With all the expansion seeming to settle down a bit, there's not a lot of quack today. Thankfully, it's a Tako Tuesday, so I am sure that we will all survive.
- Moseley writes that Nate Costa is leading the team through summer workouts. With Nate having recently graduated, he'll be able to focus completely on his final shot at winning the starting QB spot at Oregon. Moseley also notes that nearly all of the 2010 recruiting class is now on campus.
- In other football-related quack, Kenny Rowe and Bo Thran were named to the preseason watch lists for the Nagurski Trophy and Outland Trophy, respectively. The Register-Guard has a short blurb indicating that Jeremiah Masoli is expected to apply for entrance to the NFL supplemental draft.
- Curtis Anderson has a feature piece on the breakout season of junior A.J. Acosta, who finished second in the Ducks' sensational 1-2-3 sweep of the 1500m at the recent NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships. I particularly liked Acosta's quotes on the Hayward crowd noise during the final stretch of that race.
- The Ducks made an impressive showing as the Pac-10 Track & Field awards were announced yesterday. First, Andrew Wheating and Keshia Baker were named the Pac-10 track athletes of the year. Ashton Eaton also earned a share of the male field athlete of the year award, sharing with ASU's Ryan Whiting. And, not to be outdone by his athletes, Vin Lananna won conference coach of the year -- twice, as he was honored for both the men's and women's squads. The Ducks also were present on the national award scene, with too many honors and nominations to list here -- check it out.