Tagged: Ernie Kent


The Bizarro Reality of Life Without Matthew Knight Arena

Make no mistake about it.  Without Matthew Knight Arena, the Ducks wouldn’t have Dana Altman, they wouldn’t have the talent, and they wouldn’t be in the final four. Or would they? Because in a disturbing alternate reality where MKA is...


Dana Altman – The Right Stuff for Ducks Basketball

A two-and-a-half mile walk from the legendary loudness of Autzen Stadium will bring you to Matthew Knight Arena: a $200-million office for a $2-million-a-year coach. In a few weeks, Altman will be entering his 27th season as a college basketball head coach...


A Conversation With Kamikaze Kid Stu Jackson

Stu Jackson was a member of the famous 1970s Ducks basketball team coined the  “Kamikaze Kids” under head coach Dick Harter. Known for their aggressive, energetic play, the Kamikaze Kids became the foundation of “the Pit” and the crazy atmosphere in...


The Mighty Ducks Are Flying High

Don’t look now, but the Oregon Ducks men’s basketball team is 17-7 (7-4 Pac-12) and currently in third place in the Pac-12 standings. Wait, what? Did you just read that correctly? Yes. As a matter of fact you did. Coming...


Ducks Come Out Victorious In a Nail Biter

The Oregon Ducks men’s basketball team returned to Matthew Knight Arena to square off against the Washington Huskies on Wednesday evening, and came out victorious with a thrilling 78-74 triumph. The Huskies (14-8, 3-7 Pac-12) entered the night on a...


Ernie Kent’s Redemption

Let it be said, that Ernie Kent can coach. After a shaky start, his Washington State Cougars have defeated Washington, California and now Oregon to move into third place in the Pac-12 Conference just a half game behind second place...


Oregon Salutes Greg Ballard, Kamikaze Kids

Greg Ballard, small forward for the mid-1970’s Oregon basketball squad dubbed by journalists as the “Kamikaze Kids,” was among the most talented basketball players to ever grace the hardwoods of McArthur Court. Today, Ballard will be honored as Oregon’s Progressive...

Former Oregon men’s basketball player and coach Ernie Kent hired as Washington State head coach

Former Oregon men’s basketball player and coach Ernie Kent hired as Washington State head coach

Washington State hired Ernie Kent to be the new men’s basketball coach on Monday. Kent, a former Oregon player and coach, will replace Ken Bone, who was fired on March 18. “Somebody like Ernie that would have a passion for Washington State like he did for the University of Oregon would be someone I’d be […]


The Rise and Fall of the Kamikaze Kids

Following Oregon’s disastrous 1971-72 season, Dick Harter was finally able to land his first outstanding recruiting class that included guard Ronnie Lee, guard/forward Mark Barwig, forward/center Bruce Coldren, and center Geoff Nelson.  Along with the holdovers from Harter’s 1971-72 team,...


Ducks Basketball Gets What It Deserves

Beating the fourth-ranked Arizona Wildcats wasn’t the only major feat for the Oregon Ducks men’s basketball team this week.  The Associated Press released its weekly basketball rankings yesterday and the Ducks are ranked #21 after a 14-2 start.  After impressive...


Dana Altman VS Ernie Kent

Many people around Oregon are excited about 3rd year coach Dana Altman. Hopeful that he will be able to take the Ducks to the next level. This got me thinking about the contrast between Dana Altman and Ernie Kent, so...