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, …

A Tale Of Two Oregon Basketball Teams

Bob Rickert Editorials 16 Comments

The Oregon women’s basketball team is marching toward a Pac-12 title and a high NCAA tournament seed. Meanwhile, we’ll call what the men’s team is grinding through the learning year. As if being riddled with injuries and lacking a number one scorer isn’t enough, Oregon’s lack of experience is now showing up as they fail to to close out late leads …

Oregon Hoops: Three Off-Season Questions

Darren Perkins Editorials 19 Comments

The 2018 Oregon Ducks basketball season ended with a big thud last weekend. And while it would have been nice to see the Ducks make a run in the NIT, I get the feeling that Duck fans didn’t lose sleep over losing in the second round. With five straight NCAA Tournament appearances, Oregon fans have become accustomed to getting more out of …

You’re Making Me Dizzy: Duck Basketball at Rare Heights Indeed

Steven Smith Editorials 9 Comments

Yes, hoops season is finally here. Every team is undefeated, and optimism runs high. In basketball, the Ducks are a bonafide contender again for the BIG Dance under the tutelage and direction of Dana Altman and staff. In his eighth season at Oregon, a tradition of winning and excellence has been established. It wasn’t always that way. Time travel back to his first …

Freshman Keith Smith Finds His Role in Oregon’s Defense

August Howell Editorials 6 Comments

Not many people know a great deal about the bench players for Oregon Men’s Basketball. Many teams often see unfamiliar faces during blowouts or when coaches change strategy, for that matter. It’s important to realize that these guys, who can sometimes seem out of place on the court, are actually pretty darn good basketball players. As a role player coming …

NCAA Tournament: ‘Sleeping Ducks’ Ready To Fly South

Danny Harris Editorials 2 Comments

With March Madness (my favorite three weeks of the year) underway, I am sure that we all feel a little lump of uncertainty in our stomachs because of how our beloved Ducks have sort of stumbled into the field of 68. Certainly we were all disappointed to see them get a 3-seed and be placed in the Midwest Region, where …

Pac-12 Analysts and Taggart’s Surprising “Reverse Vetting”

Charles Fischer Editorials 4 Comments

Can you believe the Oregon news these days? Even in the slow days of March, we have things to feel a little down about, news that is incredible and an item that Mr. FishDuck has been pondering. Let’s get to it, my fellow Duck fans! Be Proud of the Unknown From Men’s Basketball … Yup … the loss in the Pac-12 …

Recruiting Update: Altman Close to getting Top Class in the Nation

August Howell Recruiting 9 Comments

As the Oregon men’s basketball team continues its impressive season, beating two undefeated Pac-12 teams, the Ducks 2017 recruiting class is starting to take shape. So far, it looks promising. The biggest news has been the signing of Troy Brown Jr., a 5-star small forward recruit from Centennial High School in Las Vegas, NV. Brown is the 17th-ranked player in the country, …

Oregon Ducks Continue to Honor Frohnmayer in NCAA Tournament

Jordan Ingram FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

A simple, black ”DF” patch was added to the Oregon Ducks men’s basketball jerseys throughout the Pac-12 tournament, honoring the late Dave Frohnmayer. The patch is a small, solemn mark of recognition, giving thanks to the celebrated former president of the University of Oregon, who sadly lost his battle with prostate cancer on March 9, 2015. Oregon will be wearing “DF” patches to honor UO …