4:23 PM EDT, Wed October 01, 2014

No. 2 Oregon vs. Arizona: 5 things to watch

With an extra week to prepare, here are five things to watch as the Oregon Ducks host Arizona at Autzen Stadium on Thursday.

Quick: Trail Blazers center Chris Kaman says his ego is gone, giving hope his stop in Portland will work

After three tumultuous seasons in New Orleans, Dallas and Los Angeles, the 12th-year veteran says he has dropped his ego and is ready to win in Portland.

Oregon State football: Mark Banker on 'much improved' Colorado Buffaloes, likens Nelson Spruce to Mike Hass (video)

Beavers defensive coordinator Mark Banker on the improvement of the Buffs and the similarities between former Beavers pass catcher Mike Hass and Colorado's Nelson Spruce, the Pac-12's leading receiver.

Oregon Ducks vs. Arizona Wildcats -- The Oregonian's Tyson Alger and Andrew Greif on toughness, turnovers, tight ends (audible)

As the Ducks put the final touches on preparations for a visit from the Arizona Wildcats this Thursday, Alger and Greif talk about the running game, scoring points and pink.
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Portland Timbers forward Darlington Nagbe previews Saturday's game against San Jose: Video

Portland Timbers forward Darlington Nagbe previews Saturday's game against the San Jose Earthquakes.
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Portland Timbers forward Fanendo Adi previews Saturday's game against San Jose: Video

Portland Timbers forward Fanendo Adi previews Saturday's game against the San Jose Earthquakes.

All-American OSU wrestler Taylor Meeks to drop a weight class for senior season

Meeks, a three-time qualifier to the NCAA Championships and fourth-place finisher in 2013, went 65-16 over the last two seasons at 197 pounds.

Trail Blazers fans will get two chances to watch team's preseason games on TV

The Oct. 12 home game against the Clippers will be the lone locally-produced broadcast in the preseason.

Damian Lillard, Wesley Matthews get no social media buzz as one of NBA's best backcourts

Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless tabbed Stephen Curry/Klay Thompson and Tony Parker/Manu Ginobili as the NBA's top backcourts. What do you think? Where do Damian Lillard/Wesley Matthews rank?
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Oregon v. Arizona 3.14159...things to watch for.

I also get sick of click bait things and fall into that trap, so let's keep this short. 3 or so things to watch for in the Oregon v. Arizona game.
What are the Trail Blazers' odds of winning the championship this season?

What are the Trail Blazers' odds of winning the championship this season?

A look at the Blazers' chances of winning the Northwest Division, Western Conference and NBA championship.

Colorado beat writer says Buffaloes are more confident team in 2014: Opponent's take

The Oregonian caught up earlier this week with Kyle Ringo, who covers Colorado for the Daily Camera.

Trail Blazers chat at noon with The Oregonian's Joe Freeman

The Oregonian's Trail Blazers beat reporter will be taking your questions at noon today, just before the Blazers open the doors for practice.

Inside Ryan Murphy's 97-yard kickoff return for a touchdown against USC: Why it Worked

Murphy, key blocker Chris Brown and special teams coordinator Bruce Read break down the Beavers' only trip to the end zone against the Trojans.

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