Be part of the excitement! Join the UO Fast Break Club!

151221 NCAA rank wbb graphicWe only have one game left before Pac-12 Conference season starts!  This preseason has been one of the most exciting preseasons fans have seen in a long time.  The spark is back and those of you who have been attending the preseason games know what we mean.

The UO Fast Break Club is all about supporting the team and many of you have already renewed your UO Fast Break Club membership or you've joined for the first time.  THANK YOU.  We can't support the team without you!  For those of you that haven't joined or renewed yet, please consider coming on board!

The Fast Break Club is there supporting our team every year, not just the good years, but the success and commitment we are seeing from the team this year makes it especially easy for us to ask you to become a UO Fast Break Club member if you haven't yet renewed or joined.
 
Pac-12 Conference games are the time for the UO Fast Break Club to shine with our FBC Members Socials bringing the players, coaches and community together for camaraderie and celebration.  It's the team's chance to say thanks for the support the club brings with annual scholarships and special projects that enhance the UO experience.

For those of you that haven't joined or renewed yet, please consider coming on board!  Here's how...

To pay online...

Choose your membership level from the drop down menu.  (You do not need a Paypal account to pay online.)

Choose your UO FBC Membership Level

To pay using a check...

  • Download Membership Brochure and choose your FBC Membership level.
  • Make your Membership payment check out to Fast Break Club
  • Mail it to UO Women's Basketball / FBC, 2727 Leo Harris Parkway. Eugene, OR 97401

Then join us at our first FBC Member Social after the UO vs OSU game on Jan 10!

GO DUCKS!

More info on FBC Membership


Maite Cazorla - a Double-Double vs. PSU, Points & Assists!

Our UO Fast Break Club Preseason Wrap-Up Newsletter has just gone out to our FBC fans and supporters inviting them to come on board as members for the Pac-12 Season.  This was just one of the articles included in that FBC Newsletter for members.  Click here for full membership information.
 
IMG_3745-4-mc-yYou may have noticed at the end of home games that they announce the player of the game (MVP). You have also heard Maite's name quite a bit recently. Perhaps you have also read articles written about our freshman point guard. She is brilliant! She has exceptional floor vision! Her passes are crisp and well timed. The Pac-12 has noticed too: Maite has been named Pac-12 Freshman of the Week!  (See GoDucks.com for more.)

As the game with Portland State wound down, Coach Graves, properly, let up on the pedal and brought the starters to the bench. However, I wanted Maite to stay in because a friend sitting behind me had already told me that Maite with 12 assists was two assists away from tying the single game record. That record is 14 assists set by Corrie Mizusawa on November 25, 2003, playing at Gonzaga (go figure). Vanessa Selden first set the record of 14 on December 7, 1990 playing New Mexico in Mac Court (Trivia question: Where did Kelly Graves play college ball?)

Corrie Mizusawa also set the single season record in 2004-05, with 209 assists, an average of 7.0 per game. The career record for assists has two leaders that we remember fondly: Lauri Landerholm (1982-87) with 607 assists for an average of 5.1 per game, and Bev Smith (1978-82) with 443 assists for an average of 4.0 per game. Career records, as you might guess, get a big boost from consistent post-season play. 

(As an aside, looking at the Individual Career Records in this year's Media Guide from the GoDucks website drives home what a remarkable athlete Bev Smith was/is. What a gracious and wonderful member of our community she continues to be. Thanks, Bev!)
 

Get Your Duck Dates Lined Up In a Row... Membership has its benefits...

UO WBB preseason is wrapping up and the PAC-12 Conference games lie just around the corner.  It starts out with a bang!  A double header weekend of UO vs OSU Civil War games ~ Fri 1/8 at Corvallis and Sun 1/10 at Matt Arena. 

PAC-12 CONFERENCE HOME GAMES
        ~ Chalk Talk 1hr before each ~

JANUARY
Jan 10 Sun. OSU 12p ~ FBC MEMBERS SOCIAL after game*
Jan 15 Fri. STANFORD 6P
Jan 17 Sun. CALIFORNIA 2p ~ FBC MEMBERS SOCIAL after game*
Jan 29 Fri. ARIZONA ST 8p
Jan 31 Sun. ARIZONA 12p ~ FBC MEMBERS SOCIAL after game*

FEBRUARY
Feb 12 Fri. UTAH 6p
Feb 14 Sun. COLORADO 4p ~ FBC MEMBERS SOCIAL after game*
Feb 19 Fri. UCLA 6p
Feb 21 Sun. USC 2p ~ FBC MEMBERS SOCIAL after game*

UO Fast Break Club supporters have been receiving information packed emails about the upcoming games, team stats, opponent reviews and much more.  Become a member for the UO Fast Break Club and you too can continue to be in the loop. 

Here's just one example of the great info that is passed on to UO FBC members...   This year Carol James, FBC Board member (and a former Duck basketball player) has gathered some information about how you can arrange to attend certain away games starting with a block of tickets she has reserved for the Fri Jan 8 Civil War game in Corvallis!  Think how fun it would be to be able to sit with other Duck fans while away at a Pac-12 game!

AllIn tshirt DEHWe have UO Fast Break Club Members Socials lined up for every Sunday Pac-12 home game!  (*See dates above.) 

Each Social will focus on honoring either the freshman, sophomore, junior or senior players.  This team is very outgoing at the socials and we love letting them know how much we like supporting them.  Come be part of the Go Ducks spirit through a membership in the UO Fast Break Club!  Your support helps us support the team!

 


Newsletter ~ Meet the players video!

141123-NC-112-wm2A quick recap on Sunday's game against 11th ranked North Carolina...  The final score may have been 76-59 but that doesn't tell the story of the Ducks being up 24-14 ten minutes into the first half.  The Ducks went to the locker room at half-time STILL ahead, but just by one point.  The Tar Heels came back in the second-half with all the answers and, despite some scrappy play by the Ducks, just kept stretching their lead. 

We've just posted the game photo highlights on our Flickr account, www.flickr.com/photos/uofastbreakclub.  Check them out!

NEXT GAME:  Portland State, TUESDAY, 11/25, 6 PM.

CHALK TALKS

Remember there will be a CHALK TALK before every home game from here on out.  They begin 50 minutes before game time and last only 15 minutes or so.  This is an excellent way for fans to tune up for the game! Everyone is invited, not just FBC members, so bring a friend or two!

BINGO!

Web-110212Yes.  The UO Fast Break Club's halftime BINGO has begun!  Look for the bingo sellers out in the hallways.  They'll have on their green aprons and will be loaded with especially lucky cards.  Remember, sales of these bingo cards help the Fast Break Club to support the women's basketball program at UO.

FBC "TABLE" IN THE McARTHUR CLUB

In the time between the chalk talks and the games, the FBC will "set up shop" in the McArthur Club.  We'll be available to answer questions, chat, provide membership brochures, you name it.  We have a new table-top banner that fits nicely on the small round tables.  Look for us!

TICKETS TO THE JANUARY 9 UO-OSU GAME AT GILL COLISEUM

The Fast Break Club has purchased 22 reserved seating tickets behind the Oregon bench.  The actual tickets arrive sometime after Christmas.  These 22 tickets will be sold at cost ($11) to any FBC member first-come, first-serve. 

It's a great time to join or renew your Fast Break Club membership to enjoy this great perk and sit with a great group of Duck fans behind the UO bench at Gill Coliseum in Corvallis on January 9! 

Need to join or renew?  Find us in the McArthur Club before all home games or visit our FBC Membership webpage to see all the great FBC membership benefits and to print out a mail-in membership form.

If you're interested in the reserved seats behind the UO bench for the January 9 Civil War game in Corvallis you can email Jim Long (jlong@uoregon.edu).

HAVE YOU MET THE PLAYERS?

Meet the new crew and returning players in this video with scenes from the Fast Break Club's Annual BBQ for FBC members, the UO WBB team players and coaching staff plus a look at the first open scrimmage to see the team's new dynamics in action! 

(Click here for link to video.)


BREAKING NEWS.... more honors for Alleyne

Just announced by UO media:  Junior forward Jillian Alleyne has been named one of 30 members to the preseason Wooden Award watch list, the organization announced Monday.

The Wooden Award is annually give to the top player in both men's and women's basketball.

The women's basketball list is comprised of 30 student-athletes who are the early front runners for college basketball’s most prestigious honor. The list is chosen by a preseason poll of national women’s college basketball media members.

Alleyne is one of five players from the Pac-12 selected to the group. Alleyne was also one of five players named preseason all-Pac-12 this season by the media.

GO DUCKS!


Chrishae Rowe Dismissed for Team Rules Violation

Tonight is the opening game for the UO WBB team with an exhibition game against Westmont at 2pm at Matthew Knight Arena but the game will unfold in a way none of us expected.

Yesterday (Friday, 11/7/14) the Fast Break Club received a notice from the UO Athletic Department that Chrishae Rowe had been dismissed from the UO WBB team for a team rules violation.  Today there were a number articles in the media about this with additional info from follow-up interviews with Coach Kelly Graves.  (See below links.)

While Coach Graves did not elaborate on what the violation was he did state that there was no unlawful behavior on Rowe's part and that she is still enrolled in the UofO on an athletic scholarship.

STEPPING UP

While fans are disappointed they will not see this talented break-away scorer don the green and yellow #21 jersey this season, many realize that Coach Graves is focused on building a 'team of players' who have a commitment to the team and can "step up" their game and work together to create scoring opportunities both this season and beyond.

"Our mission is to create something great here at the University of Oregon and our players need to buy in to all aspects of that mission," Graves said in a news release.

"Our team culture, long-term, is more important than wins and losses short-term."

The new tone of play was evident to fans during the first open scrimmage held last month.  (Click here for video of 2014-15 players, coaches and open scrimmage.)  The players definitely have 'game' and are ready to learn a new style of play and start this season fresh.

FANS ALSO HAVE AN IMPORTANT ROLE TO PLAY.

It's time for us to 'step up' and let these student athletes know that we are here to support them one and all.  There is a great line-up of talent that has the opportunity to make a big difference for UO WBB.  Let’s also step up and make a difference for them!

FAST BREAK CLUB POST-GAME SOCIALS

Socials give FBC Members the opportunity to meet and greet the coaches, players and their families after some key home games.  Players say the support of the Fast Break Club folks help make their UO experience special.

Sun., December 21 - FBC SOCIAL after the 2pm game against Fresno State
Sun., January 18 FBC SOCIAL after the 1pm game against Washington State
Sat., January 31 FBC SOCIAL after the 12:30 game against UCLA
Sun., Febbruary - 15 FBC SOCIAL after the 4:30pm game against Arizona State

Read more about the other benefits of Fast Break Club membership here.

Be part of the 2014-15 team... 
COME BACK TO THE MATT! 
Click here for ticket purchase information.  

See you at the game!

GO DUCKS!

Article Links:

Daily Emerald - Rowe Dismissed
http://dailyemerald.com/2014/11/07/oregon-womens-basketball-rowe-dismissed-from-team/

Register-Guard - Rowe Sent Packing
http://registerguard.com/rg/sports/32393505-81/oregon-dismisses-rowe-from-womens-basketball-team.html.csp

OregonLive - Rowe Rules Violation
http://www.oregonlive.com/ducks/index.ssf/2014/11/oregon_womens_basketball_dismi.html