Looking ahead to the weekend in UO athletics action ...
The big, under-the-radar news could come Sunday afternoon when the Oregon men's tennis team hosts UNLV at 11 a.m. Robin Cambier brings 83 career singles victories into the match, and with a victory Sunday would tie the school record of 84 set by Sven Swinnen (2001-05). As a team, the Ducks are ranked No. 50 nationally this week.
The Oregon women's tennis team also is at home this week, against Akron on Saturday at 4 p.m. The Ducks are enduring a tough stretch, having dropped four straight dual matches.
The baseball team takes its 4-0 record to Loyola Marymount for a three-game series beginning Friday. The Ducks will shuffle their starting rotation a bit, with Tommy Thorpe remaining in the Friday slot, freshman Matt Krook moving up to Saturday after allowing no earned runs in seven innings last week, and Jordan Spencer sliding back to Sunday. The Ducks will hold Jeff Gold back to start Tuesday in the home opener against Portland.
Oregon's softball team also has started hot, and takes a nine-game win streak to the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic. The No. 6 Ducks will play five games in three days, including ranked foes No. 23 LSU on Friday and No. 24 Notre Dame on Sunday.
Both golf teams are in action this weekend, with the UO men remaining in Palm Springs -- rough life -- for a second tournament there beginning Friday, and the No. 22 UO women teeing off in Arizona on Sunday and Monday.
And finally, the UO women's basketball team plays Friday in Seattle and Sunday in Pullman, looking to complete season sweeps of the Huskies and Cougars, and to protect their winning record as the regular season hits the homestretch.