*The founder of Nike is an Oregon alum – hence why their sports team has all the latest and greatest Nike apparel. The Oregon Ducks athletics teams are well-known for all kinds of uniforms with crazy combos and colors – they come out with something new and different every season!
*The University of Oregon is the only University to have a Disney character as their mascot – Donald Duck. He wasn’t always the official mascot though! Back in the 1940s, the UO mascot, Puddles, resembled a certain Disney duck – a fact not lost on Walt Disney himself. When the Disney family met with the Oregon athletic director Leo Harris in 1947, the two men agreed over a handshake that the school could use Donald Duck as its OFFICIAL mascot.
*The University of Oregon, founded in 1876, is one of the oldest universities on the west coast.
*Despite having an incredible football program, the UO Ducks have NEVER won a national championship. Maybe 2019 is the year??
*Autzen Stadium, the home of the Ducks football team, is named after an Oregon STATE alumnus!?
*If you have ever been to a Duck game, or seen one on TV, then you have seen and heard the song “Shout” played between the third and fourth quarters. This tradition stems from the fact that several locations on campus were used in the filming of National Lampoon’s Animal House, particularly the toga party scene featuring the song.
*The “Civil War” – the match-up between the University of Oregon and Oregon State is the seventh oldest rivalry in college football!
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