What happened in April: Among the starters, the big news was that the light really seemed to turn on for Stevens. Among the strongest players on the roster, the fact he’s entering his senior year perhaps provided a sense of urgency. The Ducks also got a breakout spring from veteran reserve Andre Yruretagoyena, who took reps at left tackle while Johnstone rehabbed his knee. Yruretagoyena is another guy motivated to realize his significant talents, and he could challenge for time at a few different positions come fall.
■ Andrew Greif has a spring football review of the defensive line.
■ Kevin Gemmell looks at points after takeaways for the Pac-12 north in 2013 where Oregon had the best numbers.
■ Researchers say Marcus Mariota is worth $2.5 million to the U of O.
■ Joe Daniel analyzes a game last year versus the dawgs where Keith Price got sacked.
■ LaMichael James reflected on some of his favorite moments Duck moments recently in this video.
■ Tyson Alger takes a quick look at the Oregon softball team's next opponent in the Super Regionals.
■ Shaun Chase's third two-homer game of the year, and second in eight days, powered Oregon to a 6-2 win over osu at PK Park on Tuesday. (George Horton talked to the media after the game.)
The Ducks (41-10) extended their winning streak to five games, on the heels of a weekend sweep at defending national champion UCLA. Oregon remains at home to close out the regular season later this week against California, a three-game series starting Thursday with all three games televised by Pac-12 Networks at 7 p.m.