Countdown to the BCS title game: Go Ducks!

What: BCS National Championship game

Who: The No. 2 University of Oregon Ducks (12-0) vs. the No. 1 Auburn University Tigers (13-0)

When: 5:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 10

Where: University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Ariz.

TV: ESPN, ESPN3

Announcers: Brent Musburger and Kirk Herbstreit

Radio: KUGN 590; pregame coverage starting at 2 p.m.; kickoff at 5:30 p.m.

Players to watch: Oregon: QB Darron Thomas, RB LaMichael James, LB Kenny Rowe. Auburn: QB Cam Newton, WR Darvin Adams, DT Nick Fairley

Where to watch: Numerous watch parties are planned around Eugene; the watch party at Mac Court is SOLD OUT.

The UO Alumni Association is hosting a watch party at Mallard Banquet Hall, 725 W. First Ave. (contact: Dennis Cook at (541) 954-0828 or dmcook05@gmail.com). The Alumni Association also lists more than 53 no-host watch parties in 18 states, the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands (details: www.uoalumni.com).