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The Arizona Wildcats listed only two players on their weekly injury report for Saturday’s game at Oregon (5 p.m., Pac-12 Networks).

Freshman defensive linemen Kurtis Brown (illness) and JB Brown (ankle) will not play against the Ducks.

Kurtis Brown, who has been part of the rotation at defensive tackle when healthy, has missed the past two games because of a concussion. JB Brown, who recently moved up to the No. 2 spot at defensive end, got hurt early in the USC game on Nov. 4.

Senior Marcus Griffin joined the DT rotation last week at Oregon State. Larry Tharpe Jr. rotated with starter Justin Belknap at defensive end.

Receiver Shun Brown, who was limited last week because of a foot injury, is not listed on the report. Neither is safety Scottie Young Jr., who did not play last week after missing time earlier in the season because of a knee injury.

For Oregon, quarterback Justin Herbert reportedly will return to the starting lineup. Herbert has been out since Sept. 30 because of a broken left (non-throwing) collarbone.

Linebacker Troy Dye, the Ducks’ leading tackler, also is expected to play after suffering a strained Achilles’ vs. Washington on Nov. 4. Oregon was off last week.


UA starting left guard Christian Boettcher has been named Academic All-District by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

Boettcher, a biochemistry major, has a 3.60 grade point average. He is set to graduate in spring and plans to enroll in law school.

Making Academic All-District means Boettcher is eligible to be named an Academic All-American.


UA coach Rich Rodriguez was named one of 16 semifinalists for the 2017 George Munger Collegiate Coach of the Year Award, the Maxwell Football Club announced.

Rodriguez has guided Arizona to a 7-3 record (5-2 Pac-12) after the Wildcats finished 3-9 last season.

The field of 16 will be paired to three finalists in mid-December. The winner will be announced Dec. 27.