A good selection of quack today; we cover football, basketball, baseball, track -- even cheerleading gets a (regrettable) mention. Enjoy.
- Nick Daschel takes a look at the conference quarterbacks heading in to spring practices. Daschel ranks Jake Locker, Jeremiah Masoli and Andrew Luck as the top three quarterbacks in the Pac-10 (in that order), with Matt Barkley and Nick Foles just behind. Overall, Daschel gives the position an A- for the conference.
- Ted Miller has an article that ranks the nonconference football schedules for the Pac-10 in 2010. Oregon comes in at #8 -- with the game at Tennessee being the marquee matchup.
- Bob Clark writes that Joevan Catron will appeal to the NCAA for a medical redshirt for this season after having played in only four games due to an ailing back. And, after his hot night against UCLA, Tajuan Porter is only eight three pointers away from setting the all-time career record for the Pac-10. With three games left, I am sure we can all agree that TP won't fall short due to a lack of attempts. Ready for some good basketball news? Even if Oregon loses its final two regular season games, their six wins would be the most conference wins ever by a team to finish last in the conference.
- Mike Tokito has a blog entry up that looks at the national perception of the men's basketball conference -- which is highlighted by an eighth straight week with no team in the AP top 25. Also included is shot taken at the conference by an ESPN anchor.
- Adam Jude writes about the opening of the recently completed PK Park in today's Register-Guard. The Ducks will host UW at 5 pm tonight, assuming the weather cooperates. The article includes some quotes by players about the upgrades to the dugouts and clubhouse, which seem to live up to the standards set by other Oregon athletic facilities.
- In track news, the Register-Guard's Curtis Anderson takes a look at the top-rated women's and second-rated men's team as they head towards the 2010 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships.
- This was mentioned yesterday in the comments, but a member of the UO cheerleading squad was cited for suspicion of drunk driving and minor in possession after an officer noticed her trying to (unsuccessfully) parallel park her SUV on Saturday night. I'll bite my tongue on that joke.
- The OregonLive blog "Behind the Ducks Beat" is looking for fans to contribute their own memories of Mac Court. If you have any great memories, feel free to share them here, too.
As always, leave your comments, thoughts and other relevant links below. Go Ducks!