Ducks rally in Arizona

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Thousands of Duck fans from all over the country and world rallied to support their beloved university just one day before its football team takes on Kansas State University in the Fiesta Bowl.

Don Essig, longtime public address announcer and broadcaster, and former Duck Mike Jorgensen, led Duck fans through a rally that highlighted the Oregon Marching Band and UO cheerleaders.

The rally featured a quick visit from Duck great Ahmad Rashad.

The Ducks' legenday PA announcer Don Essig provided a little home away from home leading the crowd through his trademark saying, "It never rains at Autzen Stadium."

The Ducks also hosted a rally of prospective students from the area, where they mingled with deans and other top administrators.