Morning Duck fans. Today's Quack is a little sparse, so use yours wisely.
- Mike Tokito's OregonLive.com Pac-10 hoops preview included some conjecture about possible post-season honors for Ducks (and Beavers). He gives Michael Dunigan a shot at the All-Freshman team, and thinks Tajuan Porter may end up being a 2nd team All-Conference selection.
- Thought it's not specifically Oregon-centric, you might enjoy reading Ted Miller's Wednesday ESPN.com post: Five things I hate about the Pac-10. Miller also posted a newcomers watch list for Pac-10 football. For Oregon, he lists juco transfers DE Zac Clark and WR Lavasier Tuinei.
- Remember Drew Davis? The Ducks' back-up WR was just starting to show some real flare when his season was cut short by a knee injury against Stanford. Andy McNamara of GoDucks.com posted a two-part note: It's not Drew anymore, call him D.J.; and D.J. may be limited in practice this spring, but he is expected to be fully recovered from his injury by the time fall practices start.
- Bob Clark posted a nice feature on Oregon closer Drew Gagnier. Two reasons Gagnier wants the baseball this weekend: it would mean the Ducks likely have a late-game lead against the defending NCAA champion Fresno State Bulldogs, and Gagnier would be facing former teammates for the first time since transfering from Fresno State to Oregon.
- Ceremonial pitches for the first games at PK Park are to include Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski, U of O President Dave Frohnmayer, Athletic Director Pat Kilkenny and a couple former Duck baseball players. Of course, just how much baseball the teams get in this weekend may be a question mark.
- Joevan Catron was named this week's GoDucks.com Student Athlete of the Week. I know what you're thinking, and yes, I'm thinking the same thing.