In a pleasant change of pace, there's an abundance of quack out there this morning. Make sure you share with your friends.
- Everyone got tickets for the LSU game right? If not, you won't be buying any from the ticket office as it was announced that the game has sold out. Ken Goe notes that Oregon's entire allotment of 15,000 tickets was snapped up by season-ticket holders, eliminating the chance for the general public to buy tickets.
- Dana Altman strikes again: junior college post player Chris Larson has committed to play for the Ducks next season. Larson is 6'11" and 220 lbs out of Black Hawk College in Illinois.
- Tyler Anderson was drafted #20 overall to the Colorado Rockies in the first round of the MLB draft yesterday. As Bob Clark notes, it was an impressive jump from being the 1,491st pick (round 50) that he was three years ago as a high school senior. The last Oregon player to be taken in the opening round was , who was selected #1 overall by the San Diego Padres in 1972.
- Rob Moseley has some quotes from Jordan Kent on the series of prep football clinics that he will hold throughout the Northwest this summer. Kent claims that the training sessions will focus on developing offensive skills and will be modeled after NFL organized team activities (OTAs) without hitting or pads.
- With the NCAA Track & Field Championships set to start on Wednesday, Matthew Centrowitz and A.J. Acosta are each seeking their first national title in the 1,500. Centrowitz is a three-time Pac-10 champion in the event and last year finished 3rd behind teammates Andrew Wheating and Acosta in a sweep of the top three spots in event. Centrowitz's PR, set two years, is the fourth fastest time in UO history, while Acosta tied the UO record last year.
- In a move to improve the conference officiating, the Pac-12 has hired Tony Corrente as the new officiating coordinator. Corrente has been an NFL official since 1995 and will continue working as an official. In other conference news, Larry Scott is interested in raising the amount of an athletic scholarship.
- And, in unsurprising news, word came down yesterday that the BCS has vacated USC's 2004 title due to Reggie Bush's ineligibility. They also must vacate their "participation" (read: loss) in the Rose Bowl against Texas the following year. Ted Miller offers his own thoughts on the decision, concluding that defending the 2004 team should take a back seat to trying to overcome the current scholarship penalties.