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Zone Read AM: GameDay arrives in Eugene, Jordan Hasay prepares for her final race as a Duck

If this were any other weekend it would be the same ‘ole story. Overcast, overcast and a little more overcast with a sprinkle of angry Duck fans wishing the rain would stop pouring down on them. But for this weekend, just this weekend, Duck fans will have a reason to set aside their gloomy feelings about the weather as GameDay prepares for its Week 13 show here in Eugene, Ore. The No. 2 Oregon Ducks are set to play the No. 13 Stanford Cardinal tomorrow in what should be another exciting Pac-12 match-up as the two teams fight for position in the Pac-12 tournament at the end of the regular season.

From the Emerald, pictures of the GameDay crew setting up props in front of the well recognized Lillis Business Complex on a cold, but sunny Thursday morning.


Jordan Hasay@@directory@@ has been nothing short of spectacular in her four years here at the University of Oregon. Winning the Pac-10 Women’s Cross Country Athlete of the Year her sophomore year and recently tying Leann Warren@@ for the best individual performance in school history with her runner-up performance in Terre Haute, Ind., last year, Hasay has been among the best distance runners at Oregon in recent years. As she now prepares for what will be her final cross country race of her collegiate career Hasay will be considered one of the favorites for the individual crown at Saturday’s NCAA Cross Country Championships in Louisville, Ky.

Curtis Anderson of The Register-Guard breaks down what Hasay will have to do in order to obtain the individual crown and finish on a high note as she prepares to close out her collegiate career.


Paul Buker of The Oregonian believes that Stanford’s best chance at beating Oregon this weekend will be centered around “making life miserable” for Marcus Mariota.


ESPN’s Edward Aschoff and Kevin Gemmell debate @@checked names@@who a team would build their team around: football craze, Johnny “Football” Manziel@@checked@@ or freshman sensation Marcus Mariota?


Today the struggling 3-5 Los Angeles Lakers will face off against the Phoenix Suns. This is also the night that Kareem Abdul-Jabbar,@@ the Lakers’ all-time leader in scoring, will have his statue revealed at Staples Center at 4:30 p.m. just before tip-off at 7:30 p.m. After complaining about not having a statue while his teammate Magic Johnson had one, Jabbar will be pleased to see his long overdue statue be put into play tonight. @@checked all links@@


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