5 Star Recruit Tyler Dorsey Committed to Ducks but Won’t Sign LOI

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5-Star Oregon basketball commit Tyler Dorsey continued a recent trend of elite high school athletes not signing Letters of Intent (LOI). Dorsey told The Oregonian he is 100% committed to Oregon but will not be signing a LOI. The Oregonian’s Andrew Nemec reported the precedent as recently as February’s National Signing Day for football recruits. “ESPN four-star linebacker Roquan Smith committed to UCLA on …

Men’s Basketball Team Poised for Long-Term Success

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It was certainly no Butler vs. Duke for the National Championship in 2010, but this year’s Oregon men’s basketball team was pretty close to a Cinderella story. Not even the die-hard fans, let alone the players, gave this team a chance of finishing second in the Pac-12 behind Arizona. The success from this past season is the fire that this basketball program needed. In Eugene, people care a lot …

Breaking Down the 2015 Starting Five

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The 2014-15 Duck basketball team surprised everyone (me included) with its round of 32 tournament run this past season. The Ducks overcame substantial adversity after losing key starters and role players from the 2013-14 season in Jonathan Lloyd, Mike Moser, and Jason Calliste via graduation and sophomores Dominic Artis and Damyean Dotson via dismissal from the program. What Coach Altman …

What Comes Next for Oregon Basketball?

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While the Sweet 16 is currently in progress for those still in the tournament, for the Ducks the offseason began after Sunday’s 85-77 loss to Wisconsin. While the taste of a repeat loss to the Badgers is a tough pill to swallow, there is plenty to look forward to in the 2015-16 season. The Ducks are bringing back a youthful, …

What An Amazing Run

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Incredible. That’s the only word that describes the 2014-15 Ducks’ basketball season. I’ve never seen a team projected to be one of the worst in its conference play at such a high level during league play, and then at an even higher level during the NCAA Tournament. The growth of this team has been remarkable, and the Ducks deserve to …

Oregon MBB Commit Finishes Senior Season Strong

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The Oregon Men’s basketball team is at the end of one of the most incredible regular seasons ever put together in school history. Losing three starters before the season pinned the team up against a wall – Head Coach Dana Altman and staff have proven all the haters wrong. This young team, led by NBA talent Joseph Young is poised to make a move in this year’s tourney. …

Oregon Scores Big on First Day of Recruiting Week With Commit Tyler Dorsey

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Oregon scored big when 38th-ranked prospect in the ESPN-100 committed to the men’s basketball team yesterday afternoon. According to ESPN, Tyler Dorsey had the option of committing to California, Colorado, Connecticut, Arizona State and Kansas. Dorsey was formerly an Arizona Wildcats pledge but reopened his recruitment when Justin Simon committed to them and they started looking into other guards. Now, Dorsey has …

Recruiting Update: This is Autzen!

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Football Recruiting Visits With a second half fit for the history books, Oregon ran roughshod over visiting Michigan State, 46-27. In attendance were several key names on Oregon’s big board and following the thunderous win, those same preps had plenty to say about their time in Eugene. Defensive end will be a high-profile need heading into next season as several …