Ducks take on Bears on Thursday night
The No. 9 Oregon Ducks (3-1), led by Darron Thomas, take on the California Bears (3-1) on Thursday night in a Pac-12 North showdown at Autzen Stadium.
Game time: 6:02 p.m.
Broadcast: TV: ESPN and ESPN3D, with Rece Davis, Jesse Palmer, Craig James and Jenn Brown. Radio: KUGN, with Jerry Allen, Mike Jorgensen and Jay Allen; Sirius 112.
Rivalry: Cal leads the series, 39-32-2, but Oregon has won 10 of the last 15 and two in a row. Oregon is 8-1 vs. Cal at Autzen since 1989.
Home field advantage: Oregon has won 18 straight games at Autzen, dating to 2008, the second longest streak in stadium history. Oregon has sold out 76 straight games at Autzen (54,000 capacity) since 1999.
Forecast: Partly cloudy, lows 40 to 45, 10 percent chance of rain.
Faculty spotlight: Three faculty members will be honored at Thursday's game:
University of Oregon business Professor Michael Russo (below, left), Lundquist Professor of Sustainable Management, who won a silver prize in the 2011 Nautilus Book Awards for his book, “Companies on a Mission: Entrepreneurial Strategies for Growing Sustainably, Responsibly and Profitably.”
Chemistry professor Darren Johnson (above, center) and his colleague, physics professor Richard Taylor (above, right), who together received a $250,000 Scialog Fellows Grant from the Research Corporation for Scientific Advancement. Johnson and Taylor will study the role of fractal patterns on new materials for solar energy applications.