Oregon Basketball Making the Most of Their Seasons

Alex Nordstrand Editorials

Basketball season is officially in full swing, and it sure is a great thing. Albeit a little bumpy at times, it’s happening. Through schedule changes and postponements, the season goes on, and we have another fun and exciting set of Oregon Men’s and Women’s teams to watch and root on as we bring in the New Year. Watching these two …

Dana Altman’s Latest Motley Crew Looks Promising

Darren Perkins Editorials

(Update added late last night: Oregon didn’t look overly impressive in a laboring win against a badly-overmatched Eastern Washington last night. But, this is what Oregon basketball is — a continually evolving process that ultimately always ends in success. See you in March!) +++++ Another year and another “Who the heck are these guys?” for Oregon basketball. As I took …

Oregon Hoops: As Rodney said, “I don’t get no respect!”

Darren Perkins Editorials

Out west, Oregon Basketball has become comparable to the legendary comedian Rodney Dangerfield. Oregon gets no respect. Take a look here at this year’s pre-season media poll: 2020-21 PAC-12 MEN’S BASKETBALL PRESEASON MEDIA POLL TEAM (first-place votes)    POINTS 1. UCLA (9)                          251 2. Arizona State (5)             246 3. Oregon (7)                      241 4. Stanford (1)                     209 5. Arizona                            173 6. USC …

New Flock of Ducks: Oregon Women Add Sharpshooting Transfer

Alex Nordstrand Recruiting

For a college basketball team, losing arguably three of the top players in program history warrants an expected down time to rebuild and reload. However, that is not the case for Oregon Women’s Basketball, as Kelly Graves and staff continue to show that this program is going to be around for a long time to come. Not only are the …

New Flock of Ducks: A Hardy Welcome for Grad Transfer

Alex Nordstrand Recruiting

The Oregon Men’s Basketball team is bringing back plenty of returning talent for the upcoming season. However, if there is one thing we know about Dana Altman, it is that he is always looking for ways to improve his roster, particularly with experience, and this off season has been no different. The Ducks once again will bring in a graduate transfer …

New Flock of Ducks: Promising Point Guard Jalen Terry

Alex Nordstrand Editorials

For the first time in what feels like forever, the Oregon Men’s basketball team is going into the summer with a nearly full roster that is deep, talented and poised to make a run for another PAC-12 Championship. With so many players returning, fans will have many familiar faces to cheer for. That said, there are still a few new …

Payton Pritchard: NBA Journeyman or Future Star?

Alex Nordstrand Analysis

Last offseason, Payton Pritchard postponed his NBA career to come back and play one more season for the Ducks. Four-year seniors are hard to come by nowadays in college basketball, especially ones that start all four years at one school. It is safe to say that Pritchard has earned himself the honor of being an all time Duck, for any sport. …

Business Remains Unfinished for Lady Ducks

Alex Nordstrand Editorials

Perhaps the team with the most disappointment and sense of “what could have been,” the 2019-2020 Oregon Women’s Basketball team will always wonder if they would have been able to complete their unfinished business. All the pieces were in place, as this was their year. Plain and simple. It is a tragedy that this team and these players did not …

Who Made Your Fantasy Ducks Men’s Basketball Team?

Jordan Ingram Editorials

Alright Ducks fans. It’s a bummer out there. Almost everywhere you look, there is no sports coverage. Nada. Zippo. Diddly squat. So, what are you going to do? Well, I got two words for you: Buck up. When the real world fails you, it’s time to retreat into the pleasures and delights of Fantasyland. After a day of perusing Twitter, …

Thank you Sabrina, Thank you Payton

Garrett Sharp-Craig Editorials

After winning the Pac-12 Championship in both Women’s and Men’s College Basketball, it looked as if both Ducks teams were primed for long March Madness runs. Then the sports world stopped. On March 11th, 2020, after Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz was diagnosed with COVID-19, the NBA announced they were suspending the season. Although the news was shocking to …