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Valero Alamo Bowl: #10 Oregon vs. Texas

Longtime coaches for Ducks, Longhorns to make final stand at the Alamo before retiring

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Oregon (10-2) vs Texas (8-4) looked like a potential BCS matchup before the season started. Instead, the two teams meet in San Antonio for one final game before an offseason of significant change. After spending most of the season ranked in the top 2, the Ducks limp into the game after losing two of their final four games. Texas was mauled by Baylor in the de facto Big XII championship game after ...   More
 
Monday, December 30, 2013 by JOHN LOCANTHI

Game Preview: Oregon State vs #12 Oregon

Ducks play Beavers in the Civil War for dignity, Platypus

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The oldest rivalry on the west coats finds #12 Oregon (9-2) and Oregon State (6-5) in a familiar position in the 117th iteration of the Civil War: Coming off of bad losses. The Ducks have won five straight in the series and hold a 14-game lead in it overall, but they have lost their final game before the Civil War in each of the past three seasons. The difference is that this time, it wasn't the D...   More
 
Friday, November 29, 2013 by JOHN LOCANTHI

Game Preview: #5 Oregon vs Arizona

Mariota, nursing an injured knee, leads Oregon into stadium where Oregon QBs get injured

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The fifth-ranked Ducks (9-1) face the inconsistent Arizona Wildcats (6-4) in the penultimate game of the regular season. Thanks to a Stanford loss last week, the Ducks once again control their own destiny in the Pac-12. Autzen Stadium will host the third annual Pac-12 Championship Game if the team wins tomorrow's game in Arizona Stadium and the Civil War.
But funny things always seem to happen...   More
 
Friday, November 22, 2013 by JOHN LOCANTHI

Game Preview: Utah vs #6 Oregon

For some reason, Ducks favored by 26 points against the team that beat Stanford

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The Oregon Ducks (8-1, 5-1 Pac-12) host the Utah Utes (4-5, 1-5 Pac-12) in the first ever meeting between these two schools as conference foes. Before the season, we joked about Utah not taking advantage of its supreme luck in not playing Oregon or Stanford in its first two seasons in the extended Pac-12. Welp, they're 1-0 against the Big Boys from the northern division thus far. Oregon, on the ot...   More
 
Friday, November 15, 2013 by JOHN LOCANTHI

Game Preview: #2 Oregon vs #6 Stanford

The Pac-12 Game of the Year or: How Oregon Decided to Stop Worrying About the BCS and Take Revenge on the Nerds

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The preseason Pac-12 "Game of the Year" is finally upon us. For the second consecutive season, it is a revenge game between Oregon and the one conference team that beat Oregon the previous season—Stanford, in this case. Like USC the year before. Stanford started the season ranked in the top 5. Like USC the year before, Stanford lost to an unranked team before the Pac-12’s premier matchup. Like...   More
 
Thursday, November 7, 2013 by JOHN LOCANTHI

Washington State vs Oregon: Game Preview

Heavily favored Ducks welcome Cooglings to Autzen... Wait, what's with the pink helmets?!

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Remember how fun and exciting it was when Oregon took on a two-touchdown underdog in a hostile environment last week? [You betcha!—Ed.] Well it's back to the five-touchdown dogs—or should I say "Cougs"—this weekend with former high profile football coach Mike Leach's Cougars coming to town.
Before you scoff, I'll remind you that these aren't the same Cougs you've seen the past few...   More
 
Friday, October 18, 2013 by JOHN LOCANTHI

Restaurant Guide 2013: Laurelhurst Market


Restaurant Guide
3155 E Burnside St., 206-3097, laurelhurstmarket.com. [ALL THE BEEF] There are restaurants that serve steak, there are steak houses and then there is Laurelhurst Market. The facade and interior d   More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 JOHN LOCANTHI

Restaurant Guide 2013: The Parish


Restaurant Guide
231 NW 11th Ave., 227-2421, theparishpdx.com. [PEARL OYSTERS] Tobias Hogan and Ethan Powell deserve a lot of credit for abstaining from all the available puns when they opened an oyster bar in th   More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 JOHN LOCANTHI

Rip City vs. No Pity: Wrong! It’s the Ducks

Uncle Phil has the killer quack.


News Stories
With all due respect to the Fail Blazers and the Fightin’ Alaska Airlines, the contest isn’t even close. There’s only one sports team that provides a distinctively Portland experience. It’   More
 
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 JOHN LOCANTHI

Oregon at Colorado: Game Preview

#2 Ducks take on less-hapless-than-usual Buffaloes in Boulder

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For those of you who can recall last year's matchup between these two teams, there was a bit of history to it: No team had ever been 44-point underdog underdog in conference history until Colorado's ill-fated venture into Autzen Stadium. The Ducks went on to beat the spread with a 70-14 victory. But that was last season. The Colorado Buffaloes are better this year. They're 2-1, they have a ...   More
 
Friday, October 4, 2013 by JOHN LOCANTHI
 

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