The NCAA tournament might be on a brief hiatus, but don't worry. The CBI is tonight!
- Oregon hosts the Duquesne Dukes tonight in CBI quarterfinal matchup. If you missed it, Dom had an excellent Q&A with the Duquesne Sports Blog. In the Dukes, Oregon will face a team much like themselves, though the Dukes look to do a lot of things better than the Ducks. The Ducks have a +3.1 turnover margin, while Duquesne has a +7.0 turnover margin, fueled by relentless full-court pressure, and quickness (without height) all over the court. Both teams had strong stretches during the season, only to see it unravel near the end. It should be a fun matchup.
- The Ducks are going to have their hands full, and will be lucky to come out with a victory. Bob Clark's game preview does not give me a lot of optimism.
- After a rough start, Oregon baseball is on a six game winning streak to move to 11-7 on the year. Oregon faced San Diego yesterday, and won 6-4 in extra innings after allowing the Toreros to tie the game up in the bottom of the ninth. But freshman Kyle Garlick's came through with the game winning RBI in the top of the tenth, and Kellen Moen put the game away. The Ducks will go for the sweep this afternoon. [UPDATE] Today's game is cancelled due to weather.
- The 15th ranked Oregon softball team played their first home games of the year over the weekend, sweeping Weber State and Utah State. The Ducks outscored their opponents 32-6 over four games.
- Lastly, Rob Moseley and Ken Goe both filed pieces late last week on the use of scouting services by Oregon football, and both got perspective from high school coaches that have worked with Oregon. Moseley talked with Chris Merritt, who coached Tacoi Sumler, and Reginald Samples, who coached Anthony Wallace. Goe talked with Pat Brady who coached LaMichael James and Tra Carson. These coaches had nothing bad to say about Oregon. Merritt in particular was very critical of street agents, calling them "clowns" and saying they were only in it for profit, though he did acknowledge their own self-interest. Brady did not seem to have the same opinion of all street agents, and seemed surprised by the accusations against Will Lyles, and noted that Lyles was key in getting his players exposure.
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