Your Commie has no regard for human life, not even of his own. For this reason men, I want to impress upon you the need for extreme watchfulness. The enemy may come individually, or in strength. He may even appear in the form of our own troops. But however we must stop him. We must not allow him to gain entrance to this base. Now, I'm going to give you three rules: First, trust no one, whatever his uniform or rank, unless he is known to you personally; Second, anyone or anything that approaches within 200 yards of the perimeter is to be fired upon; Third, if in doubt, shoot first then ask questions later. I would sooner accept a few casualties through accidents rather losing the entire base and its personnel through carelessness. Any variation of these rules must come from me personally. Any variation on these rules must come from me personally. Now, men, in conclusion, I would like to say that, in the two years it has been my privilege to be your commanding officer, I have always expected the best from you, and you have never given me anything less than that. Today, the nation is counting on us. We're not going to let them down. Good luck to you all.
Onto the Quack:
- A very disturbing story involving Oregon basketball commit Cristiano Feliciano in the Register-Guard today. Apparently, Feliciano's California prep school is under severe scrutiny. School president Francis Ngissah is being investigated for child abuse, and there is no facility associated with the school except for Ngissah's residence. I'm going to do some digging around on this today and see what I can find, but this isn't a good situation.
- You obligatory "the women's basketball team lost" link. As commenter Freeing Ray Schafer said in the comments a few days ago, the last team other than Stanford to win a Pac-10-12 title was Oregon. It's pathetic how far this program has fallen.
- Bracketology updates. ESPN's Joe Lunardi has Oregon as a 7 seed in the South region facing Georgetown in Salt Lake City. SB Nation's Chris Dobbertean pegs the Ducks as an 8 seed in the South region, playing Ole Miss in Kansas City. SI's Andy Glockner picks Oregon as a 6 seed, in the Midwest, facing Wisconsin in Kansas City. Three bracketologists, three different seed lines. Interesting.
- If you missed it, Dana Altman was a guest on Monday's edition of the ESPNU College Basketball Podcast.
That's all I've got for today. If you find more, share. GO DUCKS!