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- It was another good day for Oregon baseball and Oregon softball. The baseball team held on in the final inning to get an 8-7 over Gonzaga, who left the bases loaded in the final inning. It wasn't so close for the softball team, as they got an 8-0 win against Seattle. Both teams have big series this weekend, as the baseball team heads to league-leading Arizona, and softball hosts Top-20 Missouri.
- Good news, the opening football game of the season against Arkansas state will stay on Saturday, September 1. There were talks that it could be moved to Thursday night, but that ended up not happening.
- An interesting article from the Texas Scout site. They caught up with Texas defensive coordinator Manny Diaz, to talk about defensive strategy. Diaz is a "stat hound" using statistics like Bill Connelly's S&P+ to measure his defense and determine how it needs to improve, moving beyond total yards, which "doesn't tell the total story." This is a really interesting article that's worth the read. (h/t: Smart Football)
- David Melo from FishDuck has a Q&A with former Oregon safety Keith Lewis, who had quite the reputation for hard hits and trash-talking while at Oregon. This is a pretty funny read, has plenty of crazy stories about his time at Oregon and in the pros.
- The Pac-12 Combined Events Championships is this weekend and Oregon star Brianne Theisen is nervous, as she hasn't competed in a heptathalon in almost two years. The 2009 and 2010 NCAA champ knows what she needs to do, but she'll need to shake the dust off early to help the Ducks fight for another Pac-12 title.
- Vin Lananna has had a very tough job this season, with his players focused on the Olympics, as well as the NCAA season. Jordan Hasay, in particular, has struggled so far this season. But with her physical tools, she will hopefully excel in the coming months.