Dana Altman: A Man for All Seasons

Marc Burton Editorials 13 Comments

Sitting in purgatory, more commonly known as Bay Area traffic, I had ample time to reflect on the bumper sticker on the car now parked in front of me. “Remember who you wanted to be?” it asked. That’s actually an incredibly loaded question for a weekday. Astronaut … poet … rock star, for most people. The list is extensive. That …

Looking Back at Oregon’s Best Basketball Season in 78 Years

Bob Rickert Editorials 6 Comments

We all remember the losses and as coach Dana Altman said, ‘This one’s going to hurt for awhile.’ But there’s so much to be proud of this team for, and so much to look ahead to. The pre-season Oregon started the season with Chris Boucher on the cover of Sports Illustrated. Injuries hit them early, and they played without Dillon …

Oregon’s Final Four Loss to North Carolina in a Nutshell

Bob Rickert Analysis 10 Comments

Oregon didn’t lose to North Carolina because they didn’t block out at the end. They didn’t lose because they didn’t have Chris Boucher. Oregon lost because Oregon didn’t play as smart as they normally do. Bad shots and more bad shots Carolina goaded them into shooting not just 3’s, but deep 3’s. Very deep 3’s. Look at this shot chart. …

Final Four Keys To Victory for Oregon

Danny Harris Editorials 4 Comments

Here we are, Duck fans. This is the stage on which we have all dreamed for years to see our beloved Ducks (78 years for those of you who have been around that long). With four games down and four teams left, here are four keys to Oregon taking home that National Championship trophy. 1.  Balanced Scoring Effort While Tyler Dorsey …

Your Viewing Guide to Oregon vs North Carolina

Bob Rickert Editorials 5 Comments

With so many physical disadvantages, Oregon’s chances to beat North Carolina come down to a few things. Do Oregon’s guards rebound? Does the team play its tempo? And do the players take it to the basket when they can, draw fouls or hit open shooters? Then, do they knock down those shots? Matchups and Mismatches Mean Everything The Tar Heels have …

ESPN Charlotte 730 AM talks Tar Heels/Ducks with FishDuck.com’s Bob Rickert

Charles Fischer Editorials 0 Comments

ESPN Charlotte 730 AM host Chris Allison sat down with FishDuck.com’s Bob Rickert for an in-depth look at Oregon’s challenges in the Final Four against North Carolina. Allison is a long-time friend and former colleague of Rickert. They used this opportunity to renew their friendship and to discuss the upcoming big game. Bob is known for offering more of an analytical …

Oregon Basketball Recruiting: Duck Signee Abu Kigab a Final Four Puzzle Piece for 2018?

Norm Hightower Recruiting 8 Comments

The Oregon Ducks are going to the Final Four. They haven’t been this close to a national championship since winning it all in 1939. This is a monumental accomplishment for head coach Dana Altman, who has brought consistency and pride to Eugene. The Ducks have won two consecutive Pac-12 championships and are in the NCAA tournament for the fifth season …

Oregon Gets to the Final Four With a Hot Hand, Heart and Geometry

Bob Rickert Editorials 8 Comments

The Ducks beat Kansas Saturday with defense and because they rebounded. There’s so much to love about that win, and as coach Dana Altman pointed out, a few things to work on as they get ready for North Carolina in the Final Four. The Hot Hand Tyler Dorsey’s great first half gave the Ducks a cushion, momentum and belief that they …

Ducks Basketball Falling Short of Expectations But Potential Still There

Aaron Lewis Editorials 1 Comment

The expectations and excitement around the Oregon basketball team coming into the season was a welcome reprieve from the disaster of a football season that unfolded this fall. Many media experts picked Oregon to make a Final Four run and even win a national title. Pollsters also put Oregon in the top five of the preseason poll for the first time ever. …

Preseason Coaches Poll Shows Oregon Ducks Basketball Has Respect

Kellen Garrett Editorials 3 Comments

Polls never really mean much. The games still have to be played, and no trophies are given out for poll rankings. That being said, the release of the preseason basketball Coaches Poll signifies that the season is right around the bend and sparks some excitement, especially if you are a fan of a school such as the Oregon Ducks that …

While Oregon Football Tailspins, Three Ducks Basketball Games To Anticipate

Kellen Garrett Editorials 5 Comments

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 …