Oregon’s meal ticket, football, attracts the most attention from fans but isn't necessarily the top program at Oregon. With volleyball making the national championship game, basketball making the Sweet 16 and being knocked out by the eventual champion Louisville Cardinals, baseball getting a national seed for the second-straight season, both men’s and women’s track and field bringing their storied programs to new heights and softball being the number three team in the country headed into the postseason, Oregon is becoming a dynasty. It has even taken to introducing a new sport, acrobatics and tumbling, in which it dominates.
■ Winner winner chicken dinner. Las Vegas likes the Ducks in 2013.
■ Who's your pick to be the top interceptor for the Pac-12 in 2013? Ifo Ekpre-Olumu leads the poll.
■ Beth Maiman reports that Oregon football has a pretty high standard when it comes to winning football games.
■ Brian Flinn examines how Oregon wins fourth down more times than not.
■ De'Anthony Thomas is only the second Oregon athlete, behind Mel Renfro, to earn All-America status for football and track and field.
■ Oregon's two freshmen pitchers were named second-team All-America after combining for 21 wins.
Garrett Cleavinger and Cole Irvin have been named second-team All-America by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA), the organization announced yesterday.