Oregon Ducks news: Troy Dye and Justin Herbert reunited, MBB in the Big Dance, more

Catch up on the past week of all things Oregon sports. From a Herbert and Dye reunion to the basketball team going to March Madness, and more.

Pac-12 Championship Game - Oregon v Utah
Pac-12 Championship Game - Oregon v Utah / Alika Jenner/GettyImages

Oregon heroes Justin Herbert and Troy Dye will be back in action together but this time it will be for the Los Angeles Chargers.

The Chargers and Dye announced on Monday that the LA team would be signing the linebacker and he would be back with his college quarterback, Herbert.

The former Duck linebacker has spent his four seasons in the NFL with the Minnesota Vikings

Dye and the Chargers reportedly agreed to a 1-year contract. He and Herbert will be playing for former Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh who got a job with the Chargers in January.

The Oregon men’s basketball team is going dancing this March. After an unbelievable run to win the last-ever Pac-12 Tournament Championship Game, the Ducks earned an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.

Oregon has the 11-seed in the Midwest Region, the team will face the sixth-seed South Carolina Gamecocks on March 21.

This is the Ducks’ first tournament appearance since the 2020-21 season.

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Oregon clinched a series win against the Cal Golden Bears after an abysmal start to the series with a 1-13 loss.

In the second game, Oregon’s defense kicked into high gear and the Ducks walked away with a 5-1 victory. To win the three-game series, the Ducks hit out of their minds and scored 11 hits to defeat the Golden Bears 10-3

Oregon will host the Arizona Wildcats in a three-game series starting on March 22. The Ducks are currently 13-6 overall and are on a two-game winning streak.

The Oregon track and field team will kick off its outdoor season at home as the Ducks host the UO Preview on March 22-23.

Oregon’s home meet will be held in the historic (and beautiful, stunning, grand, etc.) Hayward Field.

This is the first of 12 meets that the Ducks will compete in throughout the spring and summer seasons.

Visiting the Utah Utes in Salt Lake City, the softball team also earned a series win last weekend.

The Ducks outscored the Utes 32-14 over a three-game series to win two of the games and boost Oregon’s record to 16-10.

Oregon will host the Arizona State Sun Devils in a three-game series starting on March 22.

More college sports news:

The Big Ten, ACC, SEC, Big 12, and six other conferences (as well as Notre Dame) have agreed upon revenue distribution as the College Football Playoffs finalizes a TV deal with ESPN.

While playoff expansion had been a hot-button topic during the offseason, the thought has been put on pause as the TV deal extends through 2026.

Jan 8, 2024; Houston, TX, USA; A view of the CFP Trophy before the 2024 College Football Playoff
Jan 8, 2024; Houston, TX, USA; A view of the CFP Trophy before the 2024 College Football Playoff / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Big Ten and SEC are set to receive 29 percent of the $1.3 billion contract. The ACC will receive 17 percent and the Big 12 will get around 15 percent.

The remaining conferences will split approximately 9 percent of the contract. Notre Dame will get 1 percent itself and the other independent programs will receive about $12 million.