Football: Cal to play Presbyterian College

With Jonathan taking some well-deserved vacation, here’s some news you will want:

Cal will play a non-conference football game Sept. 17 at AT&T Park against Presbyterian College, an NCAA Football Championship Subdivision team from Clinton, S.C.

The Golden Bears have not announced the game yet, but Presbyterian posted it on its website.

The Blue Hose were 2-9 last season, including 1-5 in the Big South Conference. They played two games against Football Bowl Championship teams last season, losing 53-13 at Wake Forest and 58-21 at Clemson.

“Cal will be a great trip for us. Coach (Jeff) Tedford is doing great things out there and it’ll be a fun game and a great experience for our guys,” Presbyterian coach Harold Nichols said on gobluehose.com.

Cal, which will play its home games in San Francisco next season while Memorial Stadium undergoes renovation, still has a Sept. 10 opening on its non-conference schedule.

Jeff Faraudo

  • rollonubears

    gobluehose.com kind of sounds like a pay-for-content site.

  • jabes


  • milo

    Blue hose? I expect that from the Catholics but not the Presbos.

  • dball

    All part of the plan to continue our visibility among future recruits in the NC/SC area….though this one will likely not be on tv on the east coast.

  • Bob49

    When one out of ten people have heard of Presbyterian College (at least those on the West Coast), you know this game is a joke. At least UC Davis had a consistently good record and was well known out here. This looks like Cal has scheduled a JC school. I know you want a few “gimmes” on the schedule, but this is dropping down way too low in order to get a “W.”

  • BlakeStreetBear

    WTF!? I’d rather the bears lose against a good team.

  • Dan

    Weak and pointless. I agree w/ Bob49 and BlakeStretBear.

  • Pappy’s Boy

    Nice – glad the University of California lost 100 years of tradition and the baseball program was cut so The Bears could play Presbyterian College in front of 12,000 at Pac Bell/At&T. Sandy, I realize the numbers were against you, and the Monty hire will define your legacy, but your Notre Dame background did not prepare you for this. The Irish never had to deal with the budget cuts you have to deal with now, as it’s two different animals, and you are in so far over your head.

  • go8ears

    Hopefully.. we won’t further embarrass ourselves.. win or lose..

  • pompusone2000

    2-9 was an improvement over the previous year of 0-9. Blue Hose on the upswing!

  • rollonubears

    This is what happens when you wait until february to fill a hole in your schedule. Pretty sad, but it will be a nice warmup for whatever QB we decide to go with. It’s still Cal football, no matter who we’re playing.

  • covinared

    I don’t see it as any lower in prestige than Sac St. Portland St. or UC Davis.

  • Yoda

    I think the problem was basically that no one else had an opening. Embarrassing though.

  • covinared

    or Eastern Washington…

  • Calduke

    Wake Forest and Clemson scheduled them last year.

  • Calduke

    I’m presbyterian. I have mixed emotions where to sit during this game.

    Excuse my ignorance, but, what is a Blue Hose?

  • covinared

    its what they used to kill catholics back in the good old days.

  • Marinbear

    What a Joke. Yet another game that teaches the team how not to play 4 quarters of football.

  • milo

    It’s not only no one can schedule a game this late but also the uncertainty of playing at ATT caused this. The only thing I’m bummed about is that this will be one of the games in the season ticket package. On the plus side, beer will be served.

  • rollonubears

    Beer makes Cal sports so much better. It’s only this year. It’s only one game. Next year should be the start of something incredible.

  • 707 Bear


    Quick note: beer only served on club level and suites

  • JohnnyCalifornia

    I surprised that so many people are upset about this. Cal didn’t have a lot of options. It’s the ATT year and the first year of the new conference alignment. It’s as good as Sac State or Eastern Washington. Actually, better because they have a funny name.

  • 707 Bear

    the official alcohol policy:

    Alcohol will only be available to patrons with tickets in private suites or the Club Level of AT&T Park (Sections 202-234), a restricted seating level accessible only by patrons with a ticket in those sections. All beverages will be served by professionally trained alcohol vendors and servers, ensuring the highest level of monitoring and that all applicable laws are strictly followed.

    My handout says the cheapest club level seat at $700 for the season.

    So much for the little guy.

    No justice, no peace!

  • Calduke

    Please – no beer drinking during the Presbyterian game.
    Goodness guys – show a little respect for the visitors.

  • Larry

    Is this a joke?

  • Waddy

    I thought April Fools was on April 1st. Huh.
    Memo to Johnny California: The Blue Hose have 1200 students. This is NOT the same as Sac State or Eastern Washington. Not even close.

  • milo

    About the beer on club level…bupkis. I guess it’s BYOB like Memorial. 🙂 Not the same however.

    Anyone going to the Open House at ATT this Sat to check out seats? I’m thinking about it…although at my level I think it’s nose bleed.

  • 707 Bear


    Open House next week, 26th…maybe they’ll serve beer

  • Larry

    I’m going to pimp slap one of those Blue Hoes! 😉

  • Calduke

    The Bears may need this game after Fresno State.