Aug. 14, 2002
BERKELEY - Introducing the new Jeff Tedford era of University of California football to a Bay Area television audience, KRON 4 (Ch. 4, San Francisco) will provide live broadcast coverage of the Golden Bears' first two games of the 2002 season, Cal Athletic Director Stephen C. Gladstone and KRON 4 Vice President and Station Manager Craig Marrs jointly announced today.
Network veteran Barry Tompkins and former Cal quarterback Mike Pawlawski will handle broadcasting duties for the season opener against Baylor at Memorial Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 31 at 12:30 p.m. The following week, Bay Area play-by-play announcer Tim Roye will team with Pawlawski on KRON 4's second Cal telecast on Saturday, Sept. 7, when the Bears play host to New Mexico State at 3:30 p.m. Richard Zinn will serve as executive producer for the telecasts.
"As our local television broadcast partner, KRON 4 will provide a great service to Cal football supporters and college football fans in general with these two early-season telecasts," said Gladstone. "We are extremely excited about the new direction of Cal football under coach Tedford and we're equally excited about introducing his new product to Bay Area sports fans."
"We are thrilled to bring the excitement of this first look at the new era of Cal football to the Bay Area audience," said Marrs, KRON 4's vice president and station manager.
Today's announcement means that Cal opens the season with each of its first three contests on television. Besides the KRON 4 coverage, the Bears will be featured on ESPN2 in Week 3 when Tedford's club visits nationally-ranked Michigan State Saturday, Sept. 14 (9 a.m. PDT) in a game aired throughout the country.