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Quack Fix: Ducks win the last two games to split against Hawaii

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Looks like President's Day had an adverse affect on the amount of quack available today.  Hopefully, there will be more to share later today.

  • After a tough start to the season that saw the Oregon bullpen blow late leads against Hawaii in both the first two games, the Ducks managed to split the four-game series by beating the Rainbows in the final two games, including a 4-3 victory last night.  True freshman Aaron Jones hit his second home-run of his career to lead off the game and Kellen Moen protected the one-run lead by shutting down Hawaii over the last 1 1/3.
  • In his weekly look around the conference, Bob Clark takes a look at six conference players who will have to decide whether to leave school early and enter the NBA draft.  And, in his weekly ranking, Oregon comes in fifth with the note that they lead the Pac-10 in turnover margin.  I have only seen Oregon play on TV a few times this season, but that his been one of the biggest surprises is how well they seem to protect the ball.  Except for the last few minutes of the first half.  I am definitely looking forward to Oregon hosting the Bay Area schools this week.
  • Curtis Anderson has a story about how two former Pac-10 track standouts, Stanford's Russell Brown and Oregon's Andrew Wheating, are training together for Oregon Track Club Elite.  It sounds like Wheating passed up an opportunity to work out with the Ducks this year as a volunteer, but opted instead to rejoin Brown who had befriended him while he was still a prep in Vermont.
  • Ted Miller continues his top 25 from 2010 and Talmadge Jackson comes in at #20.  Miller make his case for why Jackson comes in two spots ahead of Cliff.   
  • And, if you're jonesing for more football, the Pre-Snap Read has an early preview of Arizona State.  Paul Myerberg takes a closer look at everyone's favorite argument for why ASU will be favorite in the Pac-12 South next year: their 19 returning starters.

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