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 …

Bill Walton: “A Staggering Win”

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I cannot believe what I just saw from our beloved Ducks! They beat Arizona by eight (83-75) in Tucson in front of 14,000 screaming Wildcat fans, when the last 49 teams coming to McKale Center could not! I’m shaking my head and mumbling gibberish and would have yelled and exulted at the incredible victory — were I not so stunned. This is …

The Pac-12 as Never Before?

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All right….you know I cannot stay away from a keyboard too long, as Mr. FishDuck has to share what is rattling around in his head. This break I’ve been taking has been wonderful due to the absence of frustration that comes with managing a website. Yet I never figured when I started FishDuck.com at age 55 — that I would …

Ducks Face Tough Test at Boise Saturday

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Just looking at their current win-loss records, one would think the  No. 24-ranked Oregon Ducks (7-1) should not have too big a problem taking on the unranked Boise State Broncos (6-4) Saturday in Boise (5 p.m. on CBS Sports Network). Taking a closer look, one sees that three of the Broncos’ losses came at the hands of No. 1 Michigan State and …

Rule Changes and Recruitment Will Help Move Oregon into Basketball’s Elite

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After the 2013-2014 basketball season, everything was looking rosy for Dana Altman and Oregon basketball. They just finished a season which saw them win the Pac-12 tournament and the team had a strong showing in the NCAA tournament, narrowly losing to an eventual Final Four team, Wisconsin Badgers, in the round of 32. With a plethora of young and talented players returning, the Ducks were …

Oregon’s Top 5 Players in the NBA?

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Although Oregon doesn’t have a long list of NBA players like Duke, North Carolina or UCLA,  the Ducks can boast about the following Top 5, whom I’m going to rank arbitrarily according to their stats and highlights in the NBA. 1. Steve Jones:  Jones was undrafted but signed with the Oakland Oaks of the ABA, in 1967. He was a …

Dylan Ennis Provides Short and Long-Term Returns

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With so much focus on spring football, I thought I would touch on another significant development in Oregon athletics: the transfer of graduate student — and former Villanova starting point guard – Dylan Ennis to the Ducks. Ennis’ immediate impact is obvious. Oregon is unproven at point guard going into next season. The Ducks got by last year because they had …

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

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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 …

Breaking Down the 2015 Starting Five

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The 2014-15 Duck basketball team surprised everyone (me included) with its round of 32 tournament run this past season. The Ducks overcame substantial adversity after losing key starters and role players from the 2013-14 season in Jonathan Lloyd, Mike Moser, and Jason Calliste via graduation and sophomores Dominic Artis and Damyean Dotson via dismissal from the program. What Coach Altman …

Two Years and Three Cheers for Mighty Joe Young

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“Here we go. Five seconds left in regulation. Young with three. Young FOR three. GOT IT!”- Dave Pasch, ESPN Announcer. A truly amazing play. The final few seconds leading up to Joseph Young’s buzzer beater against Utah to advance Oregon to the Pac-12 Tournament Championship were unforgettable. It’s been a couple weeks now, but I still find myself thinking about …