2020 Fast Break Club Nominations are Open

The University of Oregon Fast Break Club is seeking nominations for the 2020-2021 year. (The office of President is filled by automatic succession of the Vice-President of the previous year)

The following board positions are open:

  • VICE-PRESIDENT
  • SECRETARY
  • DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR
  • SOCIALS DIRECTOR
  • MEMBER SERVICES DIRECTOR
  • MEMBER RECRUITMENT DIRECTOR
  • MEMBER(s) AT LARGE

If you are interested, please contact Linda Berg at klibnda@msn.com or Mike Rainwater at mssrain2o@yahoo.com no later than February 2, 2020. Elections will be held at our meeting on February 9,2020.


Away Game Watch Parties

Away vs Arizona State -- Fri Jan 10th @ 5PM PT -- Pac-12 Network.

  • Carol says:   There is a retirement party booked @ 5:45PM in our nomal 'back area' spot, but there should be plenty of room for those that want to join in to cheer our Ducks.

Carol can't make the Sunday Arizona game, but you're free to hang out at Prime Time or wherever :)

 

Prime Time Sports Bar and Grill

  • 1360 Mohawk Blvd
  • Springfield
  • 541-746-0549
  • Please note that minors are not allowed in Prime Time Sports Bar & Grill during all hours.
  • Web site
  • Google Maps

 

Disclaimer:  These are not official, hosted club 'parties'. 

  • We're merely providing a fall-back option for people for some that are looking for a spot to watch the game.  
  • We have talked to Prime Time Sports Bar and Grill about welcoming us WBB fans.  Local sports bars have been far more hospitable to UOWBB lately, so you likely have a local spot you prefer.    
  • PS: Thank you Carol James, for arranging this

 

Future Games?  TBD!

  • We don't intend to cover every Pac-12 away game, since most people have no problem finding a place to catch those.

 


Chalk Talk Schedule announced for 2019-20 season

 

Chalk talk diagram

There are six Chalk Talks planned for the new season where you can get coaches' insights before the game.   The Chalk Talks begin about 50 minutes before game time.

These are put on by the UO Women's Basketball program (not the Fast Break Club) and are open to all fans! So bring friends, get an early parking spot, and enjoy.

 

During PRESEASON: Downstairs, in the Founder’s Club

  • 11/13 Utah State
  • 12/8 South Dakota State
  • 12/21 Kansas State

During PAC-12 play: in the Practice Courts

  • 1/3 Colorado
  • 1/16 Stanford
  • 2/28 Washington State


Tips for 2020 NCAA Tournament

2020 Womens Final Four_Logo


Us fans have high hopes, for sure, but we'll love supporting our team wherever they go.   Most of you figured this all out last year, but below are tips for reference if you are looking for them.

 


 

NCAA SubRegionals (rounds of 64 & 32):  Hosting @ MKA!???

Experts predict the Ducks make the Top 16, and the Top 16 teams all get to host the first two rounds of the Tournament.   If the UO is selected as a host, the ticket office will be ready to sell you All Session tickets for MKA right after the Selection Show.

To be clear, post-season tickets are handled differently than regular-season.  We've been told from long-time fans that this can be frustrating.  Our club president did chat with the ticket office to clarify, and here's what to remember:

  • Post-Season games are run by the NCAA. They have processes they've refined for handling these tournaments. It isn't in UO's control.
  • For tickets, your seating priority will be determined by your Duck Athletic Fund (DAF) point status. Larger DAF donors will have access to the best seats, over someone that only earned DAF points for WBB season tickets.
  • Over time, I hope we can learn to appreciate all of the good parts of this: (a) having a great, host-worthy team, and (b) having solid DAF support for our program and facilities.   Our WBB revenue has been growing, but at the moment it still relies on other support.

 


Regionals

NCAA Regionals (Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight):  March 27-30

The NCAA regionals will be in Portland (OR), Dallas (TX), Fort Wayne (IN), and Greenville (SC).    Some people are making their full Portland arrangements now, though Stanford and Oregon State will make it tougher than ever for us to earn a spot.   (Some experts wonder if Oregon, Stanford and Oregon State could ALL be in the Final Four).   There is a VERY good chance that a Pac-12 team will be in Portland.

You may start by considering "If the Ducks made it to the Portland Regional..."  would you want a hotel or would you commute from Eugene?   If you wanted a Hotel you might start looking now, and maybe make a cancellable reservation.   The NCAA hasn't announced it, but the MODA center says the Portland Regional games are Saturday, March 28, 2020 @ 1:00pm and Monday, March 30, 2020 @ 7:30pm.

Portland Tickets:  You can find info/ticket info on the MODA Center page (link).   Tickets are officially on sale Tues Oct 15th @ 10am.   All-Session Tickets run $65 Adult / $25 Youth & Seniors.   If you plan to drive/park, consider getting a $35 parking pass early!  

Portland Transit:  You might ponder if you plan to drive to the Arena, walk from Hotel, or use transit.   If you're adventurous, you could Taxi/Uber/Lift, or use a TriMet MAX train to travel between Hotel & Arena.   (Some of the The MAX Blue/Green/Red/Yellow lines all stop at the Rose Quarter which let you find other hotels farther away. Day Pass is $5 adult ($2.50 youth/seniors). You can find hotels downtown, near West Burnside Street (near a MAX Blue Line stop), or along SW 6th Avenue (near a MAX Yellow&Green lines stop).  

  • TriMet Home Page (link)
  • A 3rd-party MoovIt site to help you find transit to Moda center (link)

 


 

NCAA Final Four & Championship:  New Orleans,  April 3-5, 2020

You don't need travel tips from me, as you can buy tickets & hospitality packages through the official NCAA site (https://www.ncaa.com/womens-final-four) or other travel companies.   They have ability to help resell your tickets if plans/conditions change.


Member Event: Preseason Tip-off

DuckParty

This page will be updated if we have any updates.

 

This is our 'big' FBC Member social for the year.  It gives us a chance to catch up with the players and coaches away from the basketball court.  It traditionally used to be a 'Summer BBQ', but has evolved to a fall Preseason event since many of our players compete internationally in the summers.

Details:

  • Sunday, Oct 13th,  4-6pm.  Doors open @ 3:30pm
  • In Matthew Knight Arena:
    • Enter through the main (north) doors by the big Duck statue.
    • You'll be directed to the right, to the west concourse (by the Guest Services office)
    • We'll be in the same area as last season's event.  We did have complaints about it being 'too hot' at the last event, but this year we're doing it later in the season which should bring October temperatures.

This social is for FBC members.   Children of FBC members can attend free if they are under 18 years of age, if they are part of your RSVP. If you want to arrange to bring another guest who is not a 2018-19 FBC member, please contact Steve.  (They could sign-up for the club before or at the event).

 

RSVP:

So we can get estimates for catering, please give RSVPs by October 6th (Noon), to Steve Cordon:

stevec.fbc@gmail.com
or call 541-513-3452.

Contact Steve if you have any questions.

 

Parking:

Parking on the street around the Arena is usually free on Sundays, though double-check any meter you are at.  (parking map)

The Columbia Garage (under Matthew Knight) operates as an unattended Pay-To-Park on weekends. ($1 per hour)

 

Menu:

The menu will be a Mexican-themed Buffet

There will be a No-Host bar, if you would like Beer or Wine (Cash or credit cards accepted, but no American Express)