Lots of quack out there this morning covering a wide variety of sports. Let's get right to it:
- Tony Woods will not face any more punishment from the Pac-12 for his flagrant-2 foul against Washington State center Brock Motum on Saturday. Barring any discipline from Dana Altman, this makes Woods eligible for Thursday night's game against Cal.
- Rob Moseley has a nice story on backup quarterback Dustin Haines and his role off the field and in the community. Haines is on the executive committee of the student-athletic advisory committee and a regular participant int he O Heroes program.
- This weekend, the men's track program got a big-time commitment from Edward Cheserek, the top prep distance runner in the country. An orphan from Kenya who was sent to a prep school in New Jersey three years ago, Cheserek broke the national indoor 2-mile record on Saturday the Milrose Games after announcing his decision.
- In more indoor news, coach Robert Johnson looks to have the women's team ready to defend their three consecutive national indoor titles behind stars English Gardner and Jordan Hasay.
- As noted by Dave last night, the Ducks sweep of Hawaii was overshadowed by an injury to pitcher Jeff Gold who was struck in the ankle by comebacker in the fifth inning. The Ducks will host Loyola Marymount for three games beginning on Friday.
- Following Oregon's win against Washington State, Jillian Alleyne has been named the Pac-12 freshman of the week. Alleyne averaged 17.5 and 13 rebounds against the Washington schools and earns the conference honor for the third time this season.