Football: Cal @ Ore on 9/28 set for 7:30 kickoff; Dykes to throw out first pitch at A’s tonight

Cal’s Sept. 28 football game at No. 2 Oregon has been set for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff and will be telecast on the Pac-12 Networks, the conference announced.

Be prepared for a game that runs past 11:30 p.m. If we’re lucky.

Meanwhile, first-year Cal coach Sonny Dykes, a former baseball player at Texas Tech, will throw out the opening pitch at Monday night’s A’s game against the Angels.

The Bears (1-2) have a bye this week, giving them additional time to prepare for the high-scoring Ducks (3-0).

Cal has lost four straight to Oregon, including by a 59-17 margin in Berkeley last season.

Jeff Faraudo

  • al

    Sweet, with the game on that late less people will be able to see the slaughter that’s coming.

  • Steve W

    I’m predicting 70-27, meaning that Oregon will score every time it gets the ball. Cal’s offense will do some damage as usual, but it will have five or six three and outs. The worst part is that Oregon won’t call off the dogs because Cal is moving the ball. Heck, it might be 80-27.

  • 707 Bear

    Seems SD brings bad defense wherever he goes—-the A’s have given up 8 runs through 6.

    Here’s hoping for improved health for our battered defense.

    Go Bears

  • SteveNTexas

    Big Picture- I guess living far away gives be a different viewpoint–

    Why can’t Cal have as good a football program as Oregon?

    1. Are they a better media market?

    2. Do they have better high school programs in their area then in the Bay Area ? No

    3. Do they have more money? (Don’t know)

    4. Is Oregon a better known school than Cal ? ( Don’t think so)

    5 Is their fan base better ? ( Maybe – but then again Cal has many foreign students and alum who care little about football, and it also attracts perhaps the more studious) In Texas I would say they are about even or both non-existent. I have over 2000 Texas Attorneys on my facebook – maybe 5 of us went to Cal and perhaps 3 for Oregon).

    6. Is Cal too tough on its jocks compared to Oregon? ( Perhaps but I don’t know the answer to that)

    So who does have some answers?

  • BlakeStreetBear

    uo has a $$ billionaire $$ BENEFACTOR $$. Cal has none.

    uo has very little academic integrity – it will gladly recruit guys like Masoli who will break into your frat house and steal your stuff. Dykes will not go there.

    Central oregon might as well be central Oklahoma – very little for the locals (and students) to do on Saturdays, except drink and get fired up for the games. In the bay we have about 1,000 other things to do on Saturdays. So yes, their fans are “better” and certainly more “dedicated”.

    Alas, if only Cal had some billionaire alums… Oh wait, we do – they just have better things to do with their money then spend it on locker rooms, “recruiting services” and massive billboards in Times Square.

    Did PK even go to Oregon? What kinda degree did he get? Let me guess: he majored in Sweathshop Engineering with a minor in Football Boosterology?

    Go Bears!

  • BlakeStreetBear

    The rise of uo football ultimately all goes back to Spike Lee.

    Spike Lee was the genius behind the original Air Jordan commercials for a struggling nike brand. It was the on-camera chemistry and hilarious interactions between Jordan and Lee that made Air Jordans the most sought after footwear in history. It was Lee’s brilliant promotion of Jordan via his “Mars Blackmon” character that put nike on the map. nike was going nowhere selling running shoes. Sure, MJ coulda sold some nikes on his own, but it was Lee who popularized the Air Jordan brand which in turn saved Nike which in turn lead to PK’s immense wealth who in turn bought uo the best football program money can buy.

    So, yes, it’s Spike Lee’s fault that uo dominates at football. And btw, I am currently wearing a pair of retro 1986 Air Jordans. I guess I should apologize? 😉

    Go Bears!

  • H8sRed

    SteveN — you lost all credibility with question #3. Phil Knight has been bankrolling Oregon for a long time now, and my guess is if you graph Oregon’s success against the money Knight has given, the lines look pretty much the same.

    Yes, Cal has some loyal benefactors, but none have them has given $300 million to Cal. Imagine how much more fan friendly the ESP pricing would be if a single donor had ponied up $300 million for SAHPC construction and stadium upgrades.

  • SteveNtexas

    H8 note I was asking- so relax. I live far away and don’t follow Oregon much. All we hear about here are the Texas schools – I have to hunt for news about Cal.