Bears Host Washington
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  10/18/1999

Oct. 18, 1999

BERKELEY, Calif. - Complete Cal Football information, including releases, statistics, records and features, can be found on Cal's official web site at Washington's web site is Cal Radio Network

The game will be aired live over KGO Radio (810 AM) San Francisco and the five-station Cal Radio Network. Other stations on the network are: KRCK (1490 AM) in King City, KGOE (105.5 FM) in Eureka, KANM (970 AM) in Modesto and KYOS (1480 AM) in Stockton.

The pre-game show begins 15 minutes prior to kickoff. KGO is in its 26th season as the Golden Bears flagship station. Sports Director Joe Starkey is in his 25th season handling play-by-play duties, and Lee Grosscup, who is in his 11th year in the booth, joins him with color commentary. The Tom Holmoe Show airs weekly on KGO Wednesdays at 6:20 p.m.

Fox Sports Northwest will televise a replay of the game on Sunday

Cal TV Highlight Show
The weekly one-half hour Cal Football Highlight Show, hosted by Glen Kuiper, will air each Sunday afternoon during the season on Fox Sports Net Bay Area. The program will be shown Sundays at 4:30 p.m.

Cal-Washington: The Series
The Huskies lead the series 42-32-4 and have won the last sixteen games straight. The Bears have not beaten the Huskies since 1976, a 7-0 victory in Seattle. The win was the fourth in a row for the Bears, but the Huskies took over in 1977 and haven't given up a game since.

Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Friday
The Cal Athletic Hall of Fame will add nine new members when induction ceremonies are held Friday night at the Haas Pavilion Club Room. The group will also be honored at halftime of Saturday's Cal-Washington football game.

Entering the Hall this year are:
Bengt Baron (swimming, 1982-85), Lance Blankenship (baseball, 1983-86), Jim Breech (football, 1974-77), Emery Curtice (track & field, 1927-29), Sheila Hudson (track & field, 1986-90), Jim Monachino (football, 1948-50), Dick Peter (track & field, 1940-41), John and Rupert Ricksen (tennis/basketball, 1951-53), and Dean Witter (crew coach, 1907-09). The class of '99 brings the total number of inductees to 156 individuals and four crews.

1999 Cal Schedule, Results & Notes

  • Sept. 4 Rutgers 21-7 Marcus Fields scores on 49-yard run on game's first play
  • Sept. 11 at Nebraska (ABC) 0-45 Cal holds NU to 114 yards rushing, but loses Matt Beck to injury
  • Sept. 25 Arizona State 24-23 Kyle Boller's first start at QB (17-of-32, 213 yards, 2 TD)
  • Oct. 2 at Washington State 7-31 Jacob Waasdorp returns fumble 25 yards for TD
  • Oct. 9 at BYU (ABC) 28-38 Deltha O'Neal has two interceptions and two 31-yard kick returns.
  • Oct. 16 at UCLA (ABC) 17-0 Cal shuts out Bruins, allowing them only 168 yards of total offense.
  • Oct. 23 Washington 12:30 p.m. Bears looking for first win over Huskies since 1976 (16 games)
  • Oct. 30 USC 12:30 p.m. Cal has won last 2 in L.A., USC has won last 3 in Berkeley
  • Nov. 6 at Oregon State 3:30 p.m. Bears have won 6 straight games vs. Beavers
  • Nov. 13 Oregon 12:30 p.m. Bears face Ducks for first time since 1996
  • Nov. 20 at Stanford 12:30 p.m. 102nd renewal of Big Game, 10th most-played rivalry in NCAA

Releases Available on InfoConnection
All California releases, statistics and rosters are available to the media via InfoConnection. To access InfoConnection, call 800-300-2050 and enter 72210 for the Pacific-10 Conference. You must also have a personal identification number (PIN), as well. If you do not have a PIN, call InfoConnection at 770-399-0096. The code numbers for Cal football are: release - 1901, notes/depth chart - 1902, stats only - 1903, latest game stats - 1904, latest game book - 1905, roster - 1908.

Cal Radio on the Internet
All Cal football radio broadcasts can be heard live on the Internet. To listen, go to the football page at, click on the icon and hear Joe Starkey and Lee Grosscup call the action.

Cal Radio on 800 Service
All Cal football radio broadcasts during the 1998 season are available nationwide via telephone through the facilities of TRZ Telephone Broadcast Services. Fans can access the Cal Radio Network from anywhere in the country at 1-800-846-4700, ext. 5918. The cost is $.50 for the first minute, with decreasing rates for additional minutes.

Pac-10 Teleconferences
The Pac-10 Conference will hold a media-only teleconference every two weeks during the 1999 football season: Sept. 14, Sept. 28, Oct. 12, Oct. 26 and Nov. 9. The call begins at 9:30 a.m., and Cal head coach Tom Holmoe will be on the line at 10:05. For more information, media should contact the Pac-10 at 925-932-4411.

Pac-10 Standings

                  W   L   W   L
Stanford          4   0   4   2
California        2   1   3   3
Washington        2   1   3   3
Arizona           2   1   5   2
Arizona State     2   1   3   3
USC               1   2   3   3
Oregon            1   2   3   3
Washington State  1   2   2   4
UCLA              1   3   3   4
Oregon State      0   3   3   3

Around the Pac-10
Oct. 23-Washington State at Arizona State, UCLA at Oregon State, Stanford at USC, Oregon at Arizona.

The Coaches
Tom Holmoe, California (Brigham Young '83) is in his third year as head coach of the Bears and fourth with the Cal program. He has a career record of 11-17 with the Bears. A 1983 graduate of BYU, Holmoe was the Cougars starting cornerback from 1980-82 and led the WAC in interceptions as a sophomore in 1980.

He earned first team WAC honors as a senior and later was drafted in the fourth round by the San Francisco 49ers. Holmoe went on to play seven years with in the NFL, all with San Francisco, and helped the 49ers win three Super Bowls. After retiring from pro football, he entered the coaching ranks, serving as a graduate assistant during the 1990 and '91 seasons under LaVell Edwards at BYU.

In 1992, Holmoe was reunited with Bill Walsh after accepting an offer to become the Stanford secondary coach. After two years as a member of the Cardinal staff, he moved back to the pro ranks and his former team, the 49ers, as George Seifert's defensive backfield coach for the 1994 and '95 seasons. In 1996, Holmoe joined the Bears staff as the defensive coordinator and on Jan. 18, 1997, he was named head football coach at Cal.

Rick Neuheisel (UCLA, '84) is in his first season at Washington, after spending the last four seasons as head coach at Colorado where he led the Buffaloes to a 33-14 (.702) record. His first two teams finished ranked in the Top 10 nationally. For six years before joining the staff at Colorado, Neuheisel served as an assistant coach at UCLA. As a player with the Bruins, Neuheisel led the team to the Rose Bowl his senior year and was named the bowl's MVP. After graduating, he had a brief professional playing career with the San Diego Chargers Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the NFL, and with the San Antonio Gunslingers of the USFL.

Washington Road Accommodations
The Washington travel party will stay at the Concord Hilton (925-827-2000). Sports Information Director Jim Daves and Assistant SID Susan Reid will accompany the team.

IKON Office Solutions Play of the Week
Each week throughout the 1999 football season, IKON Office Solutions will salute the Golden Bear Play of the Week. For the UCLA game, the play was Saleem Muhammed's 33-yard touchdown on a draw play to give the Bears a 14-0 lead early in the fourth quarter.

The Times Player of the Game
Each week throughout the 1999 football season, the Contra Costa Times will recognize the Cal Player of the Game. The winner for the UCLA game is Sekou Sanyika who had four tackles behind the line of scrimmage for a loss of 20 yards and finished the game with six tackles.