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A Goodbye To Les Miles And Week Five College Football Picks

In a moment, the Week 5 picks. First, though, a few words on Les Miles, who was fired by LSU last Sunday afternoon in the aftermath of the Tigers’ last-second loss to Auburn. Les Miles made college football exponentially more fun. He was a show unlike anything the sport has ever had. One time, in […]


Ducks Entitlement Could Hurt Oregon’s Recent Run Of Success

Oregon Ducks football continues to unravel as this season moves forward. After a tough loss to Colorado in the first week of Pac-12 play, Oregon faces Washington State on the road this weekend. They gave up 500 yards in the air last year against the Cougars. The Ducks need a win desperately after a loss […]

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Debate 2016 – Fact Checking The Oregon Duck Fan Base

The Oregon Ducks have had a rough couple weeks on the gridiron, losing back-to-back heartbreakers against a couple of former Big XII rivals in the Nebraska Cornhuskers and Colorado Buffaloes. Considering the opponents and the fact that this represents the Ducks first losing streak since 2007, it’s no wonder that emotions are high and expectations […]

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Abe Asher’s College Football Picks – Week Four

We’re three weeks into the college football season, and things are starting to heat up as conference play begins across the country. I went 11-3 last week, bringing my record on the season to 30-8. Here are the Week 4 picks. Utah 34, USC 20 – Long live SC! Ole Miss 45, Georgia 21 – […]

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Oregon Can’t Stop Catharsis For Mike Riley And Nebraska

When Nebraska linebacker Michael Rose-Ivy took down Oregon quarterback Dakota Prukop on fourth down and twenty and it was finally over, Memorial Stadium exploded like it hasn’t since late 90s. Huskers 35, Ducks 32. Final. And that’s just the beginning of the story, because for different and converging reasons, Mike Riley and Nebraska needed this […]

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Mike Riley Readies For One More Shot At The Oregon Ducks

As he’ll tell you, it happened quickly. So when Mike Riley took the Nebraska job two Decembers ago, he didn’t know that the Cornhuskers had the Oregon Ducks scheduled for a date in Lincoln in September 2016. But it didn’t take him long to find out. On Saturday afternoon, the coach and Oregon will be […]

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Abe Asher’s College Football Picks – Week Three

There wasn’t all that much to enjoy from Week 2 of the college football season, but fear not, because Week 3 is stacked higher than the odds that LA Rams have a new head coach in 2017. I went 10-2 last week, bringing my record on the season to 19-5. Here are the picks. Louisville […]

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The Journey Is Just Beginning For These Oregon Ducks

To say that the Oregon Ducks season opening 53-28 win over UC-Davis was met with mixed reviews is a bit of an understatement. Even acknowledging the Aggies only won 2 games last year playing in the FCS Big Sky Conference, it still feels weird to see so much hand-wringing amongst a fan base after a […]


Abe Asher’s College Football Picks – Week Two

It was billed as college football’s best opening weekend ever, and, somehow, week one didn’t disappoint. It’s good to have the sport back. I went 9-3 in to start the season. Here are the Week 2 picks. Michigan 54, UCF 17 – Welcome to the show, Scott Frost. Nebraska 38, Wyoming 14 – Next week: […]

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Will Oregon Ducks’ Dominance On National Level Continue?

Chip Kelly established Oregon as a national powerhouse starting in 2009, winning 3 consecutive Pacific Conference titles taking the Ducks to 2 Rose Bowls and a national title game in the span of those 3 seasons (2009-2011). Kelly nearly won a 4th consecutive conference title before losing late in the season to Stanford in his […]


Abe Asher’s College Football Picks – Week One

College football returns this week, and with it comes this much loved picks column for its fifth year on Oregon Sports News. Here’s the week one slate. Stanford 35, Kansas State 14 – I think everyone should talk more about how much David Shaw looks like Mike Tirico. Oklahoma 41, Houston 34 – Texas A&M […]

Oct 17, 2015; Seattle, WA, USA; Oregon Ducks running back Royce Freeman (21) rushes against the Washington Huskies during the fourth quarter at Husky Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Buchanan-USA TODAY Sports

23 Things To Watch For In The 2016 College Football Season

Oregon’s Defense: The Ducks demoted Don Pellum back to Linebackers coach after a mostly disastrous two year run as the team’s defensive coordinator. In his place, Oregon made an unusually splashy hire – bringing in former Michigan head coach Brady Hoke. The Ducks were 116th in the country last year in yards given up per […]


Oregon’s QuackCon First Of Its Kind

Calling all sports-loving techies: the University of Oregon is holding the first ever collegiate sports-tech hackathon.  On October 14-16, QuackCon will be held on the Ducks’ campus.  The town of Eugene has been a hub of sports innovation for decades.  The home of Nike and the Ducks’ new Marcus Mariota Sports Performance Center is all […]


Why The 2016 Oregon Ducks’ Offense Will, Once Again, Dominate The Pac-12

The Oregon Ducks’ offense should be one of the most potent offenses in the Pac-12 this season as long as they stay healthy. In years past, there has been a key piece missing for the offense; a tight end, running back, quarterback or receiver away from the offense being elite on the air and ground. […]

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Technology And The University Of Oregon’s New Track And Field Plans

One of the University of Oregon’s most significant structures is about to get a facelift.  Starting this fall, after hosting its sixth United States Olympic Track and Field Team Trials, Oregon’s Hayward Field will be undergoing a massive renovation project.  Why the need for this upgrade? Hayward Field was originally built in 1919 as a […]

Apr 28, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Laremy Tunsil (Mississippi) is selected by the Miami Dolphins as the number thirteen overall pick in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft at Auditorium Theatre. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

Laremy Tunsil Is Not An Ole Miss Problem, He’s An NCAA Epidemic

Yes, it appears Laremy Tunsil smokes pot.  Yes again, it also appears he had an ongoing agreement with the University Of Mississippi football program for “financial aid” regarding his mother’s living arrangement.  But, regardless of the illegality of both (either from a legal or NCAA perspective), this is not an isolated incident of a player […]

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Oregon Sports News March Madness Sweet Sixteen Oregon Ducks Running Diary

SWEET SIXTEEN – THURSDAY 9:14 PM: Party like it’s 1939! Goodnight, everyone. 9:13 PM: Verne spots an Oregon flag.”See that Oregon flag? I’ve seen it around the world. We’ll tell that story on Saturday.” I, for one, can’t wait. 9:09 PM: Oregon wins 82-68, is going to win the national championship. 9:12 PM: Allen refuses to […]