Oct. 8, 2007
BERKELEY - The University of California is guaranteed of matching its record for televised games this year as the Pacific-10 Conference announced today that the Oct. 20 game at UCLA will be televised by ABC beginning at 12:30 p.m. from the Rose Bowl. This marks the 11th game scheduled for television matching the number of televised games from 2005 and 2006.
The only remaining regular season game that has not yet been scheduled for tv is the Nov. 17 contest at Washington. ABC will make a selection on either that game or the Oregon State vs. Washington State game on either Nov. 5 or Nov. 11.
This weekend, the Golden Bears host Oregon State for Homecoming at memorial Stadium. The game will kickoff at 4 p.m. on Versus. Versus is a national cable network that is available in 72 million homes. To find out if Versus is available in specific areas, visit www.versus.com and input the zip code for that area. On Comcast in the Bay Area, it is Channel 75, while on Direct TV, it is Channel 603.
Tickets remain available for the Oregon State game by visiting www.CalBears.com or by calling 1-800-GO-BEARS.
Cal has climbed to No. 2 in the country in the national rankings this week, its highest ranking since the 1951 season when the Golden Bears held the No. 1 ranking in the nation for one week midway through the year.
Remaining games that are already scheduled to be televised are Oregon State (10/13, Versus, 4 p.m.), UCLA (10/20, ABC, 12:30 p.m.), Arizona State (10/27, FSN, 7 p.m.), Washington State (11/3, FSN, 7 p.m.), USC (Nov. 10, ABC/ESPN/ESPN2, 5 p.m.) and Stanford (12/1, Versus, 4 p.m.). Television networks make their selections for remaining games 12 or six days prior to the game.
In the first five years of head coach Jeff Tedford's tenure, 47 Cal football games have been televised; in the five years prior to that, just 30 Cal games were televised. National television broadcasts have more than doubled in that time. The Colorado State game marked Cal's first game on CSTV while the Arizona game was Cal's debut on Versus.