It was a busy weekend in Oregon athletics, so let's get right to it and hand over your Monday morning supply of quack.
- It was a rough weekend for Oregon baseball as the Beavers completed a three-game sweep over the Ducks in Corvallis. Entering the weekend, the two teams were sitting even with a 10-4 record in conference play. Now, the Beavers sit atop the conference with a 13-4 conference record (30-8 overall) while Oregon sits in fourth with a 10-7 conference record (31-12 overall).
- The acrobatics & tumbling team had a successful weekend, bringing home their fourth consecutive national championship. The Ducks defeated Azusa Pacific, posting the second highest team score in NCATA history. The win was even sweeter for Oregon considering back on April 7, Azusa Pacific ended Oregon's winning streak that spanned back to 2011.
- Edward Cheserek continued his dominating freshman campaign at the Penn Relays, leading the Ducks to a distance medley relay championship with a time of 3:57.98 in the 1600-meter leg. Cheserek also had a big day on Saturday, clocking a 3:56.4 mile during his portion of the 4xMile relay, the fastest split for the Ducks, who would win the event. Just think, Cheserek is only tuning up for the outdoor national championships in June. That's a scary thought.
- The Ducks wrapped up their fourth week of spring practices on Friday, running a late game drill in which the offense had the lead while the defense attempted to regain possession. Rob Moseley provided some insight to the competitive practice. The squad also held their spring game draft. On one side, Marcus Mariota and Hroniss Grasu selected their squad while Ifo Ekpre-Olomu and Tony Washington captained the opposing team. Oregon's annual spring game is set for May 3 with kickoff at 11 a.m. PT. The game can be seen on Pac-12 Networks.
- Much like acrobatics & tumbling, The No. 1 Oregon softball team also had a successful weekend visit to California, completing a three-game sweep over Stanford on Sunday. Oregon has swept five of the six Pac-12 opponents they have faced this year, with their lone loss coming at the hands of the UCLA Bruins, who were ranked No. 1 at the time of the matchup. Oregon's regular season is winding down with just six more Pac-12 games (and a doubleheader on Tuesday against Utah Valley) before the NCAA Regionals kick off on May 15.
Tweet of the Day
This sign is the most Oregon thing I've seen in a long time.
Here's Portland's take on trash talking the @HoustonRockets --> gotta love Portland @trailblazers pic.twitter.com/ihz05Xd2g6— Portland Film Fest (@portlandfilm) April 27, 2014