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Quack Fix: Baseball Civil War starts tonight, seniors to be honored at Twilight Meet

It's been quiet this week in the world of quack, but we got some good stuff today. Let's get to it:

  • Oregon baseball heads to Corvallis today to begin a three game series against the Beavers. It's quite the reversal from last year, when the Ducks struggled to a 14-42 record and only managed one win out of five against the Beavers. The pitching staff has been key in the turnaround, as the Ducks leads the Pac-10 with a 3.01 ERA, and hitting has come almost as far. But despite the praise they are receiving, the Ducks are in for yet another test this weekend. The Beavers are reeling, but they are sure to fight hard, and the Ducks will need to bring their A game to get the series win.
  • The regular season of Oregon track ends this weekend with the Twilight meet, which will take place at 5pm Saturday at Hayward Field. The Ducks will honor 22 seniors that helped put Oregon Track and Field back on the map, and have brought home Pac-10 titles and National Championships. The Pac-10 championships begin this weekend, with the combined events. Ashton Eaton and Brianne Theisen will be competing, but will be looking to conserve energy for their other events that are occurring next weekend. While it may seem risky, Eaton has been "dialing back all year" and he's been doing just fine.
  • Dana Altman keeps on recruiting hard as signing period winds down. He's currently going after Brady Heslip, a combo guard that is transferring out of Boston College and would have 4 years of eligibility left and would be able to play starting next season due to greyshirt rules. Heslip will be visiting this weekend, so we'll soon see if Altman can add to his class.
  • Ted Miller has a wrap-up of the Oregon spring practices. He was impressed by the secondary performance, but still wonders just how good this defense is. But beyond the QB and Kicker questions, the team looks very very solid.
  • When Tennessee was put on the Oregon schedule, it certainly looked like Oregon would have their hands full. But how the mightly have fallen. Rob Moseley's story is no the many problems Tennessee has had over the past few years. The Volunteers are on their third coach in three years, have had their own off-the-field problems, and must deal with multiple players leaving Rocky Top after Coach Dooley was hired. But the biggest problem with the Volunteers may be their offensive line. The Ducks were criticized last season for lack of offensive line experience. Well, the Volunteers don't have a single offensive lineman on the roster that has made a college start. This will be a good early test for the Ducks, as they are tested in a hostile environment by a talented yet woefully inexperienced team.
  • Speaking of offensive line, Oregon's sitting pretty heading into this season. Every contributing lineman is back for a unit that, once again, led the Pac-10 in rushing yards per game, as well as per attempt. The Ducks will look to lead both categories in conference for the fifth straight year.
  • Lastly, it looks like being on TV (and some great weather) brought out more people to the spring game. Oregon doubled the previous years attendance with 25,000 people in the stands, which was tops for any Pac-10 team, and bested a few SEC teams in the process.

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