Craig Pintens, Senior Associate Athletic Director, tells me that Oregon's number is even lower because previously they, along with USC, were among the conference leaders in television revenue. While Oregon State typically could count on about $6.5 million under the old deal, the Ducks and the Trojans were on television far more. That number, per Pintens, was closer to about $9 million.
■ Dale Newton wonders if Oregon might be considering a new "package play" to add to their arsenal.
■ Oregon baseball gained one spot and are now up to #11 in the latest Baseball America Top 25 rankings.
■ Victor Flores wonders how the baseball team will handle an extended 10 game road trip.
■ Andrew Greif reports Tommy Thorpe was named Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week yesterday.
In leading off Oregon's eventual series sweep of Utah, the Vancouver, Wash., native allowed no runs and three hits in eight innings of work while striking out five. The junior didn't allow a baserunner until the fifth inning and didn't give up an outfield hit until the seventh inning. With the win, the Ducks' left-hander moved to 3-2 with a 2.23 ERA on the season.