A pretty good weekend for Oregon athletics with a sweep in baseball and a basketball win in Corvallis. Enjoy your Tuesday quack:
- Bob Clark's feature today is on Oregon catcher Brett Hambright who is looking to have a big year for the Ducks. Hambright came to Oregon from a community college (despite being drafted) and had to sit out 2010 while working to qualify academically and then only played sparingly last year until starting catcher Jack Marder was injured late in the season.
- Benzduck has another great post up over at Duck Downs. This time, he posts an account of the "first" football game played by Oregon students some time in 1888 to 1892. The recounting is told by one of the participants of the game, Frederic S. Dunn, who later became a faculty member at Oregon.
- As Kurt teased in the comments yestserday, there was a new Fishduck Minute posted today. In this week's episode, Charles examines some of Oregon's play action. sets. Kurt also had a few posts yesterday on officials, the first is an interview with official and the second is a rundown on the worst calls in Oregon history.
- For those that missed it in the comments yesterday, Ted Miller continued his rundown of the top 25 players from the conference this season with #12. And, he ended up calling it a tie between Darron Thomas and De'Anthony Thomas, saying he inadvertently left one of them off the list.
- After a three-game of sweep on Vanderbilt on the road, the baseball team has entered the tope 25 at #18 in the latest rankings from Baseball America. The Ducks are set to open their home schedule tonight with a game against Portland. While this game will not have TV coverage, Aaron Fentress has the TV schedule for Oregon's remaining games. Finally, Adam Jude has a quick rundown on how all off the players have performed thus far.
- The Sporting News has Oregon still on the bubble ( along with Colorado and Arizona) after Sunday's Civil War victory. Doug Gottlieb runs down all the bubble teams in this video feature. The Oregon discussion begins at the 3:00 mark and Gottlieb thinks the Ducks need to not only sweep this week, but reach conference tourney finals. Either way, I am really enjoying watching the team in February with NCAA hopes.
- In his weekly look around the conference, Clark looks at some of the outcomes for the top half of the conference as we prepare for the final week of the regular season. Oregon comes in #4 in his rankings