Ducks Keep Rolling, But Need ‘BIG’ Help Soon

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Craig Strobeck Dana Altman’s team just keeps getting better.  Ten games in and they have yet to lose, and for the most part, have won convincingly with a 15.6 point average margin of victory. Coming off another stellar performance Tuesday night against UC Irvine, Oregon kept its unblemished record alive as they march toward the challenges of conference play.  Here’s …

The Year of the Transfers — A Critical Test Sunday

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Craig Strobeck I don’t know how he does it, but Dana Altman has done it again.  After losing three of five starters to graduation, this pragmatic coach has somehow found a way to piece together a team.  A team which is off to one of the best starts in Oregon basketball history.  The Ducks have set a torrid pace, winning …

Fall Camp Update – Which Players are making the biggest impressions?

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Kevin Cline With the dog days of summer behind us, the Ducks have officially begun their season, diving into fall practice.   Comfortably installed in their new digs, Helfrich and company have high expectations from fans and the media for this upcoming season.  This month of practice will be crucial for the coaching staff to identify talent and ultimately decide who will …

Social Media and Gleaming Facilities Drive Oregon Recruiting

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The Seven Wonders of the World – The Pyramids, The Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the statue of Zeus at Olympus – were built with grandeur in mind.  Move over Zeus, Phil Knight, Nike magnate and Oregon philanthropist, also thinks big.  His latest wonder is a 100,000 square-foot temple to football, a $68-million dollar edifice intended to take Duck football to …

Freshmen Who Can Lead the Ducks to Pasadena

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It’s summertime here in Eugene, Oregon, and that only means one thing to the Duck faithful; football season is looming right around the corner.  Summer workouts have officially begun as the new highly touted freshman class flocks in from all over the nation to join one of the most dynamic and explosive teams in college football.  Having lost key pieces …

Athletic supremacy – the Battle of Birds

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As the 2012-2013 college athletic season comes to an end, very few of the 346 Division I schools can say they had success across all sports.  This makes perfect sense, since some schools tend to focus on one sports program over another.  For example, Duke and Mike Krzyzewski are awaited by fans and media to contend for another national title …