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Get up, Oregon. It's GameDay in Eugene this Saturday.

Get up, Oregon. It's GameDay in Eugene this Saturday.

The University of Oregon Ducks are hosting ESPN's College GameDay next Saturday morning before they face off against the No. 8 Michigan State Spartans.

This will make for the 6th year in a row the ESPN GameDay crew has made the trip to Eugene.

"I love the passion that the fans have for this team," GameDay's Kirk Herbstreit said before last year's live broadcast on the University of Oregon campus.

Watch: The rescue, rehab, and release of a young black bear

Watch: The rescue, rehab, and release of a young black bear »Play Video
Black bear takes her first steps out into the wild

An underweight black bear that was rehabilitated after living off a Redmond family's bird feeder was released into the wild Thursday afternoon.

In June, officers used a doughnut to lure the 1-year-old bear when they realized she was underweight, and brought her to PAWS for rehabilitation. Naturalists reintroduced the bear to her native diet of skunk cabbage and berries, and discovered she doesn't like radishes or watermelon. 

Resident hospitalized after inhaling smoke in N. Eugene house fire

Resident hospitalized after inhaling smoke in N. Eugene house fire

A homeowner was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation Saturday evening after firefighters arrived to put out a house fire in North Eugene, fire officials said.

Two die when motorcycle collides with pickup on Hwy 138

Two people riding a Harley Davidson died Sunday afternoon when their motorcycle collided with a pickup truck on Highway 138E near Steamboat Creek. State Police closed the highway at milepost 39, about 22 miles east of Glide for over 6 hours while crews cleared the highway and investigated the crash.

Suspect booked for murder after man shot, killed in dispute off River Rd.

Suspect booked for murder after man shot, killed in dispute off River Rd.
A man died Friday after he was shot multiple times at a home off River Road in Eugene. Lane County deputies took Brian Irving Sears (at left) to the sheriff's office for an interview. Sears was booked at the Lane County Jail early Saturday morning on a felony murder charge.

A man died Friday afternoon when he was shot during a dispute in a neighborhood off River Road, authorities said

Photos: Oregon wins season opener against South Dakota, 62-13

Photos: Oregon wins season opener against South Dakota, 62-13
The Oregon Duck lead the Ducks out onto the field prior to their game against University of South Dakota. The Ducks won the game 62-13. Mary Jane Schulte, Oregon News Lab

Vandals caught on camera before ramming stolen cart into Cottage Grove High

Vandals caught on camera before ramming stolen cart into Cottage Grove High »Play Video

Security cameras caught two teenage vandals ramming a stolen golf cart into the doors of the Cottage Grove High School athletic complex early Friday morning, just days before students return to class.

The surveillance footage shows the two teens stealing a golf cart from the nearby Hidden Valley Golf Course early in the morning.

“The golf cart had been rammed through these doors behind me here and was actually stuck in the door,” said Krista Parent, superintendent of the district.

Ducks, Beavers host season openers Saturday

Ducks, Beavers host season openers Saturday »Play Video

No matter who you root for, college football fans in Oregon have something to cheer about this weekend.


The Oregon State Beavers take on the Portland State Vikings at 1 p.m. Saturday in Reser Stadium, bringing the football fever back to Corvallis.


Eugene hometown favorites the University of Oregon Ducks have a 7 p.m. kick off at Autzen Stadium in their season opener against South Dakota.