The Bizarro Reality of Life Without Matthew Knight Arena

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Make no mistake about it.  Without Matthew Knight Arena, the Ducks wouldn’t have Dana Altman, they wouldn’t have the talent, and they wouldn’t be in the final four. Or would they? Because in a disturbing alternate reality where MKA is still a piece of land with an old bakery on it, the Ducks would still be celebrating 2017 in the …

Recruiting Update: Best Point Guard in ’15 Coming to Oregon?

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Football Recruiting News By now, just about everyone in and around Autzen Stadium knows the name Hunter Kampmoyer (3-Star/Bishop, CA). But what was behind the almost instantaneous pledge to become a Duck? Kampmoyer, it appears, has had his eyes trained on Oregon since his decommitment from Arizona State earlier this year. “I told my parents last week if Oregon offers, …

Recruiting Update: Oregon Lands JUCO Player of the Year

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Basketball Recruiting Commitments A prevailing trend of incoming transfers could readily describe Dana Altman‘s tenure at Oregon. Just a few breaths since the monumental landing of point guard Tyler Ennis (T/Brampton, ON), a new face has emerged in the low post. National Junior College Player of the Year, center Chris Boucher (T/Powell, WY), is headed to the confines of Matthew …

Recruiting Update: Altman Picks Romar’s Pocket

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Football Recruiting Offers/Visits Taking a page from men’s basketball coach Dana Altman, linebackers headman Erik Chinander is looking north of the border to add to Eugene’s football wealth. Following a weekend visit, tabbed athlete Chase Claypool (NR/Abbotsford, BC) received a nod from Lightning Yellow and Thunder Green. “Oregon was pretty much the dream offer I wanted,” said Claypool. “I did a …

How Three Vital Ducks Were Ranked Coming into Oregon

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As Oregon fans, we love to see when the sports teams land huge commitments of four- or five-star prospects that either came out of high school or transferred here from another academic institution. So, here are three fundamental players that have exemplified their phenomenal skills set on the court: 1. The One-and-Only G Joseph Young Of course, he would be regarded as …

2015 KIDSPORTS

2015 KIDSPORTS Invitational

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One week from today, the 16th annual KIDSPORTS Invitational will take place at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene. Powered by the Warsaw Sports Marketing Center, this event is a nonprofit, 3-on-3 basketball tournament for 5th-8th graders throughout the greater Eugene community. The KIDSPORTS organization is dedicated to the values of physical fitness, sportsmanship and teamwork through sports activities. The primary goal …

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 …

Being a Ducks Fan From the Eyes of a Duck

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When looking for colleges to apply to, students might consider their future aspirations, field of study interests, or location of campus. At the University of Oregon, there is one common trend seen among all who apply and ultimately attend: SPORTS! In a world where athletes are praised like gods, the world of sports has heavily influenced the decision-making of thousands of …

The Old Guards: Oregon’s Senior Backcourt

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On Senior Night Sunday, two Duck starters bid farewell to Matthew Knight Arena, though they hope they won’t be finished with Oregon basketball for a few weeks yet. Neither is over 200 lbs or taller than a modest 6’4″ but both leave giant-sized footprints on Kilkenny Floor. Point Guard Joseph Young is one of only two significant contributors left over from last …

Oregon Back On Track With Win Over Colorado

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Last night, the Ducks annihilated the Buffaloes with an emphatic 73-60 victory at Matthew Knight Arena. Oregon, which recently had a four-game win streak snapped by UCLA, finished on a powerful note by not allowing Colorado to edge its way back into the game in the second half. With the NCAA Tournament coming closer and closer each day, it was pivotal for …

Ducks Declare Fifth Straight Winning Season With Washington State Victory

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Yesterday the Oregon Ducks stomped Washington State with a 95-72 win at Matthew Knight Arena. Joseph Young and Dwayne Benjamin were the MVPs of the game with a combined 54 points. Young had 29 and Benjamin followed closely behind with a career-high of 25. According to GoDucks.com, Young was just a couple assists away from a triple double (29 points, …

Preview of Ducks and Cougars Showdown

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It’s game day ladies and gentleman! Oregon is taking on Washington State this afternoon at Matthew Knight Arena in an epic match-up that will most likely be a close one similar to the first game. When the two teams met up the first time, the game went all the way to overtime with the Cougars winning at home 108-99. A …