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Oregon stuffs itself with a cupcake in 2015

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Looks like we’re back to what mid-July is supposed to be about in the world of college football:

Absolutely nothing.

Which is about what Eastern Washington is going to crushed into on Sept. 5, 2015 when they play Oregon in Eugene. At least the Eagles will be getting $450,000 for the appearance.

The game, which was originally supposed to have been between Georgia and Oregon, was announced in a release Friday from EWU. The Ducks now have non-conference games against Michigan State (on the road) and EWU for that season with one spot remaining given the Pac-12’s nine-game conference schedule.

EWU won the 2010 NCAA national championship at the FCS level.

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23 Responses to “Oregon stuffs itself with a cupcake in 2015”
  1. udub says: Jul 14, 2012 4:24 PM

    Brilliant reporting…why are you picking on Oregon? There was no story when Washington State scheduled EWU, no story when my Huskies scheduled them.

    Scheduling recent FCS champs gets a story about scheduling cupcakes, but scheduling terrible FCS teams gets you no story when you play in the SEC. Look at their OOC schedules!

  2. Ben Kercheval says: Jul 14, 2012 4:28 PM

    “Brilliant reporting…why are you picking on Oregon?”

    Because I hate Oregon, clearly.

  3. mountaineer50415 says: Jul 14, 2012 5:22 PM

    I watch Oregon games just to see the duck. He is adorable and funny. Makes me think of Aflac

  4. overratedgators says: Jul 14, 2012 5:36 PM

    In other slow news season related stories, less than 50 days until kickoff.

  5. thefiesty1 says: Jul 14, 2012 5:54 PM

    I think they should play AT EWU. Those ugly Oregon unis would really look atrocious on that red field.

  6. duklover says: Jul 14, 2012 6:05 PM

    Why hate Oregon? Did a duck poop on your hat?

  7. pdcooper08 says: Jul 14, 2012 6:22 PM

    It’s kinda funny, the whinning here of the UO fans and asking why. Well let me tell you then Mr udub. It’s very obvious what your team is doing.

    You guys are walking around these days proclaiming your the elite team in the Pac-12 and you can play and beat anyone. Then you go and pull a stunt like this. Sure EWU had a good year 2 years ago, but really? There a D-IAA program. OU should have nothing to do with a team from this level.

    And what about UW and Wazu. Well let me ask you this. How many league championships have either of those schools played for in the last ten years? That’s right, non. UW is just now becoming average thanks to there coach and Wazu has played more like a D1AA team then a PAC-12 level team. Therefore it’s not as big an issue for either of them to schedule and play a team from that level.

    Give us a break. UO goes from Georgia to EWU, what a joke. What, Portland St. wasn’t available that year, they could have saved money playing there in state rivals.

  8. dmcgrann says: Jul 14, 2012 6:47 PM

    EWU’s red field should be outlawed, for the simple reason that it screws up telecasts.

  9. jathomas724 says: Jul 14, 2012 6:47 PM

    dude you wrote there instead of their THREE times. that’s clearly not an accident and therefore are banned from speaking.

    also, maybe the article should have been “bashing” and more “look what pac12” teams have to do now because of their 9 game conference schedule. and perhaps suggested that these huge conferences will make college football non-conference games as pathetic as most non-conference college basketball games…

  10. jathomas724 says: Jul 14, 2012 6:48 PM

    i meant it should have been LESS bashing style. cause that’s how it came across. although i’m sure it wasn’t meant to be

  11. duklover says: Jul 14, 2012 6:50 PM

    You are right. The PAC 12 is the only conference that schedules lightweights!

  12. thecrazyasianinseccountry says: Jul 14, 2012 6:52 PM

    @Ben Kercheval..
    Lol .. Good answer

  13. One Up the Bum says: Jul 14, 2012 8:08 PM

    Curious, is Michigan State really still on the sched since the Pac-12 broke up with B1G?

  14. dcroz says: Jul 14, 2012 9:07 PM

    Calm down, folks. This is just an effort to get back to some sense of normality after all the awful Penn State news the last few days. At this point, such nitpicking is actually rather welcome.

  15. stairwayto7 says: Jul 15, 2012 12:16 AM

    SO an SEC team os afraid to travel more than 300 miles??

  16. pdcooper08 says: Jul 15, 2012 12:27 AM

    dude you wrote there instead of their THREE times. that’s clearly not an accident and therefore are banned from speaking.

    You got me there JT, so because of my grammatical errors, I can no longer post here? I’ll sure you still figured out my point even in error.

    Anyways, the point is, U of O football, if they really are the cream of the croop in the P12, why then even schedule a game like this. Other then the win, does it even count for anything else?

  17. uscatjerseyshore says: Jul 15, 2012 10:12 AM

    Can’t deny Oregon’s right to schedule a FCS OOC game as I’m sure they (i.e. Nike marketing) can see that scheduling 2nd tier opponents has not hurt SEC teams. While the Ducks keep repeating the mantra three consecutive PAC-12/10 conference titles (as if that has never been done before) and are seemingly impressed with that “achievement” a more telling stat is their record against truly good teams. With a 9-10 record vs top 10 teams over the past ten years and a 5-3 record vs top 10 team over the past 3 years and seeing that they have a 2-2 BCS bowl record it’s apparent Oregon needs to play cupcakes to propagate the illusion of superiority.

    I always enjoy seeing Duck fans and players forming the “O” hand sign after plays and various other times as to me it isn’t so much an “O” rather than a “zero” depicting the number of national championships that have or are destined to win.

  18. manchestermiracle says: Jul 15, 2012 10:43 AM

    If a PAC-12 team scheduling an FCS opponent is worthy of its own story then I guess we’re going to see a story on every SEC team very soon. And two about Ole Miss….

    On the up side this isn’t about Penn St. Of the 10 headlines on the home page, 9 were about PSU’s scandal. At this point I’d like to see those stories disappear from a sports standpoint. If you want to read about it stick to hard news and criminal blogs, which is where it belongs. The only thing left in that story is who is going to prison and for how long….

  19. bleed4philly says: Jul 15, 2012 11:06 AM

    They scheduled ewu because now they don’t have to play that “extra game” against a serious opponent anymore for the ratings. With the playoff system coming, they’ll be more inclined to focus on strictly winning their conference now. A possible loss against another powerhouse can on hurt them.

  20. going4iton4th says: Jul 15, 2012 11:38 AM

    I find it amusing that PAC-12 fans have the nerve to call out the SEC and our out of conference schedule when from the top down your conference is about as fluffy as the Pillsbury Doughboy. There is going to be a certain amount of bias no matter what part of the country you hail from but give me a break. Oregon, sorry you get a few bonus points, but Tennessee Tech and Arkansas State—I’ll let Fresno State slide but can’t you schedule a little better? You know why the SEC is superior? Because even our bottom tier programs spend the money and recruit better than your middle to bottom tier. The two teams that make it to the SEC championship should ALWAYS be in the National Title picture!

  21. 1historian says: Jul 15, 2012 1:30 PM

    Speaking of Penn State – they took 2nd place to NO ONE in scheduling early season cupcakes, as in 73-0, etc. Haven’t checked their schedule for this year but you can be there’s at least one of them on there.

  22. pdcooper08 says: Jul 15, 2012 5:22 PM

    Going4iton4th: Not all Pac12 fans are the same here and I for one will not be calling the SEC out. I watch a lot of football and recognize the differences in the Conferences. You make some good points. I don’t necessarily agree with all of them, but in general you make a good case.

    My point is this. I read all the time how Oregon fan claims boasts how they are the top program in the Conference, yet they go and pull a stunt like this. If your so big and bad UO, show it by stepping up and at least play a D1 game.

    The game with EWU is a complete waist of time and looks poorly on the program and the league. Even as bad as UCLA has been lately, I give them respect for how they schedule non-league games.

  23. fullabaloney says: Jul 16, 2012 2:43 AM

    Seems like an actual reporter would check to see which team, Oregon or Georgia, actually bailed on the game before posting such a non-story. Seems like an actual reporter would not specifically indicate a bias against Oregon in the replys. Or am I just fullabaloney?

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