Despite the abandonment of the Pac-12 by its members in a mass exodus this year to believed to be greener pastures, the final year of the “Conference of Champions” begins for the football teams Saturday and oh what a match up of unbeaten teams. All are 3-0, No. 19 Colorado at No. 10 Oregon, Autzen Stadium, Eugene, 12:30 p.m., ABC TV, and, No. 14 Oregon State plays at Washington State, Martin Stadium, Pullman, WA, 4 p.m., Fox TV (former Marshfield grad and Oregon Head Coach Mark Helfrich Analyst).
It’s game one of the “Battle for the State of Volleyball” between Oregon and Oregon State. The two Pac-12 members open league play against one another at Matthew Knight Arena, Eugene, Friday, 7 p.m., Pac-12 Networks. On Sunday, the Ducks travel to Los Angeles to play UCLA, 2 p.m., Pac-12 Los Angeles. OSU is at the Ducks Friday, on Sunday, the Beavers play USC at Los Angeles, 1 p.m., Pac-12 Networks.
Oregon’s women have a Pac-12 soccer match at Tucson, AZ Friday, 7 p.m., against Arizona on Pac-12 Arizona. Oregon State’s women are at Tempe, AZ to play Arizona State Friday, 7 p.m., ASU Live Stream. OSU’s men host Loyola Marymount, Sunday, Corvallis, 1 p.m.
Oregon’s cross-country teams and Oregon State’s women will run in the annual Bill Dellinger Invitational, Friday, 11 a.m., Springfield Country Club. Televised on RunnerSpace.