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Which color to wear to every Oregon football game: No black

Which color to wear to every Oregon football game: No black

The Oregon athletic department has released which colors fans should wear to each Oregon football game for the 2019 season. Biggest takeaway? No blackout games and five green games. 

Is this the Ducks taking a step back towards their traditional green and yellow roots?

Oregon football traditions ranked from 1-10

Oregon football traditions ranked from 1-10

Traditional may not be the word that comes to mind when thinking about Duck football. However, any Oregon fan knows that there are traditions galore on game day in Eugene, Oregon. I’ve ranked my Top 10 best Oregon football traditions from 1-10. Do you agree or disagree with my list? Would you rearrange it?

10. “The Pick”

In 1994, Kenny Wheaton made what remains the most iconic play in Oregon football history, when he intercepted a pass and ran 97 yards for a touchdown to help UO beat Washington and reach the Rose Bowl. Before each home game, the play is replayed on the video board, causing the crowd to erupt. 

9. The vroom vroom introduction

Some stadiums light fireworks, while others blare loud rap music to announce the team’s arrival to the field. At Autzen, they rev up a motorcycle driven by a guy wearing a football helmet, along with the Duck, and lead the team onto the field. It’s loud, it’s unique. It’s tradition.

8. Uniforms

Known for some of the most unique uniforms in college football, it’s always all eyes on the Ducks’ swag. Since Mario Cristobal has taken over as head coach, the program has decreased the amount of uniform combinations and moved to a more simple, big numbered look. Even with less combinations, the uniforms are still a major part of the identify of Oregon football.

7. Throwing your O

Throwing your O became a tradition when former quarterback Joey Harrington made the "O" sign with his hands after beating the Beavers in to 2001 Civil War en route to the Fiesta Bowl. Now, the gesture is cemented into Oregon culture and is a sign to show support.

6. It Never Rains at Autzen Stadium

You have to live in Oregon to really understand the irony behind this iconic statement; and only true fans truly believe it. Before the start of every home game, PA Announcer Don Essig leads the entire Autzen crowd in letting the visitors know that “It never rains in Autzen Stadium."

5. Deafening noise

Although Autzen’s seating capacity is only 50,000, you’d never know it if your eyes were closed. Most speculate that because of its shape and construction, Autzen’s noise level can reach crazy high decibels.

4. Tailgate

Whether it be in the parking lot, at the “Mo” or at Taylor’s bar on campus… The tailgating options are endless on Oregon football game day.

3. The Autzen footbridge

Over the river and through the woods, you go! Not to grandmother’s house, but to Autzen Stadium. On game days, fans flock together over the Willamette River on the beautiful path to Autzen. Excitement builds as scattered “Go Ducks!” chants break out.

2. Shout

Yes “Mighty Oregon” is the Oregon fight song, but “Shout” is the unofficial tune of Duck football. Picture this, the third quarter dwindles and the energy rises. Students, children and season ticket holders sing and dance to the catchy tune roaring through Autzen Stadium. To add further to the tradition, Nike recently remade the scene from the Animal House movie with famous University of Oregon Alumni and of course, the Duck.

1. The Duck

One of the most recognized and iconic mascots in the nation, the Duck is the official mascot of the University of Oregon.  Truly one-of-a-kind, the Duck rides a motorcycle, does push-ups, takes selfies and will certainly make you laugh.

 

Honorable mention

The addition of Eugene-native singer Mat Kearney's "Coming Home" after the first quarter certainly adds to the aura of Autzen.

Oregon surplus sale scheduled for May 4

Oregon surplus sale scheduled for May 4

Press release from GoDucks.com:

The University of Oregon athletic department will host an equipment Surplus Sale presented by Fanatics, on Saturday, May 4th at the Moshofsky Center next to Autzen Stadium. The sale will run from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., or until all product is sold. 

As an exclusive benefit, current University of Oregon season ticket holders and Duck Athletic Fund donors are eligible for priority access to the Surplus Sale and may start lining up at 7:30 a.m. with the sale starting at 9 a.m. A random line drawing will be held to determine which customers will enter first. All season ticket holders or donors with a surplus sale ticket in line by 8:00 a.m. will receive a priority line raffle ticket and entered into the random line drawing, which will determine the order of entry. Season ticket holders or donors may not lineup prior to 7:30 a.m. The priority access line will begin at 7:30 a.m. at the northwest doors of the Moshofsky Center near the Duck Store entrance.

General admission fans will be admitted at 10:30 a.m. As with the season ticket holders and donors, a random line drawing will be held to determine which customers will enter first. All fans in the general admission line by 9:30 a.m. will receive a general admission line raffle ticket and entered into a lottery, which will determine order of entry. General admission fans may not lineup prior to 8:30 a.m. at the southeast corner of the Moshofsky Center, facing Autzen Stadium.

The random line drawing process ensures that all fans who arrive prior to the listed deadline will have an equal chance of gaining the first entry.

Priority access tickets can be secured by season ticket holders and DAF donors by logging into their account HERE. The deadline to claim a priority access ticket is Wednesday, May 1st at 5 p.m. Each ticket will allow access for the season ticket holder or DAF donor plus one guest. Passes will be available on the season ticket holder online account manager system beginning Thursday, May 2nd for those requesting ticket by the deadline. Tickets must be printed out before arriving.

Season ticket holders and donors who claim a ticket may forward the PDF to another party should they not be able to attend. Only one entry will be allowed per ticket and no re-entry will be permitted. The guest must be present in line with the season ticket holder when the priority tickets are scanned and priority raffle tickets are issued. If the guest is not in line at the time priority raffle tickets are being issued, they will not receive a ticket and will be sent to the GA line for entry. The guest will enter with the recipient of the priority access ticket.

Additional Surplus Sale Rules and Information

- Cash, Visa, MasterCard and Discover are accepted. Checks and American Express are not accepted. Please have ID ready if paying by credit card.

- A strict limit of 2 non-cleated (training) shoes can be purchased per patron.

- Camping is strictly prohibited and is of no benefit due to the random line drawing. Campers will be asked to leave and are subject to no entry to the sale.

- Only small personal purses will be permitted inside the sale. Bags will be provided for shopping.

- Parking is available in the east gravel lot of Autzen Stadium. Vehicles parked in other lots are subject to ticketing and/or towing.

- Shoplifters will be detained by UOPD on site.

- Hoarding of items is prohibited. Only take product from tables you intend to purchase. Those found hording items will be asked to leave.

- Raffle line tickets will be used for entry into the sale and may not be transferred to others.

- Individuals with raffle line tickets will be admitted in the drawn order before those without tickets.

- All individuals age 16 or above must have a ticket for entry.

- No food or beverage will be permitted inside the Moshofsky Center.

- All sales are final, no returns or exchanges.

Uniform update for Oregon's home finale

Uniform update for Oregon's home finale

Saturday will be an after dark special; Oregon vs. Arizona State at 7:30 p.m.

The Ducks will be in black and green for their last game in Autzen Stadium in 2018; a glowing sendoff for the 10 seniors to be honored. Fans are encouraged to wear green. 

In UO’s home finale, Oregon (6-4, 3-4 Pac-12) could spoil Arizona State’s three-game winning streak and Pac-12 South title dreams. A victory would match the Ducks’ win total (6) from 2017.

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Ducks in icy white for Utah

Ducks in icy white for Utah

Oregon hits the road for a tough test against Utah, who is tied for first in the Pac-12 South Division with a 4-3 conference record.

The Ducks will be wearing all white in what could be icy conditions in Salt Lake City. 

Oregon fans are encouraged to wear black on Saturday for the 4:30 p.m. kickoff vs. UCLA.

The Ducks (6-3, 3-3 Pac-12) will be looking for their third straight win in Salt Lake City and to break a two-game losing streak on the road. 

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Oregon football welcomes back Chip Kelly in all black Jordan brand uniforms

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Oregon football welcomes back Chip Kelly in all black Jordan brand uniforms

The Ducks are wearing all black Jordan brand uniforms for Chip Kelly's return to Eugene.

Oregon fans are encouraged to wear black on Saturday for the 4:30 p.m. kickoff vs. UCLA.

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Oregon Uniform Update: Black lids over White unis

Oregon Uniform Update: Black lids over White unis

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Oregon uniform update: Wild Saturday in white

Oregon uniform update: Wild Saturday in white

The Ducks are wearing white and chrome for what is bound to be a wild Saturday night in Pullman, Wash.

The Top 25 matchup features two of the best offenses in the nation going head to head and Pac-12 title hopes on the line. Oh and by the way,  the City of Pullman has declared a state of emergency due to the crowds expected for ESPN's College GameDay first ever visit to WSU. 

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The winged helmets are back and the jerseys feature a new large "Mighty Oregon" font. The jerseys are more simple than years past. Fans are encouraged to wear white for the 4:30 p.m. kickoff.  

The outcome will have major Pac-12 North Division implications as both teams have identical 5-1 overall and 2-1 conference records. A victory against the Cougars would keep the Ducks in the race for the Pac-12 title.

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Ducks swagged out in yellow vs. Washington

Ducks swagged out in yellow vs. Washington

The Ducks will be swagged out in traditional yellow and chrome for Saturday’s rivalry game between No. 17 Oregon and No. 7 Washington (5-1, 3-0 Pac-12).

The winged helmets are back and the jerseys feature a new large "Mighty Oregon" font. The jerseys are more simple than years past. Fans are encouraged to wear green for the 12:30 p.m. kickoff.  

The outcome will have major Pac-12 North Division implications. Washington is still the front-runner in the North and a College Football Playoff contender, while Oregon (4-1, 1-1) is 1 ½ games from the lead, a victory against the Huskies would put the Ducks back in the race.

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Uniform update: Oregon's road digs

Uniform update: Oregon's road digs

Oregon's first road game of the season is this Saturday against the undefeated No. 24 Cal Bears. The Ducks' will be wearing all white and chrome for the Pac-12-After-Dark (7:35 p.m. kickoff) matchup. 

The winged helmets are back and the jerseys feature a new large "Mighty Oregon" font. The jerseys are more simple than years past. Fans are also encouraged to wear white. 

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