Quack Fix: Oregon men sweep USC, women fall, baseball drops first game in Hawaii

Our dream may come true! Oregon may not finish last in the Pac-10! High hopes, I know.

  • Oregon completed a season sweep of USC last night, beating he Trojans 54-44. And while we're used to seeing teams go on long runs against the Ducks, they turned the tables last night, holding the Trojans to only 12 points in the second half, and went without a point for ten minutes in the second half.
  • Unfortunately, the Oregon women didn't get the same defensive performance, and they fell at Mac Court to USC, 87-84. Mistakes doomed the Ducks, and with three straight losses, any NCAA hopes are looking pretty grim.
  • The baseball team fell as well, doomed by a poor first inning in which they gave up 3 unearned runs, and ended up falling by a final score of 4-3. Unfortunately, errors have killed the Ducks this year, with unearned runs being the big difference in both losses. 
  • Ted Miller has his spring preview, and talks a bit about the Oregon football team, a nice change of pace from all the legal issues that team has had. While Miller has concerns about the defensive line, his biggest area to watch is the passing game. If the Ducks can develop a competent downfield passing game, watch out.
  • The Sporting News has a few notes from the combine, and mentions LeGarrette Blount, who will have a ton of scrutiny as he goes through interviews with various teams. But despite his incident, his draft stock is rising. He will be a gamble, but his talent will make him hard for teams to pass up once the draft gets to day 2, and a strong combine could vault him into the first two rounds.
  • In a bit of Pac-10 news, Bill Moos has been hired as the new AD of Washington State. Coug Center gives their take. Unfortunately, WSU just doesn't have any room for error in the athletic world, and Bill Doba absolutely destroyed their football program. Moos will bring a different attitude and plan, but it's not gonna be easy. Hopefully they can become competitive in the Pac-10 once again.

Got any other quack to share? Leave it below. GO DUCKS!

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