Tako was right. It is the doldrums. But that doesn't mean we don't have some good quack.
- Oregon baseball played at Seattle last night, and a spectacular performance by pitcher Christian Jones helped the Ducks move to 24-23 on the season. In 7 1/3 innings, Jones gave up an unearned run, and only 2 hits and 2 walks. The bats helped him out, giving him a 10-0 lead into the bottom of the 8th. Unfortunately, the bullpen allowed Seattle to score 5 runs. But you can't blame Scott McGough, he was playing shortstop this game. If you still want to read about the UCLA series debacle, Kris has more coverage at collegebaseball360.com.
- Oregon picked up two commitments from twins Eric and Stephen Amoako. The defensive backs have been offered by the Ducks, but will need to visit Oregon for their commitment to be accepted by Chip Kelly, which is Kelly's standard practice.
- In basketball recruiting news, it looks like Oregon is going to get a visit from Olu Ashaolu, who is transferring from Lousiana Tech. With the transfer of Teondre Williams and Martin Seiferth, another talented player would be very welcome.
- The Pac-12 released a more extensive list of games to be televised by ESPN/ABC this coming football season. Oregon's visit to Arizona and USC's visit to Autzen have been picked up. The Arizona game should be ESPN's late night game with a 10:15pm EST kickoff, while USC will be primetime at 8pm EST.
- Joe Giansante, Oregon's in-house TV play-by-play guy and senior associate athletic director, is leaving for a job in the private sector. He may still be able to do play-by-play in OSN's final year before the Pac-12 network, but that's not yet determined. Tako will have more on Giansante later this morning, so stay tuned for that.
- Matthew Centrowitz is trying to win his 3rd straight Pac-10 title in the 1500m, but his goal is the Pac-10 title for his team, not individual honors. Oregon is going for their 5th straight Pac-10 men's title, but it won't be easy. Centrowitz is the only returning conference champion on the team, and it should make for an exciting meet. On the women's side, Jordan Hasay will try to become a Pac-10 champion for the for the first time. Though she's an NCAA champion, Pac-10 titles have eluded her.
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