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Friday, February 17, 2012

Duck Stuff: Morning Mud

Morning Mud features Michael Clay as the Hero of the Week in the O Heroes program.

Most recently, Clay has focused his work with the community in two main areas: mentoring two 5th graders at McCornack Elementary School with his friend and fellow teammate Grant Thompson, and spending time playing games, tutoring and mentoring youth at the Boys and Girls Club (BGC) of Eugene. He said his favorite O Heroes events thus far in this three years at Oregon was doing the Polar Plunge (a benefit of Special Olympics Oregon) and his time at the BGC Eugene.

Clay is a Family and Human Services (FHS) major at the University of Oregon and one day aspires to use his experience with FHS and with O Heroes to start a scholarship foundation for youth aspiring to enroll in private schooling.

Rob Moseley reports the U of O will self-report a minor NCAA violation.

The University of Oregon’s athletic department will self-report a violation of NCAA rules stemming from comments made by football coach Chip Kelly to UO coach-turned-broadcaster Mike Bellotti before national signing day.

Coaches are barred from commenting publicly on recruits until letters of intent have been submitted, which this year took place on Feb. 1. Bellotti acknowledged during an ESPNU telecast that morning that he and Kelly had discussed defensive lineman Arik Armstead and running back Byron Marshall the day before.

• Odds of De'Anthony Thomas winning the Heisman trophy this year? According to Danny Sheridan via Kevin Gemmell @ESPN, 25 to 1.



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