Ducks look to build on last season's success

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EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- While questions swirled about his recruitment to Oregon, running back Lache Seastrunk set about preparing for the upcoming season with the Ducks.

Seastrunk reported to fall practice on Monday with his teammates, who are hoping to build on last season's success. But hanging over the Ducks is the NCAA investigation into a $25,000 payment made by Oregon last year to Willie Lyles and his Houston-based recruiting service for what appeared to be outdated information.

Lyles has said he had a mentoring relationship with Seastrunk, who came to Oregon last year, shortly before the payment was made. It would be an NCAA violation if Lyles guided a recruit to the Ducks.