Heart Over Talent

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Speechless. That’s the best word that describes how most of us feel about the Ducks’ success this season. Prior to the season beginning, Oregon had only four players on its roster, and they were all guys returning from the year before.  Two of them, Joseph Young and Elgin Cook, were legitimate threats, and the other two ( Jalil Abdul-Bassit and Theo Friedman) …

The Ice Breaker: Who Are Your Ducks? (Speedsters Edition)

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Last time we met, we discussed how important it would be for the Ducks to have energetic big men in order for this to be a successful season. But, how can those big guys even have a chance of executing offensively — or getting back defensively — if the guards aren’t living up to their promising potential? This week we …

Theo Friedman — Freshman Walk-On — A Guard’s Guard

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Relentless persistence and determination are qualities that set great athletes apart from the simply good.  These qualities are also critically important to an athlete that isn’t offered a scholarship.  No scholarship means a player is not guaranteed a spot on the team, but rather just a chance to try out for a “walk-on” position, and on their own dime at …