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Quack Fix: Mariota, Freeman among several Ducks to take home Pac-12 awards

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  • Yesterday, Marcus Mariota was named the Pac-12 offensive player of the year, as well as being named first-team all-Pac-12. Mariota became the first QB in conference history to be named first-team all-conference three times. Jake Fisher, Hroniss Grasu, Pharaoh Brown and Ifo Ekpre-Olomu were also named first-team all-Pac-12. Royce Freeman was honored for his stellar freshman year, being named Pac-12 offensive freshman of the year.
  • The latest College Football Playoff rankings are out and for the fourth consecutive week, the Ducks come in at No. 2. Joining the party this week is TCU, which took the No. 3 spot from Florida State. The Seminoles are now No. 4 after yet another unimpressive win. If the season ended today, the Ducks would face TCU in the Rose Bowl.
  • Oregon volleyball kicks off their postseason on Thursday, hosting Santa Clara in the first round of the NCAA Women's Volleyball Tournament at Matthew Knight Arena. If the Ducks win, they will go on to face either Oklahoma or LSU. The last time Oregon hosted their first round matchup at home back in 2012, they eventually went on to the Final Four, falling to Texas in the championship match.
  • This is the first year that the Pac-12 Championship will be hosted at a neutral site, and as Ken Goe points out, it's good for nothing but TV advertising.