Oregon Basketball’s 2013 recruiting class…so far

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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.

The Oregon Ducks 2013 NFL draft recap + UDFA’s

Jordan's huge hit on Prince in 2011. (Bruce Ely/The Oregonian)

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson recaps where the Oregon Ducks went in the NFL Draft this year. Five players were drafted from the University of Oregon in 2013, marking the most players in four years that were previously Ducks. Headlining the crew of drafted players was Dion Jordan, who was selected as the No. 3 overall pick by the Miami Dolphins. Kyle Long also went in the first round, being the 20th pick overall and going to the Chicago Bears.

Three seniors Oregon basketball will miss the most

Carlos Emory was one of the top sixth men in the conference. (Alex McDougall/Daily Emerald)

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson gives you his three seniors that the Oregon Ducks basketball team will most in 2013-2014. With all the praise and accolades that can be given to the Ducks basketball program, they will be without some of their best players in the coming years, as E.J. Singler, Arsalan Kazemi, Carlos Emory, and Tony Woods played their final season in 2012-2013. Catalysts part of Oregon’s run to the Sweet 16, the Ducks will surely miss the services of each and every one of them. And while all have their own special talents, fans of the Ducks will miss three of these guys the most.

What to watch for at Oregon’s 2013 spring game

De'Anthony Thomas Oregon Ducks Oregon State Beavers

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson gives you three things to watch for at this year’s Oregon spring football game. Though we aren’t anticipating him to put everything out on the table in terms of scheme and design, watching the way Helfrich works with his players and coaches will be one of the main things to watch next Saturday. But that isn’t the only thing to pay attention to.

Oregon acknowledges that major violations occurred

Kelly recently led the Ducks to a Fiesta Bowl win. (Photo: Oregonlive.com/Thomas Boyd

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about the recent documents that were released that show the Oregon Ducks and NCAA have agreed that the Ducks committed major violations during Chip Kelly’s tenure. While I would never want a football program that I support to be involved in any sort of scandal, everything that Oregon has stated–as well as the NCAA–points to the fact that Oregon’s coaches were unaware that they were committing violations.

Improvements the Ducks can make on offense in 2013

Can the Ducks continue to build their national brand in 2013? (Photo: oregonlive.com)

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about what improvements the Ducks could make on the offensive side of the ball to give them a near-perfect offense in 2013. And while there aren’t many improvements to make, the Ducks need to build their offensive line, focus on establishing a dominant receiver, and finding a kicker who can consistently make field goals in crucial moments of games.

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.

Oregon Ducks basketball rewind: The 2012-2013 season

The Ducks handed Arizona their first loss of the season in stunning fashion. (Photo: Mason Trinca/The Emerald)

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson recaps what was Oregon’s surprising and outstanding 2012-2013 college basketball season. Picked to finish seventh in the Pac-12 by the Pac-12 Media Poll, the Ducks outplayed their competition throughout the year en route to their first Pac-12 Tournament Championship since 2008. Though they eventually lost to Louisville in the Sweet 16 of the 2013 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, the Ducks upset both Oklahoma State and St. Louis while putting the program back on the college basketball map.

Imagine what Kenjon Barner could do for the Seattle Seahawks

Kenjon Barner has the tools to succeed. (Photo: kval.com)

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about why Kenjon Barner would be a valuable addition to the Seattle Seahawks. A product of the University of Oregon, Barner has a year of experience as a starter under his belt and has demonstrated excellent speed on the edges and can be a multi-tooled player at the next level. His biggest impact with the Seahawks could potentially be at special teams. Exit Leon Washington. Enter Percy Harvin, & Barner?

My five best Oregon Ducks’ De’Anthony Thomas memories

De'Anthony Thomas crosses the finish line on the opening kickoff of the 2013 Fiesta Bowl. (Photo: Ross D. Franklin/AP)

NWSB Insider Bryant Knoxs shares his five best memories of his favorite Northwest athlete, De’Anthony Thomas. The Black Mamba may be more of a sixth man in Oregon’s offense than a consistent starter, but that hasn’t stopped him from making highlight-worthy plays week after week. He’s become one of the fastest, most exciting players in the country, and that was evident in showings such as the 2013 Fiesta Bowl, the 2012 Rose Bowl and his 2011 showing against the USC Trojans.

Pac 12 Northwest teams’ 2014 BCS gambling odds

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

NWSB Insider Brant Knox breaks down the odds for NW Pac-12 team to make a run at a BCS National Championship. Bovada.lv has given the Oregon Ducks, Oregon State Beavers and Washington Huskies odds to win. The Washington State Cougars were left off the list, which isn’t too surprising if you watched them play in 2012—sorry Cougs fans.

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.

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