For those of you wondering why Cal is playing FCS team Presbyterian (The Blue Hose…?), John Wilner fills us in:
If you’re mystified by the fact that Presbyterian is coming to Berkeley – err, San Francisco – then let this be a lesson in the difficulty involved in football scheduling.
The Bears, who are playing their home games at AT&T Park, were effectively squeezed from two sides, having to wait for both the Pac-12 and the Giants to release their 2011 schedules before Cal knew its options.
By the time the Bears had all the necessary info, it was … November.
The overlay of the Pac-12 and Giants schedules left the Bears with one available date, Sept. 17 – and a mere 10 months to find a team.
That is much, much, much harder than you might think.
They settled with Presbyterian (they did play Clemon and Wake Forest last year), and it’s surprising they were even able to book this game. Regardless, here is the information you need:
Teams: Cal Bears, Presbyterian Blue Hose
Kickoff: 2:30pm PST
Venue: AT&T Park, San Francisco California
Live Streaming: Cal Athletics Website (All-Access package, $7.95 a month)
Radio: KGO 810 AM broadcast (San Francisco) - Joe Starkey (Play-By-Play), Troy Taylor (Analyst, Pregame Show) , Todd McKim (Sidel ine Reporter, Pregame Show), Lee Grosscup (Postgame Show*), Kate Scott (Postgame Show)
Cal IMG Radio Network Affiliates: *KFPT 790 AM (Fresno), KESP 970 AM (Modesto), KPRZ 1210 AM (San Diego), KMZT 1260 AM (Los Angeles), KTKZ 1380 AM (Sacramento), KFIG 1430 AM (Fresno)