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SCORESHEET: Concordia women's soccer to face SOU; Big Sky lead up for grabs in Cheney

Ernie Kent elected to Hall of Fame; Orlando to MLS


WOMEN'S SOCCER

Southern Oregon won Wednesday to earn a berth against NAIA No. 1 Concordia in the Cascade Collegiate Conference semifinals.

SOU defeated visiting Eastern Oregon 2-0 and will meet Concordia at 1 p.m. Saturday at Concordia.

FOOTBALL

With neither Oregon nor Oregon State in action on Saturday, and with Portland State at Idaho State, some of the best college football viewing could be the Montana State at Eastern Washington showdown in Cheney, Wash. (ROOT).

The teams are tied for first place in the Big Sky at 5-0, and in the NCAA FCS rankings EWU is No. 4 and MSU No. 5. Both are 7-2 overall.

It's the first time since 1994 that two Big Sky teams in the top five are meeting.

Eastern Washington, which opened its season with a 49-46 win at Oregon State, will be seeking its 500th all-time football victory. The Eagles

are 499-401-23 after 104-plus seasons.

A packed house of more than 10,000 at Roos Field is expected.

Third place in the Big Sky belongs to 14th-ranked Northern Arizona at 5-1 (72), and 12th-ranked Montana is 4-2 (7-2).

Also Saturday, Portland State (2-3) plays at Idaho State (1-1).

• In case anyone wants to plan bowl game trips, here are the postseason games that are likely to involve a Pac-12 team (BCS national title game included):

Dec. 21 — Glidan New Mexico Bowl, Albuquerque/University Stadium, 11 a.m. PT (ESPN) … Pac-12 vs. Mountain West Conference

Dec. 21 — Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl, Las Vegas/Sam Boyd Stadium, 12:30 p.m. PT (ABC) … Pac-12 vs. MWC

Dec. 27 — Fight Hunger Bowl, San Francisco/AT&T Park, 6:30 p.m. PT (ESPN) … Pac-12 vs. BYU

Dec. 30 — Valero Alamo Bowl, San Antonio/Alamodome, 3:45 p.m. PT (ESPN) … Pac-12 vs. Big 12 

Dec. 30 — National University Holiday Bowl, San Diego/Qualcomm Stadium, 7:15 p.m. PT (ESPN) … Pac-12 vs. Big 12

Jan. 1 — Rose Bowl, Pasadena, Calif./Rose Bowl, 2 p.m. PT (ESPN) … BCS vs. BCS

Jan. 6 — BCS national championship, Pasadena, Calif./Rose Bowl, 5:30 p.m. PT (ESPN) … BCS No. 1 vs. BCS No. 2

BASKETBALL

Ernie Kent, former Oregon Ducks men's basketball coach, has been selected for induction into the Rockford (Ill.) Public Schools Athletic Hall of Fame. He was a Parade Magazine All-American guard for West High in Rockford.

MLS

Orlando City, a United Soccer Leagues team, is expected to be announced as an MLS expansion club -- the league's 21st team -- on Nov. 19.

LPGA

The complete 2014 schedule hasn't been announced, but the tourney count is going up — and a mid-August date has been secured for the newly sponsored Canadian Pacific Women's Open. It will be played Aug. 18-24 at London Hunt and Country Club in London, Ontario, presumably leading into the return of the Safeway Classic to Portland's Columbia Edgewater Country Club.