Oregon basketball held their media day yesterday, so we have a basketball heavy quack fix.
- With it being football's bye week, the Oregon basketball team pick a good chance to hold their media day. And KVAL has you covered, with interviews with coach Dana Altman and many of the players. GoDucks.tv also has interviews with new transfer Jay-R Strowbridge and senior Joevan Catron.
- The big story from media day was the addition of two new Ducks, senior guard Jay-R Strowbridge and freshman center Martin Seiferth. Strowbridge was cleared by the NCAA only yesterday, and will provide a nice second option at point guard while providing a bit of experience to the team. Seiferth has been on campus since the start of fall term, but won't be expected to play the same role due to his youth, though he is the tallest Duck.
- Bob Clark also reports that the Ducks have added two graduate managers, former players Brandon Lincoln and Jay Anderson. He also notes that the Ducks have been picked to finish last in the Pac-10 this season, which isn't much of a surprise. Hopefully that will provide some fuel for the team.
- Though not much is expected this season, Dana Altman at least has his point guard in Malcom Armstead. George Schroder has the story of how Armstead almost left Oregon over the offseason, though Altman was able to get Armstead to stay, which was his first big recruiting coup.
- Also, single-game tickets go on sale at 8:30 this morning, so get your Matt Court tickets early, as well as some other ticket packages.
- Chip Kelly talked with John Canzano yesterday, and gave some information on Kenjon Barner, stating that he was "doing good." Moseley has the quote if you don't want to listen to the interview, as well as a story on Chad Peppars making an impact on the community.
- Oregon volleyball plays their Civil War tonight, taking on the Beavers at Mac Court. The Ducks are still ranked at 17th, but have dropped half their conference games so far, sitting at 3-3 in conference.