I took a break from football (and sports in general) this past weekend to attend the Sasquatch! Music Festival at the Gorge Amphitheatre. Needless to say, I'm a little behind (and exhausted), so if anything here seems like old news, well, there's my preemptive excuse. Anyway, here's your Wednesday Morning Quack Fix:
- After the first round, the Oregon men's golf team sits in third place at the NCAA Championships in Chattanooga, Tenn. Sophomore Eugene Wong paced the Ducks with a 3-under 69, good for a 10-way tie for third place in the individual standings.
- Oregon senior center Jordan Holmes was one of 37 players named to the Rimington Trophy watch list yesterday, the award given each year to college football's top center.
- Barbara Bowerman, widow of the late legendary Oregon track coach Bill Bowerman, passed away this past Saturday at 96, according to The Oregonian. Barbara and Bill were married for 63 years before he passed away in 1999.
- ESPN.com's Ted Miller examines the Pac-10's deepest and thinnest positions. He also has begun ranking the top 25 Pac-10 players, starting with UCLA kicker Kai Forbath at No. 25.
- Yesterday, recruiting site Rivals.com released the first iteration of the 2011 Rivals100, a list of the top 100 high school football recruits. What was really interesting was looking at the list of the Rivals100 No. 1-ranked overall recruits since 2002. Oregon's been in the running for the top player two of the past three years (Bryce Brown in 2009 and Terrelle Pryor in 2008). Although we don't have much of a chance at Jadeveon Clowney, who currently tops the list, the Ducks are listed among the contenders for Florida linebacker Tony Steward, who's currently ranked No. 2 overall, and the list has been known to change throughout the recruiting process.
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