Well, I'm glad that weekend's over. From arrests and dismissals on the football team, to the basketball teams getting swept, it needed to end.
- The Duck baseball team suffered their first loss of the young season, falling 11-7 to Pepperdine. While Oregon only trailed the Waves 14-12 in hits, the Ducks had 5 errors on the day and gave up 6 unearned runs. The Ducks rallied with 4 runs in the 8th, but it was too little, too late. Still, I think that any Duck fan should be thrilled with a 2-1 record at this point, and it's great to see the team scoring some runs, which it was unable to do for much of last season.
- The Team Stunt and Gymnastics team won their first home meet, beating Azusa Pacific and the Ohio State club team. Oregon finished first in all 5 events, and had strong crowd support, despite the sports being so new.
- George Schroeder has a column on E.J. Singler, and how he is a bright spot on the Ducks team, and will be a future catalyst for Duck success. Singler doesn't necessarily bring a wow factor, but he does everything well, and has emerged as a key member of the Duck team. While I haven't caught much basketball this season, E.J. has stuck out to me in the few minutes I have seen.
- As we discussed at length last night, Jamere Holland was dismissed from the football team yesterday, and many surmise this is due to his Facebook comments on Sunday following Kiko Alonso's DUII citation. Holland has been on thin ice for some time, and this was likely the final straw to Coach Kelly.
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