LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 12:  Oregon Ducks mascot The Duck performs during a first-round game of the Pac-12 Basketball Tournament against the Oregon State Beavers at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on March 12, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Oregon won 88-74.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Scattershot Ducks slap Beavers for 5th straight win

By Eric Sloat, DSH basketball correspondent In a front of a loud crowd at Gill Coliseum, the Ducks beat the Beavers, 65-62. The win has the Ducks at 13-5, 3rd place for now, with a chance at 2nd, 23-8 overall, and 99% sure of making it to the NCAA Tournament, for the first time ever […]

EUGENE, OR - SEPTEMBER 6: Devon Allen #5 of the Oregon Ducks heads toward the end zone on a 70-yard touchdown reception in the first half of the game against the Michigan State Spartans at Autzen Stadium on September 6, 2014 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Devon Allen keeps dreaming the biggest dreams possible

Devon Allen led the Ducks in receiving touchdowns as a redshirt freshman with 7, catching 41 passes for 684 yards. They handed him the ball once on a running play and it went for 21. He’s fast. Before a torn ACL suffered on the opening kickoff of the Rose Bowl, he’d been a standout for […]

SALT LAKE CITY, UT - NOVEMBER 8:  Tight end Pharaoh Brown #85 of the Oregon Ducks catches a touchdown pass against the Utah Utes during the first half of an NCAA football game November 8, 2014 at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)

Return of the attrition monster

In the last couple of weeks the Ducks got the sad news that defensive tackle Sam Kamp and offensive linemen Andre Yruretagoyena are giving up football to focus on their health and completing their degrees. Meanwhile in a terrific story at Andrew Greif reported that tight end Pharaoh Brown is progressing in his rehab, […]

LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 12:  Oregon Ducks cheerleaders perform during a first-round game of the Pac-12 Basketball Tournament against the Oregon State Beavers at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on March 12, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Oregon won 88-74.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Ducks stun Stanford to clinch first round bye at P-12 tourney

by Eric Sloat, DSH basketball correspondent   Let’s just get this out of the way now; in the first five minutes of the second half, Stanford outscored Oregon 14-8, erasing a 36-30 Oregon lead, and tying the score at 44. But, as much as the Ducks have fallen on hard times during that stretch of […]

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The Franchise: Canton Kaumatule and the evolution of the Oregon defense

At the workouts for UnderArmour All-American Game in January, nobody could block Canton Kaumatule. Healthy and fully motivated, he bullrushed and ripped his way through the best prep linemen in the country. Three straight years of nagging injuries and double teams were behind him as he feasted the way a 6-7, 290 strong man would […]

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 25: Elgin Cook #23 of the Oregon Ducks jumps over JeQuan Lewis #1 of the Virginia Commonwealth Rams in the second half at the Barclays Center on November 25, 2014 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.  (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Ducks dump Bears for 21st “W,” move inside the bubble

By Eric Sloat, DSH correspondent The win over Utah was great; but it also put even more pressure on the Ducks to win the next one; and who would be the opponent in that one? Just the California Bears, a team Oregon hasn’t beaten since Jordan Bell, Casey Benson, Dillon Brooks and Ahmaad Rorie were […]

SEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 06:  Quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. #3 of the Eastern Washington Eagles passes against the Washington Huskies on September 6, 2014 at Husky Stadium in Seattle, Washington.  (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Vernon Adams dials in

Vernon Adams did an extended interview with Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports Radio. He talks about how the Oregon offer came about, how his former teammates reacted to his decision to move on, and what he is doing to get ready for the quarterback competition and the jump to the PAC-12:

Ducks dunk #9 Utah for signature win

by Eric Sloat, DSH basketball correspondent The rafters don’t shake in Matthew Knight Arena like they did in Mac Court, but it sure sounded like the good old days as the Ducks bounced the Utes, 69-58. The win puts the Ducks alone in 3rd place at 10-5 in conference play; 20-8 for the season. Oregon […]

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Gore again: the Ducks will bull their way to another PAC-12 title in 2015

The pundits will have their trendy picks, because that’s what pundits do. At ESPN this week 23 of their 37 college football analysts picked USC to make the College Football Playoff next season. The Trojans do return a senior quarterback in Cody Kessler, but he has a spotty record in big games, and head Steve […]

PASADENA, CA - OCTOBER 11:  Taylor Alie #12 of the Oregon Ducks runs in to score a two point conversion during the first quarter against the UCLA Bruins at Rose Bowl on October 11, 2014 in Pasadena, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

The fifth element: Taylor Alie shines running Oregon’s 2-point unit

Three miles from Autzen Stadium, Sheldon High School counts former NFL stars Chris Miller, Todd Christensen, Michael Walter and Jon Jaqua among its alumni, in addition to two-time Olympic pole vaulter Kory Tarpenning and U.S. astronaut James Dutton. The latest Sheldon success story is Taylor Alie, walk-on quarterback for the Oregon Ducks. Alie is listed […]


Travis Waller story isn’t written yet, and it’s going to be a blockbuster

In the fifth game of his sophomore year Travis Waller became a quarterback, moving over from wide receiver to run the spread offense for new Servite coach A.J. Gass. As a senior Travis earned an invitation to the Army All-American Game, and finished 3rd in the country at the Elite 11 Competition in Beaverton. After […]

EUGENE, OR - FEBRUARY 07: Oregon Ducks fans cheer during the second half of the game against the Colorado Buffaloes at Matthew Knight Arena on February 7, 2013 in Eugene, Oregon. Colorado won the game 48-47. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

Ducks skin Colorado 73-60, stand alone in 3rd place

By Eric Sloat, DSH basketball correspondent Two minutes before Oregon’s game against Colorado started, Arizona State beat UCLA, 68-66, a win by the Ducks would put them alone in 3rd place.  Two hours later, the Ducks are in 3rd place, after beating the Buffaloes for only the second time since Colorado joined the Pac-12, 73-60. […]