Quack Fix: Lilley's 38 helps Ducks advance in WNIT, word on the street is QB job is Costa's to lose

Of the five events in four different sports Oregon took part in yesterday, the Ducks won all five. 5-for-5 ain't bad, eh? Here's your Morning Quack Fix:

  • Behind Taylor Lilley's school single-game record 38 points, the Oregon women's basketball team advanced to the third round of the WNIT with a 93-67 win over New Mexico at Mac Court last night. The Ducks will host Cal on Thursday night.
  • ESPN.com's Ted Miller has a series of notes on the Oregon football squad heading into next week's spring practices, including a link to this article from the R-G's Rob Moseley about all the program's uncertainty. And according to the Oregonian's Ken Goe, the word on the street is the QB job is Nate Costa's to lose.
  • SportingNews writer Matt Hayes thinks former Oregon head coach and athletic director Mike Bellotti will end up back on the sidelines, and even goes as far to predict a possible landing at either Arizona State or Washington State. Come to think of it, with Bill Moos taking over in Pullman, that actually seems relatively logical. Hayes also thinks the Ducks are still the favorite to win the Pac-10 this fall.
  • The red-hot Oregon baseball team won for the 12th time in 13 games last night, defeating Southern Utah 7-1 at PK Park. In addition to the win, Oregon sophomore southpaw Tyler Anderson was one of 49 pitchers named to the College Baseball Foundation's Pitcher of the Year award watch list.
  • Will the playing style of Oregon's new head basketball coach be fast, smart or defensive-minded? According to the Oregonian's John Hunt, Pat Kilkenny and company are looking for a coach who employs all three. And, as we found out yesterday, it's clear they're willing to pay for it. My favorite quote from PK: "I heard somebody say that if Penn State is the IBM of college athletics, then Oregon is the Google." I've gotta admit: That kind of excites me.
  • According to CBSSports.com writer Dennis Dodd, Larry Scott is exploring the possibility of a Pac-10 Championship game—in lieu of expansion. Despite specific NCAA guidelines requiring a conference to have at least 12 members to stage a title game, Scott claims it's a possibility.
  • Former Oregon punter Josh Bidwell signed with the Washington Redskins just under three weeks after being released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The one-time Pro Bowler, who missed all of last season with a hip injury, is entering his 11th NFL season.

As always, leave any relevant links or comments below.

GO DUCKS!

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