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January 3, 2011

Oregon flies into Phoenix on Sunday

PHOENIX -- Lining a red carpet next to a mariachi band, a group of fans broke into a cheer as the door to Oregon’s plane swung open. Sensing a chance to get a bit of the spotlight for himself, an airport worker in an orange vest raised his arms in mock triumph and mouthed sarcastic thank yous as he made his way down the temporary staircase.

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Mike Niziolek joins the Ledger-Enquirer after spending the past three years with MLive.com. The past year he covered Eastern Michigan University athletics, including football and recruiting. He also filled in as a backup writer for the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Red Wings and University of Michigan. Mike is a 2004 graduate of Michigan State.

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