Are the Oregon Olympics Uncle Phil’s Endgame?

Darren Perkins Editorials 17 Comments

As the debate rages on about the size and scope of the new Hayward Field, it got me thinking about what was going through the mind of the man who matters the most in all of this—Phil Knight. Could it be that building the world’s premier track-and-field-only stadium brings Oregon one step closer to hosting The Summer Olympic Games? Track …

Oregon Salutes Greg Ballard, Kamikaze Kids

Jordan Ingram Men of Oregon: Players and Coaches 2 Comments

Greg Ballard, small forward for the mid-1970’s Oregon basketball squad dubbed by journalists as the “Kamikaze Kids,” was among the most talented basketball players to ever grace the hardwoods of McArthur Court. Today, Ballard will be honored as Oregon’s Progressive Classic Legend of the Game at Matthew Knight Arena. Ballard’s contributions to the halls of Oregon athletic history are truly …

Mac Court to Matt Arena

Pat Pannu FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

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 …