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Football: Cal getting displaced for spring

Cal announced today that Witter Rugby Field needs to be repaired and spring practice is being moved to Golden Bear Field on the Clark Kerr Campus and Laney College.

You can read the explanation here. Basically, the drainage system underneath the field isn’t functioning properly and the turf is suffering because of it. This doesn’t come as a huge surprise after seeing the condition the turf was in at Pro Day a couple weeks ago. There were a lot of craters and bubbles, and a couple players didn’t even run because of it.

As you can also see in the press release, the offsite practices that are open to the public have been finalized (well, they’re all pretty much offsite now). The times for those sessions are forthcoming and will pass them along as soon as I get them.

Jonathan Okanes

Jonathan Okanes is in his fourth year covering Cal's football team. Previously, he covered Cal's men's basketball team for four years. He can also be followed on Twitter at twitter.com/OkanesonCal.

  • pompusone

    This seems like a major screw up. Cal knew that Witter needed to be used. Why wasn’t it properly prepared?

  • Bobby

    No good at all can possibly come from taking the show on the road to a few Nor Cal recruiting hotbeds…

  • Bobby

    Also, the rugby and lax teams still will practice there; reading between the lines, maybe the football team was looking for a reason to practice somewhere else?

  • Bears

    This mistake is a major screw up and can’t be ignored.
    Who the heck is running the show, Sandy, hello? Where are you, do something!
    Really burned that our football team can’t practice on campus. There is no reason other than incompetence that this screw up happened.
    What a joke.
    At least our staff is taking the team on the road for show practices around Nor Cal.
    Love that!
    Go Bears, fix the field, and get rid of the fools that dropped the ball on our practice field!

  • milo

    Strawberry Canyon probably got nailed in the March rain. 21 days of rain so far in March. It’s basically a collection point for water running down, the field is even on a slight slope…and put field turf over does nothing. Oh well, Memorial will be get completed.

  • H8sRed

    Chill out Bears. It’s spring practice that’s being displaced, not weekly game prep. Actually, it might be good for them to take spring practice on the road, as it will allow them to become accustomed to “going on the road” for all their home games in 2011.

  • Rocko

    The sky is falling, the sky is falling! What a bunch of chicken little’s! It just doesn’t matter where they practice, it’s Spring practice for God’s sake! The players will put their big boy pants on! You whiners should do the same!