Ducks Face Tough Test at Boise Saturday

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Just looking at their current win-loss records, one would think the  No. 24-ranked Oregon Ducks (7-1) should not have too big a problem taking on the unranked Boise State Broncos (6-4) Saturday in Boise (5 p.m. on CBS Sports Network). Taking a closer look, one sees that three of the Broncos’ losses came at the hands of No. 1 Michigan State and …

Ducks Have New Rules and New Faces

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There were 6.4 seconds left in the Ducks season, and a berth in the NCAA tournament hung in the balance. It was the semifinals of the Pac-12 Tournament and defending champion Oregon had put its season in the hands of senior Joseph Young. Dribbling the length of the court, Young pulled the trigger from beyond NBA range and netted a game-winning basket …

Dylan Ennis Provides Short and Long-Term Returns

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With so much focus on spring football, I thought I would touch on another significant development in Oregon athletics: the transfer of graduate student — and former Villanova starting point guard – Dylan Ennis to the Ducks. Ennis’ immediate impact is obvious. Oregon is unproven at point guard going into next season. The Ducks got by last year because they had …

Men’s Basketball Team Poised for Long-Term Success

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It was certainly no Butler vs. Duke for the National Championship in 2010, but this year’s Oregon men’s basketball team was pretty close to a Cinderella story. Not even the die-hard fans, let alone the players, gave this team a chance of finishing second in the Pac-12 behind Arizona. The success from this past season is the fire that this basketball program needed. In Eugene, people care a lot …

Oregon Scores Big on First Day of Recruiting Week With Commit Tyler Dorsey

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Oregon scored big when 38th-ranked prospect in the ESPN-100 committed to the men’s basketball team yesterday afternoon. According to ESPN, Tyler Dorsey had the option of committing to California, Colorado, Connecticut, Arizona State and Kansas. Dorsey was formerly an Arizona Wildcats pledge but reopened his recruitment when Justin Simon committed to them and they started looking into other guards. Now, Dorsey has …

Oregon Men’s Basketball Signs ESPN Top-100 Recruit

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Information was released yesterday that the University of Oregon just signed one of ESPN’s top 100 recruits for the 2015-2016 men’s basketball season to a National Letter of Intent. According to an article on GoDucks.com, Men’s Basketball Signs Top 100 Recruit, Kendall Small from Anaheim, California will be a Duck soon. The 6″ 170 pound point guard is an exciting recruit …

Recruiting Update: Oregon Raids Georgia Top 2015 RB

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  Football Recruiting Commitments Oregon pulled one of its greatest recruiting strokes in program history when top-ranked 2015 all-purpose back Taj Griffin (4-Star/Powder Springs, GA/Rivals100) announced that he will don Lightning Yellow and Thunder Green following his senior campaign. “Oregon was just it for me,” said Griffin.  ”I knew it was the place for me when I visited.  I loved …