The Oregon Ducks have been selected to play the Georgetown Hoyas in the second annual Armed Forces Classic on Friday, November 8th. A game that takes place at a US Military base across the world, the contest seeks to honor those who have served and who are serving in the US Military.
As hard as it may be to imagine, collegiate competition for the Oregon Ducks in the 2012-2013 athletic year is coming to an end. Like students gearing up for their finals, 28 athletic standouts are preparing to cap one of the best athletic years in University of Oregon history. But before getting to the championship they will be competing in, let’s quickly run through the accomplishments that have defined Oregon athletics in the past year.
The Oregon State baseball team downed the Texas A&M Aggies behind an impressive performance on the mound by Ben Wetzler. Giving up just one run in the first, Wetzler pitched a complete game that saw him notch his eighth-straight win while helping the Beavers advance to an NCAA Super Regional.
Mary Cain, a high school phenom who has yet to choose what college she will be attending, thrilled the thousands in attendance at the 2013 Prefontaine Classic, running a sub-two minute in the women’s 800 meters to set a new high school record and U.S. Junior record.
The Oregon State baseball team advanced to the Corvallis Regional Championship Game after a thrilling contest against UC Santa Barbara that saw them come away with a 3-2 victory in the ninth. Aside from propelling them to the championship game, the win was also their second straight one-run contest.
The Pac-12 has released a document providing some of the networks and start times for upcoming football games in the 2013 season. While the Ducks already knew they would be playing Virginia at 12:30 pm on ABC/ESPN2, a slough of other games have been assigned to networks.
The Oregon Ducks are coming off a 12-1 season and No. 2 finish in the polls. After losing some key players on defense, however, some have dropped them down the preseason rankings, with Matt Hayes of Sporting News recently placing the Ducks in the No. 8 spot. While this isn’t a bad ranking, looking at the teams ahead of Oregon makes you question his college football prowess.
The Oregon women’s golf team wrapped up day three at the NCAA Women’s Golf Championships yesterday, bringing their overall score to 297 at the event while moving them into 17th place overall. They will wrap up play today.
Oregon has added three new programs to their future football schedules, with South Dakota, UC Davis, and Southern Utah added to upcoming years. South Dakota will be the first program to make the journey to Eugene, with the Aggies scheduled to open Oregon’s 2014 season on August 30.
The Oregon Ducks women’s golf team moved up one spot in the standings at the NCAA Championships, using a good effort in round two to forward their play. The Ducks will need a record-setting round three to get into the top-5, however, and they will wrap up the Championships today.