LinkedUp: Oregon ‘Basketball Fatigue’ plus Track and Field, Larry Scott and More


There’s a lot to get to today. We’ll start with Oregon Basketball.

Feb 27, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Ernie Kent (right)  Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Ernie has some thoughts on the Ducks Recent Skid, Ducks Broken Bracketology

After losing to Colorado and Utah to close out the season, their former Coach Ernie Kent had some thoughts as to why the Ducks dropped the ball, and the Pac 12 Title for that matter.

Oregon limps its way into the Pac 12 Tournament in Las Vegas this week and will play either Washington or Washington State on Thursday night(8:30pm, ESPNU). Our own Mike Vamosi has a preview and doesn’t see the Ducks getting very far in the Tournament.

Senior E.J. Singler says the Ducks are back on Track as they head to Las Vegas.

Earlier this week the ‘Bracketologists’ were not very kind to Oregon.

Oregon Baseball Looks to Continue Momentum

The Ducks, now ranked 16th after dropping two of three to #2 Vanderbilt host Texas State Tuesday and Wednesday at PK Park. Jeff Gold, one of the pitching bright spots so far this year has a 0.51 ERA and has struck out 17. He is the Ducks starter on Tuesday. First pitch at PK is set for 6:03pm.

Big Weekend for Oregon Women’s Track and Field, Winning 4th Consecutive Indoor Title

There were plenty of finishes that weren’t a ‘first place’ finish, but Oregon picked up the one they needed the most. Oregon’s Comeback from 12 points down last Saturday was fueled by record setting performances in the 4X400 relay.

English Gardner, Chizoba Okodogbe, Laura Roesler and Phyllis Francis won the 4×400 relay for the Ducks in a school record 3:30.22. With the indoor and cross country titles now in hand, the Ducks have brought two of the three legs of the “triple crown” home to Eugene, where the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships will be contested June 5-8, according to the release from the U of O.

In other Track and Field News, Oregon Track Club’s Matthew Centrowitz is profiled in the lastest edition of  Track and Field News.

November 30, 2012; Stanford, CA, USA; Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Pac 12 Commissioner Talks with CBS Sports About Bowl Ticket Distribution, Pac 12 Additions, and DirecTV(no deal anytime soon)

In a conversation with CBS Sports earlier this week, Pac 12 Commissioner Larry Scott discussed several topics, including how he is receiving phone calls from teams interested in joining the conference. He also talks about a new way of ticket distribution that would not involve the schools, but the affiliated bowls and the conference. Lastly he discusses the Pac 12 Network Deal with DirecTV and says to not expect anything ‘soon.’

Oregon Ducks This Week: 

Pac-12 Basketball: What To Watch In The Pac-12 Tournament Pac 12: Oregon’s Altman Named Pac 12 Coach Of The Year, Singler All Pac 12 First Team

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