A Golden Age for the Ducks

When I got the the University of Oregon in the Fall of 2008, the Ducks had a good athletic program. Nothing too special, but good. What unfolded in my time at the U of O was something truly remarkable. To say that I was there for all of it is really an astounding to me and something that I will cherish forever. I know I am probably missing a few things on this list, but this is a brief summary of the past 5 years of Oregon Athletics. Impressive to say the least.

(If you notice something that I am missing, please tell me and I will add it to the list!)

2008-2009:

  • Football – Holiday Bowl (win vs Oklahoma St)
  • Men’s Cross Country – National Champions
  • Men’s Indoor Track and Field- National Champions
  • Baseball team reinstated
  • PK Park opens

2009-2010:

  • Football- Rose Bowl (loss vs Ohio St)
  • Women’s Indoor Track and Field- National Champions

2010-2011:

  • Football- National Championship (loss vs Auburn)
  • Matthew Knight Arena opens
  • Men’s Basketball- CBI Champions
  • Women’s Indoor Track and Field- National Champions
  • Acrobatics and Tumbling- National Champions

2011-2012:

  • Football- Rose Bowl (win vs Wisconsin)
  • Men’s Basketball- NIT Quarterfinals
  • Baseball- College World Series Super Regionals
  • Softball- Women’s College World Series
  • Acrobatics and Tumbling- National Champions
  • Women’s Indoor Track and Field- National Champions
  • Men’s Golf- Championship Match Participants

2012-2013 (so far):

  • Football- Fiesta Bowl (win vs Kansas State)
  • Football- #2 in final BCS Ranking of the seasons
  • Men’s Basketball- Sweet 16 appearance (loss vs Louisville)
  • Women’s Cross Country- National Champions
  • Women’s Indoor Track and Field – National Champions (4th Consecutive Title)
  • Women’s Volleyball- National Championship (loss vs Texas)
  • New Papé Field opens
  • Casanova Center expansion
  • Baseball – National Seed, CWS Regional Host
  • Softball – National Seed, CWS Regional Host
  • Acrobatics and Tumbling – National Champions (3rd Consecutive Title)
  • Men’s Golf – 2 stokes short of Championship match
  • Women’s Golf – Championship match
  • Women’s T&F – National Women’s Division 1 Program of the Year
  • Host of NCAA T&F Championship
  • 36 T&F All-Americans
  • Four Sport Athlete Liz Brenner nominated for SI Athlete Of The Year

Amazing. Go Ducks.

(EDITED 6/18/13)

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