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Quack Fix: Catron earns 2nd team all-conference, Civil War Baseball starts tonight and Ducks prepare for Indoor NCAA Championship

For the second straight week, we have had an abundance of quack for Tuesday morning.  Enjoy.

  • Last night, word came that QB recruit Jerrard Randall had met the NCAA qualifying standard in his most recent ACT exam.  Rickert claims that once Randall is cleared by the NCAA he will sign with Oregon and plans to be on campus this summer.  However, both Rob Moseley and A.J. Jacobson consider Randall still a question mark at this point to join the Ducks (Warning: links to twitter). 
  • In Bob Clark's (final?) look around the conference, he notes the various disciplinary situations that occurred this weekend, with Klay Thompson getting arrested for marijuana possession and half of Oregon State's roster missing curfew and subsequently held out of their season finale against ASU.  And despite finishing tied for 7th in the conference, the Ducks end-of-the-season slide earns them the 9th spot in Clark's weekly rankings. 
  • Joevan Catron was named to the 2nd team all-Pac-10 team.  Clark also reveals that Altman voted for both of the individual major award winners, Derrick Williams as player of the year and Sean Miller for coach of the year.
  • The first of five Civil War baseball games takes place tonight in Corvallis.  While the struggling Oregon bullpen has led the Ducks to a 5-6 record, the Beavers are sitting at 9-4 and boast a six-game winning streak. 
  • This weekend, the Oregon women will look to defend their NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championship.  The Ducks are led by Brianne Theisen, Jordan Hasay and Amber Purvis and all three of them hope to make an impact at the meet.  The men's team come in ranked #6 nationally, including a distance medley relay team that has clocked the second fastest time in NCAA history. 
  • Chris Hansen takes a look at the acrobatics and tumbling team as the national championship approaches.  The national championship is April 7-9 and will be held at Oregon.
  • Last week, I posted part 1 of a five-part KEZI story on the Phil Knight effect.  The rest of the series is now complete.  In part 2, they look at where Knight's donations have gone at the university.    Part 3 examines some of the controversies that Knight has been involved in.   Part 4 focuses on the recent shift in which administrators on campus are being more open about the relationship between Knight and the university. Finally, part 5 imagines what the university would look like without Phil Knight.   

Go Ducks!