Dorsey Declares for Draft, Searches for Agent. What’s Next for Oregon Basketball?

Bob Rickert Editorials 15 Comments

Just as it did last year, the next few months will determine a lot about how far Oregon’s roster can take the Duck basketball team in 2017-18. Here’s a guide to what we know, rumors we’ve heard and what’s likely to happen. What We Know The departures of Chris Boucher and Dylan Ennis will open up two scholarships. Three more …

Ducks Starting Strong

Dean Davis FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

The Ducks have begun their conference play, and are off to a fantastic start. Oregon is now 2-1 in PAC-12 play, and will looking to continue their strong play against Washington State on Thursday. Our Mighty Ducks have been proving us wrong the entire season, and at this point I’ve bought into their style of play. The biggest surprise this …

Oregon Ducks Are Athletic Indeed

Mike Merrell FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

“They are very, very athletic.” – Arizona Coach Rich Rodriguez, describing the Oregon Ducks, who had just de-clawed his Arizona Wildcats, 51-13 in the 2014 Pac-12 Championship Game. Rich Rod got that one right, and it’s something for whoever matches up against the Ducks in the first-ever College Football Playoff to think about. If you read the comments section to …

Sunday Reaction: A Tough Group to Say Goodbye To

Caleb Couturie FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

There I was, a bearded, 6’2″ man, who found himself sobbing (heavily might I add) seven rows back from the 25-yard line with roughly 12 minutes left in the fourth quarter. I cheered as loudly as I could while number eight hugged Jeff Lockie, then proceeded to walk off the field waving goodbye to the crowd. It was over. Marcus …

To Those Leaving, Thanks for the Memories. Marcus Mariota?

Austin Willhoft FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

What a way to end the last home game of the season! Last night, the third-ranked Ducks destroyed Colorado, 44-10, in a match-up that honored the seniors of the team. Plus, all the fans respectably acknowledged quarterback Marcus Mariota as the entire College Football world expects him to forego his senior year and enter the 2015 NFL Draft. Furthermore, Mariota …

A Letter to the Assumers Out There: Assumptions Lead to Misconceptions

Dean Davis FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

As a student who has been here for four years coming up on his fifth, you wouldn’t believe the amount of horrible rumors and nonsense that I’ve heard — not just about the football players that we value so highly on the field, but any other student-athlete who walks around this campus. Let me give you a little background before …

A Duckling Profile: Taylor Alie and the Walk-on’s Dream

Lawrence Hastings FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

Three years ago, Taylor Alie was a second-string high school quarterback. Last year he was fifth on the depth chart for the Oregon Ducks. This year he could be number two and heir to Marcus Mariota’s throne. Luck, combined with an infinite amount of drive and persistence, has allowed hometown hero Alie to rise from regular Eugene native to a nationally-ranked football team …

Welcome To Football, Johnny Loyd

Laura Brehm FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 3 Comments

You may be familiar with the name “Johnathan Loyd” if you’re an avid Oregon basketball fan.  And if you were in attendance for the highly-anticipated spring game, you’ll remember chuckling as the voice of Autzen, Don Essig, introduced the freshly-tackled first-year senior with the quip: “Welcome to football, Johnny Loyd.” It’s been awhile since Loyd stepped onto a football field and …

Position Change Makes Johnathan Loyd One Rare Duck

Josh White FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

If there are any Duck fans out there still skeptical or on the fence about Johnathan Loyd’s place in Oregon Duck athletic history, Dana Altman’s first recruit just gave you another reason to get on board. Already the winningest player in the long history of Oregon Basketball, Loyd, like so many of the Oregon fans this time of year, has …

With Bralon Addison Gone, Oregon’s Margin for Error Shrinks

Don Gilman Editorials 4 Comments

Injuries happen every year, to every team.  In a game as violent as football, players are injured in every scrimmage and every game.  Most of the time these injuries are bumps, bruises, stingers and sprains.  But the teams that contend for National Championships are either able to weather those injuries or manage to escape major injuries to key players.  Oregon …

Recruiting Update: “Vile Lyle” Picks Oregon

Mark Flores FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

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 …

Ya Gotta Have Heart — Ducks Dancing in March?

Dean Davis FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

EUGENE, OR. – You could tell there was a different feel in Matthew Knight Arena even before the game tipped off on Saturday afternoon.  Maybe it was because the entire arena was filled up for the first time in who knows how long, maybe it was because the Ducks’ seniors had one last chance to show off their skills at …