Ducks Return to the Madness of March

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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 the fact that his conference tourney winner was dumped into a 12 seed.  There’s no …

Sneaky-good Ducks fly under the radar

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The Oregon Ducks sit in plain view atop the Pac-12 men’s basketball standings, but it’s as if they are wearing camouflage jackets and the hunters are sleeping in.  Hoops pundits who speculate about the contenders in the West want to skip over Oregon and set their sights on Arizona and UCLA as the Conference contenders.  Bill Walton made a comment …

Why Chip Kelly REALLY Came Back To Oregon

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It’s the multi-million dollar question, isn’t it?  Why would a rising star decide to abandon a sure shot at coaching in the big show, only to return to a small town college football program?  Personally, I hope it’s because Chip Kelly was listening to “Max and Marcellus” a few weeks back on ESPN Radio.  Neither Max Kellerman nor Marcellus Wiley …

All I Want For Christmas Is Madness in March

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With Oregon football securely in another BCS bowl, I’ve turned my holiday wishes to hoops.  This year’s squad is playing with promise and purpose, and the Ducks seem primed for a return to the NCAA Tourney.  At 10-2 with one non-conference game remaining, the magic number is 20 wins in the regular season.  So what stands in our way?  An improved but …

Bowl Games To Watch: A Duck Perspective

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Hey there fans! Like watching football that matters?  Have a really comfortable couch?  You’re primed to make a run through all the big college football bowl games this year.  But since there are a lot of teams you don’t care about, here are the top-10 bowl games to key in on, so you don’t completely isolate yourself from your friends …

Is The Fiesta Bowl Our Last Dance With Chip?

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If the rumblings are true, Oregon’s fearless football leader and master of the abrupt sound bite could be headed for the NFL at the end of the season.  Last night’s Monday Night Football game may have served as a pseudo audition, as talented underachievers like Carolina and Philadelphia begin to circle the pro football toilet bowl with 3-8 records.  Their fans …