It's been a busy week for quack, and that continues today, as Chip Kelly will be announcing the fate of Jeremiah Masoli and LaMichael James. We'll have news updates whenever they are available, so much sure to check back regularly.
- Oregon fell to Cal yesterday 90-74, in a typical Oregon game. The Ducks weren't competitive, falling behind by 12 points six minutes into the game, and that was that. The closest Oregon got over the rest of the game was eight points.
- But the speculation after the game was on Ernie Kent's job status. Unless the Ducks get a postseason invite, this was almost certainly his final game. Ron Bellamy has an obituary of sorts on what has been one of the best eras in Oregon basketball history. Bellamy blames Kent's mismanagement of the roster on his demise, and thinks that a lot of the issues we've seen over the past few years would have been fixed next year. Bellamy also recounts much of Kent's career. While I think the inevitable Kent firing is necessary, it definitely won't feel great.
- The big news today will be Chip Kelly announcement on the status of Jeremiah Masoli and LaMichael James. There have been reports that Masoli's locker was cleaned out, but John Canzano has reported that to be false. So we'll just have to wait and see what Kelly decides to do with his two stars.
- Ed Dickson and Will Tukuafu competed in Oregon's first pro day. Dickson continues to wow scouts, as he improved on much of his combine performances. Tukuafu is doing whatever he can to catch the eye of the scouts. His draft stock is more uncertain, but he may have the ability to play either DE or OLB in a 3-4, which will make him more attractive to NFL teams.
- Oregon baseball opens up a 4 game series today against Seattle U, as they try to increase their winning streak. Seattle U has only reinstated their baseball team this year, so this is a great opportunity for the Ducks to pad their win total. If you're a Bi-Mart member, you can get buy one, get one tickets to today's game, which is at 5pm.
- The top ranked Oregon women's track team heads to the NCAA indoor track and field championships this weekend, and are in great shape to get a national title, with 11 qualifiers.
- Lastly, Avinash over at Cal Golden Blogs has a great piece on the Pac-10 changing the location of the Pac-10 tournament. In my mind, this really should happen. The Staples Center is an atrocious place to hold this tournament.
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