Category Archive for: ‘FishWrap’

  • 12 Over 5 Down Through History

    I am going to start a movement to ban alcohol at NCAA Selection Committee hotels in the future.  The obviously liquored-up 2013 committee placed Oregon in the 12 spot in this year’s bracket, a spot normally reserved for SUNY/Stony Brook, IUPUILSMFT. and Washington.  The Ducks …

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  • Oregon’s Uncle Phil

    Everyone knows the name and the face, but few people know the man. Phillip Knight is the force that most view as being behind Oregon’s rise to national prominence.  His countless efforts have put the isolated college town of Eugene, Oregon, on the map and has helped to bring in top …

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    Ducks Perform Elegant First Step at the Big Dance

    SAN JOSE, Calif. – The NCAA tournament game was technically an upset: No. 12 seed Oregon topples No. 5 seed Oklahoma State 68-55.  It felt like anything but. Oregon, now 27-8, was the aggressor from the opening tip and took the game physically to the …

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  • Meet Your New Ducks: The Jolly Green Giant

    Arik Armstead arrived in Eugene last spring as a blue chip recruit surrounded by a ton of hype and promise.  While he served his smaller role dutifully this past season, some fans were left wondering where that game-changing presence was like De’Anthony Thomas had shown …

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  • Oregon Unknowns: Ducks still feeling the Byrne

    A new Friday series are the OREGON UNKNOWNS, where we look at interesting aspects about our beloved Ducks that few fans know about. Some are amusing facts or stories from the inside, while others are the humorous incidents that we fans rarely hear about. Emerging …

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  • The Stretch Run for the Roses

    Coming off its decisive victory over Washington State, Oregon was ranked 14th in the country with five wins and one loss. The remainder of the regular season schedule included a final home game against the St. Mary’s Gaels, and three consecutive road games against the …

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  • Ducks Return to the Madness of March

    Welcome back to the NCAA Tourney fray, Oregon fans.  After a 5-year hiatus, it’s nice to see the Ducks back in the bracket. That being said, I’ll spend a brief moment addressing the unforgivable seeding awarded to Oregon.  Pac-12 boss Larry Scott should be seething at …

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  • Recruiting Update: Oregon Looking to Re-Unite Teammates from the Deep South

    Basketball Recruiting News With Oregon set to begin its tournament run this coming Thursday, west-coast big man and prized Duck target Aaron Gordon (5-Star/San Jose, CA/Rivals150) quietly set his announcement date for April 3rd at the McDonald’s All-American Game.  The 6’8″, 205 lb. low post …

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    Tyner Looms As Next Five-Star Challenge

    I have often wondered how big-time schools like USC can get so many five-star recruits, and limit them under their star potential.  For the most part, players earn their stars for a reason, but it is up to the coaches to make them realize that …

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  • Pro Day: From a Fan’s Point of View

    For the final time, a collection of outgoing Oregon players got to show their talents at the Moshofsky Center in Eugene on Thursday.  Each player has worked hard to improve his talents in the facility in their tenure at Oregon now was the time to …

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