Well, I'm one of those fortunate people who like my job, sir. Got my first chemistry set when I was seven, blew my eyebrows off, we never saw the cat again, been into it ever since.
Onto the Quack:
- The NCAA Track and Field Championships begin today, with the decathalon, hammer, and javelin among events up today. Liz Brenner and Jillian Weir are the headliners for Oregon on day one. Kansas is the women's favorite, but a win would give the Women of Oregon a rare triple crown--cross country, indoor, and outdoor titles in the same season.
- The transfer bug is hitting Oregon again, though this time, it is hard to be surprised or upset about it, as none of the transferring players are likely to play big minutes soon. Fred Richardson is heading to Houston Baptist, while Willie Moore and Austin Kuemper are still in search of new homes.
- Disappointed with Oregon Baseball's finish to the season? So was coach George Horton, who vowed that he would take this program to Omaha.
- Our friends at DuckTerritory have some information on Oregon's NCAA penalties, which they say could come out this week. I'm going to respect their paywall (and if you don't have a DuckTerritory subscription, get one), but lets just say that if what they are reporting is true, Duck fans will be satisfied.
- Finally, the Eugene YMCA has put in a bid to buy the Civic Stadium property and build a new facility there. I drove by Civic a couple of week ago, and the place is literally falling apart since the Emeralds left. I loved that building, and have many great memories there. But its clear that its time to redevelop that land as opposed to having a giant hole in the middle of South Eugene.