Introduction

Black and white photo of the 1899 University of Oregon football team in a posed picture taken at Multnomah Field in Portland, showing the offense ready to snap the ball. The history of sports at the University of Oregon spans more than a century of events influenced by leading coaches and defined by student-athletes. In 1877, Oregon competed in its first intercollegiate competition—a baseball game against Monmouth College. In those days of dirt and cinder tracks, it was common for teams to share uniforms. Today the university supports 14 teams and numerous club sports in state-of-the-art facilities. Athletes are decked out in Nike® apparel and each team is led by an exclusive coaching staff. Sports at the university continue to evolve, reflecting the changing trends and interests in athletics.
This online exhibition of selected topics and events in U of O sports history is presented in three formats.
Topics
Black and white photo of the 1894-95 University of Oregon sophomore women's basketball team. "Class of '97" appears on the front of the arm of the seat.

Topics offer in-depth stories of people, places, events and issues that have contributed to the history of sports at the
U of O.The most recent topics are:

TimelineBlack and white photo of an unidentified University of Oregon shot putter in action during a 1913 practice at Kincaid Field.

Sports events and important figures are placed in historical context in this interactive timeline.
Browse Collection
	Black and white photo of three unidentified track athletes seated at the side of a track in 1915.

This feature allows visitors to search this exhibition by topic, sport and keyword. It also acts as a direct portal to the University of Oregon Special Collections and Archives database of historic sports photos

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