Oregon Ducks vs Cal Bears game tonight: TV channel time live stream

The Oregon Ducks face the Cal Bears in a game tonight which sees one team trying to atone for its sole loss on the schedule and the other trying to keep its season from going off the rails. Oregon was considered a likely participant in the college football playoffs in 2014, but a surprise loss to Arizona has put the team behind the eight ball, even as two dominant wins have followed. California is 4-3 with two losses in a row, and needs a win today to keep its winning record intact. Tonight’s game has a late start time, airs on a hard to find TV channel, and will also be available as a live stream online.

Oregon has knocked off UCLA and Washington in successive weeks, and now sits at number six in the polls with a 6-1 overall record and a 3-1 Pac 12 conference record. Cal has won games by the surreal scores of 60-59 and 59-56, but the offense ran out of gas somewhat the past two weeks as the defense continued its season long struggle. Cal has home field advantage today at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, and is hoping the home crowd will serve as enough of a boost to pull off the upset. However some Ducks fans will travel south for the game, which is vaguely within driving distance.

Tonight’s Oregon vs Cal college football schedule game has a start time of 10:00pm eastern time, 7:00pm pacific time, and airs on TV channel FS1 (Fox Sports 1). Those who can’t find that channel on the dial can turn instead to pac-12.com/live to watch the game as a live stream online.

Rainy-day LPGA leaderboard in China: Round Two start time TV schedule

The LPGA leaderboard continues the Asian swing of the tour this weekend, this time with the Blue Bay tournament in Hainan Island, China. Due to the severe difference in time zones, first round action took place on what was still Wednesday night in the United States, with the action airing on live television for late-night viewing accordingly. Several players are off to fast starts heading into round two, creating a close competition – but that competition has come to a halt.

Currently atop the LPGA leaderboard at six under par is Jessica Korda. She’s followed by six players all tied at five under: Caroline Masson, Brittany Lang, Jodi Ewart Shadoff, Lee-Anne Pace, Shanshan Feng, and Michelle Wie. Behind them are another six players tied at four under, including Christie Kerr and I.K. Kim. Stacy Lewis isn’t playing this weekend, as has been the trend during recent Asian LPGA Tour dates. But last night’s second round action was postponed due to rainy-day weather, meaning the tournament is now a day behind.

Assuming the rain doesn’t get in the way again, tonight’s action on the Blue Bay LPGA leaderboard will air live tonight beginning at 11:30pm eastern time on TV channel The Golf Channel with a schedule lasting through 3:30am.

Can Percy Harvin keep Rex Ryan from being fired by NY Jets?

Percy Harvin might not keep Rex Ryan from getting fired this season, but he’ll at least make the remainder of this NY Jets campaign interesting. The season is already over from a competitive standpoint, with the team at 1-6 and needing to win eight of its nine remaining games to have even a chance at a playoff spot. Even with the addition of Harvin, the two central questions remain for the Jets in 2014: Can, or should, Rex Ryan survive into next year? And is Geno Smith so bad that another quarterback needs to be drafted in the first round? Percy, as it turns out, could help illuminate both of those answers.

This was always going to be a transitional year for the New York Jets as they play far under the salary cap and wait for some more dead weight to come off the cap at the end of the season so GM John Idzik can make his major spending spree and finally re-mold the roster in his image. Idzik inherited Rex Ryan who, depending on ones viewpoint, either hasn’t done much with the team lately, or has kept a bad team from being even more embarrassing than it has been. Idzik presumably wants to hire his own head coach, but if Rex showed enough this season, he might get to stick around. The 1-6 start doesn’t bode well for Ryan. But here comes Percy Harvin.

Among the many Jets roster deficiencies (cornerback, quarterback, etc), wide receiver might be the most confounding. The team has a group of receivers that are all number two or number three guys at best – and some of them far worse than that. Not coincidentally, the offense and passing game in particular have been a liability all season. In amongst all this, second year quarterback Geno Smith has looked mostly awful. But when playing with receivers who arguably don’t even belong on an NFL roster, it’s been difficult to figure out whether Smith is really this bad or has merely been hamstrung.

When proven veteran Michael Vick finally got his chance at quarterback and did nothing, it was a sign that even if Geno Smith isn’t the answer, he may not be the problem. And that’s where Percy Harvin comes in. Merely putting him on the field instantly gives Smith a legitimate number one target, and also makes the team’s other role receivers more open by default. Now the Jets to see what Geno can do with a superb talent to throw the ball to. If he still can’t get it done over these next nine games, then Idzik will know for sure that he needs a new quarterback. If Geno connects with Harvin, then he probably gets another year before New York takes another QB in the first round.

So what does all this mean for Rex Ryan and his job security? Idzik is playing with fire here, but not in the way one might think. If Harvin blows up and flames out, the team can shove him aside and cut him at the end of the season. No harm done, since there won’t be any negative cap carryover, and this season is lost anyway. But if Harvin does well and elevates the team to a few more wins, it’ll cost the Jets precious draft position. And if the team makes a valiant comeback to end the season at 7-9 or even 6-10, Idzik almost has to stick with Ryan for another year. Then again, if Ryan can’t win with Harvin, it makes for an easier case for firing him.