Not a lot going around the world of Oregon athletics today. But here's what we could dig up:
- Oregon baseball continued it's mid-week success, and shut out the Gonzaga Bulldogs yesterday, winning at PK Park 6-0. Oregon pitcher Brando Tessar picked up the victory in his first career start. Tessar pitched 6 innings, and Kellen Moen pitched the final 3 as they allowed only 3 hits (but 5 walks) on the game. The Ducks will play one more game against Gonzaga today at 1pm. Make sure to check out videos from the baseball team after the jump.
- After today's game, the Ducks have only one more home series of the year, when they host the No. 2 Beavers from May 27-29. The Ducks have released some more tickets for the series, so if you want to catch one last game, you better get on that.
- Rob Moseley continues his post-spring rundown with a look at the linebackers. What was looking like a strength of the team took a serious hit with Kiko Alonso's indefinite suspension. Unfortunately, we won't know much about this unit until fall camp, when Alonso's absence can be adequately assessed, and some of the incoming freshman are given a shot at playing time.
- As we all know, the Ducks won't have much time to answer any questions they have as they take on LSU in the opener, in one of the most highly anticipated opening games in a few fews. LSU has already sold 37,000 tickets to the game to their season ticket holders, and College Gameday will be on hand. Nothing like the brightest lights to start the season.
- Bill Connelly takes a look at the most unexpected winless seasons in college football history. Guess who makes the list? He also takes an in-depth statistical look at the huskies, but that's just not as fun.
- Lastly, Sports Illustrated has a profile on UW Raphael Chillious in a story about the life of a college basketball recruiter. While it's funny that this may have led to an NCAA violation, this is a good piece on it's own. Recruiting is one of the sketchiest areas around. If you've got some time to kill, this extensive piece would be a good way to do that.