It's quite the depressing morning in Chicago, but hey, that's nothing a little quack won't fix:
- Oregon basketball has seen a lot of attrition in the last year, but the team got a huge boost from the announcement that Olu Ashaolu will transfer from Lousiana Tech to Oregon. As a grad student transfer, he'll be able to play immediately and with the departure of Joevan Catron, Ashaolu will fill an immediate need for the Ducks. Ashaolu had a great visit to Oregon, highlighted by a trip to the Original Pancake House. Sounds like he's very optimistic about next season, especially with the other talent the Ducks are bringing in.
- Oregon baseball beat Portland yesterday 7-2, to get the victory heading into the final series of the season against OSU. The Ducks took a 5-0 lead in the first, so this one was never in doubt.
- With the Track and Field West Regional starting this weekend, Oregon steeplechaser Claire Michel is looking to have a better showing than last year, when she broke her foot during the event. She won the Pac-10 championship last season, so the injury was a huge blow to the team. After a long rehab, Michel is the 5th ranked steeplechaser in the nation, and looking to help the Ducks to a national championship.
- George Schroeder has a piece today on the 2010 Oregon football team, and how they were truly a team, more than just the sum of the parts. I think the Ducks just wanted it more.
- Could Vin Lananna being moving on from Oregon? He's reportedly met with USA Track & Field about their vacant CEO position. While his focus is currently on the upcoming NCAA Championships, this could be a very hard opportunity to turn down.
- In women's basketball news, assistant Kai Felton is leaving the Ducks to take an assistant position with the Cal Golden Bears.
- Academic Progress Reports have been released for NCAA sports, and Oregon's scores have dipped slightly, though the Ducks are still above NCAA minimum requirements.
That's all for now, if you find anything else, leave it below. GO DUCKS!