After an amazing 2010 season that culminated with an appearance in the BCS National Championship Game, the Ducks head into the 2011 season with national title hopes and a No. 3 pre-season ranking in the Coaches Poll, which is the highest preseason rank they’ve ever had.
“Every game seemed to be close, and every game, there seem to be difference-makers.”
There are things more important than sports, just ask Joey Harrington.
Some random thoughts on the sporting scene this week.
“It took a lot of pressure off, and now I think we’re all gonna go out and have a good time.”
“If we get a win tomorrow, that’ll be big for us.”
Contrary to some opinions, the U of O Athletic Department should not reveal anything until the investigation is concluded.
I’ve covered U of O athletics on and off since 2000, and I’m looking forward to the challenge of developing the EDN sports page into something no one else has seen in this area. As the new sports editor, let me kickoff this column with a few random thoughts.
Cory Spangenberg ends his time in Eugene in style, as the Ems beat Yakima 6-2.
The Eugene Emeralds have played 24 games this season. And thanks to solid pitching, timely offense, and a tough, focused manager who still says his team isn’t playing well, they’ve now won 20 of them. – Nate Gartrell