The Green and Yellow Outshine the Green and White

Dean Davis FishWrap, FishWrap Archive Leave a Comment

Craig Strobeck EUGENE, Ore. – Oregon looked to continue its five-game winning streak on Saturday against the North Dakota Bison.  The Ducks had competed their hearts out on Friday with a dominating win against Pacific, which meant that the bench needed to contribute on Saturday to help alleviate the stress and fatigue of the starters. That’s exactly what happened, as Dana Altman … Continue reading

The Hunger Games: Oregon Transfers Play to Win

Lawrence Hastings FishWrap, FishWrap Archive Leave a Comment

Steve Francis When it comes to college basketball, most fans focus on star power and the celebrity of a team.  Several NBA franchises are even suspected of “tanking” their seasons to increase their chances of drafting incoming stars who have only played a small handful of college-level games.  Every year, sports analysts and wannabe sports analysts (ahem, my friends) gather around the television set or radio to … Continue reading

Altman’s Troop of Transfers – Who are the top 5?

Sam Arney FishWrap, FishWrap Archive Leave a Comment

Steve Francis The Oregon Ducks basketball team is currently 4-0 and ranked 14th in the nation.  The Ducks are in great position thanks in large part to Dana Altman once again pulling in some stud transfers.  I don’t think there is a better coach in the nation at building a team out of transfer players.  Of the 89.5 points per game … Continue reading

The Fishwrap Pregame Analysis — Brawlin’ with the Bruin — UCLA vs Oregon

Bob Laws FishWrap, FishWrap Archive Leave a Comment

This Saturday at 4 pm, UCLA comes to town, licking their wounds after being manhandled by Stanford, and, as they say, there’s nothing more dangerous than a wounded bear.  On paper it would seem that the Ducks are way over-matched on the lines, with the DBs and that UCLA should win the war of the trenches. But that’s on paper. …

The Fishwrap Pregame Analysis – Having a Holiday with Halliday, Ducks vs Cougs

Bob Laws FishWrap, FishWrap Archive Leave a Comment

from Video This Saturday, the Washington State Cougars come to town for a 7 pm match up between the Blur and the Air Raid offenses.  Think trying to hit a cheetah with a sling shot. Now for the mandatory stats. The Ducks lead the series 45-38-7 and have won six in a row over the Cougs.  Washington State’s last win …

Pregame Analysis — Can the Ducks Stop the “Bear Raid?”

Bob Laws FishWrap Leave a Comment

from Video The California Bears come to Autzen this weekend with their vaunted ”Bear Raid” offense and test perhaps the best defensive secondary in the entire country, in the Ducks.  Between the two high-powered offenses, it’s possible we could have combined yardage in the 1,400 to 1,600 range.  This is a Pac-12 game and has meaning to both teams – Oregon on its …

Pregame Analysis – Oregon Ducks vs Tennessee Volunteers

Bob Laws FishWrap, FishWrap Archive Leave a Comment

from Video The Tennessee Volunteers come to town for a return matchup, as Tennessee is one of the few SEC teams that honors its scheduling contracts. The Vols 4-3 base defense has been working hard at being prepared to try to stop the high-octane Ducks’ offense. Tennessee probably has the best linebacking group in the SEC, which is quite a statement. …

Pregame Analysis, Nicholls State Colonels at Oregon

Bob Laws FishWrap, FishWrap Archive Leave a Comment

photo.al.com/thenewsportsguru.com The Ducks begin their season with an interesting ‘tune up’ game versus the Nicholls State Colonels from Thibodaux, Louisiana.  The Colonels’ win-loss record over the past couple three years isn’t impressive, however the team boasts three great players that could have big days if the Ducks don’t come to play.  Let’s examine what to watch out for as Oregon fans! …