It was a great weekend for Oregon athletics, with some big recruitments and a sweep of the Beavs. We got a lot of quack this morning, so make sure to check out after the jump. Let's get to it:
- Coming into this recruiting season, Oregon football had two great needs, defensive line and wide receiver. Well, the Ducks added to both positions over the weekend. First, they received a commitment from 3-star DE Lake Ko-Kai (heon Saturday. He should fit the Ducks scheme very well, with very good size and speed. He had an impressive offer list, but was impressed by Oregon family atmosphere, and thought he'd have a chance to excel on defense.
- On Sunday, Oregon received a commitment from 3-star WR B.J. Kelly, who is out of Fresno. According to ESPN's Tom Luginbill, Kelley is a great player that will be able to do a lot with the ball after the catch, and stretch the field as an outside threat. Sounds like the perfect addition to the Oregon offense. Kelley makes this the top WR class in Oregon history, joining 4-star recruits Tacoi Sumler, Davon Blackmon, and Rashaan Vaughn.
- With wide receiver set for the 2011 recruiting class, the Duck fans continue to pine after some big defensive tackles. Rivals has a couple blurbs on a couple Duck targets, Delvon Simmons and Christian Heyward. If the Ducks could get one or both of these stars, the class jumps from the best in school history, to consensus top 10 class.
- The Oregon women opened up Matt Court last night to a sell out crowd, and gave them something to cheer about, winning 81-72. The Ducks, who may have been overly amped up by their new home, turned the ball over 22 times. But they also hit 13 (out of 30) three pointers, which held off the Beavers.
- SBNation's women's basketball blog, Swish Appeal, was in town for the debut, and has a great piece on the anticipation and atmosphere for the sellout game. Unfortunately, it sounds like the crowd was kinda dead for large stretches of time, which isn't all that surprising, as I would imagine many were there were watching the spectacle of Matt Court rather than the basketball game. But the Pac-10 record-setting crowd seemed to redeem themselves by the end of the game. Hopefully the energy for women's basketball can be sustained, and not just be a flash in the pan.
- After a very satisfying (at least for me) win over the Beavers on Saturday, the Oregon men will prepare for a trip to the Bay Area. It's too much to hope for a split, considering that we're not very good and have lost 24 straight at Stanford, but man, wouldn't that be nice?
- With the domination of Nick Fairley in the BCS Championship Game, many Oregon fans are concerned about O-line play next season. Rob Moseley has his 2010 review at that position, and an early projection of 2011. There will be room for improvement and growth, and with a coach like Steve Greatwood, I'm confident that will happen, though it may take a few games for them to work out the kinks.
- Oregonlive has a recruiting profile on Oregon commit Christian French, an athlete who could play either side of the ball. He's only been playing football for 3 years, so he has a ton of potential. I'd love to see him playing outside linebacker, where he played in the US Army All-American Game.
- Lastly, if you weren't able to attend the "Celebrating Champions Parade," the Register Guard has a recap and slideshow, and KVAL has video of Chip Kelly's speech.
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