It's Wednesday already, and if you're lucky like me, you'll be getting this Friday off to celebrate America and all its glory. Since we're technically already over the hump, let's celebrate with a quick quack fix:
- The Oregon football team will be without the services of two more Ducks next season. Dominic Glover and Zach Taylor will not return for the upcoming season, but unlike Oregon's most recent departures, this time it's due to their failure to meet NCAA eligibility requirements, head coach Chip Kelly announced yesterday. After redshirting in 2007 and missing 2008 with an injury, Glover, a defensive end, never saw any time on the field for the Ducks. Taylor, on the other hand, played in all 13 games last year as Oregon's primary long-snapper. I assume he can be replaced, but it's certainly not comforting knowing the Ducks will be employing a rookie long-snapper.
- The Oregonian's Bob Rickert has a brief update on five football national recruits interested in the Ducks, including three we've already mentioned in the last month.
- Oregon freshman golfer Andrew Vijarro won the 100th Oregon Amateur men's tournament at Bandon Dunes on Saturday, becoming the first Duck to win the event since Gregg LaVoie in 2002.
- Apparently Kilkenny didn't wait long to soak in his retirement. He was spotted last night at Petco Park taking in the San Diego Padres' game against Houston. Kilkenny is long-time friends with the Padres' general manager Kevin Towers, a Medford native.
That's all I've got for today. As always, post any relevant links or comments below.