We got a bit of a late start on the quack today, so let's get right to it.
- Bob Clark has his review of the 2011-2012 basketball season up today. Clark, and it seems team, point to many minor miscues throughout the season that cost them. And while you can always look to what could have been, I don't agree with that assessment. I think that Dana Altman got just about everything he could have out of this team. They competed with the best, and won (almost) all the games they should have. Can't ask for too much more than that from this year. For more of our thoughts on the basketball season, listen to this week's Tuesday Night Talks. Autzen Zoo also looks back on the season.
- Pacific Takes has been doing a series of Pac-12 season awards, with voting by various Pac-12 blogs. Devoe Joseph was named the Pac-12 Player of the Year. I think he's deserving of the honor, but it also speaks to the general weakness of the Pac-12 this season, that a player who didn't play for the first 1/4 of the season won the award.
- Oregon softball has had a strong non-conference, ranking in the top 20 in both national polls, and now it's time for Pac-12 play. As always, the Pac-12 is brutal (24 of the last 30 national champions have been from the conference), and the Ducks will depend on ace Jessica Moore to lead the team. Oregon is last in the conference in runs scored entering league play, so they will need Moore to play her best every single game.
- FishDuck has another great Q&A with a former Duck, this time catching up with Dietrich Moore, a three-year starter on defense for Oregon in the late 90s. Along with having quite a memorable final play as a Duck, he is now an Associate Director of Academic Advisers in the Jaqua Center.
- Rob Moseley has his spring preview of the wide receivers. Right off the bat he says he's taking "a wild stab" at the depth chart. With rumors of Hoffman having to retire and Huff's DUI, the Ducks could be looking at a very different receiving corp for 2012. The story of the spring will be how the redshirt freshmen perform.