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Ducks Search For Identity

Altman will rely on Singler and Loyd's leadership.

Oregon opens its men's basketball season with a schedule not unlike an NBA team. They'll play six games in 14 days as part of the Global Sports Classic, opening with home games against Northern Arizona, Portland State, Vanderbilt and Jacksonville State, before playing two in Las Vegas.

EUGENE, Ore.,-The situation may not be the perfect one for a team with eight newcomers, but what it will give head coach Dana Altman and his team is a more developed sense of identity. "We don't know enough… we're not really sure what we have," Altman said. Part of that is due to the uncertain health of star forward E.J. Singler, who just returned from knee tendinitis and the status of transfer...

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