Communication is Key, Ducks Locked Out

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  EUGENE, OR.- There’s no other way to put it, the Ducks are in big, big, BIG trouble. After such an impressive start to the season, the Ducks haven’t been able to carry their mojo into league play, as they are now 1-3 in the PAC-12 after their heart-breaking 82-80 loss to the Stanford Cardinal on Sunday afternoon. Just when …

Duck Men Show Heart in the Huntsman

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SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH. – The undefeated Oregon Ducks came into the Huntsman Center, Thursday afternoon, to take on the 11-1 Utah Utes, in the first PAC-12 conference game of the year.  After playing only two road games this season – one of which was at the Moda Center in Portland, basically in the Ducks’ backyard – this one would not only test Oregon’s ability to …

Oregon Ducks Recipe to go Deep into the Woods

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Following the 100-96 overtime thriller against the BYU Cougars Sunday night, Oregon is now off to their best start since the 2006-07 season, a season in which Aaron Brooks and company started 13-0 and reached the elite eight of the NCAA tournament. As one of the remaining 10 unbeaten teams in the country, the nation has begun to take notice …

College Football Nation: Shootout in the Desert and Cinderella Crushed

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  Bowl season is here and it already has had its fair share of excitement.  This is the time for conferences to boast how great they are compared to everyone else . . . ahem . . . SEC!  Maybe some of the other conferences will come to play and shut up the “SEC, SEC, SEC” chant at the end …

A Game to Build a Dream On

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It took a little time on Saturday night at the Moda Center for both the Ducks and their fans to come alive.  Make no mistake: the atmosphere was festive, with a crowd of yellow and (in Illinois’ case) orange-clad fans enjoying a back-and-forth game from wire to wire.  But by the final whistle, it was clearer than ever that this …

Oregon Hoops: They Don’t Rebuild, They Don’t Reload, They Retransfer!

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Kevin Cline Pac-12 Conference Champions. . .that was last year. . .and again this year!  At this point in the season the Ducks have established an identity as strong competitors for a second straight conference title.  The effort has been led by almost an entirely new unit than those we saw hoist the trophy last year in Las Vegas.  A …

Ducks put the O in Oregon in OT Win

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From Video OXFORD, Miss.-  Oregon came into Ole Miss on Sunday afternoon with an incredible record of 7-0 (first time since their 2006-07 season) and were looking to capture another win, making them one of only two teams in the PAC-12 still undefeated.  But, with this being the Ducks’ first matchup in history against the Rebels, both teams knew this …

The Year of the Transfers — A Critical Test Sunday

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Craig Strobeck I don’t know how he does it, but Dana Altman has done it again.  After losing three of five starters to graduation, this pragmatic coach has somehow found a way to piece together a team.  A team which is off to one of the best starts in Oregon basketball history.  The Ducks have set a torrid pace, winning …

Ducks Dominate Dons

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Steve Francis EUGENE, OR.- The San Francisco Dons came into Matthew Knight Arena averaging 92 points per game on the season.  With such an explosive offense, Oregon coach Dana Altman understood that this matchup would challenge his players’ character and defensive discipline.  Oregon leads the Dons all-time with an overall record of 7-2, with USF’s last win against the Ducks …

NBA Draft Surprises, Trades, and the Iranian Connection

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The 2013 NBA Draft had many story lines.  It was commissioner David Stern’s last NBA draft as he is set to retire this upcoming February.  The consensus projected number one pick, Nerlens Noel, fell all the way to the New Orleans Pelicans at number six only to be traded to the 76ers along with a first round pick in next years draft …