You Can’t Cheat an Honest Fan … Or Can You?

Jayme Vasconcellos Editorials 13 Comments

As a kid, I admired this Errol Flynn gesture: Upon disarming his opponent in a sword fight, Flynn graciously returned his rapier. Had his competition been Bill Belichick, Tom Brady or Julian Edelman? Flynn would have poisoned him pre-duel. Yeah, I know the difference between films and reality, but aren’t we all feeling queasy at what our sports world has become? “Cheaters …

The Sky’s the Limit for the High-Flying Ducks

Joshua Whitted Editorials 28 Comments

Friday night, as the Ducks waited for the final seconds to expire on a dominating 72-54 victory over the fifth-seeded Badgers, one thing became exceedingly clear. This team is dangerous — very dangerous. It’s time to put the “underdog,” “feel-good,” “ragtag” narrative to rest. The Ducks are a talented, hungry and skilled group of players, with a coach who is …

Ducks Whip Wisconsin to Advance in NCAA Tournament

Darren Perkins Editorials 18 Comments

“Offense is more fun, but defense gets the job done” would be a fitting new motto for the Oregon Ducks basketball team. This was a battle of two teams who play stingy defense. If you’re a fan of fast-paced, high-scoring basketball then hopefully you looked away from your television screen during the first half on Friday afternoon. But in the …

Oregon Basketball: The Ducks Aren’t Just Happy to Be Here

AJ Costilla Editorials 25 Comments

Late lunch? Long lunch? Sore throat coming on? Counting down the minutes on a Friday at work is already tough; add in a Duck March Madness game, and this afternoon could be downright grueling. My advice: don’t torture yourself. Lie to the boss. Fake a cold. Do what you have to do and get out of the office! Bars throughout …

Oregon’s “Chameleon” Defense

Bob Rickert Editorials 9 Comments

Oregon’s defense is what got them into the NCAA Tournament, and it’s their defense that can carry them to the Sweet 16. We’ve touched on the brilliance of Coach Dana Altman’s defensive schemes all season. Today we present a deeper look. “The Chameleon” looks like one defense, morphs into another, then shows itself as even another — sometimes in the …

Pac-12 Tournament Winners? Over the Huskies by 20?

Charles Fischer Editorials 54 Comments

My friends…I am running between tasks today and do not have time for a full article, but I wanted to get the discussion going about this most improbably eight game winning streak that has now turned into an NCAA slot that no one saw coming a month ago. Where to we begin?  And beating the Huskies by twenty in the …

Ponder-Point: What Can Avalos Bring to the Table in 2019?

Charles Gearing Editorials 30 Comments

After the abrupt exit of Duck defensive coordinator Jim Leavitt, the fanbase is left with several questions regarding his replacement, former Boise State defensive coordinator Andy Avalos. What dimensions will Avalos add to the Oregon defense? How will he utilize the large surplus of defensive talent that makes up the 2019 recruiting class? There is no doubt Avalos has quite …