Ducks in the Desert: Fans Celebrate Win

GLENDALE, Ariz. — As you’d expect, the fans are ecstatic. A lot of them traveled to the University of Phoenix Stadium two years ago, expecting a win and leaving with a loss. So Thursday night’s victory was almost cathartic. With a few minutes left in the game, Oregon fans were up out of their seats–cheering. … Continue reading »

Ducks in the Desert: UO Marching Band

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Underneath the bright lights at Saguaro High School, the Oregon Marching Band worked out some of the kinks after a weeks-long hiatus. “We are not ready for Thursday, but it’s been a month since we’ve seen them,” said Eric Wiltshire, the band’s director. “It’s been a month since we’ve been together, so … Continue reading »

Ducks in the Desert: Golf Courses Galore

SURPRISE, Ariz. — The Phoenix area is known as the “Valley of the Sun,” but a more appropriate nickname might be “Valley of the Golf Courses.” People from all over the country come here seeking the sunshine and a way to soak it up. “It’s a golf destination is what it is,” said Rowland Cole, … Continue reading »

Ducks in the Desert: Arizona Wines

PHOENIX, Ariz. — Picture Arizona. The desert climate, rocky terrain and Saguaro cacti likely come to mind. But vineyards? Probably not. “In 2000 when I planted by vineyard, one of the jokes on Saturday Night Live was one of the 10 Best Ways to Lose Money was to plant a vineyard in Arizona,” recalled Sam … Continue reading »

Fiesta News & Desert Views

Check out KEZI 9′s Team Coverage of the Fiesta Bowl from Arizona. Erik Elken sizes up the Kansas State defense as they try to find some way to slow down the Ducks. Jake Zivin talked to the Oregon offensive and got the chance to see a much different side to some of your favorite players. … Continue reading »

Ducks in the Desert: Hiking in Phoenix

PHOENIX, Ariz. — The sun is out and so are the hikers, bikers and sightseers at Phoenix’s South Mountain, the largest municipal park in the nation. It includes more than 16,000 sprawling acres in the middle of the Sonoran Desert. “We only get an average of 7 inches of rain a year, so our vegetation … Continue reading »