Wilcox, who led the Ducks to the 1963 Sun Bowl championship after transferring from Boise Junior College a year before, was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2000. For the last two years, Allstate Insurance has sponsored the “Hometown Hall of Fame” program; defensive back Mel Renfro from Oregon was honored in Portland in April 2012.
Wilcox will have a plaque bearing his name mounted on the wall of the Vale High gymnasium. A street sign noting Wilcox’s Vale roots also will be constructed.
■ Chris Charbonnier takes a look into the logistics of running an effective college football recruiting campaign in a two part series, "ideal recruiting blueprint." Today it's part one.
■ Oregon completed the sweep yesterday as they took game three in 11 innings beating Washington St. 4-3.
Scott Heineman led Oregon going 3-for-6 at the plate, while Mitchell Tolman was 2-for-5 with a RBI and a run scored. J.J. Altobelli reached base four times going 2-for-3 with a RBI and two walks. Brett Thomas was also 2-for-5 with one run scored and one RBI.