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The Fighting Ducks Came Marching Home ( http://goo.gl/WL1cJ6 ) - www.ohsu.

edu Oregon s 1942 football season had turned out to be a major disappointment, finishing 2-6 with a roster that had managed to beat the eventual Rose Bowl bound 7-4 UCLA Bruins. To make matters worse, even though the Pacific Coast Conference (PCC) had voted to allow freshman eligibility in December 1942, it would not be enough to save varsity football at Oregon for the 1943 and 1944 football seasons. The Ducks certainly planned on fielding a team in 1943, but events beyond their control would eventually force cancellation of both the 1943 and 1944 seasons. Bob Koch America s military services had supported the continuation of varsity sports in 1942, and the Navy and Marines would continue to do so through their on-campus programs, such as the Navy V-12 program. Unfortunately, the Army would take a different approach, which directly impacted the direction of the Ducks football program. Despite the losses from the 1942 team by graduation and military service, Oregon ope

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