Civil War luncheon set for Monday

University of Oregon graduate and football fan Dave Schott has seen some good years and some bad years in his day.

One thing has always remained the same: the Civil War is special, no matter the circumstances.

"It's a fun thing," says the 1969 alumnus, who witnessed the infamous 1983 Toilet Bowl that finished in a scoreless tie.

Schott and a couple hundred fans — both Ducks and Beavers — are expected to attend the Southern Oregon Civil War lunch on Monday at Rogue Valley Country Club.

The ceremony, which begins at 11:30 a.m. and wraps up around 1 p.m., is open to the public. The cost is $15.

The event serves as a build-up for next Friday's contest between Oregon and Oregon State. The 117th meeting between the two teams is set for 4 p.m. at Autzen Stadium. The game will be televised on Fox Sports 1 and can be heard on the radio at KCMX (880-AM) and WOLF (105.1-FM).

Last fall, Oregon cruised, 48-24. The Ducks lead the series 60-46-10 and have won the last five meetings.

Oregon athletic director Rob Mullens will answer questions over the phone and OSU head coach Mike Riley is expected to deliver a video message, says Schott, a longtime Oregon Club of Southern Oregon board member.

Oregon executive senior associate athletic director Jim Bartko will be in attendance.

Raffled prizes will include a Riley signed football, team apparel and restaurant gift certificates. The club is still seeking donations and more raffle prizes.

The party is a fun and friendly one, Schott says. About 270 people attended last year, he says.

"There's a lot of good-natured ribbing and in the past we've had former players talk about what the game means to them," Schott says. "Some anecdotal things take place and there will be some trivia."

Pac-12 North leader Oregon is 9-1 overall and 6-1 in league play. The Ducks are fifth in the BCS standings and in the AP Top 25. Oregon State is 6-4 and 4-3 in conference.

Before the big game on Nov. 29, Oregon travels to play Arizona and the Beavers host Washington on Saturday.

"The fortunes for both schools have really improved dramatically the last 10 years," Schott says.

For Ducks fans to RSVP, call Monica at 541-840-3618 or email Beavers fans can call Reena at 541-858-4288 or email

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