Sept. 10, 2007
BERKELEY - California's football game on Sept. 22 against Arizona will be televised nationally by Versus, the Pacific-10 Conference announced on Monday. Kickoff is scheduled for 3 p.m. from California Memorial Stadium. This raises the number of Cal televised games to eight, with more selections possible.
Tickets are available for this Saturday's game against Louisiana Techm as well as the Arizona game, by visiting www.CalBears.com or by calling 1-800-GO-BEARS.
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.
Remaining games that are already scheduled to be televised are Louisiana Tech (9/15, Comcast Sports Net, 3:30 p.m.), Arizona (9/22, Versus, 3 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 will be Cal's debut on Versus.