What an action packed Thursday. Here's the Quack:
Tweet of the Day:
That sounds an awful lot like a guy who won't be here next year. I don't think Young is an NBA player. But he's good enough to make money in the D-league or Europe, and hope to improve his game there. I think he'd be best served to get his degree, but I also understand and accept that not everyone puts the same emphasis on that as I do. What I hope more than anything is that Young has a long and fruitful career, and I wish him the absolute best. This also seems to solve the scholarship crunch we talked about on Monday.
- The NCLB ruled Northwestern football players as employees, and have granted them the right to unionize. The impact of this cannot be overstated. College athletes will certainly win the right to profit off endorsements and likenesses at this point--something that should have happened long ago. Will they start demanding pay as well? If that happens, things get messy in a hurry. If you try to reconcile this with Title IX when you start talking about paying players, the money simply isn't there if you have to pay the tennis and lacrosse teams. The smart FB players will know this. I can almost guarantee this ends in a settlement, and that settlement is an Olympic style system.
- The baseball team scored five runs in the first, en route to a 12-5 rout of San Francisco. This gives the Ducks a split with the Dons as they head to Stanford for a big weekend series.
- Don't lie on your resume. It doesn't work out well.
- The Oregon Womens' Basketball squad could be poised for a quick turnaround.