- The Oregonian's Andrew Grief has an update from the NBA Summer League involving a pair of former Ducks at the pro level. In his summer league opener with the Boston Celtics, Mike Moser came off the bench to score 17 points in Boston's 85-77 win over the Miami Heat. Moser also added in three assists, three rebounds and three steals. Also in the summer league was Maarty Luenen, a second-round pick by the Houston Rockets in 2008. Luenen scored 12 points for the Rockets in a 95-89 loss to the Pistons.
- The Oregon men's basketball team will hit the road next season to some big-time venues. While we don't know the full schedule just yet, we do know that the Ducks will head to the Big Apple and Windy City. In November, Oregon will play in the Barclays Center in Brooklyn for the Progressive Legends Classic with Michigan, Villanova and VCU. After facing Illinois last year at the Moda Center, the Ducks will travel to the United Center to face the Fighting Illini.
- We've all heard of Devon Allen by this point, but another young Duck has been making quite the splash at the track recently. Cole Wash, a former high school teammate of Allen's, took home a national title in the pole vault at the USA Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Hayward Field. Walsh will get a unique opportunity to represent his country on his home track at the IAAF World Junior Championships later this month at Hayward Field.
- Some might say a silver lining of Oregon's loss to Vanderbilt in the Nashville regional last month was that the Commodores went on to win the national title. At least you lost to the best team in the nation, right? George Horton doesn't quite seeing it that way, saying, "I don't think they make trophies for that." Horton went on to say he was "disappointed" that his team didn't make it out of the regional, which we all know from growing up is so much worse than being mad.
- The Oregon acrobatics and tumbling team found their next head coach, hiring Chelsea Shaw last week. Shaw is a former Duck who was a part of Oregon's first two NCATA national championships. After Shaw's time with the Ducks as a student-athlete, she went on to Gannon University where she made her head coaching debut. Shaw takes over for former head coach Felicia Mulkey, who left the program and was hired to become the head coach at Baylor.