Sabrina Ionescu: A Duck Forever

Zeke Lerner-Wood Editorials 6 Comments

Strange times are upon us. None of us knew this was coming. Tom Brady has left the New England Patriots.  In all seriousness, I bid a forlorn farewell two weeks ago to the University of Oregon campus for the time being, with no thought as to how serious the circumstances would devolve to due to COVID-19. I never would have …

Business Remains Unfinished for Lady Ducks

Alex Nordstrand Editorials 17 Comments

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 …

Oregon Basketball’s West Coast Dominance

Alex Nordstrand Editorials 13 Comments

Both the Oregon Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams had big weekends, as the Lady Ducks won the Women’s Pac-12 Tournament, and the men clinched the regular season title. Oregon becomes the first Pac-12 school to have a three-peat: football, men’s basketball, and women’s basketball all won Pac-12 regular season championships. The women became champions in Las Vegas in typical fashion. …

Oregon Women’s Basketball Honors Seniors

Alex Nordstrand Editorials 17 Comments

This past weekend the Oregon women’s basketball team played their last two regular season home gamesand took the opportunity to celebrate seniors Minyon Moore, Sabrina Ionescu and Ruthy Hebard along with departing junior Satou Sabally. While also clinching the Pac-12 regular season title, it was a true celebration. Not only for the team, but the two sell-out crowds who were …

Oregon Basketball’s Roller Coaster Weekend

Alex Nordstrand Editorials 24 Comments

For the Oregon Women’s Basketball team, this past weekend was a monumental final road trip of the season to the Bay Area. The Ducks turned in two more dominating performances against Cal and No. 4 Stanford to reach 14 straight victories, saw an NCAA record set and learned about the future of the roster. It was a very emotional few …

Oregon Hoops Hit Stride During Final Stretch

Alex Nordstrand Editorials 42 Comments

The Oregon men’s basketball team got back on track this past weekend, as they swept Colorado and Utah at home to take sole possession of first place in the Pac-12. The first half against Colorado looked much the same as we had seen over their last road trip; lethargic, not making shots and giving up way too many easy points. …

Oregon Basketball Heading In Opposite Directions

Alex Nordstrand Editorials 37 Comments

Oregon Men Lost On Offense The Oregon Men’s Basketball team is at the crossroads of their season. The Ducks have lost two straight conference games in which they have had over eight minute field goal droughts in the second half after gaining a double digit lead. This has been a different season than what we have become accustomed to under …

Oregon Basketball: Breaking Down The Pick And Roll

Alex Nordstrand Analysis 25 Comments

The pick-and-roll is one of the most frequently utilized offensive plays in all of basketball. In order to generate good shots out of the pick-and-roll, a team needs to execute three elements–adequate floor spacing, good screens, and adept ball-handling–and it needs to do so aggressively. While the men’s basketball team consistently struggles with their pick-and-rolls, often not even leading to …

Oregon Basketball Battling For Position

Alex Nordstrand Editorials 27 Comments

Oregon Men Continue To Struggle On The Road The Oregon men’s basketball team had a disappointing trip to the Bay Area this past weekend. After beating Cal on Thursday 77-72, they dropped there next game against Stanford 60-70. In the loss to Stanford, the Ducks suffered through a nearly ten minute field goal drought in the second half. During that …

Oregon Basketball on Top of the Pac

Alex Nordstrand Editorials 21 Comments

Lady Ducks Own The State The Oregon women’s basketball team completed a crucial sweep of then-No. 7 Oregon State this past weekend, and in dominant fashion. The Lady Ducks first won on Friday in Eugene, 76-64, controlling the game from the tip. After a hot shooting first half, the Ducks led 46-29 at halftime and never relinquished the lead, despite …

Oregon Basketball Squads Building Momentum

Alex Nordstrand Editorials 17 Comments

The Oregon Ducks men’s basketball team had a roller coaster weekend in Washington state on their latest road trip. After falling to Washington State on Thursday with an uninspired effort, the Ducks bounced back in a big way with a win over the talented Washington Huskies in Seattle. Frankly, it was a game that the Ducks absolutely needed to win, …

State of the Pac-12: Women Ball Too; The Ducks Are Flying High

Cameron Johansson Editorials 26 Comments

In a busy week of sports, we saw a weekend full of exciting NFL playoff games, LSU claimed the national football championship and Duke basketball had a rare loss in an ACC matchup against unranked Clemson. After the College Football National Championship Game, the Associated Press released their end of the season polls. The Ducks finished at number five, and …