It appears we are still suffering from a quack shortage. Here's what I could find this morning.
- In today's Register-Guard, Ron Bellamy catches up with Aaron Brooks, who is hosting a youth basketball camp in Eugene this week. Brooks, who is coming off of a breakout season that saw him named the NBA's most improved player last year, offers his thoughts on Ernie Kent as well as how he motivates himself to improve on the basketball court.
- The Omahan has a feature on redshirt freshman QB Daryle Hawkins and his role in the current competition to replace Jeremiah Masoli as the next Oregon quarterback.
- The Daily Emerald runs down the top eight sports moments from the last academic year. Be forewarned, the list has both positive and negative moments -- unfortunately, the negative events make up more than half the list. Hopefully, next year's list will consist solely of positive moments that took place on the field of competition.
- CBS Sports has a fantasy football preview up of the Pac-10 that includes a brief look at each team and ends with tabbing Oregon as the favorite to win the conference. The article ends with some lists of players to target, sleepers, busts and newcomers, with a few Oregon players making an appearance.
- Aaron Fentress has a blog entry up at OregonLive on Simi Toeania being waived by the New York Jets on Monday. The entry includes an updated list of all the NFL players with ties to the state of Oregon. Former Ducks number 28 in the NFL.
- In case you missed it yesterday, the NCAA released details for the expanded first round of the NCAA basketball tournament. I am not a big fan of the expansion or the format, which will feature two games between automatic qualifier schools and two games pitting the last four at-large teams to make the tournament (slotted by RPI). I'd much have all of the play-in games feature at-large teams -- teams that automatically qualify for the tournament should be in the tournament and not have to take part in the play-in round as they deserve their spot in the tournament by earning their automatic bid.