The first TV announcements for the 2009 season have come in, and ABC/ESPN/ESPN2 has picked up three of the Bears games.
ESPN2 will air Cal’s season-opener against Maryland. The game will begin at 7 p.m.
Meanwhile, ABC will air two other games: Cal’s visit to Oregon on Sept. 26 will begin at 12:30 p.m. while the Bears’ home game against USC will kick off at 5 p.m.
ABC/ESPN/ESPN2 gets the first choice of Pac-10 games. Starting on June 1, Fox Sports Net and then Versus gets to choose to televise further games. Any games left that aren’t chosen before the season starts will be candidates to be picked up by ABC through the six-day and 12-day window.
Cal has had every game televised during each of the last two seasons.