Quack Fix: Track and Field Championships, Super Mega Conference to the Extreme, Is the Pac-10 Haunted?

Get busy livin' or get busy quackin'. (That's goddamn right.)

  • The NCAA Track Championships for 2010 are in the books with the men taking 3rd place and the women taking 2nd place overall. With over 45,000 fans packing the stands of historic Hayward Field (setting an attendance record), it makes sense to ask why we can't have the championships in Eugene every year. 
  • In one of the most electrifying moments of the event, Wheating, Acosta and Centrowitz swept the 1500m before the home crowd. It was the first time in the history of the NCAA Championships that three members of the same school had finished 1-2-3 in the 1500m.
  • Both Washington and Washington State administrations feel that Pac-10 expansion is the best move.
  • A nice overall article about the expansion but hidden deep inside is a wonderful little nugget about the new name for the combined conference should it go to 16 teams. I'll give you a hint, it doesn't have "Pac" or "16" in it. All speculation at this point, but Larry Scott seems to be shooting down the Pac-16 moniker saying that the new name will "reflect the membership".
  • Not everyone is happy about the new mega-conferences idea. In fact, we have an east coast school's athletic director saying that the "quick strike" on Colorado will come back to haunt the Pac-10, saying that Colorado is just being used as bait for the Big-12 schools. I think he misses the point. Even if the Pac-10 goes to a 12 team conference, we're infinitely better off than where we were at long time.

And there we have it. Another Sunday filled with your tasty quack of choice. Graduation season is upon us and with the weather starting to come around, there may be some serious craziness going on. A couple of tips.

  1. Don't steal any laptops
  2. Don't drive with a suspended license
  3. If you have something sketchy in your car, follow all the traffic laws to a T
  4. Make sure to carry a GPS so you can find Agate Street
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