|Often overshadowed by USC, UCLA and Washington, the
University has its own share of history. Oregon's track and field, football and
basketball programs have a rich tradition of athletic excellence.
The history of track and field success has led to the
University becoming known as "Tracktown, USA". Oregon has won five men's NCAA
outdoor track and field championships, four men's cross country championships,
and one women's outdoor track and field championship and two women's cross
In basketball Oregon notably won the very first NCAA
Basketball Championship in 1939 by defeating Ohio State 46-33. Since then the
Ducks have had other fine seasons including various Pac-10 championships.
The Oregon Ducks' football program has been a prominent part
of the University's athletic life since the mid 1890s. Part of the football
tradition at Oregon includes the University's intense and long standing rivalry
with the Oregon State Beavers. As of 2006 the game has been played 110 times,
with the Ducks holding 55-45-10 advantage.
One of the famous figures to have passed through the
University's football program is coach Hugo Bezdek, who would later go on to
lead Arkansas and Penn State. In his 6 seasons with the University he compiled a
30-10-4 record, two undefeated seasons and a win in the 1916 Rose Bowl over the
Penn Quakers. Since Bezdek left the program in 1917, the Ducks have gone through
15 coaches and are now on their sixteenth. Out of those 16 to have followed
Bezdek, only 8 have winning records including current coach Mike Bellotti.
Another notable figure in Oregon's football history is Len Casanova wo, from
1951-1966, amassed a record of 82-73-8. He was inducted into the College
Football Hall of Fame in 1977.
In addition to the aforementioned coaches, the Ducks have
produced some excellent players. Both Dan Fouts and Norm van Brocklin played at
Oregon, and both would go on to become stars in the NFL at the quarterback
position. Eventually, they would both be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of
The design of the Oregon Ducks Fleece: Squares is
composed of the University's logos and football helmets over a green and yellow
The Oregon Ducks Fleece: Squares is not suitable for
children's sleepwear. This polar fleece pattern has been licensed by the
University of Oregon and is for individual consumption only. Any other use of
the Oregon Ducks Fleece: Squares is prohibited and illegal.