Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE
Your morning helping of Oregon Ducks news.
Who are you then?
Just a fly in the ointment, Hans. The monkey in the wrench. The pain in the ass.
- We have the newest turn in the Miami-NCAA scandal, as the NCAA had the audacity to accuse Miami of the dreaded lack of institutional control. Its not that I don't think Miami is guilty (they are), as much as the NCAA has so tainted this investigation with their own misdeeds that they can't ethically continue to process this case. This is just the latest misstep under NCAA President Mark Emmert, and it's painfully obvious that he cannot continue in his current position long term after this latest scandal. I respect what Emmert tried to do in regards to 'cleaning up' college athletics, but the NCAA needs to find a true reformer for the position who will bring the organization into the 21st century instead of trying to cling to and double-down on old models.
- Dana Altman can notch career win no. 600 with a win against Cal on Thursday. Perhaps more important is that Bob Clark states in the same piece that Dominic Artis is unlikely to play again this week.
- The Oregon women's lacrosse team opens play on Saturday hosting No. 12 Dartmouth.
- First baseman Ryon Healy was named Pac-12 player of the week after destroying Hawaii in last weekend's series. Healy hit .533 and slugged .933 in four games against the Rainbows.
- Former UO basketball star Luke Jackson was named head coach at Northwest Christian University, a small college directly across Kincaid Street from the U of O.
That's all the early morning Quack for today. If you find more, please share.