■ George Horton talks about being chosen the #8 national seed.
■ Adam Jude takes a closer look at the Eugene Regional which begins this Friday at PK Park.
Games begin Friday at PK Park in the double-elimination format. Rice and San Francisco will play at 2 p.m., and Oregon vs. South Dakota State will follow at 6 p.m.
The first-round winners will meet at 6 p.m. Saturday and the first-round losers will play at 2 p.m. Saturday. On Sunday, the remaining one-loss teams will play at noon; the last undefeated team will then play at 4 p.m. against the winner of Sunday's first game.
If necessary, a regional championship game will be played Monday.
All games will be broadcast on ESPN3.
■ Charles Fisher breaks down a few plays that helped Oregon to a 62-51 victory over USC last year.
■ Oregon earned a number eight national seed honor it was announced yesterday.
The Ducks, who earned a top-eight national seed for the second straight season, are led by a pitching staff that finished 17th in the nation in earned run average (2.79), 16th in hits allowed per nine innings (7.72) and ranks 23rd in WHIP (1.21). The Ducks also lead the country in sacrifice bunts with 92 and are fifth in fielding percentage (.981).