Football: Big Game set for Nov. 23 at Stanford

The Big Game is back where it’s supposed to be — in late November.

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The 2013 Pac-12 Conference football schedule was announced Thursday, and Cal will visit Stanford on Nov. 23.

The Bears get a Sept. 21 bye before the start of a nine-game conference run. They play Oct. 28 at Oregon to open their Pac-12 schedule.

Cal plays only Saturday games in 2013 and skips Arizona and Utah. Game times will be announced at a later date.

Here are the official news releases from Cal and the Pac-12.

2013 Cal Football Schedule

Saturday, Aug. 31 vs. Northwestern
Saturday, Sept. 7 vs. Portland State
Saturday, Sept. 14 vs. Ohio State
Saturday, Sept. 21 bye
Saturday, Sept. 28 at Oregon
Saturday, Oct. 5 vs. Washington State
Saturday, Oct 12 at UCLA
Saturday, Oct. 19 vs. Oregon State
Saturday, Oct. 26 at Washington
Saturday, Nov. 2 vs. Arizona
Saturday, Nov. 9 vs. USC
Saturday, Nov. 16 at Colorado
Saturday, Nov. 23 at Stanford



Football: Bears’ 2013 non-conference schedule set — new coach will open with 3 straight at home

Cal’s new football coach will make his debut Aug. 31 at Memorial Stadium against Northwestern and will be on the home sidelines for at least the Bears’ first three games next season.

Cal announced the non-conference portion of its 2013 schedule on Thursday, and the Bears will play Portland State on Sept. 7, then Ohio State on Sept. 14, both at home. The Northwestern and Ohio State games were announced previously.
The Bears are in the midst of a coach search after firing Jeff Tedford on Nov. 20 after 11 seasons.
Pac-12 home games next season will feature Arizona, Oregon State, USC and Washington State, giving Cal a total of seven games in Berkeley. The Bears will face Colorado, Oregon, Stanford, UCLA and Washington on the road.
Dates for the Pac-12 schedule will be announced in January.
Cal misses Arizona State and Utah State next season.
The school also announced a home-and-home series with San Diego State in 2015 and ’16, with the Aztecs visiting Berkeley on Sept. 12, 2015, and Cal traveling to San Diego’s Qualcomm Stadium on Sept. 10, 2016.
Cal previously announced a home-and-home series with Texas in 2015 and ’16.

Football: Big Game set for noon kickoff on Oct. 20

The 115th Big Game between Cal and Stanford has been set for a noon kickoff on Oct. 20 at Memorial Stadium in Berkeley. The game will be broadcast on Fox.

The game will be the 30th anniversary of the 1982 meeting that feature “The Play,” the game-winning five lateral kickoff return by the Golden Bears.

The start time for the annual Big Splash, the men’s water polo match between the Bears and Cardinal, will be 9:30 a.m. at Spieker Aquatics Complex at Cal.


Basketball: Bears announce 2012-13 schedule — will open Nov. 11 vs. Cal State Bakersfield

Cal will open its 2012-13 schedule Nov. 11 against Cal State Bakersfield at Haas Pavilion.
The highlight of the non-conference home schedule will be a Dec. 9 matchup against UNLV, which posted a 26-9 record last season.
Cal opens Pac-12 Conference play in Los Angeles with games against UCLA on Jan. 3 and USC on Jan. 5.
The Bears’ games against rival Stanford will be played Jan. 19 at Maples Pavilion and March 6 at Haas in the conference regular-season finale.
UCLA visits Berkeley on Feb. 14. Cal will not play Arizona at home this season.
The 2013 Pac-12 tournament will be held in Las Vegas for the first time, beginning March 13 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Cal plays 16 of its 31 regular-season games at home, and will face 12 opponents who won at least 20 games last season, five who advanced to the NCAA tournament.
The Bears’ non-conference schedule also includes a Thanksgiving weekend trek to the Anaheim Classic, where they open Nov. 22 against Drake, and a Dec. 2 trip to Madison, Wis., for a game aganst the Wisconsin Badgers, 26-10 a year ago.
Cal will be led by junior all-Pac-12 guard Allen Crabbe, who helped the team to a tie for second in the Pac-12 last season and into the NCAA tournament.