Oregon 59-10 over Virginia Cavaliers: Week two game balls

Mariota once again flashed his top speed with a 71-yard TD run against Virginia. (Andrew Shurtleff/Stamford Advocate)

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about the Ducks’ blowout over Virginia and hands out his game balls to three players who were very impressive in their position groups. While De’Anthony Thomas could have taken home the offensive game ball as well, Mariota’s ability to scramble and flash his top speed earned him the offensive game ball while Derrick Malone stepped up on defense and Alejandro Maldonado was impressive on special teams.

Oregon 66-3 over Nicholls State: Week one game balls

Mariota was once again dominant. (Andrew Seng/Emerald)

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson dishes out his game balls from Oregon’s triumphant and blowout victory over the Nicholls State Colonels. A route everybody expected to occur, the Ducks soared over the Colonels and dominated all facets of the game. Marcus Mariota led the way on offense while Tony Washington played big on defense and Keanon Lowe looked impressive on special teams.

Why are tickets still available for Oregon’s opening game?

Autzen Stadium

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson details how Autzen’s sellout streak could be ended when Nicholls State heads to Eugene to take on the Ducks. Ranked third in the nation by just about every poll heading into the season, there don’t seem to be many doubts surrounding the Oregon football program right now. That is except for whether or not Autzen Stadium will continue its sellout run.

Who could unseat the Ducks as the Pac-12 standard?

Oregon has been the standard of Pac-12 excellence in recent years.

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson gives you five teams he thinks could potentially unseat the Ducks as the standard of Pac-12 football. Arizona State, Washington, and UCLA all seem to be on the outside looking in, but they definitely have the potential to become the top programs in the Conference of Champions. USC and Stanford appear to be the main contenders to supplant the Ducks.

Oregon football is just getting started

Mariota is ready to claim what no other Oregon player has. (Photo: Thomas Boyd/The Oregonian)

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about greatness in relation to the University of Oregon’s football program. While many believe the Ducks are peaking right now, Chris argues that the best years in Eugene are yet to come. Analyzing the success of the football program with its foundations laid by Mike Bellotti, Chris takes you down memory lane and makes you realize just how strong the Oregon football foundation is. Strap in, Oregon fans, you’re in for one heck of a ride.

What can Dana Altman and the Oregon Ducks do in 2013/14?

Oregon Duck Basketball Head Coach Dana Altman

NWSB Insider and Oregon Ducks basketball blogger Jason Hartzog talks about how the Ducks could potentially fare in their 2013-2014 basketball season. The Ducks can absolutely make it back to the NCAA Tournament next year. Another sweet-16 bid will be difficult, but I like their odds. Notable transfers such as Mike Moser, Joseph Young, and Jalil Abdul-Bassit all make this team a contender in the Pac-12.

Can Oregon return to NCAA Tournament with new recruiting class?

Moser should immediately contribute.

NWSB Insider and Oregon Ducks’ blogger Jason Hartzog talks about Oregon’s chances of getting back to the NCAA Tournament after a bevy of players left the team. Though the Ducks did lose some key players, Hartzog makes sure to analyze the incoming recruiting class and how that will impact Oregon’s postseason chances.

Projecting Oregon’s 2013 offensive starters

Colt Lyerla is a beast. Photo: GoDucks.com

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson gives you his prediction of Oregon’s offensive starters in 2013. Though the Oregon Ducks’ 2013 college football campaign is still just about four months away, it’s time to start breaking down a team that could very well see themselves in the final BCS National Championship Game (thank the college football gods). Returning stars such as Marcus Mariota and De’Anthony Thomas obviously make it into the starting rotation but there are a few players who may be new to you.

Oregon Basketball’s 2013 recruiting class…so far

Oregon Ducks

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about Oregon’s 2013 basketball recruiting class…so far. Taking a look at the Oregon Ducks’ recruiting class, they have already signed seven players (if you include Tyree and Tyrell Robinson as basketball players as well as football players) and apparently still in the running for Anthony January, Jabari McGhee, and Brandon Rosser. Though they did miss out on five-star Aaron Gordon, the Ducks’ recruiting class is still a very good one that will bring in several players who will compliment the likes of Dominic Artis, Damyean Dotson, and Ben Carter.

What could Oregon’s weaknesses be in 2013?

De'Anthony Thomas Ducks

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about the weaknesses on Oregon’s 2013 college football roster that could see them fall from the ranks of the college football elite. While the talent is already on the team and there is quite a lot of potential surrounding the Duck athletes, Oregon is lacking proven players on the defensive line and at linebacker.

Important notes heading into Oregon spring camp

Oregon's uniforms might be a bit out there, but if you're a fan, you love them all.

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about the upcoming Oregon football spring camp that will begin on April 2. Coming off a year that saw them narrowly miss an opportunity to appear in the BCS National Championship game for the second time in three years–after suffering a loss to Stanford in overtime after the Cardinal tied it up on a controversial touchdown–and their second-straight BCS Bowl win, many may believe that the Oregon football program would be in a state of flux without Kelly.

Oregon upsets St. Louis to advance to Sweet 16

Oregon powered over St. Louis on Saturday. (USA Today Sports)

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson recaps Oregon’s upset win over the St. Louis Billikens on Saturday. Forwarding their momentum from their victory over Oklahoma State, the Ducks used impressive efforts from Damyean Dotson and Arsalan Kazemi to keep their season going. Despite the win, however, the Ducks still need to cleanup their turnover issue and get Dominic Artis back to continuous production.

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