NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about Oregon’s big win over the Oklahoma State Cowboys in the second round of the 2013 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. The Ducks used a furious attack on the boards as well as an impressive effort form the three-point line to ease past a dangerous OSU team. Eliminating the production of Marcus Smart as well as letting Arsalan Kazemi go beast mode were big contributions in giving Oregon the victory.
NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about Oregon’s recent performance in the Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Tournament as well as their 12 seed in the upcoming NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. While it was great to see the Ducks win the Pac-12 Tournament for the first time since 2008, their 12 seed is a complete joke and they deserve to be ranked higher. That being said, playing the underdog card throughout the rest of the season won’t be a bad thing, either.
NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson previews the matchup between the Oregon Ducks and the Washington Huskies in the 2013 Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Tournament. Though the Huskies are coming off a win in the first round over the Washington State Cougars in thrilling fashion, the Ducks should be able to draw from their two prior victories over Washington and formulate a solution that will lead them to victory. Look for this game to be thrilling and a lot of fun.
NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about what the Oregon Ducks need to do to get back on track before the Pac-12 Tournament and NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. The Ducks are a much better team when they play the style of basketball that Dana Altman has groomed them to play, and that is driving to the post and getting the edge on the inside with their big men Arsalan Kazemi and Tony Woods.
NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about Oregon’s terrible loss to the Colorado Buffaloes. Though they will still have a shot to win the Pac-12 on Saturday against Utah, Oregon’s more than humiliating loss to the Colorado Buffaloes on Thursday meant that they could very well end up sharing the Pac-12 Title with UCLA. Oregon would still claim the No. 1 seed in the Pac-12 Tournament with a win on Saturday.
NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about the NCAA ruling that will call the Oregon Ducks to a hearing about their involvement with Willie Lyles. The ruling that Oregon must undergo a hearing in front of head NCAA officials means that this process will likely become a two-year affair that has left those Duck fans in Eugene and around the world feeling a little extra anxiety this holiday season.
NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about Joe Lunardi’s latest braket that has the Oregon Ducks sitting in a 10 seed position. Though conference play has not even started yet, many NCAA Basketball fans are already anticipating the next March Madness. Luckily for most college basketball fans, Joe Lunardi, one of ESPN’s master bracketologists, satisfies everybody’s craving early on in the season with his release of his very early 2013 March Madness bracket.
NWSB Editor and Writer talks about the University of Oregon’s biggest rival when it comes to the college sporting world. Families become divided, friends become enemies, and people who would never had made contact in life end up screaming at the tops of their lungs, denouncing one another because of affiliation with a rival team. Chip Kelly, Steve Sarkisian, Mike Riley, and Lane Kiffin make Pac 12 rivalries very interesting.
NWSB Insider and Oregon Ducks Writer Bryant Knox tells us all about the three big recruits the Ducks picked up this past weekend. Brothers Tyree, and Tyrell Robinson are huge commitments for this Ducks program that is still in rebuilding mode. At 6’9″ they will bring some size to their positions and some ball movement a deep shot ability. Arsalan Kazemi is a transfer player, who may be forced to sit out this season because of transfer eligibility.
NWSB Editor and Writer Chris Anderson previews this week’s matchup between the Oregon Ducks and the Arizona Wildcats. Oregon will now face an Arizona Wildcats team that has exceeded expectations, also finishing their non-conference schedule with a 3-0 record, a record that included a huge win over then No. 18 Oklahoma State. Aided by the efforts of De’Anthony Thomas and Kenjon Barner, the Duck offense looks more potent than ever
NWSB Writer Travis Koehler talks about the Oregon Ducks finally beginning Pac-12 play. Oregon will start Pac-12 play against the No. 22 Arizona Wildcats then move on to the Washington State Cougars and Washington Huskies. Though these opponents are not the elite college football teams Oregon will see later on in their schedule, they are nonetheless dangerous opponents for the Ducks.
NWSB Insider and Oregon Ducks blogger Bryant Knox brings us a piece about University of Oregon Ducks recruit and Aloha High School running back Thomas Tyner shattering the Oregon high school football single-game rushing record, finishing with 644 yards and 10 touchdowns last week. Oregon has nine commits in their 2013 recruiting class and Tyner is ranked second on their list behind Dontre Wilson out of DeSoto, Texas.