Happy Friday. There isn't a ton out there today, but that shouldn't stop you from commenting. Treat this post as your Friday Open Thread. Lord knows we'd rather be commenting on the Ducks than online Christmas shopping. Right? Here's your Morning Quack Fix:
- The Oregonian's John Hunt has a feature on senior defensive back T.J. Ward, who's preparing for his final game in an Oregon uniform. Ward is a well-spoken guy, and reading his quotes made it hard for me to imagine he's the same guy laying wood on Oklahoma State's Zac Robinson in last year's Holiday Bowl.
- The Oregon men's basketball team picked up a much-needed win over Mississippi Valley State on Wednesday night at Mac Court, and they did it with two starters benched. Junior LeKendric Longmire and sophomore Teondre Williams, who are third and first in scoring for the Ducks, respectively, were benched to start the game due to academic reasons. Neither played more than 10 minutes. With Pac-10 play a mere two weeks away, the Ducks hope to continue building momentum when they host Oakland on Saturday. Oregon has lost two in a row to the Golden Grizzlies, including an overtime loss in Eugene last year.
- ESPN.com's Ted Miller posted the Sporting News All-Pac-10 team yesterday, and Oregon quarterback Jeremiah Masoli finally gets his due after losing out to Oregon State's Sean Canfield on both the Pac-10's first team and ESPN.com's All-Pac-10 team. Ed Dickson was also named, as well as another Pac-10 Coach of the Year nod for Chip Kelly.
- After the extraordinarily unfunny Saturday Night Live skit that featured Oregon last Saturday (watch it after the jump if you haven't seen it...or don't), Duck Sports News is reporting tthere's another on the way. Let's just hope it's actually funny this time, and doesn't feature that douche from Twilight in a throwback Oregon jersey.
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