NWSB Insider and Oregon Ducks blogger Bryant Knox weighs in with some new faces to introduce you to who will be playing in Eugene in 2012. Chip Kelly has some new toys. Byron Marshall, Dwayne Stanford II, Evan Baylis, Arik Armstead, DeForest Buckner welcome to U of O. With the departure of LaMichael James, Darron Thomas, David Paulson, and transfer of Tra Carson, the Ducks find themselves a little shallow.
NWSB Insider and Oregon Ducks football blogger Travis Koehler comments on the 2012 Ducks wide receivers. He points out going into this year the Ducks have 15 WR’s listed on the official roster. The sophomore rank consists of three. Devon Blackmon, Tacoi Sumler, Eric Dungy, Justin Hoffman, Ben Butterfield, Josh Huff, Rashaan Vaugn, and Will Murphy will all compete for playing time in 2012.
NWSB Managing editor Q tells us Chip Kelly and the Oregon Ducks football team will have to replace quarterback Darron Thomas and running back LaMichael James, a former Doak Walker winner and one of the top running backs in the country. Players that are familiar with making big plays that are following in their shoes, pivot Bryan Bennett and back Kenjon Barner. Is another Rose Bowl game in the cards?
NWSB Insider & Managing Editor “Q” tells us college football is also getting ready to get into their spring practices and four Pac 12 programs are looking ahead to the regular season, which kicks off in September. The Oregon Ducks, Oregon State Beavers, Washington St. Cougars, and Washington Huskies will all return competitive teams in the 2012 Pac 12 season.
How big would it be for the Vancouver Canucks to win out and take a nine game winning streak into the playoffs? How do the players go about their game when their best offensive cog is out indefinitely? Are the Anaheim Ducks worth a second look? NWSB Canucks Insider Josh Hall answers these questions in his preview for the 3rd to last game. Maxim Lapierre is doing his best Daniel Sedin impression currently.
Huskies insider Brandon Choate brings us his Love em & Hate em from the Washington Huskies big win over the rival Oregon Ducks in the NIT. There wasn’t much to hate in this huge win. The Huskies didn’t turn the ball over which has been their specialty this year. Tony Wroten and Abdul Gaddy stepped up big. And the Huskies beat the Ducks!
NWSB insider Blair Thomas brings us his 5 things you could see from the Oregon Ducks in their NIT match up against the Washington Huskies. A healthy dose of Devoe Joseph will go a long way as well as steady E.J. Singler stepping up for the Ducks. After a 25 point blowout in their last meeting, the Ducks will need to contain Terrence Ross and Tony Wroten to accomplish that feat again.
Did you miss the Colorado Buffaloes vs. Oregon Ducks Pac 12 conference tournament basketball game Thursday? We’ve got the highlights loaded for our Pac 12 Hoops fans. Andre Roberson scored with 13 seconds left, and the Buffaloes upset the Ducks in the Pac-12 tournament quarterfinals when Devoe Joseph’s 3-point attempt fell short at the buzzer.
NWSB College Hoops and Oregon Ducks blogger Blair Thomas previews the Ducks PAC12 tournament chances and predicts how they’ll do. This year’s tourney is at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The Ducks feature the second and third best three-point shooters in the Pac-12 in guards Devoe Joseph (46.3 percent) and Garrett Sim. They’ll need to be stars to help Oregon achieve greatness.
NWSB insider Jason Green brings us his 5 reasons the Oregon Ducks absolutely blew Utah out of the water in their Saturday, March 3 hoops matchup. The Ducks were on fire all around and hit free throws like their life depended on it while Utah couldn’t find a rhythm. Carlos Emery scored 19 on 8 of 9 shooting, and E.J. Singler added 12 and 10 rebounds.
Did you miss the Colorado Buffaloes vs. Oregon Ducks Pac 12 basketball game Thursday night? We’ve got the highlights loaded for our Pac 12 Hoops fans. The Buffaloes shot 63 percent en route to a 41-36 halftime lead. Second half was all Oregon. Devoe Joseph scored 24 points as the host Ducks gained the inside track. Garrett Sim scored 19 points and was 5 of 7 from 3-point range.