Its been a transition week with Dave passing his duties to Sean and some other writers taking a much deserved vacation. We are now back!
Oregon at Michigan State makes the list for "most intriguing nonconference games."
Last years game against the Spartans was one of the best nonconference games at Autzen that I've ever experienced. We get a second look at MSU this upcoming season when the Ducks travel to East Lansing. Big play VA will probably lead the Ducks against a team that wants revenge for their second half collapse.
The Ducks are on Joe Lunardi's bracket.
Oregon is still safely in the tournament as long as they can finish the regular season with a pair of wins. The Ducks will play on Sunday against the dancing trees at 4 p.m. on Fox Sports Live.
The softball team will head to San Diego.
The Ducks can get a signature win this afternoon when No. 2 Oregon play against No. 1 Florida. Oregon may play three pitchers against the Gators to prepare the Ducks for postseason play. The Ducks will also play against San Diego State University, St John's and Grand Canyon.
Andre Yruretagoyena will not be playing football next season.
The offensive lineman will complete his degree in the spring and will not return in the fall to compete on the gridiron. He will join Sam Kamp as players who are hanging up their cleats and moving on to the next phase of their lives. Oregon has already lost a few players to graduation and the Ducks will once again have to uphold the "next man up" motto.
Song of the Day:
Today is my 22 birthday and I think that it is appropriate that this is the song of the day.
Laugh of the Day:
Two years ago on my birthday my favorite team, the Washington Wizards, was down one against the Detroit Pistons. Trevor Ariza shot a three-pointer to win the game and the rest defines the Wizards during that horrible stretch between the Gilbert Arenas era and now.