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Quack Fix: Ducks lose to Montana and more from Saturday's big win

Ugh.  What a deflating loss last night in basketball.  Thankfully, we have nine more days of Civil War hysteria.  Here's your morning quack.

  • The men's basketball team suffered an embarrassing 68-55 loss to the Montana Grizzlies at home last night.  A poor first half did the Ducks in, as they managed only 20 first half points -- despite an early 12-2 lead.  As some of you noted elsewhere, this result is quite a buzzkill.  The Ducks are off until Sunday night when they host Montana State.    
  • John Hunt has a blog entry with some quotes from Scott Frost talking about the impact of Saturday's dramatic win and reflecting on one of his own.  Frost also notes that Jeff Maehl was the only receiver not rotated out late in the game on Saturday: "Jeff's earned the right to be in there when the chips are down because he's the kind of kid who makes big plays in big situations.''  Looks like that was the right call.  
  • Rob Moseley's feature piece today takes us through the final drive against Arizona.  That 18-yard run by LaMichael James on 3rd-and-11 is probably my favorite play of the drive, save for the touchdown catch by Ed Dickson.
  • George Schroeder also has a piece up that talks about Pat Kilkenny's decision to move the Civil War game to a Thursday night.  While the move may be inconvenient for some of you attending, it's hard to argue that the date change and the fact that the game will decide the Pac-10 championship means that the nation's undivided attention will be focused on Autzen stadium next Thursday night.
  • Finally, the prolific Moseley also has a notebook entry up about Nate Costa earning conference player of the week honors for special teams after his game-saving hold on an errant extra point snap.   Apparently the Sporting News named it the national "play of the week."
  • KEZI has a report up of a group of Oregon fans in yellow, including one dressed as the grim reaper, made their way through the OSU campus.  I gotta say, I don't think a yellow grim reaper is all that effective.<sarcasm> Besides, isn't black one of our colors now too? </sarcasm>
  • Civil War baseball tickets for the May 26th game at PGE Park go on sale today.  The game is officially a non-conference game, but will serve as the fifth game between the Ducks and Beavers in 2010.

After the jump are is a video of Steven Jackson talking Civil War, so check it out.

Here's Steven Jackson with some of his own thoughts on the rivalry between the Ducks and Beavers: