A scenario to think about. You are a young man in college and you have the chance to make millions and millions of dollars in a chosen career. The downside is that you have a 50-50 chance of having severe depression, memory problems, and not living past the age of 50. Would you take the opportunity or let it pass you by?
- A few weeks ago, we asked the community if you thought Baseball would end up hosting a regional during the NCAA College World Series. At the time, the team was 18-8 overall and had rattled off some impressive wins. 61% of you said "Fact" to the possibility of seeing PK Park as a Regional site. Since we asked that question, the team has gone 14-5, risen to number 10 in the national polls and sits atop the Pac-12 Conference standings. The games get bigger and bigger as the team travels to Arizona this weekend to take on the number 11 Arizona Wildcats. If the Ducks come out on top in this series, it won't be due to luck. The team will have played 8 games in 10 days once Sunday is through, playing in weather over 90 degrees and on a natural field which can make fielding that much more challenging.
- Baseball also got some news this week as JJ Altobelli was named to the 2012 Brooks Wallace Shortstop of the Year watchlist.
- Baseball isn't the only diamond sport that is having great success in 2012. Softball is ranked number 12 in the nation and took out Seattle University in a double-header on Wednesday bring their overall record to 36-12.
- Lacrosse is headed into uncharted territory as they look to play their first post-season match in the history of the program after winning the MPSF conference title Sunday against the Stanford Cardinal. Navy, the winner of the Patriot League, will come to Pape Field on Saturday to take on Oregon at 1pm. For those that haven't been to a Lacrosse match, you are missing out. A little known fact, the very first ATQ meetup was at a Lacrosse match and had all of three people in Qrsouther, JConant, and dvieira. If you haven't seen a match in person, I highly recommend it.
- Track and Field hosts their final regular season meet of the season this weekend with the Oregon Twilight meet from Hayward Field. Football fans might be happy to find out that there will be a special guest on the team showing off his speed. Personally, I was hoping it would be Carson York but maybe next year. Probably not quite ready for the hurdles with the bum leg.