Found November 28, 2012 on
Oregon Sports News:
It has been nearly five years since the Oregon Ducks basketball team was last ranked in the AP top-25. Not since the days of Ernie Kent, Marty Leunen and Malik Hairston have the Ducks been deemed good enough to be considered one of the country's top teams.
There have been a few bright spots in the abysmal five-year stretch, but an overall record of 87-81 (38-52) and a football program that has been flourishing over that same period has made basketball an afterthought in Eugene.
It's time to start paying attention to the Ducks' basketball team again.
The Ducks are off to a 5-1 start and are coming off a very successful appearance in the Global Sports Classic in Las Vegas this past weekend. The Ducks were able to take on two ranked teams during the tournament, upsetting #18 UNLV on Friday night before falling to #22 Cincinnati on Saturday.
The good showing in Vegas confirmed what those who had been following the Ducks season thus far already suspected; th...
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It’s time for another column to be written.
I take a sip of my Gatorade. I remember my trainer telling me not to drink it unless I’m working out. I glance down and realize what I’m wearing: an Oregon Ducks sweatshirt. I’m still psyched about the outcome, as all of us “fans” are.
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That’s it. As slowly as it comes, it quickly goes away. For all intensive purposes the 2012 college football regular season is behind us. Sure, Oregon State has a glorified scrimmage against an also-ran Nicholls State team Saturday and the various BCS conferences are playing their league championship games as well, but the National Title Game has been decided and we’re...
One to Go
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Forget the SEC
Before we start, let’s get something clear: the Oregon Ducks will not be going to the BCS National Championship this season. While they may be one of the top college football teams this season, they sit behind No. 1 Notre Dame (12-0), No. 2 Alabama (11-1), No. 3 Georgia (11-1), and No. 4 Florida (11-1) with no more games left to play and no chance of moving into...