Well, not a lot of great news out there today. But we're addicts!
- The Oregon men lost again last night, this time to Stanford 72-65, who got their first conference road win of the year. But the game wasn't as close as the final score. Oregon was behind by 17 in the second half, and while they closed the gap near the end (bringing it to a 4-point game with 38 seconds remaining), but the outcome of the game wasn't in doubt. Oregon again shot the ball poorly, less than 25% from 3-point range.
- The bright spot of the game was Ronnie Lee's appearance. Oregon's all time leading scorer received a standing ovation from the crowd, and signed autographs well after the game ended. With only a few more games at Mac Court, it was good to have a legend back in the house. Unfortunately, the team couldn't give him a better welcome.
- And with yet another loss, against one of the worst teams in the conferece, the pitchforks are coming out and the crowd is getting more restless. George Schroeder's latest column argues that it's time to move on from Kent. Most true line of the column: "Beating the Cardinal wasn’t going to save Kent’s job. But the loss reinforced all the reasons he’s going to lose it."
- The Duck women didn't fare much better, as they were dominated by the No. 2 Cardinal, 104-60. While it's always tough to lose by that much, the Ducks still have a shot at the NCAA tourney, so their response will be key as they play Cal this weekend.
- LaMichael James was released from jail without bail, part of a court-approved release program. He will be under electronic surveillance during this time. His release was delayed as he found a suitable place to live over the next month, as he cannot live at his Springfield apartment. This Oregonian article says that James will be under house arrest, though the RG article says the police did not disclose the details of the release agreement, and seemed to indicate that James may have some degree of freedom over the next month.
- Oregon baseball starts its second season tonight at 7pm, and George Horton is sure to face a few jeers as Oregon faces Cal State Fullerton, where Horton was previously coach. The Ducks have a tough task in front of them, as CSF is an excellent team, and the Ducks will play 8 road games in 11 days.
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