Quack Fix: Ducks fall to Creighton, spring football kicks off and baseball prepares for Pac-10 season

Sorry about the lack of quack yesterday -- AtQ had a scheduling snafu.  But, that means we get an extra large helping today!  Enjoy.

  • The men's basketball team suffered an 84-76 defeat at the hands of Creighton last night in the first game of the CBI finals.  After falling behind by nearly 20 points in the second half, the Ducks cut the lead to four late before running out of gas.  The Ducks are now faced with having to beat the Bluejays in consecutive games in order to claim the CBI title.  Thankfully, both games two (Wednesday) and three (Friday) will be at MKA.
  • Spring football kicks off today and Rob Moseley runs down some of the questions the Ducks will hope to answer (or at least get a start on answering) over the next month.  And, it was reported late yesterday that Texas transfer DB Marcus Davis will not be returning to the team next season.  After sitting out last season, Davis was expected to compete for a backup safety position this year.  
  • John Hunt's piece on the start of spring football focuses on the lofty expectations surrounding the team heading into the 2011 season.  
  • It was announced yesterday that Garrett Sim and Nic Fearn were named to the conference's All-Academic second team.  Though Fearn is no longer with the team, this is a nice honor for both players. 
  • Ted Miller has been busy recently.  On Friday, in case you missed it, he ranked the top QB-RB-WR trios for the upcoming season.  Oregon comes in at #2 behind Stanford, though Miller concedes that the two teams could be flipped.  Following up, Ted ranked the top DL-LB-DB trios in the conference, as well, with Oregon coming in at #4.  Miller also posted a mailbag that has a couple of Duck items.   Finally, Miller takes a look at each team's backup QB situation
  • Over the weekend, the baseball team salvaged a split in their four-game series with Witchita State.  The Ducks sit at 14-9 as they look to open the conference schedule on the road Friday against Arizona State.  The Ducks disappointing start to the season has seen them drop in the polls; the latest poll from USA Today/ESPN now ranks them at #37.

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Go Ducks!

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