Just about three weeks until I'm sitting on a beach in Hawaii. I need a strong dose of quack to survive the rest of the school year:
- Yesterday was day one of the NCAA west regional in Austin, and Oregon Track and Field took care of business as usual. There were no suprises as everyone the Ducks expected to qualify for the NCAAs has done so, or is on track to do so today. Ashton Eaton had the best long jump by a UO athlete in 21 years, netting 26 feet
- Baseball hosts Cal this weekend at PK Park for the last series of the season. At 37-20 and ranked #21 in the country, some think that the Ducks have already wrapped up a postseason birth, though winning the series with the Bears will leave no doubt. While Tyler Anderson and Justin LaTempa are the sure 1-2 on the pitching staff, Andrew Checketts is tinkering with the staff to get ready for the postseason.
- The Register-Guard has a lot of basketball tidbits out today. Coach Altman has been running individual drills, and has been impressed with the effort so far. The players seem to be taking to the new staff well. One notable absence has been LeKendric Longmire, who is out do to academics (Damn, LeKendric, keep your grades up). Altman also confirms that Oregon is recruiting Roburt Sallie, who would be eligible to play next season after graduating from Memphis, and that Oregon will be going on a summer tour this year. The Oregonian also has a piece on new assistant Brian Fish.
If you find some more quack, please share generously. JConant won't be able to make it through the day without it.