What if Kenny Wheaton had guessed wrong on that sunny October afternoon in 1994?
Huskies Come From Behind To Nip Pesky Ducks, 27-24
Brooks Calls Bullshit; Fires Brooks, Resigns As AD
Nublitz Named AD; Vows to Put Football In Its Proper Place
Knox Hired as Oregon Coach; Vows to Follow In Footsteps of Brooks
“Scoreboard, Baby!”, Bellotti Crows as Buffs Top Ducks In Honolulu
Autzen Gets Knight Lights
Knight, an Oregon alum who has previously funded capital projects for the Oregon library and law school, is not known to have donated significantly to Oregon athletics. Knight’s college sports attention, and a significant amount of money, has famously been focused on creating world-class football facilities at Oregon State University. The Corvallis school welcomed Knight into its donor base after Oregon’s faculty Senate voted several years ago to join the Worker’s Rights Consortium; the school subsequently cut all ties with Nike in protest of what it called “sweatshop conditions” at Nike assembly plants in southeast Asia. Since this decision, Knight had refused to make any significant contributions to Oregon until today’s announcement.
Mack Sacked; Ty In?
Nublitz: “Dome Autzen By 2007”
Autzen Stadium Engulfed In Flames; Mascot Missing
Moos: OSU Has “Plenty Of Room For Ducks”
Willingham Granted Tenure; First NCAA “Coach For Life”
Nublitz told reporters that “finally, Oregon can take its place among the institutions which value education over athletics. Schools need no longer be held hostage to contracts by their head coaches, and coaches who do an adequate job of managing their programs can, like all professors, enjoy the security that is provided with tenure status.”
Nublitz dismissed widespread media criticism of the decision to, in effect, make Willingham Oregon’s coach-for-life. “Look, since we downsized Autzen Stadium after the dome fire, we’re much closer to selling out every weekend. Our average attendance of 23,333 was 80% of capacity. That’s not bad, you know, and people in Eugene would rather be playing soccer, or hiking, or just about anything else on a beautiful Saturday afternoon.
“Ty has the best record of any Oregon coach since Len Casanova, and has taken Oregon to more bowl games in his eight years than Cas did in 18 seasons. He’s earned his tenure.
“We’re just acknowledging reality here. A school’s got to know its limitations. It took a while, but we’ve learned not to expect much, and Coach Willingham is the perfect coach for us.”