An Oregon legend passes away...
- Sad news as former basketball coach Dick Harter passed away at the age of 81. Harter was the coach of Oregon's Kamikaze Kids teams in the 1970s, teams made famous by their intense style of play. Ernie Kent also has some eloquent words about his former coach. RIP, Coach.
- Postseason basketball begins tonight with Oregon hosting LSU in the NIT. Though the team may be disappointed after not making the NCAA tournament, they will need to quickly regroup in order to advance as the Tigers are physical and defensive-minded team.
- There have been some rumblings about potential interest from Coach Altman returning home to take the Nebraska coaching job. For what it's worth (not much), yesterday Altman denied that there had been any contact.
- The baseball team holds steady at #17 in the latest poll from Baseball America. Aaron Fentress writes that the Ducks showed well against national competition by splitting four games in the Nike Showcase over the weekend. Oregon will open the conference schedule on Friday with the first of three games at washington.
- Ted Miller finally wrapped up his top
2526 for 2011 he has a quick overview posted. In all, Oregon was third with five players making the list (USC had seven and Stanford had six).
- In softball news, former Eugene prep star Kayla Braud is returning home as a starting outfielder for the top-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide. Tonight's matchup between the 15th-ranked Ducks and Alabama is a fulfillment of a recruiting promise made to Braud.
- Go Ducks!