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GameDay: The history of Oregon-Arizona continues in a winner-take-all battle

The last time the Ducks were led by a Heisman trophy contending quarterback, ranked No. 2 in the nation and facing the Arizona Wildcats, they ended experiencing the worst possible outcome. Not only did Oregon suffer a loss on that fateful night in 2007, quarterback Dennis Dixon suffered a season-ending …

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Will Cal's home magic help slow down the Ducks again?

The California Golden Bears must have the best defense in the entire country. At first glance, a layman might have made this deduction by seeing that California held the Oregon’s NASCAR offense to its lowest scoring efforts in the recent past — the most important being when the Bears kept …

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Long: Mariota will see more success than Darron Thomas

The hoopla is over. The islander quarterback is in fact a human being. His five interceptions the past four games prove his mortality. Yet, despite Kilimanjaro-sized expectations coming into his premier season, Marcus Mariota has weathered the storm of the first half of his first college football season — and …

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2011 football recruiting class making a difference already

A dynasty. It’s what every head coaches hopes to build. Victories are nice, but a tradition of winning, an expectation of excellence is what the men with the playbooks strive for.

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NFL roster cuts make, break ex-Ducks' professional dreams

As the NFL wraps up another round of roster cuts, many former Ducks are getting news — both good and bad — about their future in the league.

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Kenjon Barner: Oregon’s new top back is bold, better and ready to be The Guy

You’re in line for a promotion. It’s a real high-profile, punishing job as the face of an organization with national influence and interest. Oh, and the turnover rate’s pretty high. Also, I forgot to mention — the guy you’re replacing? He did the job better than anyone in the company’s …

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Duck Season Magazine: Lieberman: Drama of Bennett vs. Mariota destined to shadow Oregon program indefinitely

Quarterback competition can be seen as an asset — or first-class theatre that threatens to create a troubling distraction.

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Local boy style: Marcus Mariota has always led by example, and that won’t change as he fights for a starting job this fall

A short but distinguished high school playing career holds plenty of clues as to what fans might expect if and when Mariota is finally named Oregon’s starter.

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Malee: What I learned after ‘majoring’ in sports

I love sports for moments like these, for the brief escapes and binding connections they forge; I hate sports when they remind us of the most ugly human traits, when they hurt our souls more than they heal them.

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Pac-12 Roundup: NFL draft edition

A look at where former Pac-12 players landed in the NFL draft this past weekend.

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Malee: Despite going undrafted, Darron Thomas’ decision to leave shouldn’t be questioned

The NFL draft may not have gone the way Thomas wanted, but that doesn’t give fans the right to criticize him.

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Twitter replay: Ducks in the NFL draft

A total of four Ducks were drafted over the weekend, with a few more garnering free agent contracts. All of the reactions were captured live on Twitter.

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Rosenthal: Spring football continues to grow

Across the country, thousands of fans are attending spring practices and games.

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ESPN report suggests 'between 40 percent and 60 percent' of Oregon football players use marijuana

The article cites 19 current or former players who suggest widespread marijuana use within the program.

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ESPN report suggests ‘between 40 percent and 60 percent’ of Oregon football players use marijuana

The article cites 19 current or former players who suggest widespread marijuana use within the program.

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As spring practice begins, question marks abound for Oregon football

A slew of departures at key positions makes this a particularly important spring for the Ducks.

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Former Ducks pursue NFL dreams at Oregon Pro Day

LaMichael James, Darron Thomas and David Paulson were just a few of the players looking to wow professional scouts on Thursday afternoon.

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Clark: The arrival of spring football puts to rest another eventful offseason

The spring football season begins next month, and there will be plenty to keep an eye on this year.

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Lieberman: UCLA basketball scandal should serve as a reminder to Oregon football

Though Oregon football recently enjoyed its most successful season ever, the program should remain wary of the predicaments that have plagued the Bruins.

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Lieberman: Chip Kelly’s near-departure a deserved wake-up call for students, new fans

Even if Kelly leaves following next season, Ducks fans have been treated to the ride of a lifetime.

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Clark: A wild month of January sports finally nearing its end

The near-loss of Chip Kelly sent a shock-wave through the Oregon fan base on Sunday night, one that won’t soon be forgotten.

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Chip Kelly stays at Oregon, has ‘unfinished business’ to attend to

Chip Kelly turned down the offer from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to remain the head football coach at the University of Oregon. The move will surely happen one day, just not today.

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Drukarev: Oregon’s depth shines with departures of Darron Thomas, LaMichael James

The reaction to the departure of LaMichael James and Darron Thomas speaks volumes to the depth and solid foundation of Oregon’s football program.

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Lieberman: Bryan Bennett isn’t a lock to start as Oregon’s quarterback next season

Bennett was impressive in limited action last season, but a closer examination shows his true status is still up in the air.

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Malee: Darron Thomas’ sudden departure a fitting end to underappreciated career

His departure came as a surprise, but Darron Thomas is still one of the best quarterbacks in Oregon history, and it would be foolish to dismiss his NFL prospects entirely.

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Darron Thomas declares for NFL draft

The junior will skip his final year of eligibility to head to the professional ranks.

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Lieberman: Darron Thomas deserves Oregon’s Heisman hype in 2012

Should De’Anthony Thomas or Darron Thomas be promoted as Oregon’s lead Heisman candidate in 2012?

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A game-by-game recap of the 2011 Oregon football season

Reliving the season that was for the Ducks, one game at a time.

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Oregon’s 2011 football postseason awards

A who’s who of 2011’s offensive, defensive and coaching stars.

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A game-by-game breakdown of the 2012 football schedule

A way-too-early breakdown of Oregon’s schedule, with a few bold predictions on the side.

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