It was a quiet week on the basketball coaching front, but we're back to the old rumor game. I don't know about you, but I missed it.
- John Hunt is reporting that Pat Kilkenny met with Missouri's Mike Anderson is El Paso, Texas yesterday. While it was reported by a Kansas City radio station that Anderson had turned down a $3 million offer from Oregon, that doesn't appear to be the case. The Register Guard is also picking up this story, and Bob Clark speculates a bit, but ends his piece by saying that not much is really known. I'm not gonna be paying much attention to these rumors until a press conference is scheduled.
- Oregon baseball has another big weekend series, as they head to UCLA to take on the #1 ranked Bruins. UCLA has been excellent so far this season, but in his series preview, Bruins Nation's Ryan Rosenblatt gives a lot of generous praise to the Ducks. Oregon can match UCLA's pitching, but will need to play better than they have in terms of batting and fielding if they want to win this series. While it's a bit premature for the Ducks to start thinking about the postseason, they're in contention, and a series win would set the Ducks up very nicely moving forward.
- Starting the first game of the series for the Ducks is their ace, Tyler Anderson, who has been lights out this year. Anderson has improved mentally from last season, as he's become more relaxed and is not trying to be perfect with every single pitch. The left-hander also been able to get his curve and change working, which makes life very hard for right handed hitters.
- Oregon softball is also taking on the top team in the country, as they're taking on the Washington Huskies at home this weekend. Oregon is ranked 17th in the country and tied for the conference lead with the Huskies, but its gonna be a tough series, as Washington is on a roll, coming off a sweet of then-No. 2 Arizona by a combined score of 18-4.
- We all know Jim Radcliffe because of his work with the football team, but he helps all sports. The latest to benefit is Jordan Stray of track and field. Stray competes in the hammer, but had lost much of his strength as his weight dipped. But after an offseason with Radcliffe, he now is at 240 lbs, and has been improving on his throws every single meet.
- Lastly, in some football news, John Hunt has a piece on Oregon's newest tight end, JUCO transfer Brandon Williams. He's been a pleasant surprise this spring, as he's shown surprising athleticism for an under-the-radar recruit. Williams isn't quite as smooth as Dickson was, but he's being used similarly. While replacing Dickson will be no easy task, Williams and David Paulson will be just fine.
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