Ionescu, Oregon Women’s Hoops Gave Fans One Heckuva Ride

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As of April 17, former Oregon Ducks women’s basketball superstar Sabrina Ionescu will play in the WNBA for the New York Liberty. Ionescu, who finished her career with the Ducks leading the NCAA (both women and men) with 26 career triple-doubles, was selected as the No. 1 overall draft pick, yet another first for the school’s program. Not surprisingly, Ionescu’s …

Honoring the GOATS of Oregon Athletics

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Once in a Blue Moon, an event or person comes along and touches your life, making you realize how fortunate you are to be given an opportunity to experience something only that particular event or individual can offer. It can immediately transform lives or transport you back to a time and place where life seemed simpler and more meaningful. You …

Baylor Is Massive and Oregon Can’t Beat Them …Yeah Right

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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’ …

A 10-Point Preview of Oregon’s Final Four Showdown

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It’s April, and the Oregon women are still dancing! Can they continue their historic run and keep the magic going for a little while longer? We’ll see how everything unfolds tomorrow, but for now, here are 10 things to note before the big game. 1) The Ducks vs the Dominators Baylor has reached the Final Four by winning all of …

Heart, Intelligence and Talent Take Oregon to The Final Four

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Sabrina Ionescu embodies everything that is right with college sports: she’s unselfish, a leader, good in the classroom, team first … the list goes on and on. She put on a display for the ages with her 31 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists in Oregon’s win that sent them to their first Final Four. They’ll play in Tampa on …

Women Save “Lost Weekend” for Oregon Basketball Programs

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Forty-five years ago, almost to the day, the UCLA Bruins came into Oregon and were beaten twice. It was such a shocking result that Sports Illustrated put it on their cover under that exact title: UCLA’s Lost Weekend. The Oregon men had one this weekend, and the women almost — almost — had one of their own. The men fell …

Oregon Women’s Basketball Playing Like Nation’s Best. Oregon Men … Playing

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Oregon’s women’s team continued its great season on Friday against Oregon State in front of a sold-out crowd. (The men? Not so much.) Sabrina Ionescu is playing like the National Player of the Year. The pick and roll with Ruthy Hebard has become devastating. Teams have to pick their poison with those two and a waiting Satou Sabally and Erin Boley …

Oregon Women Nation’s Best? Men Stay Alive for NCAA Berth

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First the Oregon women. Wow, I didn’t see that coming! Oregon just destroyed Stanford, busting the three-decade losing streak at Maples Pavilion to pieces. Let’s talk about why they’re so dangerous right now. It’s not just Sabrina Ionescu and Ruthy Hebard; Satou Sabally and Erin Boley are starting to play like All-Americans. Does Boley ever miss when she gets her feet …

Oregon’s Ready (And Not Ready) for Prime Time Players

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The Oregon women’s team is playing more and more like they’re ready for a title run. They were a number-one seed as of the January 28th Bracketology. Now at 21-1, they did nothing to change that last weekend. Along with their great talent, the Ducks play team defense, share the ball, everyone rebounds, and they do all the little things. …