December 2013


We Love Our Ducks: The drive to succeed

Back in 1983, I would have found it difficult to believe the Ducks would end 2013 with a 10-2 football season … especially since we had just battled the Beavers in a 0-0 tie at Autzen Stadium. But all along, the alumni have believed. That, in turn, encouraged the team to believe in itself. The drive to achieve personal success, and the spirit to make a difference, is the very essence of what it means to be a Duck. Read more…

Featured Story


How to have the best December imaginable, in three easy steps

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Duck Profiles


Laird Riffle ’76

Former football player recalls his time at the UO before it became the athletic powerhouse it is today.

Hroniss Grasu Plots His Future

Duck Center Has Big Plans for His Post-Football Career

Hawkins Goes Extra Mile(s) to Balance Football, School

Daryle Hawkins drives more than 200 miles three nights per week to pursue a product design major in Portland.



Chapter Holiday Parties

Various UOAA Chapters across the globe gather for socials, benefits, and dinners during the Holiday season. Read more…



Cheserek Recounts NCAA Race

As Saturday's race passed the midway point, Edward Cheserek thought he'd be settling for second. Read more…

Men’s Basketball

Undefeated Ducks Remain High in Rankings as Pac-12 Play Approaches. Read more…

Mariota and Grasu returning to Ducks in 2014

Quarterback Marcus Mariota and Center Hroniss Grasu Announce They Will Return to the UO in 2014. Read more…

Campus News


EMU Renovation

EMU Space Reservations Will Change Soon Due to Start of Renovation. Read more…

Photo of the Month


Approximately 8" of snow fell in Eugene on December 6, leading some students to find alternate modes of transportation around the UO campus.

Send us a photo of the most unusual UO-themed gift you receive this holiday, and you could be next month’s Photo of the Month. Click here to submit.