NWSB Insider and Oregon Ducks blogger Bryant Knox explains why you should love the Mark Helfrich hiring as a Ducks fan. When Chip Kelly was hired as head coach, you had the feeling it wasn’t forever. He is now in the NFL with the Philadelphia Eagles, and Helfrich is ready to take over. UO’s newest head coach is someone the team and its fan base can be proud of. He knows Chip Kelly’s system, he’s willing to throw the football and he is a Duck for life.
NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about the best and worst games on Oregon’s 2013 college football schedule. Already looking ahead to what could be one of the most anticipated seasons in Ducks football history, let’s take a gander at the best and worst games that the schedule has to offer while filling our void of Oregon football news.
NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about the overachievers and one underachievers on Oregon’s 2013 basketball team. Using a talented roster filled with young players to compliment their impressive veterans, the Ducks have climbed the rankings throughout the year, now rated as the No. 16 team according to the AP Top 25
NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about the positions the Ducks need to upgrade in 2013 for an even better season than their last. All of the players that needed to have big years had impressive statistics, and Oregon looks as though it is built to contend for a Pac-12 and National Title in the coming years. That does not mean, however, that there are not a few positions that the Ducks must improve…
NWSB blogger and OSU insider Jon Irwin reports on the four biggest games remaining on Oregon State’s Pac-12 schedule. After a stellar start to the season the Oregon State Beavers have hit their first real rough patch. But OSU has plenty of big games down the stretch, and the team’s just beginning to hit the meat of its Pac-12 play.
NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about Oregon’s No. 21 ranking in the latest AP Top 25. After a few years spent being the Pac-10/12 college basketball punching bag it looks as though the Ducks are back from the depths and ready to show the nation that the University of Oregon is much more than just a football school.
NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about Oregon’s big victory over the Beavers in the college basketball edition of the Civil War. A slow start to the game was mitigated in the second half when Oregon took command and ended up with a convincing 79-66 victory. E.J. Singler took control of the boards with a total of nine rebounds.
NWSB Editor and Chris Anderson talks about Chip Kelly’s decision to remain Head Coach of the Oregon Ducks. While rumors were rampant in the past few days about Kelly taking his talents to the NFL level (particularly to Cleveland or Philadelphia), the dust has settled and the man referred to as “Big Balls Chip” by the Oregon faithful will continue to build his historic college football legacy — much to the chagrin of other Pac-12 fans.
NWSB Insider and Oregon Ducks blogger Bryant Knox after each week of the regular season, and possibly during a bowl game or BCS playoffs should the Ducks be so lucky, will stop by and bring you his UO game balls. Balls are awarded to the Ducks offensive MVP Marcus Mariota, as well as defensive MVP Michael Clay. De’Anthony Thomas also earned special teams MVP.
NWSB Insider and Oregon Ducks blogger Bryant Knox breaks down the keys to beating the Kansas State Wildcats in the Jan. 3 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl. The team must stick to the game plan. A big game from Kenjon Barner is a must, staying confident is crucial and winning the turnover margin is going to be important. Forcing Colin Klein to beat you with his arm is a big part of the strategy, and scoring a ton of points won’t hurt either.
NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson recaps Oregon’s hot start to their 2012/2013 college basketball season. Head Coach Dana Altman has changed the way people perceive a program that was, at least for the past few years, one of the more mediocre programs in the Pac-10/12. With just one game left until Pac-12 play officially begins with a contest against bitter-rival Oregon State, the Ducks must look back on the first portion of their season in order to truly evolve into a team that can find itself towards the top of the conference come seasons end.
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.