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NCAA Selection Committee Missed Mark on Selection Sunday

NCAA selection committee

NCAA selection committee, shame on you! Yes it’s me, another disgruntled Oregon fan here to tell you of your corruption. How dare you put Oregon as a three seed. A meet up with 14 seed Iona, while nowhere near a juggernaut, is a much tougher first test than the Ducks should be facing in their […]

March Madness: Welcome Oregon women’s basketball to the Big Dance

March Madness

It’s almost time for the NCAA Tournament, and as we March toward selection sunday it appears both Oregon basketball teams are in line to be a part Big Dance.

Oregon women’s basketball on same track as men’s team

Oregon women's basketball

There’s no short selling how impressing the Ducks men’s basketball team has been, but don’t sleep on the Oregon women’s basketball team.

SportsDesk: Kelly Shows His Genius When It Comes to Team and Service When It Counts

Chip Kelly

Philadelphia Eagles Head Coach Chip Kelly acquired two running backs this week, but when it counted showed some major class in providing a game ball in a family’s moment of pain.

SportsDesk: Oregon Men Building Tournament Momentum, Women Look For Strong Finish

Oregon finishes the season on the road and has already crossed one hurdle in beating Cal, a task that had not happened for the Ducks in the last eleven games.

Battle For The Top: March Madness 2015

For basketball fans, the Final Four Tournament is the highlight of the season. Lovers of Basketball consider the March Madness to be the most compelling, and greatest sporting event on earth.

Sportsdesk: Oregon Ducks Must Be Road Warriors to Make NCAA Tournament

The Oregon Ducks have once again rebooted their NCAA Tournament chances this season with a complete game win over UCLA on Saturday afternoon.

SportsDesk: Mariota Moves On – Saying Goodbye Is Hard, Saying ‘Thank You’ Is Easier

Mariota set the bar pretty high with the Oregon Ducks and he will have very big shoes to fill. In looking at the talent that Oregon has in the pipeline for next season filling the hole could bring some growing pains for the Oregon Ducks next season.

SportsDesk: Dream Season Ends With Shattered Perception….Decisions Loom

Regardless of Mariota’s choice, Oregon is loaded with talent for next season. On Offense Running Backs Thomas Tyner and Royce Freeman return, along with a big play Wide Receiver who was out this season with injury in Bralon Addison. On Defense, Armstead is gone, along with Senior Defensive End Tony Washington, and Cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu.

SportsDesk: Oregon Basketball Show Grit in Non-Conference As Pac-12 Season Begins

Attendance this season has been solid. Over four-thousand in attendance for each game of the non-conference home slate can only start to tell the tale. If Oregon can start the Pac-12 season out at 2-0 the cautious optimism that surrounds this team will shift. Altman is the Coach that can make that happen.

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