Duck Basketball Starts Fast – 5 Thoughts

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Tonight the most anticipated Oregon Ducks basketball season in recent memory will begin, and the 5th-ranked Oregon Ducks will charge onto the hardwood at Matthew Knight Arena. Their goal in simple terms will be to start the season 1-0, but by winning tonight the Ducks will also extend their home game win streak to 25. It has been more than 500 days since Oregon …

Preseason Coaches Poll Shows Oregon Ducks Basketball Has Respect

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Polls never really mean much. The games still have to be played, and no trophies are given out for poll rankings. That being said, the release of the preseason basketball Coaches Poll signifies that the season is right around the bend and sparks some excitement, especially if you are a fan of a school such as the Oregon Ducks that …

Dana Altman – The Right Stuff for Ducks Basketball

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A two-and-a-half mile walk from the legendary loudness of Autzen Stadium will bring you to Matthew Knight Arena: a $200-million office for a $2-million-a-year coach. In a few weeks, Altman will be entering his 27th season as a college basketball head coach and his 7th as the coach of the Oregon Ducks. During his career he has won Coach of the Year awards …

Dillon Brooks: “You gotta be ALL in”

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Something a sportscaster stated in one of the Sweet 16 pre-game shows really resonated with me, when he offered that, “Every time I watched Oregon this season – they were a little better.” Amen, as the improvement (a classic Dana Altman occurrence every season) became very noticeable for those of us that had been watching from November until now. I’ll …

Bill Walton Predicts an Oregon National Championship

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Yes … he really did! In his interview with sportscaster panelists on ESPN First Take Bill Walton was his usual self spouting interesting and at times, outrageous lines while being highly entertaining in the process. They asked him, “Who is going to win it all?” Bill answerd, “OREGON … I love the way they play.” A panelist exclaims, “Oregon? A lot of …

Duke Fans Are Southern Cal-East: Insufferable

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My friends – I went looking for information about Duke basketball, and ran into an article that just dumped all the material you can to brag about a team into one compact view. The post was supposed to be about the match-up between the Ducks and Blue Devils, but it was all about their tradition, their great coach, the plaudits …

Unbelievable: Campus Insiders Takes St. Joe’s Over Oregon

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I get it – the Pac-12 has misrepresented – even Utah got killed by Gonzaga. So Oregon is the only team in the conference left to carry the standard forward. And, as if enough pundits have predicted no Pac-12 teams in the Sweet Sixteen – we have Campus Insiders pile on with their pick of St. Joseph’s University over Oregon …

OREGON IS No. 1 AND RIGHT COASTERS ARE THROWING No. 2 AT THE DUCKS

Jon Joseph Editorials 2 Comments

Thank you NCAA Basketball Committee (Committee) for correctly seeding PAC 12 regular season and PAC 12 Tournament Champion Oregon at No.1 in the West Region. The PAC 12 tied the ACC and the B 12 with the most teams in the 2016 NCAA Tournament field at 7. It certainly seems logical that the champions of all 3 conferences would receive …

Ducks Pull off Rare Double-Basketball Championship (Video Highlights!)

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I do not believe anyone who said they saw that Oregon’s 88-57 dismantling of Utah coming in advance. Most of us were concerned about the opposite, as it is very hard to beat a team for a third time, especially when the differences between teams is so close. The trip to the Bay Area (losing both games) is what came to …

Insane Win, Insane Video and Insane Bill Walton Quotes

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Oregon’s win over the Arizona Wildcats in the Pac-12 Tournament (95-89) brought together a collection of extremes as examples of the human experience. We saw dazzling heights (offensive explosion before halftime), unknown skills summoned from within (unbelievable defense in the first half), boneheaded thinking and choking (end of regulation) – all during which the fan got verbally slapped around by the insanity that is Bill …

Pac-12 Seeding: “The Beat Goes On”

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“And the beat goes on, the beat goes on. East coast bias it never seems to stop, Stanford was denied a Football Playoff spot, McCaffery’s Heisman dreams had no real shot, An Alabama back stole Christian’s deserved slot. And the beat goes on, the beat goes on. Is the Pac-12 on the far side of the Moon? Or back east …

Oregon Wins Rare Pac-12 Basketball Title (Video Highlights)

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Oregon won only their second regular season Pac-12 Mens Basketball title since WWII Saturday, as they pulled out another tough road win at USC’s Galen Center, 76-66 . Winning on the road has been difficult for all conference members and USC had a 16-1 record at home going into this game, as Oregon never dreamed they would survive with Dillon Brooks …