Ducks Could Stay Local for NCAA Tournament

Adam Kruse FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

Lots can change quickly in college basketball, but with the Ducks’ latest win streak, they have a legitimate shot to play their first NCAA Tournament game in Portland — a de-facto home game for Oregon. In the his latest Bracketology, Joe Lunardi actually projects the Ducks to play in Seattle as a No. 10 seed vs No. 7 Michigan State (a …

Defense: The Missing Ingredient For a Spot in the Sweet Sixteen

FishDuck Staff FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

Many have heard the adage “Offense sells tickets, but defense wins championships” but is that the truth?  Though some question the validity of the statement, the Oregon Ducks have proven that for them, defense has been a crucial part in their 2013-14 late-season success. The Ducks showcased both heart and skill in the first two rounds of the NCAA tournament proving …

College Football Nation: Texas has Fallen and Fiesta Bowl Prisoner

Jeff Hostetler FishWrap, FishWrap Archive Leave a Comment

Is anyone really paying attention to the college football world as March Madness is upon us?  I know I still care about college football and all it’s glory, but the college basketball tournament really helps occupy the time during this slow period.  I enjoy looking for the next “Cinderella” in the March Madness tournament.  I think everyone likes looking for …

Bracketology at FishDuck Headquarters

Kim Hastings FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

Far be it from us to drop names but Joe Lunardi (of bracketology fame) and Charles Fischer (of analysis video and GQ fame) are actually one and the same.  Too modest to brag but too accomplished for just one area of expertise, Joe/Charles (or as we call him, Loon Fish) predict the NCAA Tournament bracket with astounding accuracy each and …

Catch Your Breath! A Mid-Season Wrap. No Bigs but Ducks keep yellin’ Timber.

Max Blumenthal FishWrap, FishWrap Archive

Following a loss to the Colorado Buffaloes, Oregon men’s basketball is now 1-1 in the Pac-12 and, it would appear, their season is a complete loss.  Wait a second . . . not so fast, my friend! Sure, everyone hates to see a good win streak ended, but we all need to remember, the basketball season is a marathon and …

Baker’s Dozen: A Duck-Centric Ranking of the Remaining Teams

Nathan Roholt FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 3 Comments

Everyone’s got some formula for solving The Bracket:  Always pencil the 1s and 2s in the first round.  Pick at least one 12 over a 5.  You have to choose a few upsets, because even though going chalk will land you in the top third of your pool, no one will respect you for how you got there.  Every year …

Notes From Around The College Football Nation: BIG-10 Wants The Money And A Little College Basketball

Jeff Hostetler FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

I know we talk college football here, but can we really ignore all the March Madness going on around us?  Congrats to the Ducks for not only winning the PAC-12 but also winning their opening tournament rounds and moving to the Sweet Sixteen.  This proved the Ducks should have been seeded better.  A 12th seed…and you won the PAC-12?  No …

Ducks Return to the Madness of March

Daniel Hendricks FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

Welcome back to the NCAA Tourney fray, Oregon fans.  After a 5-year hiatus, it’s nice to see the Ducks back in the bracket. That being said, I’ll spend a brief moment addressing the unforgivable seeding awarded to Oregon.  Pac-12 boss Larry Scott should be seething at the fact that his conference tourney winner was dumped into a 12 seed.  There’s no …

Notes from around the college football nation: MUST SEE TV and BCS bidding

Jeff Hostetler FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 7 Comments

This weekend is the weekend of truth for most schools….if you are into March Madness and the seeing if the selection committee chooses your school to be in the big dance.  We should all pay attention and try to use their system for when it comes time for choosing teams for the final four of college football playoffs.  We need …

Pac-12 Tournament Champion is Up for Grabs

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It all comes down to the final weekend to crown a Pac-12 basketball regular season champion.  Oregon has led the way the entire year, sparked by victories over the UCLA Bruins and Arizona Wildcats.  UCLA stands tied with Oregon for first place in the conference with a 12-4 record, but losses by both teams during the final week of play …