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’ …

We Are Witnessing the Start of a Dynasty at Oregon

Ryan Robertson Editorials 33 Comments

The first NCAA tournament appearance for Oregon Women’s Basketball was in 1982. Their first trip out of the first round wasn’t until 1987. The Ducks have made it to the round of 32 only eight times in the history of the team, with three of those occurrences coming in the last three seasons. Compare that to the nine times that …

How Can the Ducks Beat Virginia?

Ryan Robertson Editorials 24 Comments

Last Sunday, the Oregon Ducks brought UC Irvine and the nation’s longest winning streak to an end using the energy of Ehab Amin and the shot blocking prowess of Kenny Wooten. The team now has to turn its focus to arguably the best team they have faced since North Carolina in the 2017 Final Four: the Virginia Cavaliers. The Ducks …

Is This the End of the Road for the Cinderella Ducks?

Joshua Whitted Editorials 57 Comments

Winning the Pac-12 Tournament as a sixth seed was improbable. Upsetting fifth-seeded Wisconsin was spectacular. And advancing to the Sweet 16 was euphoric, given the Ducks’ struggles during the regular season. But all of those achievements pale in comparison to the task that the Ducks have ahead of them. The Virginia Cavaliers have become the gold standard for regular-season dominance, …

The Sky’s the Limit for the High-Flying Ducks

Joshua Whitted Editorials 28 Comments

Friday night, as the Ducks waited for the final seconds to expire on a dominating 72-54 victory over the fifth-seeded Badgers, one thing became exceedingly clear. This team is dangerous — very dangerous. It’s time to put the “underdog,” “feel-good,” “ragtag” narrative to rest. The Ducks are a talented, hungry and skilled group of players, with a coach who is …

Ducks Whip Wisconsin to Advance in NCAA Tournament

Darren Perkins Editorials 18 Comments

“Offense is more fun, but defense gets the job done” would be a fitting new motto for the Oregon Ducks basketball team. This was a battle of two teams who play stingy defense. If you’re a fan of fast-paced, high-scoring basketball then hopefully you looked away from your television screen during the first half on Friday afternoon. But in the …