The UO athletic department brokered an allotment of 15,000 tickets and cancelled a scheduled sale to the general public that was to begin today after season-ticket holders and donors scooped up nearly all of them. The Tigers, meanwhile, sold about 37,000 seats directly to their fans, with the remainder of the 80,000 tickets distributed by the NFL franchise.
• LSU blogger Bob Wynn does a Q&A with Matt Daddy of ATQ and Matt represents Duck fans well with his comments.
• Dale Newton has a good story on Darron Thomas and states DT is not a system quarterback.
Thomas is too versatile to be written off as a product of the system. When the situation called for it he ran for 117 yards against Stanford, and four weeks later he threw for four touchdowns on the road against USC. By now four different quarterbacks have started under Chip Kelly, and the junior from Houston has the best numbers of any of them. And he's only getting started.
• George Schroeder says that you shouldn't expect the mess in college sports to go away anytime soon.
What really happens with college sports? You probably don’t want to know. And the people who do know, they don’t really want to change anything.
The dirty little secret isn’t what we’ve suddenly learned about how those Buckeyes have been doing business. It’s that those things happen all over, all the time.
• Robert Stroup takes a look at recent Duck history and thinks Oregon fans have come to expect more out of their team now that they have tasted winning in a consistent fashion.
• John Canzano interviewed former Duck QB Dennis Dixon recently and has posted the audio for your listening pleasure.
• Dennis Dodd reports that commissioner Larry Scott rules college sports from his Pac-12 roost.
This is the story of how a tennis-playing, Ivy-educated history major with thinning hair is changing your life.
Not just your college sports-viewing life. Not just changing the former sleepy West Coast conference that was the Pac-10, or even college athletics. It's bigger than that. When Larry Scott leaves office as Pac-12 commissioner -- which may be sooner than later, judging by his swift, mind-blowing accomplishments -- his legacy will draft behind him like a comet's tail.