It's finally Friday! Let's celebrate with some Friday Quack:
- The Register-Guard's Curtis Anderson previews the Oregon Women's track and field team. After four straight years of finishing in second place, the women are ready to finally capture that elusive national championship. With the finals being at Hayward Field this year, it would be a great year to do it. Meanwhile, don't forget the Pepsi Invitational this weekend. Our own Jake Tabor will be on the scene to keep us updated on the action.
- It's also a big weekend for your first place baseball squad, as the No. 11 Ducks travel to Tempe for a series with No. 24 Arizona State.
- After mounting criticism after offering $5000 or a trip to Cancun for T'ing up Arizona's Sean Miller, Pac-12 basketball officiating czar Ed Rush fell on his own sword and resigned. Larry Scott, a man of few blunders, made a big one in sticking by this guy. Now, it's time to get somebody in who is really going to clean up the basketball officiating in the conference.
- A nugget that we missed from a few days ago: walk-ons Ayele Forde and Dustin Haines have earned scholarships for next season.
- A little something non-Quack for y'all. I know we have a lot of baseball fans on this site. The old Up & In Podcast from Baseball Prospectus with Kevin Goldstein and Jason Parks was easily the greatest podcast on the planet before Goldstein had to give it up to take a job with the Houston Astros. Parks is back with a new podcast called Fringe Average with Mike Ferrin, and it's off to a great start. After one episode, it's already better than anything else out there.
- Finally, I know you're expecting a video on Friday. I don't have anything creative for today, so I'll just link to my go to video, that may be the very best on all of YouTube. Enjoy.