All of Cal’s games against Dallas Baptist this weekend in the NCAA Super Regional will be aired on 860-AM. They will also be streamed on calbears.com. The first game is Saturday at 5 p.m. Roxy Bernstein will handle the on-air duties.
Former Arizona guard MoMo Jones, who left the school last month, will play next season for Iona. Here’s the full story.
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.
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.
Cal coach Jeff Tedford and former running back Marshawn Lynch will appear on “Chronicle Live” tonight at 5 p.m. on Comcast SportsNet Bay Area. The show is scheduled to be replayed at 11 p.m. as well.
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.
USC was officially stripped of its 2004 BCS title today. The BCS will leave the title vacant.
The college football preseason yearbooks are hitting the newstands and bookstores. I’ve had a chance so far to look over Athlon’s national edition and Sporting News. Here are some notes from those publications in terms of Cal and the Pac-12:
Thanks to those of you that joined our live chat this afternoon with athletic director Sandy Barbour. For those who missed it, here’s the transcript.
Former All-American defensive back/return specialist Deltha O’Neal is one of eight former athletes that will be enshrined into the Cal Hall of Fame this November. Former Pac-10 Freshman of the Year Dave Butler is also among the 2011 class. Here is the complete news release with all of this year’s inductees.