RECENTLY ON TOL:
- A tumblr site dedicated to the people and places that make up Oregon and Southwest Washington.
Someone posted earlier that the U of O Ducks are "from Oregon" so he would root for them.
Yesterday's R-G printed the list of U of O players and their hometowns. Of the 27 members of the Duck's first string offense, defense and special team squads, 16 hail from California, 3 from Texas, 2 from Washington, 2 from Idaho, one from Indiana, one from Colorado, one from Kansas...and one from Oregon.
That's right, only one out of 27 U of O starters was an actual Oregonian...that's about 3.7%. Non-resident "student athletes" comprised over 96% of the starting Duck players. And since the game was close all the way through, it seems unlikely any other Oregonians on the 2nd or 3rd strings (22 Oregonians of 106 players on total team roster) got any playing time, at all.
How many U of O non-resident student athletes stay in Oregon after their eligibility runs out?
Duck football? Who cares?
I'll stick to high school football where the team members are actual representatives of their school and community...
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