The Pac-12’s Lack of Nattys and What the Ducks are Doing About It

Darren Perkins Editorials 8 Comments

The Pac-12: The Conference of Champions. Conference ambassador Bill Walton inserts it into every basketball telecast he ever does – and for good reason. The Pac-12 is the conference of champions in all of athletics, and it’s not even close. On May 28, the conference won its 500th championship, followed by the B1G with 307, then the SEC with 220. It’s …

Jordan Bell: To the NBA or Not to the NBA?

Bob Rickert Editorials 3 Comments

Oregon fans have rarely, if ever seen a player like Jordan Bell, but the NBA is filled with them. Long and athletic, a leaper, passer, terrific pick-setter with a high basketball IQ and a guy who finishes well on the break. If he had a proven low post game or a 12-foot jumper he’d be a sure-fire NBA 1st-round pick. …

Bill Walton Predicts an Oregon National Championship

Charles Fischer Sports News 0 Comments

Yes … he really did! In his interview with sportscaster panelists on ESPN First Take Bill Walton was his usual self spouting interesting and at times, outrageous lines while being highly entertaining in the process. They asked him, “Who is going to win it all?” Bill answerd, “OREGON … I love the way they play.” A panelist exclaims, “Oregon? A lot of …

Bill Walton: “A Staggering Win”

Charles Fischer Editorials 8 Comments

I cannot believe what I just saw from our beloved Ducks! They beat Arizona by eight (83-75) in Tucson in front of 14,000 screaming Wildcat fans, when the last 49 teams coming to McKale Center could not! I’m shaking my head and mumbling gibberish and would have yelled and exulted at the incredible victory — were I not so stunned. This is …

Dwayne Benjamin — X Factor for Ducks Hoops

Austin Willhoft FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

When Hall-of-Famer Bill Walton broadcasts college basketball games with Oregon playing, he constantly faces the common reality that most individuals face. Around the University of Oregon student body and members of the press, especially Walton, forward Dwayne Benjamin is known as “Snoop Dog.” The junior transferred to the UO from Mt. San Jacinto College in Louisiana last year and has been …

Oregon Ducks & Weaves UCLA in 2 OT Win

Dean Davis FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

WESTWOOD, CA. – Holy moly, was this a battle for the ages!  If the Ducks ever needed a game to boost their confidence this was it!  After a frustrating loss to UCLA back in Eugene earlier this year, Oregon made a personal note to themselves that when they’d visit UCLA, they would take them down for how they embarrassed them …

Just a Rebound Away From Potentially Making it a Great Day

Dean Davis FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

EUGENE, OR.- After such a dominant win against Washington State last weekend, the Ducks were looking to carry over that momentum into Thursday night’s game against the legendary UCLA Bruins.  Last year, Oregon ended up beating UCLA in the PAC-12 Championship game, which gave the Ducks a birth into the NCAA tournament.  By UCLA’s effort last night and SportCenter Top …