Before we get into the Quack, I want to announce one final staff addition to ATQ. We're pleased to bring on Kassidy Iwashita, a junior journalism major who has previously blogged about the Golden State Warriors. Please give Kassidy a hearty welcome. Now, onto the Quack:
- The Pac-12 announced their 2014 football schedule. While we already knew who was playing who, we now have dates for all the games. The Ducks alternate home and away every week in the conference schedule, with byes in late September and mid-November. Oregon has two weeknight games: Thursday, Oct. 2 hosting Arizona and Friday, Oct. 24 against Cal at the new 49ers Stadium. Michigan State comes to town Sept. 6, while Stanford comes Nov. 1.
- The Men's basketball team hosts Cal today, a team it hasn't beaten since 2008. Much like Colorado, weird stuff happens when Oregon plays Cal, which is the only team in the Pac-12 that Dana Altman hasn't beaten. Let's hope to finally get that monkey off our backs. 800 p.m. tip on Fox Sports 1.
- Speaking of basketball, defensive lineman Arik Armstead has started practicing with the basketball team. Tyree and Tyrell Robinson have not.
- The Daily Emerald chats with Johnathan Loyd.
Off-Topic thought of the day:
As a kid, I was a baseball fan before I became a fan of other sports. Because they were literally always on nationally on TBS, many kids in the 90s watched a lot of the Atlanta Braves. It made me realize I was getting old, but it was really nice to see Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine get voted into the hall of fame yesterday (Frank Thomas as well). Those two, plus John Smoltz (who hopefully will get in when he enters the ballot next year) were the most dominant pitching rotation I have seen, and to think that they stayed together for nearly a decade. Being able to consistently watch greatness was a privilege, one that, as a Mariners fan in my adult life, I rarely see these days.
That's all I've got. If anymore Quack comes along, please share.