Yesterday, we gained a Duck, then we lost a Duck. Then, to cap it off, we got a stellar 26-point performance from a Duck to help his underdog team force Game 7. Just another day in the life of Duck fans. Enjoy your Morning Quack Fix:
- The biggest news yesterday broke late last night: Junior wide receiver Aaron Pflugard has been granted his release from his Oregon athletic scholarship and plans leave the University. The local product finished his two seasons at Oregon with 23 catches for 247 yards and a TD. He has two years of eligibility remaining.
- In case you missed yesterday's breaking news, Malcolm Armstead has signed a National Letter of Intent to play basketball at Oregon. The 6'0", 195-pound point guard, who played his freshman season Chipola College in Florida, plans to start for the Ducks next season. I have to admit, I like his confidence. It sure didn't take long to fill the hole Kamyron Brown left, huh?
- Scott Reid of The Orange County Register reported Wednesday that outgoing Pac-10 Commissioner Tom Hansen thinks a Pac-10 cable television network is "inevitable." Although I think most of us would agree this is good news, I think I speak for many of us when I say, "Too little too late, Tom."
- ESPN.com's Ted Miller issued his "Best of Spring" for the Pac-10 yesterday. Jeremiah Masoli, Justin Roper, Jamere Holland, Walter Thurmond III, T.J. Ward and, of course, head coach Chip Kelly, all received mention.
- The Oregon women's basketball coach Paul Westhead announced the hiring of Janell Bergstrom as the program's Director of Operations yesterday. Bergstrom, an Oregon graduate (Class of '03), is a former Oregon softball player and was a first-team Pac-10 all-academic selection in 2003.
- And finally, for those of you in or around the Willamette Valley this weekend: Don't forget to check out the 2009 Pac-10 Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field this Saturday and Sunday. The Oregon men are vying for their third-straight Pac-10 title, so get out there and show your support!
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