Well, it seems like the Willie Lyles news is slowing down, finally. But we still have some quack this morning:
- The Oregon athletic department has "lawyered up," bring in NCAA compliance expert Mike Glazier to help the Ducks navigate their current situation with the NCAA. While this news may seem shocking, Glazier has been working with Oregon since March, when the original report detailing payment to Lyles came out. While many in the media will no doubt spin this as a tacit admission of guilt, this doesn't seem to be the case at all. With the current NCAA climate, every possible NCAA violation should be dealt with professionally and honestly, and Glazier is an expert in that area. In the past, Glazier has not been shy to self-report and self-impose sanctions. Oregon has not taken this step, which is a very good sign for Duck fans.
- The USA Track and Field Championships are going on at Hayward Field, and many Ducks are having a great showing. Galen Rupp, looking a bit like Hannibal Lector to overcome pollen, won the 10,000, posting a 1:52 over the final 800 meters.
- Ashton Eaton is doing what he always does. He's leading the decathlon, and has already PR'd two events and tied his best in another. Eaton is leading 2008 Olympic gold medalist Bryan Clay by 408 points. With such a commanding lead, it's doubtful that anyone will catch Eaton.
- Meanwhile, current Ducks all advanced in the 1500. Andrew Wheating, A.J. Acosta, and Matthew Centrowitz all advanced to Saturday's final.
- In other track news, Jordan Hasay was named the Academic All-American of the Year. Not only was she dominant on the track, but she pulled in a 3.96 GPA while majoring in human physiology.
- A commenter At Every Day Should Be Saturday was able to dig up the 2010 National Recruiting Package from Willie Lyles' Complete Scouting Services. In retrospect, Oregon should have seen this coming.
- SBNation's Stanford blog, Rule Or Tree, looks at Oregon in the series of Pac-12 teams. They take a look back at the Stanford/Oregon relationship. Such fond relationships, like the 1990 football game, when their marching band was banned from the state for the rest of Neil Goldschmidt's term as governor.
You know the drill, leave your comments and any other quack in the comments. GO DUCKS!