Reed grabs national attention; Brooks to be honored


Oregon defensive end Nick Reed grabbed national attention with his work against Washington State.

He was named the defensive player of the week by the Walter Camp Football Foundation, along with the same honor bestowed by the Pacific-10 Conference.

The 6-foot-2, 255-pound junior had career highs of 3.5 sacks, 11 total tackles &

including six solo &

and five tackles for loss in last Saturday's 53-7 victory over Washington State.

"He has an unbelievable motor," coach Mike Bellotti said. "He's not the biggest and the fastest guy, but it's his effort that separates him. He is a great representative of our defense."

Reed ranks third nationally with an average of 1.25 sacks per game, and tops the Pac-10 in tackles for loss with 13. For the season, Reed has 26 total tackles and 7.5 sacks.

Reed is the first Duck to win the Pac-10's defensive player of the week award since Blair Phillips won in week two of the 2006 season.

Selections of the Walter Camp award are made by a panel of national media members.

More honors

Rich Brooks, who led the University of Oregon to the 1995 Rose Bowl, will be inducted into Oregon's Athletics Hall of Fame next month.

Other inductees include Arne Kvalheim (track and field), Debbie Sporcich (women's basketball), Willie West (football) and James Yuhashi (men's gymnastics). They will be honored during festivities Nov. 2-3 surrounding Oregon's game against Arizona State.

Brooks was the winningest coach in Oregon history, with 91 wins over 18 years. He left for a stint in the NFL and is now head coach of Kentucky &

which upset top-ranked LSU last weekend.

Kvalheim, a 1968 Norwegian Olympian, was one of the top collegiate distance runners in 1968 and 1969, setting a national record in the 2-mile run, and Oregon school records in the 1,500 (3:38.5), 5,000 (8:29.68) and 3-mile run (13:14.6) in 1968.

Sporcich led the Ducks in rebounding from 1991-94 and finished as Oregon's fourth-best career rebounder with 868. Her senior season she averaged 15.6 points and 9.1 rebounds per game and led the Ducks to an NCAA tournament berth.

West led the Ducks with 470 rushing yards and 18 catches for 140 yards in 1958 and went on to a nine-year NFL career.

Yuhashi was a two-time NCAA All-American in 1980 and '81 and won the NCAA floor exercise title in 1981. The Ducks finished third in the NCAA championships in 1980 and fifth in 1981.

Bad tickets

There were no fake tickets found at Oregon's game last weekend against Washington State.

Oregon started using electronic scanners at Autzen Stadium's gates before the Sept. 29 game against California, and 31 people were turned away because their tickets were deemed to be fake.

Police believe all the fake tickets were held by fans who didn't realize they were bogus, but bought them from disreputable sellers.

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