Oregon vs. OSU in PAC-12 Tournament

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s the oldest rivalry in college basketball and these two teams are doing something that’s never been done before. Oregon and Oregon State will meet post season on Wednesday. The Ducks and Beavers men’s basketball teams have played each other 341 times but they’ve never met in the post-season until Wednesday, when … Continue reading »

Interview: Harlem Globetrotters

EUGENE, Ore. — The Harlem Globetrotters are celebrating 88 years playing trickster hoops and they’re bringing their game to Matt Knight Arena. Globetrotter team member “Firefly” joined us live in the studio for KEZI 9 News This Morning to show us some of his basketball moves. The team is coming to Matt Knight on February … Continue reading »

NCU Hosts Basketball Clinic

EUGENE, Ore. — Dozens of Special Olympic basketball players spent the day sharpening their skills alongside the Northwest Christian University teams and coaches. Both the men’s and women’s teams, along with coaches, partnered with the Special Olympics Sunday to host a basketball clinic. Dozens of special olympic athletes participated in warm ups and drills with … Continue reading »

Web Extra: Jackson, NCU Prep for Ducks

Northwest Christian head coach Luke Jackson: Northwest Christian forward Austin Kuemper: Northwest Christian guard Coleton Baker:

Duck Fans Gear Up for Sweet 16

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s been five years since the Ducks were in the NCAA Tournament, and Duck fans are getting fired up for Friday’s Sweet 16 showdown against Louisville. Students and other fans plan to tune into the game at local bars and restaurants. Even though it’s spring break, a lot of students stuck around … Continue reading »

Flights to Indianapolis Selling Out

EUGENE, Ore. — The Ducks are headed to the Sweet 16 in Indianapolis, but will fans be able to afford the trip too? Duck fans tend to travel well for football games, but they typically have more time to plan out trips to bowl games. Oregon’s big win on Saturday gives fans just a few … Continue reading »

Cemetery Adds Another Tombstone

EUGENE, Ore. — Newer fans are used to watching the Ducks play in Matthew Knight Arena. But the team’s biggest games came in a different venue, one that’s nearly forgotten, as KEZI 9 News Anchor Brandi Smith shows us. Click on the video above to watch the full story.

March Madness Brings in Bar Business

EUGENE, Ore. — March Madness is bringing more money to local restaurants and bars. Fans are flocking to see the Ducks’ success on the big screen. It’s been five years since the Ducks have made it to the NCAA tournament. So local sports bars like the O Bar hope the team’s new success brings in … Continue reading »

Locals Turn Out for March Madness

EUGENE, Ore. — Plenty of Duck fans flew south to watch their team beat Oklahoma State in person, but most of them stayed in Eugene happy to watch the game on TV. Thursday afternoon fans poured into area bars. Fans say that March Madness is just too good to pass up and they’ll find any … Continue reading »

Russell Named Gatorade National POY

Springfield forward Mercedes Russell: WNBA Champion Maya Moore: Springfield head coach Bill Wagner: Courtesy: Fleishman-Hillard Inc. SPRINGFIELD, Ore.– In its 28th year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company, in collaboration with USA TODAY High School Sports, today announced Mercedes Russell of Springfield High School (Springfield, Ore.) as its 2012-13 Gatorade … Continue reading »

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