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Ducks, Bucks agree to future home-and-home

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College football fans have long clamored for more quality non-conference matchups, and today Ohio State and Oregon became the latest programs to answer that call as the Buckeyes and Ducks announced an agreement on a future home-and-home series between the two schools.  The Buckeyes will travel to Eugene Sept. 20, 2020, while the Ducks will make the trip east to Columbus for a Sept. 11, 2021, game.

“Oregon has developed into one of the premier football programs in the FBS,” OSU athletic director Gene Smith said in a statement. “We are excited to add them to our future slate of games.”

OSU and UO have faced each other eight times in football, the first coming in the 1958 Rose Bowl and the last in the 2010 Rose Bowl.  Ohio State owns a decided 8-0 advantage in the sporadic series.

“We are excited to add a home and home series with Ohio State as it provides another major conference opponent to our future schedule,” Smith’s UO counterpart, Rob Mullens, said in his statement. “The Pac-12 and Big Ten have enjoyed a long-standing relation-ship, so the opportunity to add another Big Ten opponent was attractive.

“We have two of the most passionate fan bases in college football and the atmosphere at both Ohio Stadium and Autzen Stadium are among the best in college football.  Attracting top teams to Autzen Stadium remains a goal as this is the type of matchup our loyal fans love.”

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36 Responses to “Ducks, Bucks agree to future home-and-home”
  1. papabush88 says: Oct 23, 2012 4:50 PM

    Good luck, Ducks. Probably won’t need it. Not too hard to beat Ohio State or anyone in the B1G. USC thoroughly enjoyed its home and home series in 2008 and 2009

  2. BurkieInBoston says: Oct 23, 2012 4:51 PM

    What the fuck does Buck mean? Joe Buck signed as Oregon announcer?

  3. blitz4848 says: Oct 23, 2012 5:31 PM

    Who cares?? Who the hell knows who will be where in 8+ yrs! Like to see the top schools dump these FCS games and add quality games now.

    The first year one of these schools doesn’t make the new 4 team BCS playoff and a school with a worse record gets in ahead of them because they played Northeast Southwest Wigwam State things will change!!!

    Watch how many contracts get broken and bought out almost overnight……..

  4. cubsin2049 says: Oct 23, 2012 5:35 PM

    Can only imagine what Oregon’s uniforms will look like for the 2020 game.

  5. thefiesty1 says: Oct 23, 2012 6:53 PM

    You can bet the Oregon uniforms will still be ugly by then.

  6. papabush88 says: Oct 23, 2012 6:56 PM

    90% of the Oregon uniforms in the last 10 years are terrible. 5% are OK. 5% are really cool.

  7. dumbpollack says: Oct 23, 2012 7:02 PM

    kiss my scarlet ass, papabush 88. dont think you’ll be talking much when Urban FRANK Meyer hoists up a crystal ball in the near future. tOSU has always taken on all comers.

  8. spunhead73 says: Oct 23, 2012 7:07 PM

    Urban Liar won’t be hoisting any crystal ball,he sucks and so does OSU. Nothing but overrated thugs at that school.

  9. papabush88 says: Oct 23, 2012 7:15 PM

    @dumbpollack

    I’ll admit that the 2008 USC team that OSU faced was the best team in the nation that year. It was expected that you guys lost 38-3 in the Coliseum. However, USC was terrible in 2009 and still OSU couldn’t stop us and freshman QB, Barkley. Total rebuilding year for USC.

    Face the facts: B1G is overrated. tOUS is overrated. I actually like Urban Meyer, but tOSU does not have the speed to compete with the Oregon’s, USC’s, Alabama’s, LSU’s and others in CFB.

    Really hoped you guys were bowl eligible this year. Honestly, USC would have a 50/50 shot vs Alabama, Florida or KSU. However, if USC went to the Rose Bowl and was up against tOSU, a win is almost guaranteed. But I guess any B1G team will do.

  10. delashmit says: Oct 23, 2012 7:48 PM

    So Oregon is scheduling E. Gordon Gee and The Little Sisters of the Poor now.

  11. andymcdandy says: Oct 23, 2012 9:17 PM

    Hey you guys remember when Oregon beat Ohio State with all that speed in the Rose Bowl?

  12. buckeye94 says: Oct 23, 2012 9:27 PM

    Hahaha!!! Love these haters. Yeah the big ten is down my buckeyes are rebuilding and you haters are already chalkin us down for losses. Hahaha! Let’s not forget though in 2006 Ohio state went 2-1 against the number one team the loss to gators but one was early impressive win over the ling horns. But yeah you haters right the buckeyes will be just terrible…could someone remind me before last years prob season for the buckeyes when was the last time we dropped out of the top 25. Lemme guess you haters don’t know and you have to look it up…why?…cuz Ohio state is that good were not overrated we are always contenders but I know you haters point out last year and this year cuz were ina rebuilding session but let’s face it if haters are going to use that “rebuilding” card against us…fine then…but we beat Oregon in 2010 and idc if they were rebuilding or not then. you haters need a life and to watch more of THE OHIO STATE football team cuz there pretty amazing!

  13. papabush88 says: Oct 23, 2012 9:29 PM

    I remember that game. Organ crumbles big games. Ohio State Crumbles in almost all games when they’re not playing their own conference. Besides, USC is the real B1G killer

  14. buckeye94 says: Oct 23, 2012 9:32 PM

    And yes you ignorant haters I don’t use a bias method I use numbers cuz they speak more and can never be proven wrong. What does that mean you ask??? It means I don’t say Ohio state is great cuz there my team but because of what they have produced in the past not counting rebuilding seasons.

  15. papabush88 says: Oct 23, 2012 9:38 PM

    @buckeye94

    Ohio St is in the 25 so often because they’re overrated. Same reason why Notre Dame is there too. And they’re usually one of the top teams in the B1G…a conference that is overrated.

  16. buckeye94 says: Oct 23, 2012 9:38 PM

    Papabush88
    Jus shut up clearly your just a hater whose gonna run there trap about how horrible Ohio state is. If you don’t like Ohio state or the big ten then don’t comment and go about your merry fat larded way nobody cares bout your ignorant opinion. Jus go I can live without your two cents. I’m sure your team doesn’t make headlines cuz there cellar dwellers but once again idc cuz you a dumbass who likes to bi*** bout good teams

  17. buckeye94 says: Oct 23, 2012 9:48 PM

    Papabush88
    Also I love how your the first to comment and you comment much more. For someone who hates buckeyes you sure are stalking this page pretty much to get your opinion through. Haha get a life loser!

  18. BrownsTown says: Oct 23, 2012 11:13 PM

    Why are USC fans talking? They don’t sell out their home games, their players are chronic underachievers in the NFL (probably sulking over their paycut after getting drafted) and they blew their preseason #1 ranking because they lost to Stanford yet again.

    Oh, and O.J. There’s still that.

  19. andymcdandy says: Oct 24, 2012 12:21 AM

    Has Ohio State been overrated in the past? Yes. Of course.

    Will they be overrated in 2020? It’s hard to tell.

    However, comparing a team that’s still 8 years away from taking the field with teams from 6 years ago is just asinine.

  20. georgiared says: Oct 24, 2012 1:00 AM

    If tOSU & the big ten are so overrated, then what does it say about Oregon that’s 0-8 vs. tOSU?

  21. kicksave1980 says: Oct 24, 2012 3:24 AM

    Try using the word “hater” a lot less…like 100% less…and people might put some weight into your opinion.

  22. xtremesportsmaniac says: Oct 24, 2012 8:48 AM

    Chronic underachievers…really. They have more guys in the HOF than any other school. We have OJ and you have Claurett and both are idiots.

    I don’t care if the BIG is overrated or not tOSU has done a good job the last few years of scheduling big OOC games and so has Oregon for that matter. Who knows what these teams will look like in 2020 but I give both schools credit for scheduling the game. I t also nice to see schools willing to do a home and home rather than 1 neutral site game.

  23. florida727 says: Oct 24, 2012 9:26 AM

    All I can say as a Florida Gators fan is, I hope our AD (Jeremy Foley) reads the freakin’ Internet. WE (and all the other SEC AD’s) need to be taking similar action. Stop the cupcake runs against Dunkin’ Donuts opponents, and add some quality non-conference games. I applaud Ohio State and Oregon for making this happen… regardless of who wins. At least they’re showing they’re determined to play against the best. As one other post read, you never know what a team’s going to be like in 8+ years, but the one thing I’m pretty sure I do know is that an SEC team scheduling Southwest Idaho Technical Institute and Agricultural University (SITIAU for short) will likely still win. I hope the new playoff format penalizes that kind of scheduling, even if it adversely affects MY favorite team.

  24. dmvtransplant says: Oct 24, 2012 12:06 PM

    Here’s the real joke I don’t hear anybody saying right now and I guess I have too. If you think Chip Kelly or Urban Meyer will still be at Oregon or OSU by 2020 than you’re completely stupid.

    How many more conference championships does Chip have to win or NC game appearances does he have to make? Meyer already has his hardware and fame, plus ESPN is just waiting in the wings to give him another job whenever he wants.

    At some point Kelly will hit the ceiling as to how much success he can have at Oregon even if he keeps winning, another 5 years at his current rate and he’s basically given a spot in the CFB hall of Fame no matter what. And the NFL will keep calling him.

    Meyer won’t last 8-9 yrs especially not the way he runs a program by 2018 he’ll retire to spend more time with his money pronounced “family” in Ohio.

    So I hope you guys enjoy bashing each other, because neither program will be where you expect it to be 8 yrs from now, because the Iconic guys running them won’t be around anymore.

  25. papabush88 says: Oct 24, 2012 12:22 PM

    @buckeye94

    Just stating facts, dude. tOSU is overrated, but not as overrated as the B1G. But when was the last time a B1G team beat USC? And how many games between the B1G and USC were played over that span of time until you can find a game when the B1G beat USC?

    @BrownsTown

    Chronic underachievers? Like Troy Smith? Ted Ginn Jr? You know, I was actually a big fan of AJ Hawk when he played in college. To his credit, he does start in the NFL, but he hasn’t lived up to his hype either. And who plays right beside him? Clay Matthews. Clay didn’t even START when he was at USC!!!! And now he is one of the most dominant pass rushers and OLBs in the NFL. He finished 2nd in MVP voting in 2010 in just his second year in the NFL (Troy Polamalu won it…I wonder where he went to college…)

    I’m sure you’ll want to bring up Matt Leinart. But anyone who actually thought Leinart was going to be good in the pros is an idiot. And Cassel never even played while at USC. So the fact that a college benchwarmer could be a starting QB in the NFL is pretty amazing. You can bring up all the QBs you want. USC has only started producing QBs since 2002. Give them some time. You’ll begin to see some elite QBs.

    I’m a fan of defense, and right now I’m looking at guys like Polamalu, Matthews, Cushing, Terrell Thomas, Taylor Mays, Rey Maualuga, and O-linemen (which USC is famous for) like Tyron Smith, Matt Kalil, Ryan Kalil, etc.

  26. buckeye94 says: Oct 24, 2012 2:51 PM

    Yeah and USC has flops like Reggie bush and mark Sanchez. Every team has good players and flops I mean Drew Brees is from purdue and Brady from mich. Ya know let’s face it USC is overrated they play in the PAC 10 which without Oregon sucks. Really though let’s face it USC is overrated who cares what happens in pros it’s about college football. So as I stated last night why is someone who likes neither Ohio state or Oregon even here commenting???

  27. papabush88 says: Oct 24, 2012 3:09 PM

    @buckeye94

    The pros comment was in response to BrownsTown. I made that very clear.

    Reggie Bush is hardly a flop. He was finally used correctly last year and had over 1000 yards. He was used in New Orleans as a 3rd down back. That’s a tough job. Can’t find any rhythym, and it’s on you to get the 1st down. As you can see, New Orleans doesn’t really use RBs in the traditional sense. They switch around Pierre Thomas, Mark Ingram, Darren Sproles and Chris Ivory. None of those guys ever have big games.
    I somewhat agree with you about Sanchez. He wasn’t ready to leave after playing one year at USC. Even though he has led his team to two AFC Championship games, he hasn’t been playing at a consistent level. However, even the sprots analysts don’t blame that on Sanchez. The coaching and the offensive talent (or lack thereof) surrounding Sanchez is pathetic.

    USC is not overrated at all. Last year, they were picked to lose 5 games (Cal, ND, Stanford, ASU, Oregon). They only lost 2. This year they were picked to win 10 games. They can still do that. If Oregon is so good, then why couldn’t they beat USC last year? It was a home game for the Ducks and Oregon never held a lead. I commented on here because I DO like Oregon. I believe my first comment was “Good luck, Ducks.” Obviously, I was showing my support for them. They match up well with just about any team, except for maybe the SEC’s elite.

    You must also be forgetting about Oregon State. They are undefeated. Beat a ranked Wisconsin team. Arizona took down ranked Oklahoma State. The Pac 12 and SEC are lightyears ahead of the B1G.

  28. buckeye94 says: Oct 24, 2012 3:27 PM

    If the PAC 10 is so light years ahead (sec is) then why does the big 10 hold a record of 268-257? The point of me saying USC overrated was purely to show you how stupid it sounds to say a great school/football team/ conference is bad cuz of rebuilding periods and the style of football played. At the end of the day it doesn’t matter whether you like or dislike or how much smack you have dished out cuz no one cares it comes down to numbers. 268-257 the PAC 10 is 11 wins short…many of those wins for them by dominating USC teams which I do enjoy watching. I thought Matt Barkley was going to win the heisman at this rate it’s either Klein or Braxton. so next time you want to dis Ohio state and the big 10 rember we hold the overall record no matter what happened this year.

  29. papabush88 says: Oct 24, 2012 3:47 PM

    @buckeye94

    Overall record is nice, and somewhat relevant. However, right NOW the Pac 12 is ahead of the B1G. Slightly a different discussion. The statement of the Pac 12 being lightyears ahead of the B1G has nothing to do with what happened 60 years ago or however far you wish to go back. If you want to do overall record then I prefer to stick with my school as I did not go to the University of the PAC 12. I went to USC. And we are 67-26-2 vs the B1G. Our last loss was 1996. But we also went 1-1 in ’96 vs the B1G with the win being the more important Rose Bowl victory.

    Heismans are nice. Rose Bowl titles are better. USC holds the most Rose Bowl wins.

    What tOSU and USC do have in common is the most BCS bowl wins at 6. That’s pretty cool and I’m sure something we can agree on.

  30. buckeye94 says: Oct 24, 2012 4:01 PM

    Yeah I can agree with that. And hopefully both schools add more.

  31. papabush88 says: Oct 24, 2012 4:11 PM

    @buckeye94

    Aside from the win over Miami, the 2000 decade was not kind to the B1G. Who knows? The 90s were dark years for USC. Then there was a ton of success in the 2000s. Maybe same thing will happen for B1G.

    What I do see in the future is a great Michigan program. They aren’t much right now, but their recruiting will do wonders for them. And of course, I think you can put Urban Meyer anywhere and he will do well. Too early for those programs just now. Headed in right direction. Urban may be able to steal some SEC talent, which will give you guys the speed you may have not had before.

    Yes, tOSU and USC will add to their collection of Rose Bowls and BCS bowl wins. Running out of time with BCS bowls due to playoffs.

  32. BrownsTown says: Oct 24, 2012 4:32 PM

    pb88,

    I’ll never say anything bad about Polamalu…even as a Browns fan, I respect the hell out of that guy.

    Matthews and Cushing are the Lance Armstrongs of the NFL.

    Mays is roster filler (he also lost his gig in SF to an OSU alum).

    Rey Rey is a raging drunk, a 2-down LB and isn’t much better than the Browns’ Kaluka Maiva.

    I guess people can draw their own conclusions. Yes, USC has put out great players. But many have flopped, relative to their 1st round position.

    http://www.nfl.com/draft/history/fulldraft?abbr=U&collegeName=USC&abbrFlag=0&type=school

    http://www.nfl.com/draft/history/fulldraft?abbr=O&collegeName=Ohio+State&abbrFlag=0&type=school

  33. MasMacho says: Oct 24, 2012 4:58 PM

    Not sure what all the fuss is about football games that will take place in 9 years, or what relevance they have to the quality of conferences today.

    Ohio State is BY FAR more likely to STILL be successful by this time than Oregon, a program that is occasionally good but over the past 40 years hasn’t been consistent. Zero national titles for Oregon. No Heisman, 10-15 in bowl games, 24 current NFL players vs. tOSU 35. (36 counting Brian Robiskie, signed today by Detroit).

    B1G is down, no question. P12 is up, no question. How true will that be in 2020? … it is foolish to speculate. Those players are in the 3rd grade right now.

  34. papabush88 says: Oct 24, 2012 5:36 PM

    @BrownsTown

    Mays starts for the Bengals after learning how to play the Safety position. That’s how crazy of an athlete he is. Never knew how to play Safety until he got into the NFL.

    Say what you want about Maualuga, he’s still a solid LB. He’s not the first player to ever get in trouble with the law for drinking.

    Just because Matthews isn’t fat and slow like many other B1G players, doesn’t mean he is using steroids. Even if he was, do you really think he and Cusing are the only players in the NFL to use roids? That would just be naive.

    Your initial point was that many USC players are underachievers. None of these guys are underachievers. Don’t change the subject here. Matthews and Cushing deserve respect…especially Matthews. The guy never was a starter while at USC. Look at him now.

  35. dumbpollack says: Oct 24, 2012 5:47 PM

    Hey Pappabush88, what does Lane’s taint taste like?!

  36. papabush88 says: Oct 24, 2012 5:58 PM

    @dumbpollack

    Careful, Sandusky. I’ll have them revoke your internet privileges.

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