Despite The Naysayers, Oregon Will be Ready to Dance

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The 2014-2015 Oregon Ducks men’s basketball team had one of the most exciting regular seasons in recent memory. Not only did the Ducks finish in a two-way tie for second place in the conference, but they also played in the Pac-12 championship game against the Arizona Wildcats and, for the third straight season, they qualified for the NCAA Tournament. The …

Oregon Looks to Close Regular Season on a High Note

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The Oregon Ducks (22-8, 12-5 Pac-12) and the Oregon State Beavers (17-12, 8-9 Pac-12), have one of the most storied rivalries in all of college basketball. The famed rivalry dates all the way back to 1903 and the two ball clubs have met 343 times, which is an all-time record. Despite the match-up’s rich history, both the Ducks and the Beavers …

Register-Guard to sue UO after district attorney denies appeal requesting records from sexual assault case

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The Lane County District Attorney rejected two newspapers’ appeal for the University of Oregon to disclose public records from the sexual assault case involving three former Oregon men’s basketball players: Damyean Dotson, Dominic Artis and Brandon Austin. One newspaper, The Register-Guard, will sue the UO in Lane County Circuit Court as a result. “The rejection of our appeal […]

Recruiting Update: Nephew of Ngata Bringing Island Thunder?

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  Football Recruiting News Last week, following the first day of spring practice, Oregon head man Mark Helfrich was asked if there was a chance of adding players who had not yet signed with the program in February. “That’s always a possibility,” said Helfrich. “There are always a couple [of irons in] the fire that way.” Not more than 72 hours …

Recruiting Update: “Vile Lyle” Picks Oregon

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Basketball Recruiting Commitments Amid swirling rumors, heavily-touted point guard JaQuan Lyle (5-Star/Huntington, WV/Rivals150) made his college decision public last Wednesday naming Oregon as his future destination.  One of the last nationally-ranked five stars to commit, Lyle left no doubt at the press conference mic. “Next year, I’m going to attend the University of Oregon …” Lyle, standing 6-foot-5 and tipping …

Bench to Trench — Reserve Ducks Dominate CW Battle

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The Ducks held off the battling Beavers in Sunday’s Civil War game, but not necessarily because of the starting lineup.  Seeing the double-digit scoring figures by four of the five starters, people tend to focus all praise towards the fab five, but what about the “benchwarmers?” Bench players are an important aspect of the game.  They serve as encouragers and they’re …

Oregon Men’s Basketball: Where Do We Go From Here?

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In November, the Oregon Ducks (15-8, 3-8 Pac-12) seemed to be a prime contender for a deep run into March Madness, winning its first 13 games and reaching the No. 10 ranking in the AP Poll.  That incredible start now seems miles away since they reached conference play, as the Ducks are 10th in the Pac-12 standings, and they have only seven …

Calliste Leads Ducks Away From the Abyss

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For a team in disarray on offense and playing matador defense during the last 5 games — all losses — Jason Calliste, the 6-2 senior guard from the Detroit area, said “Enough!” by dumping 20 on the Cougs, on 8-10 shooting (4-of-6 from behind the arc), to lead a 71-44 Duck victory.  Had the Ducks lost to last place Wazzu, the season would …

Duckling Profile: Check Out These Dominic Arti-stats

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Basketball: a sport that many a casual fan judges merely by points scored.  Points, however, ultimately have little to do with final outcomes.  As we know, teams can score 90 points and lose, then score 65 and win.  This is a complex game where, as in many sports, many interdependent movements determine success.  The points scored result from, not in spite …

Communication is Key, Ducks Locked Out

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  EUGENE, OR.- There’s no other way to put it, the Ducks are in big, big, BIG trouble. After such an impressive start to the season, the Ducks haven’t been able to carry their mojo into league play, as they are now 1-3 in the PAC-12 after their heart-breaking 82-80 loss to the Stanford Cardinal on Sunday afternoon. Just when …

Duck Men Show Heart in the Huntsman

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SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH. – The undefeated Oregon Ducks came into the Huntsman Center, Thursday afternoon, to take on the 11-1 Utah Utes, in the first PAC-12 conference game of the year.  After playing only two road games this season – one of which was at the Moda Center in Portland, basically in the Ducks’ backyard – this one would not only test Oregon’s ability to …

Duck Basketball — Where’s the Love?

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Oregon leads the nation in Scoring and comes in at No. 7 in Field Goal Efficiency – but where’s the love?  Granted, some of the other stats rankings aren’t as special: assists, No. 24 (which is certainly solid but not elite) and rebounding, No. 155. On the surface, rebounding is by far their biggest weakness, but when the ball goes through the hoop the first …