One-and-Done Players: Good for Oregon Basketball?

Alex Nordstrand Editorials 16 Comments

The simple answer: Yes, if done the right way. And Dana Altman looks to be getting on the right path. The one-and-done phenomenon started in 2006, when the NBA made a rule stating that in order for a player to be eligible for an NBA draft, they must be at least 19 years old and/or one year removed from high …

Oregon Men’s Basketball Transferring to New Heights

Alex Nordstrand Recruiting 32 Comments

After a spectacular and exciting Cinderella run into the NCAA tournament, a top-notch incoming recruiting class, and the potential return of all but two players, expectations were high for the Oregon Men’s Basketball 2019-20 season at the end of last year. However, the unexpected departures of a number of players left Dana Altman and his staff with the challenge to, …

The Stars Are Aligning for Oregon Women’s Basketball

Alex Nordstrand Recruiting 12 Comments

In seemingly the blink of an eye, the Oregon Women’s Basketball program has risen to the top of the NCAA rankings, with some experts even favoring them to win the National Championship. However, with such a meteoric rise, it’s fair to wonder whether the program can sustain this level of success after this group of players moves on. I think …

Ponder-Point: Is There Such a Thing as a “Good Foul”?

Lou Farnsworth Editorials 19 Comments

Is there such a thing as a “good foul”? That was the question posed to the class. While working on her Master’s degree, my wife was taking a course entitled, “The Sociological Aspects of Sport.” The professor posed that question as a follow-up after having assigned the class the task of reading an article by Warren P. Fraleigh: “Why the …

Oregon Basketball Scores Recruits

Bob Rickert Editorials 51 Comments

Coach Dana Altman filled a big piece of the Ducks’ roster on Saturday. Eric Williams Jr., a 6’6″ shooting guard/wing is transferring immediately to Oregon from Duquesne. The left-handed Williams averaged 14 points and over seven rebounds per game for the Dukes. A Michigan native, he once scored 50 in a high school game and led his team to the state …

Oregon Ducks: Top 10 Things Rockin’ the Offseason

Darren Perkins Editorials 53 Comments

I was sitting at my local Starbucks Sunday morning, attempting to get jacked up by acquiring that perfect coffee buzz while blasting some early Motley Crue through my headphones (yeah, I watched their biopic Netflix movie “The Dirt” on Saturday night), but for the first time in God knows how long, I couldn’t think of anything to write. At least …

Baylor Closes the Book on Oregon’s Historic Season

Joshua Whitted Editorials 49 Comments

It was fun, memorable and riveting. But yesterday afternoon, the Ducks’ magical season reached its end. The Oregon women knew that they faced a sizable obstacle, as they faced the best team in the country in the land for a chance to play for a National Championship. Baylor came into the game with only one loss on the season, earning …

Baylor Is Massive and Oregon Can’t Beat Them …Yeah Right

Bob Rickert Editorials 13 Comments

Baylor is incredible. The Bears are huge. They’re like giants who roam the earth just taking whatever they want from others. Why would anyone even think they can play with them? Does Oregon stand a chance? Of course. Baylor is the best team in the nation this year, but they’re not unbeatable. Much has already been written about the Bears’ …