Recruiting Update: The Wadood Abides . . .

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Steve Francis Football Recruiting Visits Oregon makes no secret its approach to multi-sport athletes; the more the merrier.  Past and current greats, the likes of Jordan Kent, and current Ducks Liz Brenner and Arik Armstead, are making names for themselves in multiple venues. Heading into the deluge that was Autzen Stadium two Saturdays past, Randall Cunningham Jr. (3-Star/Las Vegas, NV), the namesake of former NFL …

Recruiting Update: 4* RB Tony James Trades Florida Humidity for Oregon Reign

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Steve Francis Football Recruiting Commitments Almost equally impressive as the Oregon offense, a torrential downpour — the likes of which have not seen in Eugene for some time – brought with it the Ducks’ newest commitment: vaunted tailback Tony James (4-Star/Gainesville, FL/Rivals250). “I kind of knew I would be verballing while I was on my visit,” said the 5’9, 175-lb. James.  ”All I …

Recruiting Update: Lil’ Snoop to Join DAT?

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Kevin Cline Football Recruiting News Just when you thought the Oregon/Snoop Dog connection couldn’t get any stronger, son Cordell Broadus (4-Star/Diamond Bar, CA) announced that he may make an appearance in Eugene this coming October. “I might be going up to Oregon this season,” said Broadus. “Oregon came by the school this spring and told me they really like me. They …

Will the Ducks Live or Die by the Three-Point Shot?

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Like many college basketball teams, the Ducks relied heavily on three-point shots last season. They weren’t the most prolific team from deep range, but they weren’t a relentless rim-attacking team either. The stats back this up. In their 28 wins from the 2012-13 season, Oregon shot 36.7% from three-point land. In their 9 losses, 26%. This isn’t exactly revelatory, as …

(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 …

Louisville too much for the Ducks in Sweet 16 win

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It was a hard fought battle for the Oregon Ducks, who lost to the Louisville Cardinals 77-69 in the Sweet 16 Friday night.  Many analysts had Oregon as being extremely overmatched in this contest; while they were overmatched in some facets of the game, they managed to put up a valiant effort against arguably the best team in NCAA basketball …

Oregon Was In The Zone … Defense

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The 12th seeded Oregon Ducks took down 4th seed St. Louis Billikens Saturday in San Jose, 74-57.  It should be blatantly obvious to everyone after this game that Oregon got no seeding respect from the selection committee.  However, it seems to have worked out in the Ducks’ favor, as Oklahoma State and St. Louis were seeded high, and probably not deserving of …

Ducks Perform Elegant First Step at the Big Dance

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SAN JOSE, Calif. – The NCAA tournament game was technically an upset: No. 12 seed Oregon topples No. 5 seed Oklahoma State 68-55.  It felt like anything but. Oregon, now 27-8, was the aggressor from the opening tip and took the game physically to the higher-ranked Cowboys from the Big-12 Conference.  On Thursday, the Ducks were simply the quicker and …

Loyd’s ‘Outstanding’ Homecoming Leads Ducks to Pac-12 Championship

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LAS VEGAS, Nev. – You couldn’t write a better script. The local high school star comes back to his hometown and comes off the bench to lead his college team to a major conference championship, and along the way, picks up the tournament Most Outstanding Player award. Johnathan Loyd, a Las Vegas native son, came off Oregon’s bench for the …

Ducks Pay Back Utah and Gain Another Chance to Claim a Pac-12 Title

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LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Utah ended Oregon’s goal of winning the regular season conference championship a week ago in the final Pac-12 game in Salt Lake City with a stifling performance against a flat and uninspired Duck effort. Last night in semifinal action from the MGM Grand Garden Arena, in No. 10-seed Utah’s third game in three nights, Oregon got …

Loyd’s FT’s Force OT and Kazemi Wakes Up to Help Ducks Advance to Pac-12 Semifinals

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LAS VEGAS, Nev. – First, Johnny Loyd made two critical free throws to tie the score and send the game into overtime. Then, Arsalan Kazemi awakened from a two-and a-half-game funk in time to score 11 points and grab three rebounds in the extra period to lead the Ducks into the semifinals of the Pac-12 Tournament Wednesday night with a …

Ducks MVP? A matter of numbers

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I was thinking this week that I would come up with my own player efficiency rating for our basketball team.  I have not done any research in regards to anyone else’s equations, so if mine is similar to something you have seen before, know that I have not copied anyone.  This is the equation I have decided on that best …