Spring football is entering its final week. As a reminder, admission to the spring game this Saturday morning is free with the donation of three non-perishable food items.
- Rob Moseley has a story on Brian Teague, a walk-on from Portland who has made the switch from tight end to tackle this spring to help provide the team with some depth. This move comes before Teague's senior season after he head appeared in 12 games as a tight end.
- Aaron Fetnress writes that Marcus Mariota has a different mindset entering this year's spring game with the starting spot in hand. Not only is Mariota not embroiled in a battle for the position, but the majority of the snaps in Saturday's game might be given to determine the pecking order behind him with redshirt freshmen Jeff Lockie and Jake Rodrigues.
- Incoming freshman Thomas Tyner has decided to not to participate in track during his senior season at Aloha. Tyner revealed to DuckTerritory that the decision was made so that he could focus on his academics and get his grades and tests in order. Despite skipping his final prep season, Tyner still plans to join Oregon's track team next year.
- Speaking of this Saturday's spring game, Moseley blogs that the format is still up in the air as the Ducks have had to deal with a number of lingering injuries this spring. Whatever the format, the game will begin at 11 am and be broadcast on the Pac-12 Network.
- The Sporting News has a ranking of all Division I coaches. In the Pac-12, the top three coaches are: David Shaw (7), Mike Riley (14) and Jim Mora (28). Looking to move up this list next year, Mark Helfrich comes in at 10th in the conference and 62nd overall.
- The baseball team has its fourth and final matchup with the Portland Pilots today at Joe Etzel Field. Redshirt freshman Cole Wiper will take the hill for the Duck who will look to complete the season sweep. In other baseball news, the Ducks have dropped to #13 in the latest Baseball America poll after dropping two of three from UCLA over the weekend. In the conference standings, the Ducks remain slightly behind the Beavers at the top.
- Echoing sentiments that have been expressed by Matt Daddy and Dave on the podcast, Arkansas men's track coach Chris Bucknam thinks college track & field needs more dual meets. This comes in the aftermath of Oregon's tightly contested matchup with Arkansas last weekend at the Oregon Relays in which the Razorbacks edged the Ducks 86-77.
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