Jan 13, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch (24) warms up before the NFC divisional playoff game against the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

LinkedUp: No Respect for Ducks vs Louisville, Lynch Scores at Cal Spring Game, Jordan to Philly?

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Oregon is in the Sweet 16 and from the sound of it, are pretty big underdogs going into Friday. Several Mock Drafts have Dion Jordan headed to Philly, and a Spring Game must see. A former player returns to score a touchdown at Cal’s Spring game. Could Oregon be lining up something similar next month? We’ll have to wait and see. Plus, with Oregon’s Sweep of Arizona over the weekend, Baseball moves up in the polls. Welcome to This Week’s LinkedUp on AutzenZoo.

Oregon Basketball Gets Ready for the #1 Overall Seed Louisville and No Respect is Headed Oregon’s Way 

I find you can never know enough about your opponent, especially when it comes to Louisville. Everyone from ESPN to CBS isn’t giving the Ducks the slightest chance against the Cardinals, and I’m sure that’s just the way Oregon wants it. A little added motivation never hurt any. Even the folks in the betting world are giving Louisville about a 10 point edge as of this report.

Louisville is going to be tough for the Ducks, and like Oregon, they have a good mix of players. Many have commented that they wished that the Tournament Committee reseeded the Tournament once it reached the Sweet 16. Well, ESPN has granted that wish. Oregon was seeded 9th overall, placing as a 3 seed for the ‘Sweet 16′.

Oregon Head Coach Dana Altman was on the radio in Portland on Monday talking about Louisville with John Canzano(host of the Bald Faced Truth).

Speaking of Madness, According to Mashable.com, 26 percent of those who watched the first rounds of the NCAA Tournament used their mobile device. Check out some of the other cool stats as well, including what networks spend now for coverage compared to 30 years ago.

Oregon faces off with Louisville on Friday at 4:15pm PT on CBS.

NFL Draft is about a month away. One Mock Draft has Philly Picking the Obvious…

He worked with Chip Kelly when he was Head Coach for Oregon and one mock draft, I’m sure there are several have Philly taking Dion Jordan with the #4 pick. Another post Combine Report says not so fast. However, the  familiarity factor may make this pick too easy to make.

Cal Bears Offer a Surprise at Their Spring Game, Could Ducks do the Same?

It was a pleaseant surprise during the Cal Spring Game on Saturday, as the Bears get set for the 2013 season. Seattle Seahawks Running Back and Cal Alum Marshawn Lynch entered the game on a 4th Down play and scored a touchdown.

It’s the Spring game, so I guess you can do stuff like that. How awesome would it be to see LaMichael at Autzen – it would be worth the price of admission, which is free. The Spring Game for the Ducks is Saturday, April 27th at 11am PT. The game will be broadcast live on the Pac 12 Networks.

Speaking of the Spring game, OregonLive.com looks at Running Back Byron Marshall, and the Register Guard has a look at the ‘language’ of the Oregon Ducks.

Oregon Baseball Sweeps Defending National Champ Arizona, Wildcats Leave Eugene Still in Search of First Pac 12 Win

Oregon was rewarded and moved up three spots in the latest Baseball poll that matters after sweeping Arizona at PK Park. In the Baseball America Poll the Ducks are 12th(from 13th). In the Collegiate Baseball Poll they moved up five spots to 10th. If you average out the five polls the Ducks are ranked in, Oregon places at 10th in the country. (The Oregon State Beavers moved up a spot to 2nd)

 Interview with Oregon Women’s Track and Field Athete Laura Roesler from her Hometown(Fargo, ND) radio station Tuesday Morning

Christopher Gabriel, Host on AM 970 WDAY in Fargo, North Dakota will talk with hometown track athlete Laura Roesler, now a Junior at the University of Oregon. Check out what she has to say on one of the Top Track and Field Programs in the country.

 

Oregon Ducks This Week:

Facing The Cardinals: Some Insight From Louisville Fansided Site Big Red Louie
 
Rick Pitino: Oregon May Be ‘The Most Underrated Team In The History Of The Tournament’ (Quotes)
 
Oregon Baseball: Ducks Late Rally Grounds Pilots, 5-1
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