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Wednesday, November 19, 2003
Classic Oregon features Harrington, Walton


ESPN Classic will celebrate Oregon sports with a seven-hour presentation of some of the best sports moments in recent Oregon history on Saturday, Aug. 31 from noon - 7 p.m. ET. ESPN Classic captures some of the best moments from Joey Harrington's Oregon career, as well as a SportsCentury feature on Bill Walton, who led the Trail Blazers to the NBA title in 1976-77. Here's our complete schedule:
All times Eastern

Joey Harrington
Joey Harrington earned the nickname "Captain Comeback" for his late-game heroics at Oregon.
Classic Oregon
Sunday, Aug. 31
Noon - 7 p.m. ET

Noon - College Football: Oregon at Oregon State (2000)
Jonathan Smith threw two first-quarter touchdown passes to Robert Prescott, and Jake Cookus had three of his team's five interceptions as No. 8 Oregon State defeated No. 5 Oregon 23-13 to reach 10 victories for the first time in school history. Oregon State's Ken Simonton, the top rusher in the PAC-10, gained 113 yards, and his 20-yard touchdown midway through the third quarter extended the Beavers' lead to 23-7. Smith completed 14 of 27 passes for 246 yards, and Prescott had six receptions for 109 yards. Oregon's Joey Harrington completed 24 of 46 passes for 333 yards.

2 p.m. - 2000 Holiday Bowl: Texas vs. Oregon
Oregon QB Joey Harrington threw for two touchdowns, ran for one and caught a halfback pass for another one as No. 8 Oregon beat No. 12 Texas, 35-30. The Ducks (10-2) finished the first 10-win season in their 105-year history. Harrington completed 19 of 30 passes for 273 yards with one interception. Texas' Chris Simms, who was intercepted four times, was 17-of-33 for 245 yards and ran for one touchdown. His final pass into the endzone as time expired fell incomplete. Oregon's Maurice Morris rushed for 104 yards and caught a 55-yard TD pass from Harrington on the first drive of the second half to tie it at 21.

Walton led Portland past Dr. J and the 76ers in the 1977 NBA Finals.
4 p.m. - SportsCentury: Bill Walton
After winning two NCAA titles and going 86-4 in three years at UCLA, Walton, the first pick of the Trail Blazers in 1974, made his mark during Portland's 1976-77 championship season, when he played in 65 games and won the NBA's MVP award. He averaged 18.6 points and led the NBA in rebounding (14.4) and blocked shots (3.25). In 1978, Walton was named All-NBA First Team for the only time after averaging career-highs in points (18.9) and assists (5.0). He also averaged 13.2 rebounds and 2.5 blocks. Then injuries began to take their toll as he missed the entire 1978-79 season because of a foot injury.

5 p.m. - 2002 Fiesta Bowl: Oregon vs. Colorado
Joey Harrington throws for touchdown passes for 350 yards and gives Oregon its first 11-win season in history as the No. 2 Ducks routed No. 3 Colorado, 38-16. Samie Parker caught nine passes for 162 yards, including a perfect 79-yarder for a touchdown that put Oregon ahead for good in the second quarter, when the Ducks outgained the Buffaloes 198 yards to 53. The 79-yard pass play was the longest of Harrington's career and the longest allowed by the Buffaloes in any bowl game. Oregon's Steve Smith set a Fiesta Bowl record with three interceptions.





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