It's Friday morning! Now I can go back to ignoring LeBron. Here's your quack:
- Temperatures have been high in Eugene, but that's not putting a damper on efforts for the Ducks to ready for the season, as Oregon players were competing in 7-on-7 drills. Without coaches present (due to NCAA restrictions), it sounds like the practices were much more laid back than normal, and the players had some fun with that. The QBs continued to throw well, with both Nate Costa and Darron Thomas impressing. Rob Moseley also noted that Ricky Heimuli passed the eyeball test, while Brandon Bair was at 279 pounds today, which is likely where he'll be playing this season.
- The Register Guard has a piece on former Oregon star Luke Jackson today (fitting considering our recent piece on favorite Oregon Ducks). Jackson has not had the NBA success we hoped, but he's made the most of his opportunities, including playing in Italy last year. Now that Jackson's married and will be a father soon, he's looking to the future, though hasn't given up NBA dreams, as he's playing for the Atlanta Hawks in the NBA summer league. It's a great piece on a great Duck, so read the whole article when you get a chance.
- GoDucks.com has all the info you could want on the 2010 Oregon baseball team. My favorite note is that Oregon's 22-game improvement was the second best since the NCAA started keeping the stat in 1998.
- While no Ducks made Ted Miller's offensive three headed monster list, John Boyett, Casey Matthews, and Kenny Rowe come in at third on the defensive list.
- In Pac-10 news, USC is losing another player to transfer, backup FB D.J. Shoemate. He will be transferring to Connecticut in order to get some playing time at running back. Unlike previous transfers, this one seems to hit home for USC fans a bit more, as this is a player the coaching staff really wanted to keep. The margin for error for USC keeps dropping, which is good news for the rest of the Pac-10.
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