We're all just sitting here waiting for white smoke to come out of the NCAA's chimney. We should know our penalties any day. In the meantime, here is some Quack:
- The NCAA released APR scores, and UO football saw its APR measure 963, and brought its four-year average up to 951, its highest ever. Men's basketball saw a four-year average of 918--which, starting in 2015--would be a number that could make the Ducks eligible for a postseason ban. However, the four year average is brought down by a woeful 870 in the coaching transition year, and Oregon is in the 950s the past two seasons. They'll be safely above the trouble threshold when that 870 number comes off the average next season. Meanwhile, the lowest football APR in the conference is Cal with a 923 for last season, and a 935 four-year average. Because the only thing better than having a bad football team is having a bad and dumb football team.
- For the fifth straight season, the UO Women have won the Crawford Award as the best overall track and field program.
- USC offered an 8th grade wide receiver. Shortly thereafter, Lane Kiffin was spotted talking to parents in the wobbler room of the local KinderCare.
- Ted Miller looks at the challenges faced by the first year coaches in the Pac-12.
- Congrats to Oregon State on opening their new basketball practice facility. Here's hoping they can make the NCAA Tournament every 25 years or so.
- Are things about to get nasty again between Jim Harbaugh and Pete Carroll? Things are more fun when those two are irking each other. Its almost too bad Chip Kelly didn't take a job in the NFC West.
- Finally, the ratings for the video game NCAA 14 have been released. The Ducks are given 95 overall, which is tied for second after Alabama's 99. DeAnthony Thomas was given an individual rating of 99.