History of Oregon Track and Basketball

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History of Oregon Track and Basketball

(12 Articles to enjoy, Go-Fish, Get Hooked!)


Track and Field:

–1.  Fearless Leaders…of the Running Kind
Text Article: Published June 27, 2013
Pat Pannu takes through the famous Track and Field coaches of Oregon up to that time.


–2.  Running Giants at Historic Hayward Field
Text Article: Published May 14, 2013
Pat Pannu gives us sense of the beginning of Historic Hayward Field.

Bill Dellinger and Brian Crouser


–3.  When Hayward Field’s Magic Worked For The Ducks
Text Article: Published May 2, 2013
Jim Maloney gives us a look at the beginning of Oregon Track & Field National Championships modern run.


–4.  1962 Track & Field Champions: The Year Oregon’s “Tigers” Roared
Text and Video Article: Published September 3, 2012
Kurt Liedtke gives us an epic article about one of Oregon greatest ever Track and Field teams.


–5.  Dual Threats: Oregon Ducks Excelling in Football and Track
Text and Video Article: Published March 19, 2012
Jim Maloney tells us who the early exceptional athletes who competed in both football along with track.




–6.  The Rise and Fall of the Kamikaze Kids
Text Article: Published February 7, 2014
Jim Maloney gives us background to a very important part of Oregon’s Basketball history.


–7.  Sophomores Lead Oregon to the Big Dance
Text Article: Published January 13, 2014
Jim Maloney reveals how 1960 was a big year in Oregon Basketball–the best in 35 years!

The 2040 Oregon Olympic Games! Has a certain ring to it. Would be Uncle Phil’s greatest gift of all.


–8.  Do You Remember When the Globetrotters Came to Eugene?
Text Article: 
Published March 10, 2014
Jim Maloney brings the fun and how Oregon athletic history was tied into this entertaining group as the Ducks actually played the legendary Harlem Globetrotters!


–9.  Oregon Unknowns: Ducks the odds-on favorite to advance in the Sweet Sixteen
Text Article: 
Published March 29, 2013
Josh White gives some history on Oregon Basketball and why this game might be the beginning of extended success for Dana Altman with the Ducks.


–10.  Dana Altman vs. Ernie Kent thus Far…
Text Article: 
January 5, 2013
Sam Arney compares the early years of Oregon Basketball coaches Dana Altman and Ernie Kent.


–11.  Tales From The Pit: #16 Oregon 68 – #1 UCLA 66
Text and Video Article: Published March 30, 2012
Josh White returns to a game that helped to build Oregon Basketball.


–12.  Tales From The Pit: Oregon 56 – #1 UCLA 51
Text Article: Published March 23, 2012
Josh White reviews a glorious game from Oregon Basketball that contains many tales…


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