USC Visits California

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By Cal Athletics on Mon, October 25, 1999

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Oct. 25, 1999
Complete Cal Football information, including releases, statistics, records and features, can be found on Cal's official web site at USC'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.

Game No. 8
USC (3-4, 1-3 Pac-10) at California Golden Bears (3-4, 2-2 Pac-10) Saturday, Oct. 30, 1999, Memorial Stadium (75,028 ? Grass), Berkeley, CA

Kickoff 3:30 p.m. PT

Televised live on the Fox Sports Syndication Package (locally on KICU TV, Channel 36)

Attendance 50,000 expected to attend

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-USC: The Series
The Trojans lead the series 54-27-5. The home field has not been much of an advantage in the series of late as Cal has beaten USC in Los Angeles two straight years, 22-15 in '96 and 32-31 last year. The Bears have not beaten the Trojans in Memorial Stadium since 1991.

Bears Could Sweep L.A. for 11th Time in History
California has a chance to sweep the Los Angeles schools for only the second time in 41 years with a victory over USC. The Bears have a 50-99-5 record against the two teams. The last time Cal beat both USC and UCLA in the same year was in 1991 when they finished the season with a 10-2 record. The Bears had a 27-24 win over UCLA in Los Angeles, along with a 52-20 victory over USC in Memorial Stadium that season. Each of Cal's last four season sweeps, which took place in 1958, 50, 49 and 48, led to a Rose Bowl berth.

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

                  Pac-10   Overall
                  W   L    W   L
Stanford          5   0    5   2
Washington        3   1    4   3
Arizona State     3   1    4   3
California        2   2    3   4
Arizona           2   2    5   3
Oregon            2   2    4   3
Washington State  1   3    2   5
USC               1   3    3   4
Oregon State      1   3    4   3
UCLA              1   4    3   5

Around the Pac-10
Oct. 30-Oregon State at Washington State, Arizona State at Oregon, Arizona at UCLA, Stanford at Washington.

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 11-18 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.

Paul Hackett (USC, '69) is in his second season at USC. In his first year at the helm, he led the Trojans to an 8-5 record and a berth in the Sun Bowl. He began his coaching career as freshman coach at UC Davis for three years and then joined the staff at Cal, where he served as a graduate assistant, became receivers coach and later spent two years as quarterbacks coach.

He spent five years as quarterbacks coach at USC and then joined the NFL, working as quarterbacks coach with the Browns and the 49ers. He was pass offense coordinator for the Cowboys for three seasons and in 1989, he became the offensive coordinator at the University of Pittsburgh.

One year later, he was named head coach at Pitt, where he remained for the next three years. Before returning to USC, Hackett spent five years as offensive coordinator for the Kansas City Chiefs.

USC Travel Plans
The USC travel party will depart for Oakland Airport Friday afternoon, with Sports Information Director Tim Tessalone accompanying the team.

Fox Sports Syndication TV Stations

Los Angeles,    KCAL, Channel 9    Spokane, WA,    KREM, Channel 2
San Francisco,  KICU, Channel 36   Tucson, AZ,     KMSB, Channel 11
Santa Rosa,     KFTY, Channel 50   Colorado Sps    KWHS, Channel 51
Seattle, WA,    KTZZ, Channel 38   Reno, NV,       KREN, Channel 27
Phoenix, AZ,    KTVK, Channel 3    Santa Barbara,  KKFX, Channel 11
Denver,  CO,    KWHD, Channel 53   Monterey,       KCBA, Channel 35
Sacramento,     KSPX, PAX,Channel 29 Eugene, OR,   KVAL, Channel 13
Portland, OR,   KWBP, WB, Channel 32 Sioux Falls,  SD,   Channel 26
San Diego,      KUSI, Channel 51   Yakima, WA,     KIMA, Channel 29
Salt Lake City, KUMB, Channel 30   Bakersfield,    KUVI, Channel 45
Albuquerque, NM,KWBQ, Channel 19   Chico-Redding,  KRVU, Channel 21
Las Vegas, NV,  KVWB, Channel 33   Medford, OR,    KOBI, Channel 5
Honolulu, HI,   KWHE, Channel 14 

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 Washington game, the play was Sekou Sanyika's interception on the third play of the game, which he returned 34 yards to the Washington one yard line, leading to the Bears first touchdown.

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 Washington game is Joe Igber, who rushed for 182 yards to break the freshman rushing record and placing him 15th on the all-time Cal single-game rushing list.


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