1. Kilkenny Floor
The floor at Matthew Knight Arena is named after former Oregon Athletic Director Pat Kilkenny and features an incredibly unique design called “Deep Woods.” The one of a kind court is a must-see for anyone making the trip to a Ducks basketball game and is a very memorable part of the visit.
A great way to show your support for Oregon is by showing off the “O” gesture. This gesture is created by pressing your forefinger and thumb together to form the shape of an O. The gesture originated as a band cue; however, it has become a popular gesture among fans since a picture of Joey Harrington making the gesture appeared on the front page of the Oregonian in 2001.
3. The Oregon Duck
Affectionately known as Puddles, the Oregon Duck goes all out to entertain the crowd. Puddles gets into all kinds of shenanigans during games, so keep your eyes peeled for him as you wouldn’t want to miss him.
4. Civil War: Oregon-Oregon State
The Ducks and Beavers have met more than any two other teams, and there is lots of bad blood in what is known as the Civil War. The Beavers hold an 186-160 all-time lead in the series, but every matchup is hotly contested, so you’ll be in for a treat when attending an Oregon-Oregon State game.
5. Oregon Basketball Band
The Oregon Basketball Band consists of 50 to 60 members and plays at every Ducks home basketball game. The band plays a variety of school songs and is a big part of any Oregon basketball game, so enjoy their musical stylings during your trip to Eugene.
6. Green Garter Band
In addition to the traditional Oregon Basketball Band, you’ll also be treated to music played by the twelve member Green Garter Band. The Green Garter Band all kinds of music ranging from rock to funk and are a big part of what makes attending an Oregon basketball game so special. Listen to the Green Garter Band throughout the game as they keep the tempo high and the atmosphere electric with their tunes.
7. Pit Crew
The Pit Crew are deafening make Matthew Knight Arena one of the toughest places for opponents to play. Oregon has long had one of the best home-court advantages in the nation thanks to the Pit Crew, so come prepared to get loud and join in on the fun when attending a Ducks game.
8. Concourse Walls
The concourse walls of Matthew Knight Arena are filled with pictures of former Oregon Ducks. The pictures are an excellent way to preserve the program’s history and give the arena a uniquely Oregon feel, so walk the concourse before the game and take it all in.