As another workweek starts off with a near-perfect day, we have a couple of links for you. They run the gamut of sports, though we're focusing on the state of Oregon for some reason. Read on.
• The Washington State track and field and the baseball teams were in the state south of here yesterday, one competing in the Pac-10 championships (which is different than competing for a Pac-10 championship, a goal made impossible after Saturday, though the men did finish fourth), the other competing for the postseason.
A few individuals turned on the jets and earned Pac-10 track titles (third item), including football player Jeshua Anderson. The Oregonian's Ken Goe has this story about Anderson's day, made all the more impressive by a somewhat balky hamstring. ... The baseball team took another giant step toward an NCAA Regional berth, rallying from four runs down to win another Pac-10 series, this one at Oregon State, 7-6. Here's the Gazette-Times story and a piece in the Statesman-Journal. The Cougars, all alone in second, were eliminated from the championship race, however, when Arizona State swept Oregon, clinching another conference title. ... Finally, football coach Paul Wulff played some golf in the Tri-Cities last week and talked about his team beforehand.
• That's it for this morning. Enjoy the great weather. We'll be back if news warrants. Until then …