fact to the forefront, and then some. To call what happened …

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Finding a long-term dynamic

Without question, the head coach transition from Mike Bellotti to Chip Kelly has required a leap of faith and trust. Without incident, a new regime has taken shape, and its earliest actions have been carried out judiciously, with long-term and short-term consequences considered.

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Tough games at Autzen in Ducks’ favor

 While Oregon football coach Chip Kelly was sitting in front of the bright lights taking questions from members of the media Friday morning, I sat thinking about the possibilities this season holds. Sometimes it’s frustrating when players and coaches say they aren’t thinking about anything further than the next game, so I’ll take care of the rest for you.

Trust me, this could be a big season for Oregon football.

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Integrity lost in steroid debacle

  I’m really not surprised by anything anymore when it comes to the steroids saga in Major League Baseball. I figured big names would continue to come out from the list of 104 from the 2003 “anonymous” testing. But I think it’s time for everyone to come clean in this matter. 

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A cardinal ‘Holliday’ for St. Louis

It’s funny how one player can make all the difference between winning a World Series and finishing just out of the running. Well, this summer, I think one trade (barring whatever happens with Roy Halladay) has that sort of impact. The other “Holiday,” new St. Louis Cardinal Matt Holliday, is …

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Tiger’s story not the only interesting one in golf

If you’re like most casual golf fans under the age of 30, you probably only watch the major championship events that get a lot of coverage on TV. Then, you probably only watch if Tiger Woods is in contention and just on Sunday. I understand. It’s totally fine. Tiger Woods …

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Doxey’s memory never forgotten

July 13, 2008. A day that will forever be remembered by players of the 2008-2009 Oregon football team. It wasn’t a day where a big game was won, or where an athlete was given an award-in fact it was during summer workouts, not even during the regular season.

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Mourning the absence of pure moments in sports

There’s a crisis in sports and no one knows about it. It has slowly crept into people’s views, polluting their minds and tarnishing little kids. Some call it enlightenment. I call it a travesty.

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Just have some patience with golf

I have a confession to make. I am completely hooked on a game that five years ago I considered boring and less interesting than watching the grass grow. I am completely hooked on a game that I used to think was just for old, retired men and rich country club members. It was a game that really shouldn’t have been considered a sport because all they did was walk around and hit a little white ball.

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