Well there's plenty to quack about after last night's lethargic effort and subsequent one-and-done exit from the Pac-10 tournament. See below for the beginning of the post-season fallout:
- It's time for Ernie Kent and Pat Kilkenny to sit down and have a talk. George Schroeder of the R-G recaps the season, glances at the past and the future, and ultimately asks, "Can Ducks afford to have patience?".
- Of course, John Canzano of The Oregonian already has his answer. Check out his column from Tuesday evening - he says it's time for the Oregon men's basketball program to move on without Kent.
- John Hunt of The Oregonian says the hot seat underneath the Oregon men's basketball program is a crowded place.
Shall we discuss something else? Yes, let's do:
- Rob Moseley continues to preview Ducks spring football with a look at the offensive line. Of course, you already know the Ducks are in good shape for next season, because you read jtlight's in-depth o-line analysis a couple days back.
- Interested in knowing which Duck football players are the fastest? Moseley has 40-yard dash results from yesterday's conditioning tests and you might find one of the answers a Pleasant surprise. Rob also gave us a couple interesting reading assignments: the first is George Wrighster's sobering blog post about addiction, shattered dreams and his former roommate and close friend Onterrio Smith. The second is a quick piece in the Seattle Times about former Duck-turned-Husky QB Johnny DuRocher. After so much adversity, he was recently back on the field trying to impress a few pro scouts.
- Moseley has a preview of today's opening round game for the Oregon women as they open the Pac-10 tournament against the last place Huskies.
- Ken Goe of The Oregonian says on paper the Ducks should walk away with the men's NCAA Indoor Championship.
- Oregon's baseball team (6-6) has an opportunity to extend their 3-game winning streak as they open a four-game series at Nevada (4-8) this afternoon in Reno.
- Other quack-bits: Oregon's women's softball team lost the first-ever game under the lights at Howe Field Wednesday; the 29th-ranked women's golf team shot a 283 final round and finished fourth in the UNLV Spring Rebel Invitational; Oregon senior Anna Poponyak of the women's lacrosse team is this week's GoDucks.com Student-Athlete of the Week.