Ducks try to extend winning streak, perfect season vs. Cal
The No. 2 Oregon Ducks shoot for a new school record for consecutive wins when they take on the unranked Cal Bears in Berkeley.
KICKOFF: 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Stadium.
WEATHER: Clear, with temperatures in the mid 50s at kickoff.
- National television: ESPN with Joe Tessitore (play-by-play), Matt Millen (analyst) and Samantha Steele (reporter).
- Local Radio: Oregon IMG with Jerry Allen (play-by-play) and Mike Jorgensen (analyst).
- Satellite Radio: Sirius 85, XM 85.
HASHTAG: Use #UOvsCAL when posting or following social media related ot Saturday's game.
QUICK HITS: The Ducks have won 12 games in a row, matching the program's longest streak (set in 2010) and the second longest current streak in the country, after Alabama's 13 in a row. The Ducks have scored at least 42 points in 12 straight games (including 10 of 49 or more), and have tied Texas for the longest such streak in the BCS era. Oregon has scored 30 or more points in 22 straight games, tying the NCAA record held by Oklahoma State (2011-12) and Hawaii (2006-07).
Cal leads the all-time series, 39-33-2, but Oregon has won 11 of the past 15 games.
In other sports this weekend:
Cross country: Oregon men's and women's cross country teams will be aiming for a bid to the NCAA Championships when they run Friday in the NCAA West Regional Championships at Jefferson Park Golf Course in Seattle. The top two men's and women's teams from the regional earn automatic bids to nationals, while a number of at-large bids also will be up for grabs.
The No. 3 Oregon women, coming off their first conference title since 1995, compete in an exceptionally deep field including No. 4 Arizona, No. 5 Stanford, No. 7 Washington, No. 26 San Francisco and No. 29 UCLA. The No. 11 Oregon men go against No. 2 Stanford, No. 9 Portland, No. 25 Arizona State and No. 27 UCLA.
The women's 6,000-meter race opens the regional at noon Friday. The men's 10,000-meter race starts at 1:15 p.m.
UPDATE: Jordan Hasay won the women's 6-kilometer West Regional on Friday, leading the Oregon women to their first West Regional title since 1995 and an automatic bid to the NCAA Cross Country Championships.
It was Hasay's third West Region title. The senior ran 19 minutes, 16 seconds. Freshman Allie Woodward finished seventh and senior Alexi Pappas was 10th.
In the men's 10K race, senior Travis Dunbar was the top Oregon finisher in a time of 29 minutes, 43 seconds, earning a birth to the NCAA championships. Oregon junior Parker Stinson was seventh. The Ducks finished fourth in the team competition behind Stanford, Portland, and UCLA. The Oregon men now must wait to see if they will be granted one of 13 at-large bids to the national meet.
Volleyball: With three weeks left in the regular season, the No. 4 Oregon volleyball team hosts the Arizona schools this weekend at Matthew Knight Arena. The Ducks play Arizona State at 7 p.m. Friday and take on Arizona at 8 p.m. Saturday. Follow them on Twitter @OregonVB. More at goducks.com.
Basketball: After winning two exhibition games, Oregon men's basketball starts the pre-conference season against Northern Arizona in the Global Sports Classic at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Matthew Knight Arena. Follow them on Twitter @OregonMBB.