The Eugene chapter of Habitat for Humanity is $500 richer because of Oregon's Rose Bowl victory.
That's because Eugene mayor Kitty Piercy prevailed in her bet with Madison mayor Paul Soglin when the Ducks beat Wisconsin 45-38.
In a departure from the usual wagers of local products, the two mayors bet $500 to be used for tools for the Habitat for Humanity organization in the prevailing city. They agreed to raise the money privately and that no city funds would be involved.
• Four Oregon football players in the O Heroes program visited Riverbend Elementary School in Springfield recently to denounce bullying.
Boseko Lokombo (Jr. -LB), Derrick Malone (So.-LB), Jamaal Burrell (Jr.-OL) and Bryan Bennett (RFr.-QB) took the time from their Friday afternoon to share their insights and experiences with regards to bullying and answered Q&A from students about how to deal with bullies and what motivates and inspires them to be true to themselves even in the face of ridicule.
• Rob Moseley reports former Oregon player Dewitt Stuckey has raised over $4k for his scholarship foundation.
Stuckey raised $3,560 by auctioning off three of his game-used UO football jerseys on eBay, and received another $600 or so in direct donations over the last week. The scholarship fund will benefit youth in Stuckey's hometown of Stockton, Calif., who hope to play football in college but don't earn an athletic scholarship and otherwise lack the means.