Good morning, Duck fans. Not a lot of excitement out there this morning. But, here's what I could find:
- Justin Hopkins from DuckTerritory.com has piece on four NC prep football players who will be visiting Oregon today (and OSU and Cal later in the in the week). Three of the four already hold offers from Oregon -- and their high school coach thinks the fourth will pick up an Oregon offer after the visit. Lots of good info about the four. Duck Territory also caught up with Oregon commit Terrance Mitchell over the weekend, so check that out as well.
- And, for those of you needing a 2009 football fix, here is yet another preview of Boise State, this time from DuckTerritory.com.
- John Hunt writes that Braxton Lane will decide whether to sign with the Rangers or play for the Ducks by the end of the week. The actual deadline for draftees to sign is August 15, so he still has plenty of time to make up his mind. I really don't have a feel for how this will turn out. By all accounts, Lane was hoping to go in the first five rounds. The Rangers have been aggressive in the draft in recent years, often going well above the suggested slot value to sign players. So, I don't forsee Lane holding out for fourth or fifth round money being an obstacle to them.
- Given trumpetduck's basketball preview fanpost from yesterday, I thought I would post Jon Wilner's updated projections for 2009-10. The biggest difference? Trumpetduck appears to more bullish on both Arizona schools.
- GoDucks.com has a list of the summer ball destinations for the Oregon baseball players who will be participating. There's also a quick recap on how some of the players performed during their first week of play.
- Moseley's piece from yesterday focused on the impact of assistant athletic director for student-athlete development James Harris on Oregon athletes. Harris joined the athletic department in 2007 from Nebraska and quickly branched out from his area of expertise (i.e., nutrition) in helping start the O Heroes program.
- Oregon had 15 track and cross country athletes garner All American honors. Of note was Galen Rupp who earned two more All American honors, giving him a school record 14 overall. Congratulations to Rupp and all the other Oregon athletes who earned this remarkable distinction.
As always, post your comments or other news below.