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Quack Fix 1-30-19: The Value of Winning

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NCAA Basketball: Washington State at Oregon
Jan 27, 2019; Eugene, OR, USA; Oregon Ducks forward Kenny Wooten (14) defends Washington State Cougars forward Jeff Pollard (13) during the first half at Matthew Knight Arena. The Ducks beat the Cougars 78-58. Mandatory Credit: Troy Wayrynen
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Austin Meek wonders what is preventing the baseball team from winning big, given that the softball team has had significant success. The article also veers into the philosophy behind managing an athletic department, and the value of winning in sports that are financial losers.

Oregon basketball is once again looking at securing a potential top five, and possibly number one overall, recruiting class. The Ducks are currently the 11th ranked in the nation, and are in the mix for two, top ten rated recruits.

Steve Mims writes that coach Altman may not be done switching starters for the Oregon basketball team. The team has already used 7 different starting lineups and Altman says he isn’t done tweaking.