Fox Sports Net has picked up three of Cal’s 2010 games — Sept. 11 vs. Colorado, Oct. 16 at USC and the Big Game against Stanford on Nov. 20 at Memorial Stadium. All three games will kick off at 12:30 p.m. and will air in the Bay Area on either Comcast SportsNet Bay Area or Comcast SportsNet California.
FSN made the selections after ABC/ESPN decided not to pick up any of Cal’s remaining games. It had already been announced that ESPN2 will broadcast Cal’s Sept. 17 game at Nevada.
But that doesn’t mean the Bears’ presence on ABC/ESPN ultimately will only be limited to the Nevada game. ABC/ESPN reserves several time slots during the season to fill in with games 6 or 12 days before the game (usually 12). The network then is assured to air the most meaningful games. The Bears traditionally are picked up for most of those games, so they should be on ABC/ESPN more than once. But if Cal has a down season or isn’t viewed as a strong draw, some games could be in jeopardy of not being on TV. Fourty-four of Cal’s past 45 games have been on television, with the only exception being last year’s contest against Washington State.