- For now, Oregon is just enjoying their Sweet 16 run. After stumbling through the end of the regular season, the Ducks knew they needed a reset, and they did just that, winning the Pac-12 tournament and beating two very good teams in Oklahoma State and St. Louis.
- Unfortunately, the Ducks now look to face Louisville, the overall number 1 seed in the tournament. And their strengths do not match up well with Oregon's weakness: turnovers. The Ducks have not seen anything like Louisville's press, which creates 11 steals per game.
- With the Sweet 16 field set, stat blog 538 runs through the chances of each team winning it all. Unfortunately, the Ducks have the 2nd-worst chance of the remaining teams, at just .06 percent. In large part, that is due to their bracket, where Louisville, Duke, and Michigan State still remain. 538 gives Oregon a mere 5% chance of winning the game. So you're saying there's a chance!
- Oregon baseball continued to roll over the weekend, getting a sweep of defending national champs Arizona. Oregon was finally able to break out and score some runs in the final game yesterday. It turned out to be very necessary, as Arizona's 9th inning rally fell just short and the Ducks won 7-6. The win moves Oregon to 5-1 in conference play, atop the conference with OSU and UCLA.
- Need a little football? Rob Moseley takes a spring look at the receivers and tight ends, and Aaron Fentress takes a look at the backup QB situation.
- Jason Kirk runs the numbers, and Oregon is the most-penalized team in the Pac-12 over the past 5 years. It took a herculean effort from ASU to get to #2.
- With gun violence being hotly debated these days, Outside The Lines has a segment on how this affects athletes. Former Oregon safety T.J. Ward is interviewed in this video piece, to talk about losing Terrance Kelly, and how guns and gun ownership affects athletes.
OK, so that last one is a bit of a downer, so, you've probably seen this already, but I can't stop watching it. Here's video of Oregon celebrating after the St. Louis victory. GO DUCKS!