Duck fans everywhere are celebrating the upcoming trip to the Elite Eight in the NCAA men's basketball championship, which got the team at University Communications thinking about all the ways the UO lands in the nation's elite.
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It's a great time to be a Duck, whether you're cheering from the stands, the Fish Bowl or an observatory on Pine Mountain, and here are eight reasons why.