It's Friday, so you should all have time to avoid work and treat today's Morning Quack Fix as your Week's End Open Thread. But first, here's today's latest:
- A limited number of season tickets for the upcoming football season go on sale to the general public at 8:00 a.m. PT TODAY. All tickets will be sold through GoDucks.com, so if you're looking for season tickets, now's your chance to jump on them!
- The Pac-10 released the 2009 television schedule yesterday, and Oregon is well-represented with six nationally televised games, including its games at Boise State (ESPN2), vs. Purdue (FSN), vs. Utah (ESPN), vs. Cal (ABC), vs. USC (ABC, ESPN or ESPN2), and the Civil War (ESPN). To view the entire schedule, follow this link (PDF).
- Oregon's Galen Rupp and Ashton Eaton have been named the NCAA Men's Track & Field Athletes of the Year by the USTFCCCA. As JConant pointed out in yesterday's Morning Quack, Rupp was also named USA Track & Field's Athlete of the Week after winning both the men's 5,000 and 10,000 meters at last week's NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Fayetteville, AR. Both the Duck men and women finished second in the team competition.
- More on the recruiting front after yesterday's news: The Ducks received a verbal commitment from prep QB Bryan Bennett of Crespi High School in Encino, CA yesterday. The 6'3", 185-lb senior is the 20th ranked pro-style quarterback by Rivals.com and is Oregon's fourth 2010 commitment. He's also been recruited by Boise State and Pittsburgh.
- After being sidelined with a sore Achilles all offseason, former Oregon RB Jonathan Stewart says he'll be ready for the start of the Carolina Panthers' training camp. Stewart was fantastic in his first NFL season last year, rushing for 836 yards and 10 TDs while helping the Panthers finish third in the NFL in rushing.
- Jon Wilner of the Mercury News has his "Best of..." projections for the 2009 football season. Jamere Holland and Jeremiah Masoli both received mention, as well as our beloved Autzen.
- Ryan Leaf was arrested on drug and burglary charges by customs agents while crossing the border from Canada to the U.S. yesterday. This obviously isn't related to the Ducks, but it's still an entertaining story to follow about a former Pac-10 star and the older brother of former Oregon QB Brady Leaf.
As I stated above, treat this post as your Friday Open Thread, and include your thoughts or any relevant links in the comments.