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DBD 9.25.09 Ambushed, Bitches!



We've been lying in wait for our opportunity, and we now declare this land to be ATQ South. You must bow down to our supreme leader, jtlight, or else we'll tortue you with endless highlights of the Tom Holmoe era. And don't even think about a counter attack--we know Bears rarely win on the road.

In my first act as your new leader, we must rid the stench of one Oski Bear once and for all. Thus, I give you all the quack that you can handle:

Our seventh ranked volleyball team takes on #3 Washington at the Pit tonight. Senior captain Sonja Newcombe is the best Oregon Duck that you've never heard of:

Last year, the 6-foot-1 outside hitter showcased her all-around skills by leading the Ducks in kills eight times, service aces eight times, blocks four times, hitting twice and digs once.

As a senior, she’s raised her game yet another notch.

Thus far, Newcombe leads the team in points (144.5), kills (120) and digs (70), and she has posted career-high averages in points (4.36) and kills (3.64) per set, plus a career-best hitting percentage of .287.

That’s exactly the type of production Moore envisioned when he signed Newcombe as his first national recruit. He told her during the recruiting process that she was “going to run the show” for the Ducks.

The lady quackers, on a five match winning streak and ranked #23 in the land, host Portland State tonight at Pape Field. Its a "Lights Out" Friday, so make sure to wear black to the match.

Cross country season has started, and guess who's #1? Oh yes, your two time defending national champions. You'd think that it would get boring kicking everyone's ass every year, but, hey, we've got to keep them in their place. They return to action next weekend:

Both the men and the women opened their season with wins at the Sept. 4 Pre's Trail Pre-View and return to action on Oct. 2 for the Bill Dellinger Invitational, hosted by the Ducks at Springfield Country Club.

Half of the teams in the men's race will be ranked, while the women's competition will have three of the nation's top 13 in action. The men's race features No. 1 Oregon, No. 8 Portland, No. 12 Brigham Young, No. 21 Cal Poly and No. 30 Villanova.

The biggest Bear of them all, some chump by the name of Best, wants nothing to do with a flock of Ducks:

Even so, some strong memories linger for Best on the brink of Saturday's game at Autzen Stadium.

"The crowd noise is crazy up there," he said Wednesday. "Honestly, any other game I don't even hear the crowd. Oregon was the only place where it really go on my nerves."

Oregon punter Jackson Rice made a decision that folks here would be wise to emulate:

Seventeen years of California Golden Bears fandom seemingly vanished in minutes as Rice shed himself of any association to the college his mother and stepfather attended.

"I took out all the blue and gold in our house and made it green and yellow," Rice said. "Cal sweatshirts, T-shirts, a lot of memorabilia. Ever since I can remember I've been a Cal fan, but it all had to go."

Finally, I leave this as a warning to all you bears:

Be nice. You can find the original CGB team at WriteForCalifornia.com.

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