It's Tuesday of game week. Hopefully there is enough quack to get you through the day.
- Moseley's feature piece in today's Register-Guard is on arguably the most mysterious player starting for the Ducks on Saturday: true freshman kicker Eric Solis. Moseley likens Solis to former kicker Morgan Flint, who was accurate but was not asked to make many longer kicks. Here's hoping his first start this Saturday will be accompanied by a slew of PATs and maybe a couple of low-pressure FGs to get his feet wet.
- In his weekly Pac-10 notebook, Bob Clark takes a look at what Jake Locker and Jacquizz Rodgers need to do to help their Heisman campaigns. Both will have big opportunities early to make their cases in the preseason. Clark also includes his preseason conference ranking.
- John Hunt takes a look at a few of the Oregon true freshmen who are looking to make an appearance on the field this season. A decision has already been made to play Ricky Heimuli and the next group of Dontae Williams, Lache Seastrunk and Josh Huff all seem likely to see the field at some point, though Hunt thinks Seastrunk to be the least likely of the bunch.
- As axemen noted yesterday, PK Park will be open for tailgating during football games. This little story also had the following nugget added in near the end: "The Moshofsky Center also will be open again, three hours before kickoff, for pregame festivities and during halftime to accommodate those fans who don't care about the first five minutes or so of the second half" (ed note: emphasis mine). That's not a behavior the Athletic Department should be encouraging. Moseley also has a some more info on PK Park being made available.
- Matt Court update: Preparations for the installation of the video scoreboard continued on Monday. Once finished, the scoreboard stands to be the second-largest video board at a college arena. Also included in the link are a few videos worth checking out.
- The women's volleyball team moved up to #18 in the nation after a 3-0 weekend at Fresno State. Curtis Anderson writes about Lauren Plum and Camryn Irwin, two freshmen who are making impact this season.