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Oregon football to practice in Gilchrist for elevation preparation

Oregon wide receiver Johnny Johnson III (#80) catches a pass. The Oregon Ducks lead the Nebraska Cornhuskers 42 to 14 at the end of the first half on Saturday, September 9, 2017. Photo by Ben Lonergan, Oregon News Lab

EUGENE, Ore. - The Oregon Ducks football team will travel to Gilchrist, Ore. on Tuesday to practice in preparation for Saturday's away game vs. Wyoming.

The Ducks might feel a bit out of their element when playing in Laramie, Wyoming, which sits an an elevation of 7,165 feet. In comparison, Eugene sits at 430 feet.

The Ducks will practice at Gilchrist High School, which is measured at 4,559 feet - not quite Laramie, but not sea-level either.


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