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Basketball: Bears headed to MSG in November

Cal will join Syracuse, Texas and Iowa at the 2014 2K Sports Classic benefitting the Wounded Warrior Project, Nov. 20-21 at New York’s Madison Square Garden.

Each of the four teams will host two regional round games Nov. 14-17 before trekking to NYC.

Matchups for the games at Madison Square Garden and the entire event bracket will be announced at a later date.

Tickets for the Nov. 20-21 games will go on sale Friday through ticketmaster.com.

Posted on Wednesday, March 12th, 2014
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Football: Bears’ 2014 Pac-12 schedule includes Thursday night game at USC

Cal’s 2014 football schedule, announced today by the Pac-12 office, will include a Thursday night game at USC and home conference matchups against Colorado, Washington, UCLA and Stanford.

As previously announced, Oregon will face Cal at the 49ers’ new Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara on Friday, Oct. 24.

Cal will play USC on Thursday, Nov. 13, following a bye week. The Bears also have an off day on Sept. 13, prior to its Pac-12 opener at Arizona on Sept. 20.

The Bears’ remaining conference road games next season are against Washington State and Oregon State, along with USC.

Kickoff times have not been determined.

Cal’s spring game will be held on Saturday, April 26, beginning at 11 a.m. at Memorial Stadium.

2014 Cal Football Schedule
Sat., Aug. 30: Cal at Northwestern, tba
Sat., Sept. 6: Sacramento State at Cal, tba
Sat., Sept. 20: Cal at Arizona, tba
Sat., Sept. 27: Colorado at Cal, tba
Sat., Oct. 4: Cal at Washington State, tba
Sat., Oct. 11: Washington at Cal, tba
Sat., Oct. 18: UCLA at Cal, tba
Fri., Oct. 24: Oregon vs. Cal at Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, tba
Sat., Nov. 1: Cal at Oregon State, tba
Thu., Nov. 13: Cal at USC, tba
Sat., Nov. 22: Stanford at Cal, tba
Sat., Nov. 29: BYU at Cal, tba

Posted on Wednesday, January 8th, 2014
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Basketball: Tipoff time correction

Folks, please note that I have corrected the start time in my game preview for Cal’s basketball game Sunday at Creighton.

The game will begin at 4 p.m. and can be seen on Fox Sports 1.

My apologies.

Posted on Sunday, December 22nd, 2013
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Football: No word yet on Big Game kickoff

If you were hoping/expecting to get a kickoff time today for the Nov. 23 Big Game, you’ll have to be patient.

The Pac-12 announced that FOX has exercised its right to conduct a six-day selection for conference football games that day.

The 116th Big Game was one of four games held back for a six-day selection. The other three contests are Oregon at Arizona, Arizona State at UCLA and USC at Colorado.

In a nutshell, the game at Stanford could held in the early afternoon, late afternoon or at night. In other words, we know nothing.

The possibilities for start times and television coverage of the four contests were announced Monday and are listed below in order of selection.

· FOX – 5 p.m. MT/4 p.m. PT

· ESPN (Network TBD) – 1:30 p.m. MT/12:30 p.m. PT

· Pac-12 Networks – 7:30 p.m. MT/PT (local)

· FOX Sports 1 – 2 p.m. MT/1 p.m. PT

Posted on Monday, November 11th, 2013
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Football: Cal @ Colorado set for 2:30 p.m.

Cal’s Nov. 16 game at Colorado has been set for a 2:30 p.m. kickoff.

The game will be aired on the Pac-12 Networks as part of a day-long triple-header on the network.

The game likely will be a matchup of the two remaining teams with winless Pac-12 records. The Bears enter this Saturday’s home finale against USC at 0-6 in the conference. Colorado, which visits Washington this week, is 0-5 in the Pac-12.

Posted on Monday, November 4th, 2013
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Football: Cal-Ariz on Nov. 2 set for 12:30 p.m.

Cal’s Nov. 2 home game against Arizona has been set for a 12:30 p.m. kickoff, the Pac-12 Conference office announced,

The afternoon start will end a streak of three straight night games for the Bears, whose game this Saturday at Washington kicks off at 8 p.m.

The Cal-Arizona game will be broadcast on the Pac-12 Networks.

Posted on Monday, October 21st, 2013
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Football: It’s more late night for Bears at UW

Cal will play its fifth night game of the season — and third in a row — when it faces Washington at Husky Stadium on Oct. 26.

The Pac-12 announced Monday that the Bears’ game vs. the Huskies has been set for an 8 p.m. kickoff and will be televised on Fox Sports 1.

Cal is coming off a 37-10 loss at UCLA in a night start, and faces Oregon State on Saturday at Memorial Stadium in a game that kicks off at 7:30 p.m.

The Bears also played night games at home against Northwestern and on the road vs. Oregon.

Posted on Monday, October 14th, 2013
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Football: WSU on Oct. 5 kicks off at 1 p.m.

Cal’s Oct. 5 Pac-12 home opener against Washington State has been set for a 1 p.m. kickoff. The game will be televised on Fox Sports 1.

Posted on Monday, September 23rd, 2013
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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.

Posted on Monday, September 16th, 2013
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Basketball: TV sets dates, times

The Pac-12 Conference released its men’s basketball schedule, adjusted for TV dates and times.

Thirteen Cal games have been shifted to new dates to accomodate TV.

And the days of the Thursday-Saturday arrangement in conference play are gone.  The Bears play two Thursday games in the Pac-12, then eight Wednesday contests.

Here’s the updated schedule:

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Posted on Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013
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