While Oregon Football Tailspins, Three Ducks Basketball Games To Anticipate

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For those expecting an epic border clash, there was disappointment. For those that were hoping to see a resurgence to save the season, there was despair. For those that predicted a win, there was embarrassment. If you watched looking for discipline and effort, I imagine you turned the channel. On top of that, there was plenty of celebrating in Oregon …

Oregon Duck Basketball Is Ready for ‘Final Four’ Flight

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Dreary days have come to Eugene. The glowing, summer sun that represents the hype and hope that Oregon Duck football brings, is gone. For all intents and purposes the season is done, despite the fact that there are seven games left. As the losses compound, the panic is palpable. With three losses before the second day of October, a perplexingly …

Why the NBA Should Support “Two,Three and Degree” Over “One and Done”

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Another college basketball season has come and gone, and faithful fans have watched and witnessed another March Madness that lived up to all the hype. Now we have entered the time of year when the players who were so devoutly followed will decide whether to pursue their lifelong dream of playing in the NBA – or return to college for another …

Oregon’s Tournament Path Opens

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A month ago we were wondering if we’d even get to see our Ducks put on their Dancing shoes at all. Now we’ve got a chance to see them go deep into March and show off those Cinderella slippers to the whole world. The NCAA’s West bracket opened up in a startlingly weak way yesterday, with 4th-seeded North Carolina and 5th-seeded Arkansas winning …

Altman Named Pac-12 Coach of the Year

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Oregon Head Coach Dana Altman earned his second John Wooden Pac-12 Coach of the Year award on Monday, after his Ducks finished the season 23-8 (13-5). The Quack Attack won eight of its last nine to help Altman wrap up his 18th consecutive winning campaign. That accomplishment puts him in the company of basketball royalty; Roy Williams, Mike Krzyzewski, Jim Boheim, Bill Self, Tom Izzo and Stew …

What to Watch for in the Postseason

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The Oregon men’s basketball team continued to barrel down the stretch with another big win at Stanford last night, and with a second or third place finish in the Pac-12 now secured, March Madness is all but upon us. The victory all but locked the Ducks in as a middling seed for the Dance, and ensured Oregon would at least be competing on …

Ducks Go Dancing: Why We’re Out, Why We’re In

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Football season and the bittersweet buzz of another incomplete National Championship run may be over in Eugene, but this March Oregon fans may have another postseason to get excited about.  The surging Ducks have been the proverbial talk of the town ever since last Sunday’s big victory over #9 Utah. Speculation over their tournament chances are running wild and sports pundits across the nation are …

Ducks Bring Gridiron Lessons to the Hardwood

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Throughout the nation the past few years, the Oregon Ducks have become synonymous with speed, ingenuity, and most of all offense.  On its way to the National Championship Game, the bling-flashing, party-crashing, 100-yard-dashing Duck football team put up record numbers in points per game, margin of victory and season total scoring, and  they didn’t do it by inching down-field a yard or two …