It's a big day for a lot of Ducks. Some will be moving on to the pros, while our track team goes for a championship:
- Six Ducks were selected in the MLB draft over the last two days. After Tyler Anderson went in round one, five more Ducks were selected yseterday. Madison Boer led the day when he went in the second round by the Minnesota Twins. Scott McGough, Kellen Moen, Jack Marder, and Danny Pulfer were also selected in varying rounds. It's an exciting time for Boer, in particular, who was drafted by the Minnesota Twins, who were his favorite team growing up.
- The Oregon women's track and field team will be in contention at the NCAA championships, which start today, and Jordan Hasay's performance will be key to the Ducks' title hopes. Despite Vin Lananna's early objections, Hasay will be running in both the 1500 and 5000. But she played by his rules, held back at the prelims, and has a chance to get 20 points for the Ducks over the weekend. Hasay has the top marks this year in both events. To win both, Hasay will need to beat her longtime rival Villanova junior Sheila Reid, who will also be competing in both events.
- Phil Steele recently came out with his list of returning offensive line starts, which can be a key indicator in future success. Oregon has 56 returning starts, good for 83rd in the nation. While not great, this is far better than 2009, when the Ducks returned a mere 19 starts. Ted Miller adds a bit more analysis, looking at the Pac-12 teams ranked.
- In other Pac-12 news, Paul Myerberg takes a look at WSU's expectations. After the Cougars have been so terrible the last few years, I'm excited to see what they do this season. Moos has stated he expects 6 wins. The crazy thing is, WSU could realistically start 5-0, and still not be favored to get to 6 wins.
- I don't know if Terelle Pryor reads Tako Tuesdays, but if so, he may have taken the last sentence just a bit too seriously. He's leaving Ohio State, under a cloud of allegations that he made up to $40,000 selling memorabilia. One of the parties allegedly involved in these transactions was a freelance photographer who had credentials from Ohio State, who used his credentials to get close to Buckeye players. If this turns out to be true, Ohio State is in for a world of hurt.
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