OMAHA, NE - MARCH 22:  (L-R) Joseph Young #3 of the Oregon Ducks hugs Dillon Brooks #23 after leaving the game against the Wisconsin Badgers during the third round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the CenturyLink Center on March 22, 2015 in Omaha, Nebraska  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Ducks suffer Wiscy hangover for second straight year, fall 72-65

By Eric Sloat, DSH basketball correspondent For the second year in a row, Wisconsin sends Oregon home in the 3rd round of the NCAA’s, this time by a score of 72-65. Not bad for a team picked to finish 8th in the conference and with luck landing in the NIT. Instead, the Ducks gave the […]

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Don’t Miss the Madness! Slingbox has the solution for Duck fans on the go

College basketball is just the beginning of the Madness. The next six weeks are sports fan heaven, with the NCAA tournament, Opening Day of baseball season, the NFL draft, the Masters, the Kentucky Derby, the NBA playoffs, Oregon football practice and the Spring Game. Trouble is, it’s also tax time, spring vacation, the season for […]

OMAHA, NE - MARCH 20:  Dwayne Benjamin #0 of the Oregon Ducks dunks over Le'Bryan Nash #2 of the Oklahoma State Cowboys in the second half during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the CenturyLink Center on March 20, 2015 in Omaha, Nebraska.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

For now, Cinderella is wearing a crystal pair of Nikes

By Eric Sloat, DSH basketball correspondent And the Ducks march on. With their 79-73 win over the Oklahoma State Cowboys, the Oregon Ducks accomplished what no other Oregon basketball team has ever done; namely go to the NCAA Tournament 3 straight years; and win the first game. This was not an artistic success by any […]

Oregon Heads to Omaha for NCAA Tourney Opener With Tickets Starting at $61

After winning seven straight games, including two rounds of the Pac 12 conference tournament, the Oregon Ducks saw their streak snap to the No. 1 seed in their region, the Arizona Wildcats. But the Ducks were never in question of missing out on the NCAA Tournament, and received an eight seed for their efforts in […]

during the championship game of the Pac-12 Basketball Tournament at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on March 14, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Arizona won 80-52.

Ducks face Oklahoma State in West Regional

by Eric Sloat, DSH basketball correspondent The Ducks are dancing…with some old friends. Back in 2013, Oregon was a 5 and Oklahoma State was a 12. This time, the Ducks are an 8, and the Cowboys are a 9. The winner, will most likely face, #1, Wisconsin, just like the Ducks did last season. Obviously […]

LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 13:  Joseph Young #3 of the Oregon Ducks shoots a game-winning 3-pointer against Jakob Poeltl #42 of the Utah Utes in a semifinal game of the Pac-12 Basketball Tournament at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on March 13, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Oregon won 67-64.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Mighty Joe Young sinks Utes with 30-foot buzzer beater

by Eric Sloat, DSH basketball correspondent Oregon 67 Utah 64, as Rgyle predicted, this one was a thriller! Tie game, Joe Young dribbled the ball, keeping his eyes on the clock as the seconds wound down, 4, 3, 2, then from deep behind where an NBA 3 point line would be, Young let the shot […]

LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 12:  Joseph Young #3 of the Oregon Ducks calls out a play against the Colorado Buffaloes during a quarterfinal game of the Pac-12 Basketball Tournament at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on March 12, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Oregon won 93-85.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Ducks turn back Buffaloes, face Utah in PAC-12 semi

by Eric Sloat, DSH basketball correspondent The Ducks get to stay in Vegas at least another night after beating the Buffaloes 93-84. It looked really bad at times, but never hopeless; as the Oregon showed exactly why Joe Young and Dana Altman were voted as the best at what they do this season. It didn’t […]

SAN ANTONIO, TX - DECEMBER 30:  Linebacker Derrick Malone #22 of the Oregon Ducks returns an interception for a touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Texas Longhorns during the Valero Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome on December 30, 2013 in San Antonio, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Leaders are born in the spring, and the Ducks need some new ones

Football is unique among team sports because leadership is so important, and every year there is a rebirth of leadership within a team. The Ducks have avoided a down year over the last seven because the culture is so strong, and a chain of memorable players have stepped into the leadership void. For fans it’s […]

GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 03:  Head coach Chip Kelly celebrates with Marcus Mariota #8 of the Oregon Ducks after their 35 to 17 win over the Kansas State Wildcats in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 3, 2013 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

It’s always Chippy in Philadelphia

This week Chip Kelly set the airwaves on fire with a series of roster moves, national pundits clamoring to question his sanity with one even implying he was a racist. Kelly, who gained complete control of the Eagles front office and personnel decisions in January, shocked football experts by sending leading rusher LeSean McCoy to Buffalo […]

EUGENE, OR - NOVEMBER 29:  Joseph Young #3 of the Oregon Ducks drives against T.J. Wallace #2 of the Pacific Tigers on November 29, 2013 at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Oregon.  (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

Ducks nab basketball honors after overachieving regular season

by Eric Sloat, DSH basketball correspondent   It keeps getting better for the Ducks. After finishing the season in 2nd place, Joe Young was named Player of the Year, and he will be standing right next to the Coach Of the year, Dana Altman. Young is the fourth Duck to receive the honor, joining Ronnie […]

CORVALLIS, OR - NOVEMBER 29: As offensive lineman Cameron Hunt #78 of the Oregon Ducks leads the way, running back Royce Freeman #21 of the Oregon Ducks runs the ball for a touchdown during the second of the game against the Oregon State Beavers at Reser Stadium on November 29, 2014 in Corvallis, Oregon.  (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

Oregon offense loaded for an explosive defense of PAC-12 crown in 2015

In six short weeks Oregon fans get their first unfiltered look at the Oregon offense for 2015, and the cautious optimism of winter is apt to give way to full-blown giddy excitement. The entire fanbase will come down with a case of senioritis, contemplating just how explosive and varied this attack will be next September. […]

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