It should be another exciting weekend for Oregon sports. The Pac-12 Championships will be at Hayward Field, the baseball team will be hosting USC, and the softball team will be hosting UCLA. With of high of 84 on Saturday, sounds like a great weekend to support the Ducks.
- Can the Oregon men win a sixth straight conference title? It's not going to be easy. With some Ducks battling injuries and distance stars now running professionally, the streak looks to be in jeopardy. But then again, it didn't look great for the Ducks last year either.
- If the Ducks are going to win, they'll need sprinter Mike Berry to be at his best. He won the 400 last year, but because of his training schedule, is behind where he was last year. He hasn't even run a 400 during the outdoor season.
- A key to an Oregon track victory might be some Oregon football players. De'Anthony Thomas is entered in the 200 and the 4x100, and any points he can get would be a huge boost for the team.
- The Oregon softball has made huge strides this year, with a top 10 RPI and top 15 rankings. A series win at home over UCLA this weekend would give the Ducks a top 3 conference finish, and solidify their case to host a regional.
- In some football news, Ted Miller had an article on Dion Jordan. Though Dion is one of the most hyped players in the conference this season, he's doing his best to ignore that, play his own game, and work hard to help the team accomplish its goals.
- The post-spring Blogpoll is out. The Ducks come in at #4. USC comes in at #2, just below LSU, and no one knows what to do with Stanford.
- Lastly, Josh Schlichter at FishDuck has an article looking back at one of the best football games Oregon's ever played in, the 1998 battle with UCLA. The article is titled, "A step away from college football's elite," which is very true. Oregon fought with the best, but didn't have the depth to fully compete at that level. That would come in 3 years.
If you've got anything else, drop it in the comments. GO DUCKS!