(Duck) Stepping Forward

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Each year some players graduate and move on, while new players step onto the court at Matthew Knight Arena for the first time.  The people that are leaving have our gratitude for the year(s) they spent in the Oregon green and yellow, and our best wishes for the future.  Those returning or joining the team for the first time feel the weight …

Thanks for the Dance, Good Things Ahead

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For the Oregon men’s basketball team, the dance ended on Friday with a 77-69 loss to Louisville.  The Ducks played a good game but they were playing the number one overall seed in the tournament and simply could not keep up.  The Cardinal’s Kevin Ware was explosive and their defense was able to keep the ball away from Oregon for …

Oh So Sweet, Do We Dare Hope for More?

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For the first time since 2007, the Ducks are dancing in the Sweet 16.  Last weekend it was the Damien Dotson show, right?  Or was it the Arsalan Kazemi show?  Actually, it was Dotson, Kazemi, Singler, Emory, Loyd and every other Duck-player-on-the-team; at least that’s what it felt like. Watching the Ducks simply overpower Oklahoma State was nice to see because it …

Madness in the Committee

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The thought that crossed my mind when the tournament bracket was released on CBS and I saw Oregon’s No.12 seed was, “What are they smoking?”  The second thing was, “Why does every MAJOR SELECTION COMMITTEE NOT LIKE OREGON??” Oregon sports have been on a major upswing over the last few years, but the national perception of Oregon sports hasn’t caught up to …

PAC-12 Basketball: Simply Ducky

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It is good to be a Duck right now!  The University of Oregon football program has been in the Top 10 for a few years now, and because of that people all over the country think of football when they think of Oregon.  Now it seems like Oregon’s men’s basketball team is going to give their fellow Duck athletes some competition as they …

BCS BREAKDOWN: Let The Games Begin!

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Sunday night’s final BCS rankings did not hold any surprises for Oregon, with the Ducks moving up one spot to #4, as expected, and punching their ticket for the Fiesta Bowl against the Kansas State Wildcats. The same cannot be said for the entire BCS, however, as Northern Illinois’s surprise move into #15 and thus BCS eligibility caught many (including …