The Bizarro Reality of Life Without Matthew Knight Arena

Darren Perkins Humor 3 Comments

Make no mistake about it.  Without Matthew Knight Arena, the Ducks wouldn’t have Dana Altman, they wouldn’t have the talent, and they wouldn’t be in the final four. Or would they? Because in a disturbing alternate reality where MKA is still a piece of land with an old bakery on it, the Ducks would still be celebrating 2017 in the …

Ducks Expect to Dominate Bye in This Week’s Action

Kim Hastings Humor 1 Comment

Welcome to the most relieved website on Earth. Just when it appeared the Ducks’ domination of the Huskies might come to an end, Washington turned to its hurry-up offense and scored in just under a Millenia. This week, Oregon takes a much-deserved breather from Pac-12 play. FishDuck.com decided to take a look around the conference to see what we should watch elsewhere in the …

The Ducks Have to Know Themselves Before They Can Be Good

Nathan Roholt Editorials 2 Comments

There was a theme to Saturday’s game, from the pioneer uniforms to the football team reunion; much of the focus was on the past. It is understandable why that would be the concentration of everyone’s attention: Thus far, 2015 has not been a year to remember. At the halfway point of the season, the Oregon Ducks sit at a paltry …

An Analysis of the Lurking Cougars

Rory Davidson Analysis 2 Comments

The Ducks offense was interesting last week. I felt like I was watching an Ohio State game with two quarterbacks rotating every few drives or even mid-drive. Coach Mark Helfrich has said that he may continue with this rotation between Jeff Lockie and Taylor Allie as long as Vernon Adams is recovering. I don’t know if I completely agree with that, but …

A Look Into How Oregon Stacks Up Against the Pac-12 North

Jason Selby FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

As a student at the University of Oregon, and a diehard fan of the Ducks, it’s frustrating to see how concerned people are with the football team heading into this season. It seems as if every fan is saying “The void that Marcus Mariota left behind might be too much for the Ducks to overcome.” Instead, people should be talking about the …

Broncos Plot to Replace Cougs

Mike Merrell FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 10 Comments

Mike Merrell’s Three and Out A recent article posted on obnug.com declared that the Pac-12 could make a “butt load of money by dumping Wazzou [sic].” It’s an idea that has some merit. There’s no way the Cougars could be bringing in their share of revenues – although that doesn’t stop them from taking their share of the pie. But there …

Around the Conference in Cartoon Characters

Kim Hastings FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

December 17, 1989, was the day “The Simpsons” dethroned Cosby before his “hobby” had a chance to do the job. In the 26 years since, TV’s first prime-time cartoon has presented viewers with many memorable characters. With the announcement this week of Harry Shearer‘s departure, the iconic cartoon will be without the voices of Mr. Burns, Ned Flanders, Principal Skinner, …

Oregon Looks to Finish Season Strong, Hopeful for NCAA Tournament

Omar Garibay FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

It’s no secret that the Oregon Ducks men’s basketball team has flown under the radar all season long. Despite the fact that the Ducks have one of the youngest rosters in the Pac-12 conference, head coach Dana Altman has established a winning environment by preaching ball movement, unselfishness and pride. Of course, the team wouldn’t be successful if the players …

The Mighty Ducks Are Flying High

Omar Garibay FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

Don’t look now, but the Oregon Ducks men’s basketball team is 17-7 (7-4 Pac-12) and currently in third place in the Pac-12 standings. Wait, what? Did you just read that correctly? Yes. As a matter of fact you did. Coming into the season, many critics believed that the Ducks’ inexperience would hinder their chances of playing competitive basketball. But head …

Preview of Ducks and Cougars Showdown

Austin Willhoft FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

It’s game day ladies and gentleman! Oregon is taking on Washington State this afternoon at Matthew Knight Arena in an epic match-up that will most likely be a close one similar to the first game. When the two teams met up the first time, the game went all the way to overtime with the Cougars winning at home 108-99. A …

Bye Week Comes at a Fortunate Time for Injury-Decimated Ducks

Will Denner FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

The Ducks narrowly escaped Pullman, Wash. with a road win against the Washington State Cougars last Saturday on a day that will be remembered as “Survivor Saturday.” Along with Florida State, Alabama, and Oklahoma, the Ducks faced an opponent inferior on paper, yet all four of the nation’s top teams legitimately looked like an upset was very much in the …

Stock Ticker From Around the Pac-12

Pat Pannu FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

Another weekend is upon us and it’s time to take stock of teams that are up, down or right there in the middle. One of the teams listed in today’s report has a bye this week, but the same issues might be present this coming Thursday. Down Low Oregon Ducks – Injuries and defensive concerns galore  Give credit to Washington …