We're only 8 days from the Oregon spring game! So make sure you get those foodstuffs ready to donate. Also, there will be an ATQ tailgate, so if you're around the stadium, stop on by. We'll have more info posted soon. Here's your quack:
- With Casey Matthews graduating, Kiko Alonso has a lot to live up to, especially as he didn't play at all last season due to suspension/injury. George Schroeder has a piece on his road to redemption after getting a DUI last offseason and then tearing his ACL. As we learned last year, not everyone makes the most of their second chance. Alonso paid a stiff price for his mistake, but he's pushed through and has two years left as a Duck. These type of stories are great, and I'm looking forward to seeing Kiko play this fall.
- It had been previously reported, but Teondre Williams has now confirmed that he will be transferring from Oregon. With Williams leaving, Garrett Sim is the only remaining player of Ernie Kent's 2008 class that had 6 players.
- Matt Prehm of Duck Territory takes a look at Pac-12 basketball for next season. He has a pretty optimistic prediction for the Ducks, with Oregon picked to be the 5th best team. Though Catron will be gone, the Ducks should get two immediate impact players in Jabari Brown and Carlos Emory.
- Duck Territory also has a look at recruiting, as Justin Hopkins provides a bit of insight into how to read recruiting reports. With recruits trying to drum at interest, it's not always easy to tell who is actually an Oregon target, but there are a few keys to figuring out who is being courted by Oregon. Hopkins also has a bit of info on the changing Oregon recruiting strategy, and how the Ducks try and sway recruits.
- KC Serna has had a tough season for the Ducks after starting the season on suspension, and not playing the previous 3 games. But Horton left the .202 hitter in last night, and he got the game winning RBI in the bottom of the eighth as the Ducks beat Arizona 4-2. Tyler Anderson was spectacular as always, throwing a complete game three-hitter, striking out nine.
- In softball news, Oregon beat the Beavs 7-1 yesterday. The Ducks have been struggling lately, and a game against the hapless Beavers is always good.
- Lastly, Oregon has come on strong in track this season in large part to some big performance by freshmen, and they are led by Mike Berry, the sprinter who is already making a name for himself. He's already 5th all-time in the Oregon record books in the 400m, and he can only improve.
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