Final Four Keys To Victory for Oregon

Danny Harris Editorials 4 Comments

Here we are, Duck fans. This is the stage on which we have all dreamed for years to see our beloved Ducks (78 years for those of you who have been around that long). With four games down and four teams left, here are four keys to Oregon taking home that National Championship trophy. 1.  Balanced Scoring Effort While Tyler Dorsey …

78 Years Apart, Oregon’s Two Final Four Trips Are Very Similar

Bob Rickert Editorials 2 Comments

A lot will be written about the Tall Firs of 1939 this week. Years ago, I interviewed guard John Dick who started on that squad. Dick, who grew up in The Dalles, went on to become an Admiral in the Navy and later retired in Eugene, where he lived until his death in 2011. Oregon’s ride back to the Final …

Can the Michigan Wolverines Deal With Dorsey?

Bob Rickert Editorials 6 Comments

We took a peek at Michigan a week ago when the brackets were announced. But it looked like the Ducks would face Louisville so we focused on the Cardinals. March Madness strikes again. Here’s an in-depth look at the Wolverines: Overall Oregon needs to hit shots and if so, they should win this game. I don’t just mean 3’s or …

NCAA Tournament: ‘Sleeping Ducks’ Ready To Fly South

Danny Harris Editorials 2 Comments

With March Madness (my favorite three weeks of the year) underway, I am sure that we all feel a little lump of uncertainty in our stomachs because of how our beloved Ducks have sort of stumbled into the field of 68. Certainly we were all disappointed to see them get a 3-seed and be placed in the Midwest Region, where …

Oregon Duck Basketball Is Ready for ‘Final Four’ Flight

Kellen Garrett Editorials 3 Comments

Dreary days have come to Eugene. The glowing, summer sun that represents the hype and hope that Oregon Duck football brings, is gone. For all intents and purposes the season is done, despite the fact that there are seven games left. As the losses compound, the panic is palpable. With three losses before the second day of October, a perplexingly …

Why the NBA Should Support “Two,Three and Degree” Over “One and Done”

Tyler Timm FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

Another college basketball season has come and gone, and faithful fans have watched and witnessed another March Madness that lived up to all the hype. Now we have entered the time of year when the players who were so devoutly followed will decide whether to pursue their lifelong dream of playing in the NBA – or return to college for another …

To Build a Better Program: Start at Home

Daniel Kantor FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 5 Comments

It is the day before the National Championship for college basketball, and for the third year in a row, the opponent that knocked the Ducks out of the dance has gone on to the final four (2013/Louisville, 2014-15 Wisconsin). This fun little statistic is a perfect microcosm for Oregon’s basketball program, flirting with greatness but coming up short. Coach Dana Altman …

Rematch at The Big Dance: Wisconsin Scouting Report

Daniel Kantor FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

Mighty Joe Young and the Oregon Ducks squeezed past Oklahoma State with a 79 – 73 victory. Next up is a team that the Ducks should be very familiar with, Frank Kaminsky and the Wisconsin Badgers. For those Duck fans who have blocked the 2014 tournament from their memory, here’s a painful reminder. The Ducks played against Wisconsin in last …

Oregon’s Tournament Path Opens

David Koh FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

A month ago we were wondering if we’d even get to see our Ducks put on their Dancing shoes at all. Now we’ve got a chance to see them go deep into March and show off those Cinderella slippers to the whole world. The NCAA’s West bracket opened up in a startlingly weak way yesterday, with 4th-seeded North Carolina and 5th-seeded Arkansas winning …

Ducks Dancing as No. 8

Ben Salaman FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

The Ducks will be dancing in Omaha, and Oregon fans will get a chance to see their team participate in the NCAA tournament for the third year straight. Aside from making school history by earning a third straight bid to the madness that ensues in March, the Ducks will be heading into their regional bracket seeded No. 8. The bracket this year is looking oddly …

The Ducks Lock-Up No.2 Seed in 2015 Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Tournament

Austin Willhoft FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

Ladies and Gentleman, March Madness is here! The time has arrived as from Wednesday to Saturday (March 11th-14th), the Pac-12 Men’s Tournament takes place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in fabulous Las Vegas, NV. Out of the 12 teams, eight were determined for the tournament on the final day of the regular season. Here is breakdown of what the …