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Gameday clarification

By Jonathan Okanes
Wednesday, May 16th, 2007 at 12:43 pm in off-season stuff.

There seem to be some fans that are under the impression that ESPN has made the decision to send its “Gameday” crew to Berkeley for the Cal-Tennessee football season-opener on Sept. 1. While it’s a possibility, it’s not a done deal.

According to the Cal athletic department, the game is under consideration for a visit from Gameday, but no decision has been made yet.

Still, there’s probably a strong chance the game will be chosen for Gameday. It will feature two top 25 teams and looks to be the country’s most compelling matchup that day. And ABC already has chosen it for its first “Saturday Night Football” game of the season.

Here’s guessing Cal’s game against USC on Nov. 10 will also get a visit from Gameday, providing both teams are having the types of seasons expected of them.

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  • Norwalk Dave

    Jonathan – are you still doing the Q&A? I can’t find a link to that page since the website redesign.

  • Jonathan Okanes

    Dave, we’re not doing the Q&As anymore, but feel free to post questions on this blog and I will do my best to come up with a halfway-decent answer!

  • Jan Koski

    solid work, Jon! Thanks for keeping us outsiders on the inside track! That would be unbelievable if Cal had 2 Gamedays this year. Some fans have shown concern about the recruiting situation, but this should be a solid shot in the arm if either game is chosen.
    thanks again! Go Bears!

  • Big D

    When are the UCPD going to kick those people out of the trees? Do you think UC will boot them before the Tennessee game?

  • Jonathan Okanes

    Big D, I think the folks in the trees will stay there at least until the trial. Then depending on the resolution of trial, we may see some action. I think the university likely is considering the public relations ramifications of getting them down, especially with the trial looming.