"I regard this as a once-in-two-lifetimes opportunity."
- Eugene cardiologist and Oregon Duck fan Pat Bergin, referring to Oregon's 115-year football program history, at this week's national championship game against Auburn.
Conference play continues at the Creek this week in both men's and women's hoop and Stanford football athlete Owen Marecic was awarded the Paul Hornung Trophy while Stanford women's soccer athlete Christen Press was awarded the Mac Hermann Trophy.
Meanwhile, at NCAA HQ, there will be a lengthy legislative agenda in 2011 as the NCAA considers proposals affecting men's basketball and football including a proposal to prohibit coaches from making verbal offers of aid before July 1 after a prospect's junior year in high school.
In football, the Ducks lost to Auburn in the national championship game this week.
In football, running back Jacquizz Rodgers decided to forego his senior season and make himself eligible for the NFL Draft.
In women's hoop, the Bruins defeated rival USC, 61-42, to improve to 13-1 overall and 3-0 in conference play.
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