Ducks in the Draft, Hoops, and more Ducks vs Dogs

Darren Perkins Editorials 13 Comments

The NFL Draft is April 26-28 and the Ducks have three players expecting to hear their name called. Painfully, that is three more than last year. Here’s a look (per NFL.com): 1) Tyrell Crosby: The fifth-ranked OT is expected to go in rounds 2-3, and is rated has having a chance to become an NFL starter. 2) Royce Freeman: The …

Oregon Final Four Bound? 3-Seeded Ducks Better Than Last Year’s 1-Seed Team

Aaron Lewis Editorials 4 Comments

Oregon is three wins away from the Final Four. Given the Ducks have already run off 8- and 17-game winning streaks this season, the Final Four feels like the Oregon’s destiny. But we’ve been here before. The Ducks have made the Elite Eight six times, including last year, and only made the Final Four once, but that was during the FDR administration …

Ducks Basketball Falling Short of Expectations But Potential Still There

Aaron Lewis Editorials 1 Comment

The expectations and excitement around the Oregon basketball team coming into the season was a welcome reprieve from the disaster of a football season that unfolded this fall. Many media experts picked Oregon to make a Final Four run and even win a national title. Pollsters also put Oregon in the top five of the preseason poll for the first time ever. …

Dana Altman – The Right Stuff for Ducks Basketball

Kellen Garrett Editorials 4 Comments

A two-and-a-half mile walk from the legendary loudness of Autzen Stadium will bring you to Matthew Knight Arena: a $200-million office for a $2-million-a-year coach. In a few weeks, Altman will be entering his 27th season as a college basketball head coach and his 7th as the coach of the Oregon Ducks. During his career he has won Coach of the Year awards …

While Oregon Football Tailspins, Three Ducks Basketball Games To Anticipate

Kellen Garrett Editorials 5 Comments

For those expecting an epic border clash, there was disappointment. For those that were hoping to see a resurgence to save the season, there was despair. For those that predicted a win, there was embarrassment. If you watched looking for discipline and effort, I imagine you turned the channel. On top of that, there was plenty of celebrating in Oregon …

Oregon Duck Basketball Is Ready for ‘Final Four’ Flight

Kellen Garrett Editorials 3 Comments

Dreary days have come to Eugene. The glowing, summer sun that represents the hype and hope that Oregon Duck football brings, is gone. For all intents and purposes the season is done, despite the fact that there are seven games left. As the losses compound, the panic is palpable. With three losses before the second day of October, a perplexingly …

Two Years and Three Cheers for Mighty Joe Young

Alex Towne FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

“Here we go. Five seconds left in regulation. Young with three. Young FOR three. GOT IT!”- Dave Pasch, ESPN Announcer. A truly amazing play. The final few seconds leading up to Joseph Young’s buzzer beater against Utah to advance Oregon to the Pac-12 Tournament Championship were unforgettable. It’s been a couple weeks now, but I still find myself thinking about …

Ducks Play Their Game to Outlast Cowboys

Spencer Thomas FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

I wrote this past Thursday that Oklahoma State would be a tough matchup for the men of Oregon in the NCAA Tournament round of sixty-four. The Ducks would need to play the game at their pace, limit turnovers, and limit Cowboy sharpshooter Phil Forte to ensure victory. After a hard-fought 79-73 victory, it is time to examine whether these predictions …

Do Not Sleep on the Men From Stillwater

Spencer Thomas FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

On paper, eighth-seeded Oregon’s first-round NCAA Tournament matchup with ninth-seeded Oklahoma State appears to be a one-sided affair favoring the Ducks. Per ESPN.com, the Cowboys are 178th in the nation in points per game, and 145th in field goal percentage. Oregon, meanwhile, checks in at 26th in the country in scoring, and a respectable 63rd in field goal percentage, shooting …

A Look Into Pac-12 Basketball Before the Postseason

Jason Selby FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 5 Comments

Dribble the ball up and down the court, try to shoot the ball into your opponent’s basket while attempting to defend your own from the other team — with that being the simplest description of the game of basketball, it is one we have come to know and love. Basketball provides entertainment for those watching it, and endless amounts of …

What to Make of Pac-12 Men’s Basketball This Season

Jason Selby FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

It’s cliche to say “you never know who is going to win in college sports.” But it’s true, you really never know who is going to win. The Pac-12 this season has not been linear — in fact, I would compare it to a roller coaster with flips and corkscrews. Coming into the season, many fans had already played out the different scenarios …

Pac-12 Hoops: Larry Scott Seeks Reinstatement of Freshman Ineligibility Rule

Jordan Ingram FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

Most college basketball fans have heard of ”one and done” in college basketball. The relatively recent phenomenon concerns the nation’s top players using their college experience as a one-year holding station before jumping ship to the NBA. For some players, finishing their college education is the last thing on their mind. But that might change as conference commissioners around the country are seeking to end the …