The Tall Firs, The Kamikaze Kids and Beyond: Oregon Basketball

Pat Pannu Men of Oregon: Players and Coaches 0 Comments

There is a rich history behind the basketball program at the University of Oregon, one that is often overlooked in the wake of the recent successes of the football program. Throughout the 100-plus years that basketball has been played at Oregon, some great players and coaches have passed through the program. 1902 brought the first season of basketball to University of …

When Ducks Truly Went to War…

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“A day that will live in infamy.” President Franklin D. Roosevelt spoke those words to the United States Congress Dec. 8, 1941, a day after the Japanese surprised the world with their attack on Pearl Harbor just the day before. Of course this had great consequences throughout the country and the world, but on the Oregon campus, it would dramatically …

Mac Court to Matt Arena

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When considering Oregon men’s basketball, two things that come to mind are McArthur Court and Matthew Knight Arena.  Both buildings were architectural achievements in the eras they were built and McArthur Court was known as one of the loudest courts in the country for decades. Comparing the two buildings reveals many differences, yet one common bond is the fans. Duck …