McArthur Court, University of Oregon. Mac Court is also known as The Pit.
This is the area near where my friend Willy and I sat for the Pac-10 contest between Oregon and Cal. We were in the front row of the top level.
This is looking straight down from our seat. Mac Court is a very "vertical" arena!
It's... the Duck!
The Ducks having a conference with coach Ernie Kent
Banners hang from the rafters
The Ducks hustled against Cal, but were outmanned and lost 64-49.
The late moments of the game, with Cal leading 58-49
Another view from our seat, way up in the third level
Down at courtside, after the game
Looking way back up at where we sat... we were up in the front row of the top level
The Ducks will be moving out of Mac Court after this season. A new arena is being built near campus, to be called Matthew Knight Arena. Oregon will open the new arena when they open their Pac-10 season in January of 2011.
It was good to get a chance to see one more game at Mac Court. Probably the last one I will see there! The place just has so many good memories... basketball games as well as concerts. I don't know what the university plans to do with The Pit, but I hope they will be able to keep it.