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Morning Quack Fix: 2.26.09

Morning Duck fans. Today's Quack is a little sparse, so use yours wisely.

  • Mike Tokito's Pac-10 hoops preview included some conjecture about possible post-season honors for Ducks (and Beavers). He gives Michael Dunigan a shot at the All-Freshman team, and thinks Tajuan Porter may end up being a 2nd team All-Conference selection.
  • Thought it's not specifically Oregon-centric, you might enjoy reading Ted Miller's Wednesday post: Five things I hate about the Pac-10. Miller also posted a newcomers watch list for Pac-10 football. For Oregon, he lists juco transfers DE Zac Clark and WR Lavasier Tuinei.
  • Remember Drew Davis? The Ducks' back-up WR was just starting to show some real flare when his season was cut short by a knee injury against Stanford. Andy McNamara of posted a two-part note: It's not Drew anymore, call him D.J.; and D.J. may be limited in practice this spring, but he is expected to be fully recovered from his injury by the time fall practices start.
  • Bob Clark posted a nice feature on Oregon closer Drew Gagnier. Two reasons Gagnier wants the baseball this weekend: it would mean the Ducks likely have a late-game lead against the defending NCAA champion Fresno State Bulldogs, and Gagnier would be facing former teammates for the first time since transfering from Fresno State to Oregon.
  • Ceremonial pitches for the first games at PK Park are to include Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski, U of O President Dave Frohnmayer, Athletic Director Pat Kilkenny and a couple former Duck baseball players. Of course, just how much baseball the teams get in this weekend may be a question mark.
  • Joevan Catron was named this week's Student Athlete of the Week. I know what you're thinking, and yes, I'm thinking the same thing.