Quack Fix: Oregon readies for track & field championships, baseball already looking forward, more Expandageddon coverage

Quack with the smell of burnt conferences (expandageddon after the jump). Does it get any better?

  • Oregon is hosting the NCAA track & field championships at Hayward Field, which start tomorrow. And GoDucks.com has just about all the main info you'll need if you're planning on going (tickets are still available but going fast).
  • One of Oregon's best hopes for scoring this week is senior Andrew Wheating, defending champ in the 800 who will be competing in the 800 and 1500. He will try to become just the 4th athlete to win both. The last time the double happened? Oregon's Joaquim Cruz in 1984, which was also the last time Oregon won an outdoor title, and this also happen at Hayward Field. Oregon is hoping to get 20 points in the 1500, where Matthew Centrowitz and A.J. Acosta are also competing. But nothing is for certain for Wheating or the team. Both races are packed with competition, and Wheating has already been beaten twice in the 800 this year by Virginia Freshman Robby Andrews.
  • After an exciting season, Oregon baseball is already looking forward. While the loss to FSU hurt, as Pat Kilkenny put it, "a Ducks loss in any sport had never hurt so good." Oregon was playing with house money once they got into the postseason, and while it would have been great to continue on, the Ducks just didn't have the firepower to stick with FSU. But that shouldn't diminish how far the Ducks have come. The team's hard work has started to create a tradition at Oregon, that can now be built on by future teams.
  • In a bit of football news, Phil Steele has unveiled Oregon as his #10 team in the country, and you can download his team preview today.

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