75 years ago: Oregon wins first-ever NCAA national title

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John Dick said Oregonians came out of the woodwork to celebrate this one-of-a-kind team. And the celebration came just in time: Oregon was climbing out of the Great Depression. "Here comes the Tall Firs, getting all this publicity, making Oregonians feel good again," Dick recalled. "It gave everybody in the state greater confidence and greater pride in our achievements."