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Saturday, May 30, 2015

Duck Stuff: Saturday Edition

■ Tyler Timm lists the reasons the Ducks can contend for a spot in the playoffs this year.

There are always going to be hurdles a team has to face throughout the course of a year, but how Oregon’s schedule stacks up opposed to other power five conference schools is very generous. The Ducks will be tested and will have to prove their worth to the College Football Playoff Committee, but as of now the odds seem to be on Oregon’s side.

■ After falling to UCLA in its opening game of the Women's College World Series, Oregon will meet Alabama in an elimination game at 11:30 AM PT on Saturday.

■ The baseball team dropped their Regional opener to Iowa 3-1 yesterday.

On Deck: Oregon faces the loser of the Springfield Regionals’ second game between No. 1 Missouri State and No. 4 Canisius on Saturday at 2 p.m. (PT). The Missouri State-Canisius game was rained out Friday night and rescheduled for 10 a.m. on Saturday.


Friday, May 29, 2015

Duck Stuff: Friday Edition

■ Chantel Jennings looks at the Pac-12 post-spring DB's (#2) and Jamie Newberg ranks the Pac-12 QB's (#6).

JenningsSafeties Reggie Daniels and Tyree Robinson as well as cornerback Chris Seisay have plenty of starting/playing experience to give this group a tremendous baseline from which to start. The other cornerback spot could be possible two-way player Charles Nelson, Arrion Springs or Ugo Amadi. As long as this group stays healthy it is a very strong group, but if anyone gets hurt, this group could drop into a lower tier.

■ Dale Newton says Matt Hegarty transferring to Oregon will certainly add depth to the OL.

■ Forrest Welk introduces us to a new member of the football team, Justin Hollins.

UCLA beat the Ducks 7-1 to open WCWS play.

Oregon (51-7) will need to win two elimination games Saturday, then two more Sunday to reach the three-game championship series that starts Monday.

■ Rob Moseley reports the baseball team is eager to build on their hot finish as the Regionals open today.

As the Ducks headed off to begin play at the Springfield (Mo.) Regional on Friday against Iowa at 11 a.m. PT, they felt poised to make an extended run. "I don't think any team in the country is as ready as we are," said Friday's starter for the Ducks against the Hawkeyes, Cole Irvin. "Because we've been doing it for five weeks."