A Conversation With Kamikaze Kid Stu Jackson

Alex Towne Men of Oregon: Players and Coaches 0 Comments

Stu Jackson was a member of the famous 1970s Ducks basketball team coined the  “Kamikaze Kids” under head coach Dick Harter. Known for their aggressive, energetic play, the Kamikaze Kids became the foundation of “the Pit” and the crazy atmosphere in McArthur Court. After an impressive college career, Stu went on to be an assistant coach for the Ducks. He also …

Where Are They Now: Stu Jackson

Michael Bigham Men of Oregon: Players and Coaches 4 Comments

In 1973 Stu Jackson, Ernie Kent, Greg Ballard and Greg Graham became the newest members of Dick Harter’s Kamikaze Kids. Jackson, an agile small forward and fan favorite, helped the Ducks gain national prominence with his mid-range jumper and quick slashing to the basket. Harter maintained strict discipline and midway through Jackson’s junior year, he was relegated to the bench …

The Rise and Fall of the Kamikaze Kids

Jim Maloney History 1 Comment

Following Oregon’s disastrous 1971-72 season, Dick Harter was finally able to land his first outstanding recruiting class that included guard Ronnie Lee, guard/forward Mark Barwig, forward/center Bruce Coldren, and center Geoff Nelson.  Along with the holdovers from Harter’s 1971-72 team, five sophomores from the 1971-72 freshman team, and three walk-ons, the four freshmen would form the original version of the …

Dick Harter — King of the Kamikazes

Jim Maloney Men of Oregon: Players and Coaches 8 Comments

For a school that boasts an NCAA title and two Elite Eight appearances this century, its noteworthy that its teams from nearly four decades ago would remain arguably the most memorable and popular in program history.  The “Kamikaze Kids” are legends at Oregon, as is the man who led them: Dick Harter. Harter’s arrival at Oregon can be traced back …

Tales From The Pit: Oregon 56 – #1 UCLA 51

Josh White History 7 Comments

On the eve of February 16, 1974 University of Oregon students camped out in hopes of securing a coveted ticket to watch the home town Ducks take on top-ranked UCLA, a team who was coming off of it’s 7th straight NCAA Championship and had posted back to back 30-0 seasons. However, a month before, Notre Dame had managed to snap the Bruin’s incredible NCAA …