It's Wednesday, so you know what that means, you can go download last night's Tuesday Night Talk. Based on the poll that has popped up, sounds like it went off topic a bit, so definitely worth a listen.
And since it's a slow day for Quack, a little SBNation announcement. SBNation has launched a youtube channel, in a special partnership with Youtube, and will be producing a ton of great content. Dan Rubenstien (of the Solid Verbal) and Matt Ufford (of Warming Glow and Kissing Suzy Kolber) are just a couple of the big names that have joined the network specifically to create content for the channel. Here's a promo video from Matt and Dan, and here's one from Spencer Hall and Jason Kirk (who will be covering college football). I'm excited to see all the new videos. I've already subscribed, and you should too. Alright, let's get to the quack:
- We got another huge basketball game tomorrow night. The Ducks take on Colorado, for a battle for the top 4 in the conference. Whoever wins this game will almost definitely get a bye in the conference tournament. Not much to say about this one. After a tough loss in Boulder earlier this season, the Ducks know what they have to do.
- The Ducks have had a very successful season so far, and may get to see some individual awards coming to some very deserving players. But Bob Clark writes the Devoe Joseph, E.J. Singler, and Garrett Sim might split the votes of Pac-12 coaches.
- With 20 wins (and counting), in previous years one might assume that Oregon was a lock for the NCAA tournament. But with the Pac-12 struggling, the Ducks still have a lot to do. But Dana Altman doesn't think the Pac-12 is that down, and on his conference call yesterday, talked about how he thinks the league will grow.
- Speaking of Pac-12 basketball, when UCLA is down, the Pac-12 is down. Sports Illustrated has an article coming out today on what has brought the program down. Bruins Nation had an early look from the iPad app, and reacts to Ben Howland's mismanagement of the program. Update: [Here's the link to the full SI article, now online.]
- We'll have to wait one more day for the baseball home opener. The game last night was rained out, and has been rescheduled for May 23 at PK Park. Oregon's first home game will be Friday night against Long Beach State.
Help out your fellow addicts, and drop any other quack in the comments. GO DUCKS!