I know this bye week probably couldn't have come at a better time, but I could really use some more Oregon football. Thankfully, gameday is only a few days away. Hopefully today's quack will make it a little easier to hang on until Friday.
- In today's Register-Guard, Adam Jude takes a look at what is officially Oregon's winningest senior class as they prepare for their final home game. Jude goes on to highlight some of the contributions made by a few of the seniors and their hopes to add to their legacy a few more wins..
- Jude also notes that LaMichael James has been named one of three finalists for the Doak Walker award. The honor means that James will attend an award show on December 9th. Also, if you're looking for tickets to Friday's game, it looks like several hundred GA tickets will be sold starting this morning at 8 AM.
- For a list of all the award finalists, Ted Miller has you covered. Miller also thinks that Arizona has a chance against Oregon on Friday because they have the talent to try and duplicate what Cal did on defense combined with a more potent offense. Finally, in his weekly "rewind and look ahead" entry, Oregon's only mention after taking last week off is as a potential upset victim.
- Following his first loss as Oregon's basketball coach, Dana Altman focused on fundamentals in practice on Monday. Tonight, the Ducks face a Texas Southern team that is coming off of a 6-point win against Oregon State. It'd be nice to see the team bounce back with a solid and more efficient effort tonight.
- In his weekly look around the conference, Bob Clark focuses on a few non-seniors who will probably have the ability to leave for the NFL this year, and includes a mention of Stanford coach Jim Harbaugh potentially following Andrew Luck to the pros.
- The NCAA cross country championships were yesterday and despite a gutsy third-place performance by Luke Puskedra in tough race conditions, the Oregon men finished in sixth place overall. This was the first time in four years that the men had not finished in the top two. On the women's side with the same tough conditions, Jordan Hasay couldn't hang on to a slim lead and also finished third. Overall, the women placed twelfth.
- In volleyball news, after dropping two matches against the LA schools at home, the Ducks fell to #24 in the latest AVCA poll. This weekend marks the end of the regular season, and the Ducks will take on the Washington schools on the road.
Don't forget to check out some video interviews after the jump. Go Ducks!