Thursday, July 24, 2014
The Ducks, coming off an 11-2 season in which they won the Alamo Bowl, were picked to win the North Division on 37 of 39 ballots and got 24 votes to win the Pac-12 title game, according to voting announced Wednesday in conjunction with the kickoff to Pac-12 Media Day in Los Angeles.
■ Even John Canzano can't pick against the Ducks as conference champs.
■ Marcus Mariota headlines a new award watch list.
■ Dale Newton previews the week four game against WSU.
■ David Piper @ATQ previews the second game on the schedule this year against Michigam St.
■ Mark Flores has the latest on the recruiting front.
■ Andrew Nemec has good news for the baseball team.
Catcher Shaun Chase (No. 8) and Scott Heineman (No. 10) both elected to return to Eugene instead of going pro.
Posted by Mike Wines at 5:21 AM
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Mariota already owns the school record for most rushing yards by a quarterback (1,467), the highest completion percentage (.658) and is tied with Joey Harrington for the most total offense touchdowns with 77. Expect Mariota to own several more records by the time it's all said and done.
■ Kevin Gemmell has the Oregon vs UCLA game on Oct. 11 penciled in for his week 7 ultimate road trip.
■ LB Rahim Cassell has decided to seek greener pastures and won't be returning to the football team.
■ Charles Fisher had a radio interview with a Michigan St. blogger recently.
■ Nick Aliotti will be joining the Pac-12 Network as a studio analyst this fall.
■ ATQ has Jeff Maehl as #12 in their "20 in 20" series.
Maehl’s 178 career catches equaled Sammie Parker’s for most in school history. His 24 career touchdown catches also tied a school record. His 81-yard reception in the BCS Championship Game was the longest in the history of the game. His senior season with 1,076 yards ranks third all-time in school history and was just the eighth time a receiver had gone over the 1,000-yard mark.
Posted by Mike Wines at 4:31 AM