Not a whole lot out there today (for the second straight day). Despite the shortage, no weekday is the same without your Wednesday Morning Quack Fix:
- During a hearing at the Oregon State Capitol yesterday on Senate Bill 5, a bill pushing to broaden the definition of an agent under Oregon state law, news arose that the Oregon Attorney General's office had been investigating an agent who allegedly paid former Oregon football player Fenuki Tupou back in 2008. The case has been dropped by the AG's office, but it's an interesting finding amid all the agent backlash going on around college athletics.
- Planning to attend the second edition of the hardwood Civil War at Matt Court this Saturday? Well, I hope you already have your tickets, because the Oregon athletic department is reporting that all tickets for the game have been sold. In fact, as the R-G's Bob Clark points out, tickets for next week's homestand against the Bay Area schools are also running low, so if you want to get to the Matt this season, you better get on it.
- Incoming basketball recruit Jabari Brown has been selected to the 2011 Jordan Brand Classic to be played in Charlotte on April 16. Brown is one of only two future Pac-12 players invited to the game.
- The No. 14 Oregon baseball team kicks off its season this Friday with a four-game series against Hawaii in Honolulu. For those looking to catch the Ducks live (who don't live in Hawaii), the Diamond Ducks host their first game at PK Park next Friday, Feb. 25.
- Also ranked 14th nationally is Oregon's softball team, its highest ranking since 2007.
- It sounds like former Oregon All-American defensive tackle Haloti Ngata's continued success in the NFL is going to pay off...quite literally. The two-time Pro-Bowler garnered the elusive franchise tag from the Baltimore Ravens yesterday. Of course, if the current collective bargaining agreement isn't renewed, the distinction will dissolve on March 4. Either way, Ngata can expect a big payday sooner or later, and the franchise tag is a great accomplishment for the young tackle.
- ESPN.com's Ted Miller took a look at each Pac-12 team's quarterback situation yesterday, and lists Darron Thomas as one of four potential All-Americans from the conference. Like last season, the Pac-12 will have a number of high-quality QBs to boast heading into 2011, and for us Oregon fans, it's nice not having questions surrounding the position this offseason (knock on wood).
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