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Oregon schedules three future FCS games

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The Big Ten may be swearing off scheduling cupcakes, but at least one Pac-12 school will continue gorging itself on the delectable football treats for the foreseeable future.

Oregon announced Thursday that it has scheduled three games with opponents from the FCS level — South Dakota on Aug. 30, 2014: UC Davis on Sept. 3, 2016: and Southern Utah on Sept. 2, 2017.  Obviously, all three games will be played in Autzen Stadium.

The South Dakota game completes the Ducks’ 2014 non-conference slate.  It’s 2015 three-game slate is also complete.

Oregon had previously scheduled games against FCS programs Nicholls State (2013) and Eastern Washington (2015).

It’s not all creampuffs for the Ducks, though, as UO has games scheduled against Tennessee (2013), Michigan State (2014 and 2015), Virginia (2016), Texas A&M (2018 and 2019) and Ohio State (2020 and 2021).  The Ducks are on the hunt for a marquee game in 2017, possibly at a neutral site in a one-off-type deal.

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21 Responses to “Oregon schedules three future FCS games”
  1. thegamecocker says: May 24, 2013 8:58 AM

    When will they ever learn….when will they everrrrr
    learrrrnn….Really, why should anyone buy a ticket to any of those games?

  2. groleo45 says: May 24, 2013 9:02 AM

    Bunch of cowards running these schools. I’ll never forget how Michigan went out the are played@Oregon and then those clowns CANCELED the return trip.

  3. rzaebst says: May 24, 2013 9:22 AM

    “groleo45: Bunch of cowards running these schools. I’ll never forget how Michigan went out the are played@Oregon and then those clowns CANCELED the return trip.”

    Maybe you should start forgetting incorrect information like this. I must have been dreaming when I was at the Big House when Oregon played Michigan and won 39-7 in 2007. I’m a huge fan of both of these schools and never have heard anything like this. Wow, gross oversight by you.

  4. thekatman says: May 24, 2013 10:18 AM

    The point is, sports fans; when a football team such as Oregon schedules these silly games, it only diminishes the value of the program’s season.

  5. rap49er says: May 24, 2013 10:38 AM

    UC Davis?? Please. That’s a joke right?

  6. crazycane says: May 24, 2013 11:19 AM

    With the new playoff system you should get penalized for this.

  7. bertenheim says: May 24, 2013 11:39 AM

    I truly hope the Playoff Committee is instructed to weigh heavily strength of schedule (and that includes the SEC).

  8. jkulha86 says: May 24, 2013 1:28 PM

    It’s essentially a practice game for Oregon while the FCS school will earn over a million dollars to lose. It’s a win win situation for both.

  9. uscatjerseyshore says: May 24, 2013 1:45 PM

    It’s all part of the Nike/Phil Knight strategy to buy a National Championship for the team that they own. Following the SEC practice of scheduling cupcake FCS teams it’s essentially a guaranteed win for the Ducks. As shown by the SEC record, a win against a cupcake FCS or other cupcake OOC team will not hurt a team’s poll standings.

  10. ndnut says: May 24, 2013 1:50 PM

    I live an hour north of the University of South Dakota. That team SUCKS. They recently moved up, and they should highly consider going back to D2. The ‘Yotes weren’t that great in D2, and the only reason they moved up is that South Dakota State did. The DakotaDome is a dump, and Augustana College should take their place in the Summit League!

  11. ray1950 says: May 24, 2013 2:38 PM

    Is that any worse than Alabama playing home games this season against “powerhouse” teams like Georgia State, Chattanooga and Colorado State?

    And once again, the Crimson Tide play 7 home games, 4 on the road at opponents’ stadiums, and one neutral site game.

    Hey, if it works for Bama, you can’t condemn Oregon State for playing cream puffs.

  12. bertenheim says: May 24, 2013 2:49 PM

    “We NEED seven home games” has become the mantra of every AD in the country.

  13. vnbl says: May 24, 2013 4:48 PM

    detectable football treats?
    How about delectable?

  14. goyotes says: May 24, 2013 5:24 PM


    1. Nobody cares.
    2. You go to Augie. How’s that Division II big-league university life? You’re a glorified high school.
    3. The Yotes dominated DII, you obviously have no understanding of history.
    4. We were really bad last year. Shit happens. At least I got to watch my university knock off a Big Ten team in recent years.
    5. Yeah I created this account just to call you out. Sorry for your inferiority complex, little brother.

  15. oldforester says: May 24, 2013 5:49 PM

    You are all so gullible!! The author set you up by talking about the Sister of the Poor games first. The same type games every top tier team plays.

    Had the story started by saying Oregon is set to play Ohio State, Texas A&M, Michigan State home & away, plus playing the home game this year with Tennessee of a H&A, the take away would have been totally different.

    Start being more thoughtful with your comments, and quit having a football orgasm every time you think you can make a negative point about a team other than your own.

  16. normtide says: May 25, 2013 1:42 PM

    SEC teams alleys rank high on SOS. Our league schedule blows everyone else away. Compare them to USC or OSU schedules, then get back to me.

  17. bertenheim says: May 25, 2013 1:52 PM

    Most SEC (not all) non-division schedules are pathetic.

  18. dcroz says: May 25, 2013 6:28 PM

    Once again, here we go with whining about schedules. Again, folks, scheduling is not nearly as easy as people seem to think it is. Alabama and Ohio State cannot get on the phone and schedule a home-and-home (or even a one-off) in five minutes. There are television contract provisions to satisfy, there is finding a mutually-agreeable date for each game, and there is not wanting to play four top-ten non-conference teams in a single season. These schools also have to keep in mind their responsibilities to their communities, as many merchants and hotels count on football weekends to make or break their entire year and their cities often depend heavily on the taxes generated, so playing only six home games instead of seven can be devastating to the local economy. I don’t like these weak opponents either (especially when they turn out to be not so weak, like Louisiana-Monroe in 2007) but I do see the reason why they are on the schedule.

    Oh, and one more thing: These players are NOT in the NFL. While professionals can eat, sleep, drink, and breathe football 24/7 because it is their livelihood, college players are limited by NCAA rules to no more than 20 hours of practice a week, plus they have their student responsibilities to live up to. They cannot play an NFL-like schedule of heavyweights week in and week out for 12 weeks; they simply are not conditioned for that kind of grueling schedule. A little scrimmage game now and then is necessary to give the starters a break while giving the backups a chance to play. Again, these aren’t my favorite games, but they do serve a purpose beyond an easy win.

  19. polegojim says: May 25, 2013 6:39 PM

    OH… wait… I saw the words ‘Cream Puff Schedule’ and immediately thought this was about Ohio State.

    Sorry, my bad for not reading very well.

  20. 8to80texansblog says: May 29, 2013 11:11 AM

    Ducks and the Aggies in 2018. Would have LOVED to that game last year! Talk about a barnburner!!

  21. handsofsweed says: May 30, 2013 5:07 PM

    It’s okay, polego. We didn’t really expect that much out of you anyhow.

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