Today's quack fix is a lesson on what a team can do with a great head coach. Let's hope basketball will soon follow in the steps of baseball and track.
- George Horton may have underestimated his own skill, as he has Oregon competitive in the Pac-10 in just its second year. After this weekend's road series win over Stanford, Kendall Rogers of Yahoo Sports points out that with the win, the Ducks now have an RPI of 31, and he says that if the Ducks can continue at this pace, should make the NCAA postseason.
- Vin Lananna is also drawing praise from George Schroeder for his role in reasserting Eugene as "Track Town." While many factors have led to the resurgence in Eugene, it would not have happened without Lananna. And though great athletes have pass through town, under Lananna Oregon has competed at the highest level. While he's had some health concerns due to erratic blood pressure, that seems to be under control, just in time for Oregon's run at a national championship in June.
- Ashton Eaton continues his domination of everything he does. He won two events over the weekend, and even ran in the 4x400 relay. After the meet, he played tour guide for the track and field team from his old high school. If there was a "Win The Day" award for any Oregon athlete, it'd go to Eaton.
- LaMichael James and Talmadge Jackson III also played a part this weekend, and both ran in the 4x100 relay for the Ducks. While the team came in 4th (out of 5), it wasn't a bad performance for a team that hadn't been practicing to any significant degree. After the race, James spoke a bit about the performance.
- Oregon softball got its first series sweep in 5 years, after beating Cal in extra innings yesterday. Cal was ranked 15th in the nation. Oregon is now tied for first in the conference with the Washington Huskies, who are ranked 1st in the country. The Ducks and Huskies will battled over the Pac-10 lead next weekend at Howe Field.
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