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Tuesday
Nov012011

The good old days? Tell that to the parents.

Eugene Guard, 4 December 1915, pg 5.

Tuesday
Nov012011

The Origins of Hate Week, aka Oregon v Washington

The seeds of hatred, mutual distrust and envy between Oregon and Washington were sown in 1916.

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Tuesday
Oct182011

Random vintage image dept.

ACME NEWSPICTURES   SANFRANCISCO BUREAU   SF 12354

OREGON UNIVERSITY”ROLLS OVER” TIE ON STANFORD

This might be called the “End over end” play, but call it what you like, it caused a further scrambling of Pacific Coast football dope when Arleigh Bentley, University of Oregon quarterback, hit the Stanford line on the 3-yard mark, and wound up heels over head — but across for a touchdown. This resulted in a 7-7 tie in a game the dopesters had given to Stanford Indians by at least two touchdowns. (NY CHI CLEVE LA SF FR SEAT)  10-10-36

Found on ebay, 10/18/11.

Tuesday
Oct182011

Oregon vs Colorado: A prehistoric series, part V

A look back at another game in the Oregon - Colorado series, this one the 1978 season opener in Boulder, when Rich Brooks was ebullient about some highly touted recruits, but rode into Colorado as a 20 point underdog.

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Thursday
Oct132011

"There will always be a bonfire."

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“Although the 1958 Homecoming festivities advertised the “New Look on Campus,” notably the scholastic side of the University, some things haven’t changed and probably never will. Take the Homecoming bonfire, for instance. There will always be a Homecoming bonfire. This year’s bonfire was graced by dancing rally girls, but whether this is a war dance or a rain dance wasn’t clear at press time. In either event its main success was in producing a striking picture for photographer Nathan Bull. The next day Oregon lost the “war” to WSC 6-0 and the rain slashed down in solid sheets.
— Old Oregon, 1958

 

 

By 1972, the annual Homecoming bonfire was a thing of the past, done in by City of Eugene regulations against open burning.

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