A Conversation With Kamikaze Kid Stu Jackson

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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 …

The Rise and Fall of the Kamikaze Kids

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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

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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 …