Putting up a bit of late Friday Quack for you. There are plenty of links to Pac-12 Media Day things at Pac12.com, and all the coaches will be plastered on ESPN for the ESPN car wash today. Ultimately, all of that holds little interest to me. Here is some other Quack:
- Northwest Florida State College, admitted former Oregon basketball player Brandon Austin, and he will play for the school on a basketball scholarship. Austin was expelled from UO after a sexual assault investigation earlier this summer. This followed him leaving Providence College in November following a sexual assault investigation. I'm all for second chances, but Oregon was Austin's second chance. In less than year, Austin was removed from two separate schools due to alleged sexual assaults. I don't see how any college can, in good conscience, allow this man on campus. They are sending a message to all their female students that winning basketball games is more important than their safety.
- Vin Lananna says it's time for a professional track circuit in the United States--and he's prepared to put in work to make that happen. It is somewhat bizarre that Eugene is the only city that seems to care about the sport.
- First baseman/pitcher Geri Ann Glasco, a former softball All-American, SEC Freshman of the Year, and National High School Player of the Year, has transferred to Oregon. Glasco will be a junior with two years of eligibility remaining. In softball, transfers are able to play immediately, meaning Glasco will play this upcoming season. She joins Hailey Decker, a former First Team All Big Ten infielder at Nebraska, as junior transfers into the program this summer.