Turn back the clock: Ducks off to best start in 87 years

It wasn't easy, but No. 16 Oregon maintained its stranglehold on first place in the Pac-12 with a 68-61 comeback win over Washington State Wednesday night. The Ducks were in a 10-point hole at halftime, but managed to dig themselves out with clutch shooting from E.J. Singler and some explosive plays from Carlos Emory, like this emphatic one-handed dunk.

A 6-0 start through the first half dozen conference games has propelled Oregon to the top of the standings and into some historic territory. The last time the school had a team that was undefeated this late into league play the year was 1926. Here's a few facts to show much the times have changed since this rarity last occurred.

The University of Oregon's sports teams were not yet known officially as the Ducks, but instead called the "Webfoots." President Calvin Coolidge occupied the Oval Office. Route 66, one of America's most famous highways, was officially created. Marilyn Monroe and Fidel Castro were both born. Prohibition was still the law of the land and a gallon of gasoline cost just 18 cents. Finally, the home of generations of basketball greats in Eugene, legendary McArthur Court, opened in December of that year.

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