Oregon Basketball’s Bounce Back Weekend

Alex Nordstrand Editorials 16 Comments

Both the Oregon Men’s and Women’s basketball teams got back on track in a big way this past weekend after both teams dropped games over Thanksgiving. After a slow start, the men were able to find their stride in the second half on their way to a 89-64 victory over a scrappy Hawaii team. The women controlled their game from …

Ducks Basketball Slips up in Paradise

Alex Nordstrand Editorials 19 Comments

In the first big week of the college basketball season, both the Oregon Men’s and Women’s basketball teams were subject to their first losses. While that can be disappointing, there’s reason to believe it might just be a small hiccup on their resumes. The Men played what was most likely the toughest three-game stretch any team in the country will …

Oregon Basketball Bursting out of the Gates

Alex Nordstrand Editorials 12 Comments

Both the Oregon Men’s and Women’s basketball teams are undefeated in the early stages of the 2019-2020 season. This is no surprise for the Women, who came into the season as the number-one team in the nation, with many picking them as favorites to win the national championship. However, it has been an unusually fast start for the men, who …

Oregon Men’s Basketball Shows Toughness and Wins Top-15 Showdown

Alex Nordstrand Editorials 33 Comments

We are fortunate to have new FishDuck.com Basketball Writer Coach Nord, and long-time photographer and pro Kevin Cline attend the PK Invitational in Portland as credentialed Media for the site … In an early season test for the Oregon Men’s Basketball team, a back-and-forth battle broke out between the Ducks and the Memphis Tigers. It wasn’t a pretty game, but …

One-and-Done Players: Good for Oregon Basketball?

Alex Nordstrand Editorials 17 Comments

The simple answer: Yes, if done the right way. And Dana Altman looks to be getting on the right path. The one-and-done phenomenon started in 2006, when the NBA made a rule stating that in order for a player to be eligible for an NBA draft, they must be at least 19 years old and/or one year removed from high …

Oregon Men’s Basketball Transferring to New Heights

Alex Nordstrand Recruiting 32 Comments

After a spectacular and exciting Cinderella run into the NCAA tournament, a top-notch incoming recruiting class, and the potential return of all but two players, expectations were high for the Oregon Men’s Basketball 2019-20 season at the end of last year. However, the unexpected departures of a number of players left Dana Altman and his staff with the challenge to, …

The Stars Are Aligning for Oregon Women’s Basketball

Alex Nordstrand Recruiting 12 Comments

In seemingly the blink of an eye, the Oregon Women’s Basketball program has risen to the top of the NCAA rankings, with some experts even favoring them to win the National Championship. However, with such a meteoric rise, it’s fair to wonder whether the program can sustain this level of success after this group of players moves on. I think …