2. Oregon Ducks
If you’re visiting Eugene from abroad, it helps to know that most American colleges take sports seriously. Few more so than the University of Oregon, whose sports teams all go by “The Ducks”. The most prestigious of all the Ducks are the football team, which plays its games in front of 59,000-capacity crowds at Autzen Stadium. The football season runs during the autumn months, but if you’re visiting at another time of year you could catch a basketball, track & field or baseball event. Whatever you prefer, the standard is guaranteed to be high – Ducks are regularly drafted by professional sports franchises.