Bench to Trench — Reserve Ducks Dominate CW Battle

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The Ducks held off the battling Beavers in Sunday’s Civil War game, but not necessarily because of the starting lineup.  Seeing the double-digit scoring figures by four of the five starters, people tend to focus all praise towards the fab five, but what about the “benchwarmers?” Bench players are an important aspect of the game.  They serve as encouragers and they’re …

Men’s Basketball: Ducks Lean on Seniors, Dump Dogs

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Oregon needed to make a statement during this three-game home stand.  And now it is two down, one to go for the Ducks (17-8, 5-8) after a 78-71 win over the Washington Huskies (14-13, 6-8) on Wednesday night. The win marked the 500th for Dana Altman – and 90th (most all time at UO) for Johnny Loyd — but it wouldn’t …

Oregon Men’s BB: Is There Still Enough Time to Make the Dance?

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With just one month away from Selection Sunday on March 16, experts around the country are buzzing with predictions over which 68 teams will fill the brackets for the NCAA tournament.  The Oregon Ducks (16-8, 4-8 Pac-12) have just six games and a conference tournament to boost their computer ranking in order to gain an at-large bid to participate in …

Oregon Men’s Basketball: Where Do We Go From Here?

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In November, the Oregon Ducks (15-8, 3-8 Pac-12) seemed to be a prime contender for a deep run into March Madness, winning its first 13 games and reaching the No. 10 ranking in the AP Poll.  That incredible start now seems miles away since they reached conference play, as the Ducks are 10th in the Pac-12 standings, and they have only seven …

Joseph Young vs. Arizona State

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TEMPE, AZ.- After an emotional roller coaster of a loss to the Arizona Wildcats on Thursday evening, we wondered how much more of a beating could the Ducks take before saying enough is enough.  On Saturday, Oregon looked to push themselves beyond all of the adversity they have faced this season, and outshine the Arizona State Sun Devils. This was …

Oregon Basketball Analysis: Pickin’ Apart the Wicked Opponent

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Nobody likes their opponent.  Ducks’ players shake the opposing team’s hands at the end of every game as a show of sportsmanship, but is the common fan convinced there isn’t at least an ounce of animosity present?  The opponent’s job, goal and sole purpose is to defeat Oregon.  And in that, they are evil by nature and in practice.  The …

Calliste Leads Ducks Away From the Abyss

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For a team in disarray on offense and playing matador defense during the last 5 games — all losses — Jason Calliste, the 6-2 senior guard from the Detroit area, said “Enough!” by dumping 20 on the Cougs, on 8-10 shooting (4-of-6 from behind the arc), to lead a 71-44 Duck victory.  Had the Ducks lost to last place Wazzu, the season would …

Communication is Key, Ducks Locked Out

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  EUGENE, OR.- There’s no other way to put it, the Ducks are in big, big, BIG trouble. After such an impressive start to the season, the Ducks haven’t been able to carry their mojo into league play, as they are now 1-3 in the PAC-12 after their heart-breaking 82-80 loss to the Stanford Cardinal on Sunday afternoon. Just when …

Recruiting Update: Swain Bringin’ the Pain

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Football Recruiting News In a West Team romp, this past Saturday’s U.S. Army All-American Game featured a trifecta of touchdowns coming by way of committed Oregon runner Royce Freeman (4-Star/Imperial, CA/Rivals100). On five carries, Freeman opened the country’s eyes to a blend of nimble power where the 6-foot, 227 lb. running back made short work of the East’s feeble attempts to …

Duck Basketball — Where’s the Love?

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Oregon leads the nation in Scoring and comes in at No. 7 in Field Goal Efficiency – but where’s the love?  Granted, some of the other stats rankings aren’t as special: assists, No. 24 (which is certainly solid but not elite) and rebounding, No. 155. On the surface, rebounding is by far their biggest weakness, but when the ball goes through the hoop the first …

Stat Attack – Top Five 2013 Basketball Stats

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Don Olson Now, nearly one third of the way into the Ducks’ 2013 basketball season, there have been many unexpected turns.  The suspension of two key players, the addition of so many transfers and how all these changes would play out on the court.  As of now, these developments have only made the Ducks surprisingly stronger, as demonstrated in their …

Ducks Rolling on the Road to the Big Dance

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Kevin Cline With football coming to an end and basketball in full swing, Duck fans couldn’t be more excited for our 9-0 men’s basketball team, which is rolling down the road toward the Big Dance like an empty 18-wheeler with a tail wind.  Last year the Ducks won the PAC-12 Conference Tournament and took down UCLA twice and Arizona once, but received only a No. 12 seed in the …