"We're going to need some guys to step up," [George] Horton said. "On paper our best chance is to get through it in three. (But that's) easier said than done."
In related stories: Tyson Alger gives you a first glance at the Nashville Regional; Aaron Fitt believes the Ducks are "dangerous" according to this report; George Horton talks to the media after the selection show yesterday.
■ Dale Newton wonders if the window is closing for Oregon football.
■ The softball team will face Florida State in the opening round of the Women's College World Series.
The top-seeded Ducks (54-7-1) and eighth-seeded Seminoles (55-7) will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium. They're part of the eight-team WCWS field that includes fifth-seeded Florida and 13th-seeded Baylor in Oregon's half of the bracket.