Quick Hits: No. 17 Oregon football ready to go against Washington, No. 14 volleyball set for mountain schools

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No. 17 Oregon football faces No. 7 Washington tomorrow afternoon in Autzen Stadium. The Huskies have thrashed the Ducks the past two seasons, but after a bye week to recover and strategize,

A University of Oregon Running Club athlete Justin Gallegos, who has cerebral palsy, signed a professional contract with Nike, making him the company’s first professional athlete with cerebral palsy. On world cerebral palsy awareness day, no less.

After taking a slide in the polls, No. 14 Oregon volleyball jumped six spots after sweeping No. 17 UCLA and No. 12 USC in Los Angeles last week. The team will play at Colorado and Utah this weekend.

The men’s and women’s basketball teams were both picked No. 1 in the Pac-12 preseason poll. The
women lost quite a few players from last season, but still have formidable and experienced players with Sabrina Ionescu, Ruthy Hebard and Maite Cazorla. On the men’s side, many are looking forward to the debut of Bol Bol, one of the top recruits in Oregon history.

The Oregon cross-country team will travel to Madison, Wisconsin, this weekend to race in the Pre-Nationals invitational along with powerhouses such as Northern Arizona and BYU. The women are ranked fourth while the men are ranked 17th.

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