• Ted Miller ranks the non-conference slate for the Pac-10 teams and has Oregon with the toughest schedule. No surprise there, but here is what he has to say about the Ducks.
Boise State and Utah will be ranked in the preseason. Boise State never loses at home on the Smurf Turf. Purdue is a BCS foe. And there's the added element of Boise State and Utah being non-BCS, which puts further pressure on the Ducks.
• Mark Schlabach looks nation wide for the toughest non-conference schedules and has Oregon at number three. Here is a snippet.
...It couldn't be any more difficult for new coach Chip Kelly. Oregon opens the season Sept. 3 at Boise State, which might be the most anticipated game ever played on the blue turf of Bronco Stadium.
• Rob Moseley reports on the MLB draft.
Oregon football recruit Braxton Lane was selected by the Texas Rangers in the seventh round of the Major League Baseball draft this morning, No. 214 overall.
Will he stay or will he go pro?
Moseley also has a ton of links in this post. He takes a look at upcoming football camps. Among them are Nike Camps and Oregon's own camp.