It was a quiet weekend for Oregon sports. Here's your Monday morning quack:
- Pac-10 revenue sharing got another look as The Seattle Times' Bud Withers wrote about some of the behind the scenes battles that will start at the end of the month when Pac-10 athletic directors meet on July 30th. The simple fact is that the current Pac-10 revenue sharing model will not work for a conference with two divisions, as any division that has both LA schools will have a significant financial advantage over the rest of the schools. I think that more equal revenue sharing will end up happening, but there is going to be many details to work out, as each school fights for its own self-interest.
- SBNation sites Conquest Chronicles and Coug Center both have articles on this recent news. I particularly like Paragon SC's take. He argues that not everyone will be happy with change, and that while some schools may be losing some traditions, that will be the price of moving the Pac-10 forward nationally. Meanwhile, Cougfan focuses more on Washington's obstructionism, and how with 2 new Pac-10 schools, their power may be lessened.
- Andrew Wheating is ran his first professional race in Europe over the weekend, and set a new personal record while taking 4th. Here is a video interview with him after the race.
- It sounds like Jeremiah Masoli won't be playing for Hawaii next season, and the local paper is praising Hawaii coach Greg McMackin for making a tough decision. I hope for Masoli's sake he lands on his feet, but it will be tough for any school to accept him after his shocking fall over the past few months.
- The Register Guard has some more on new AD Rob Mullens. Ron Bellamy urges the numbers-oriented Mullens to take note of the importance of track in Eugene, despite not being a money maker. He also has some great Oregon books Mullens should read. Bob Welch questions Mullens' age in a fairly ridiculous article, but ultimately says that won't impede his ability to do the job, and should fit nicely at Oregon.
- Arizona comes in at No. 46 in Paul Myerbeg's countdown at Pre Snap Read. It'll be interesting to see how Arizona fares. They lose a lot on defense and both coordinators, but have plenty of talent on the offensive side of the ball.
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