- The story leaked during the WSU game that this season will be Ernie Kent's last at Oregon, but no announcement has yet been made by the athletic department. But it's not hard to see the signs. Kent was very emotional during the teams awards banquet last night, as his final season as Oregon coach comes to a close. The Ducks still have some basketball to play, with the Pac-10 tournament and a possible NIT or CBI bid. To their credit, the Ducks haven't given up, and have fought hard to finish out the season, and seem very positive about their chances in the Pac-10 tournament. Well, stranger things have happened.
The main honoree at the awards banquet was Tajuan Porter, who won his second straight team MVP, and will go down as the best shooter in Oregon history. Porter was also given a well deserved ovation after the WSU game. Jeremy Jacob won most improved, while EJ Singler won the award for the best defensive player.
- Unfortunately, the Oregon women did not fare well over the weekend, getting swept at the Washington schools. They lost 62-53 to the Huskies yesterday, but the Ducks still ended up with the 6 seed for the conference tournament, giving them a bye to the quarterfinals. Unfortunately, the Ducks are taking a six game losing streak into the tournament.
- Oregon baseball had a stellar weekend, sweeping Fresno State on the road. The Ducks won all 4 games handily, beating the Bulldogs by a cumulative score of 28-11. The 4 game sweep gives the Ducks a 9-5 record, with 8 of those victories on the road. Oregon plays this weekend at PK Park, with a weekend series against Seattle U.
- In a bit of Pac-10 basketball news, the conference may end up with a second bid! Both Washington and Arizona State are in decent shape to make a run at an at-large spot if either team can make a run to the championship game.
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