Wednesday, March 27, 2013

It's Real Easy Being Green

To change a line from Kermit's song, it's easy to wear the Green and Lemon (oops, I mean Lightning Yellow) these days.    With the success of our football team, the volleyball team, the indoor track and field teams, and now men's basketball, baseball, and softball - being a Duck is something to be proud of.   

The only real negative is the women's basketball team.   In the last 3 years under Paul Westhead they have managed just one year over
.500 in 2010 at 18-16.   His record during his stay has been a disappointing 50-76 and not exactly winning over the fans.    This season was an embarrassing 4 - 27, worst in school history!  The Guru of Go is more like the Guru of Gone.  With the hefty price Oregon paid to lure him here, they are probably going to ride out the remainder of his contract (2 more seasons) instead of paying him to Go. 

An obvious front runner for his job is former Oregon player, Kirsten (McKnight) Moore.   Her Westmount College Warriors just won the NAIA national championship and posted a 31-4 record.   The problem is she's going to be a hot commodity - will she wait until the Oregon athletic department is through paying a coach for his reputation?    Doubtful, but we can hope.

In the meantime, we have the hoops team in the Sweet 16,

the 12th ranked baseball team, the 10th ranked softball team,

and both track teams in the top 10!
It's good to be a Duck

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