Football: Kline No. 60 by ESPN

The ESPNU top 150 was released today, a ranking of the top prospects in the 2012 class. Cal commit Zach Kline, a quarterback from San Ramon Valley High School, came in at No. 60 overall and the fourth-best QB in the class.

Cal’s only other 2012 commit so far, linebacker Michael Barton of De La Salle, did not make the list.

Top Cal prospect Shaq Thompson of Sacramento, a defensive back and the younger brother of former Cal star Syd’Quan Thompson, checks in at No. 21. Thompson previously orally committed to Cal but has since re-opened his recruitment.

Byron Marshall of Valley Christian-San Jose, another Cal target, is ranked No. 90 overall and the No. 7 running back.

Here’s the complete list.


Baseball: Bears to host Dallas Baptist in Super Regional at Santa Clara’s Schott Stadium

Cal’s baseball team will host Dallas Baptist at Santa Clara University’s Schott Stadium beginning Saturday in the first NCAA Super Regional appearance for both teams.

The best-of-three series to determine a bid to the College World Series in Omaha, Neb., will begin Saturday at 5 p.m. The game will be televised on ESPNU.

Game 2 is set for Sunday at 7 p.m. and will air on ESPNU.

A third game, if necessary, will be played Monday at either 1 or 4 p.m. and be televised on ESPN2 or ESPNU.

The Golden Bears (35-21) and Patriots (42-18) both submitted bids to host the Super Regionals, but neither school’s campus facility met the NCAA criteria. Evans Diamond at Berkeley does not have lights and the lights at Dallas Baptist’s field are not sufficiently bright for TV coverage.

Dallas Baptist hoped to schedule the series at nearby QuikTrip Park in Grand Prairie, Texas, home of the Grand Prairie Air Hogs, an independent semi-pro team. Santa Clara’s Stephen Schott Stadium, a six-year-old¬†facility with 1,500 seats,¬†earned the nod.

Check Cal’s website for ticket information.


Football: Riley cut from CFL’s Lions

Former Cal quarterback Kevin Riley was released by the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League on Sunday. Riley signed with the Lions last month, one of three rookie quarterbacks brought in by the Lions to participate in their rookie training camp last week. With regular training camp about to start, the Lions decided they couldn’t keep all six of their quarterbacks. Riley was the odd man out.