- Oregon Baseball opens up a 4-game stretch against the Oregon State Beavers, 3 conference games at PK Park and a non-conference matchup in Corvallis. Both teams are in the running for a national seed in the post-season and a series win for both teams would do a lot to strengthen their respective cases. If it wasn't for women's basketball, we could be looking at a yearly sweep of the Beavs in all sports this year. How awesome is that?
- Speaking of Baseball, there is a special seat at PK Park honoring MIA/POW soldiers. This was a joint effort between the University of Oregon and the Eugene Emeralds. Here's a close-up view. Honoring and remembering those soldiers is very near and dear to my family's heart. While I know this may be controversial to some, this act means the world to me and especially my wife who served. Thank you UO and Eugene Emeralds from this humble blogger.
- Softball notched a first-round victory over BYU last night night, 5-2, after an hour rain delay. Alexa Peterson hit a three-run homerun in the first inning and phenom Jessica Moore had 12 strikeouts in the Ducks win. Next up for Oregon, the Ducks take on North Carolina at 11am PST with the winner advancing to the championship round on Saturday.
- SI talks men's basketball with some odds on a variety of teams to win the National Championship in 2013-14. Oregon is listed at 125-1 to win it all. I like the addition of Mike Moser and it will be interesting to see what Jordan Bell can do as a Freshman but the real key to the team will be how much Dominic Artis and Damyean Dotson improve over the summer. Oregon is not going to sneak up on anyone after the year they had last year.
And finally, it would make sense to do some sort of Star Trek-themed video for this week given the new movie is out but I've decided to reach back into my childhood to expose another franchise that could use a reboot. If only "Ted" hadn't taken the idea first.