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- Oregon baseball continued their hot streak, shutting out Nevada 5-0 on Saturday to sweep the four game series against the Wolfpack, and pushing their record to 16-6. The star of the game was sophomore pitcher Alex Keudell, who threw seven shutout innings, and made the case to be the 3rd starter as he lowered his ERA to 1.10. His performance ended up being very necessary, as the Ducks only scored two runs through the first six innings. Oregon has one final non-conference game against Southern Utah on Tuesday before starting conference play on Friday at Arizona. For video highlights of the game, check out KVAL.
- Oregon track started out the outdoor season strong, as ten meet records fell at the Oregon Preview. in front of a meet record 5,918 people. The women's 4x100 team was especially strong finishing in 44.30, which demolished the 15-year-old meet record and was the second fastest time in school history.
- The resignation of Mike Bellotti as AD has prompted a bit of speculation, much of it unfounded (Ted Miller, as usual, provides a reasoned response), but at the very least it brings to a close the most successful era in Oregon history. With Kent and Bellotti moving, there are definite challenges that face the University. The Oregonian does its best to paint the situation as hopeless, but despite the financial challenges facing the department, I feel that the department is in a strong position moving forward. The department has some of the top facilities in the nation, and is in a position for sustained success.
- The Athletic Department has been changing over the past fifteen years, and personnel change will end up being part of that. George Schroeder writes about how "normal" is changing. Oregon is no long the small athletic department. It's big business, with a $70 million budget. And while this change isn't always painless, Oregon is definitely not getting complacent.
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