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Football to Host No.4 Nebraska
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  06/21/1999

Sept. 7, 1998

Game No. 2 :Nebraska Cornhuskers (2-0, 0-0 Big 12) at California Golden Bears (1-0, 0-0 Pac-10)

Saturday, Sept. 12, 1998, Memorial Stadium (75,028 - Grass), Berkeley, CA

Kickoff 4:07 p.m.

Television Televised live nationally on Fox Sports Net (locally on Bay TV).

Attendance A crowd of 65,000 is expected.

Calbears.com

All Cal releases, results, statistics, schedules, coach and player information, as well as weekly Tom Holmoe quotes and player features, can be found on Cal's official web site at calbears.com.

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: KANM (660 AM) in Modesto, KRCK (1490 AM) in King City; KJAX (1280 AM) in Stockton, KGOE (105.5 FM) in Eureka, KYOS (1480 AM) in Merced; and 1490 in Banning. The pre-game show begins 15 minutes prior to kickoff. KGO is in its 24th season as the Golden Bears flagship station. Sports Director Joe Starkey is in his 24th season handling play-by-play duties, and Lee Grosscup, who is in his 10th year in the booth, joins him with color commentary. The Tom Holmoe Show airs weekly on KGO Wednesdays at 5:20 p.m.

Cal Highlight Show

The weekly one-half hour Cal Football Highlight Show, hosted by Tim Sharp, will air each Sunday afternoon during the season on Fox Sports Bay Area. The program will be shown on Sundays at 4:30 p.m., with a repeat showing Mondays at 3 p.m.

Cal-Nebraska: The Series

Cal and Nebraska will meet for just the second time when the Cornhuskers visit Berkeley Saturday afternoon. In their only previous match-up on Sept. 9, 1978 in Lincoln, the Bears held a 14-7 lead late in the game, but eventually fell, 36-26. Nebraska's visit this year will mark the first time a defending national champion has played in Memorial Stadium since Miami came to Berkeley on Sept. 15, 1990. Cal will make a return trip to Lincoln on Sept. 11, 1999.

Douglas Nears Career Top 10 Receiving List

With 33 catches over his past three games (dating back to last season), senior wide receiver Dameane Douglas has moved closer to Cal's Top 10 receiving list. Douglas enters this week's game with 105 receptions, needing seven more to tie Iheanyi Uwaezuoke (112, 1992-95). After getting 10 catches last week, Douglas jumped from a tie for 17th place to 14th.

Cal Radio on the Internet

All Cal football radio broadcasts can be heard on the Internet at www.broadcast. com/sports/ncaa/california. Visit the site and download the necessary software, then log on at game time to catch the Bears live

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.

Around the Pac-10

Arizona at Stanford; Arizona State at BYU; Oregon at Texas-El Paso; Baylor at Oregon State; Texas at UCLA; San Diego State at USC; Washington State at Boise State.

Pac-10 Standings
                   Pac-10    Overall
                    W    L    W    L
Washington          1    0    1    0
California          0    0    1    0
Arizona             0    0    1    0
Oregon              0    0    1    0
Oregon State        0    0    1    0
USC                 0    0    1    0
Washington State    0    0    1    0
UCLA                0    0    0    0
Stanford            0    0    0    1
Arizona State       0    1    0    1

The Coaches

Tom Holmoe, California (Brigham Young '83) is in his second year as head coach of the Bears and third with the Cal program. He has a career record of 4-8 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.

Frank Solich, Nebraska (Nebraska '66) was named the 26th head coach in Nebraska history on Dec. 10, 1997 after the retirement of Tom Osborne. Solich is in his 20th season with the Husker program, first spending four seasons as head freshman coach, then the next 15 years as running backs coach. From 1991-97, he also had the title of assistant head coach. As running backs coach from 1983-97, Solich's rushing attack led the nation nine times.

Nebraska Game Day Promotions

Blue and gold pom-pons will be given away to 40,000 fans at the Cal-Nebraska game. The San Francisco Chronicle sponsors the promotion.

IKON Office Solutions Play of the Week

Each week throughout the 1998 football season, IKON Office Solutions will salute the Golden Bear Play of the Week. For the Houston game, the honor goes to quarterback Justin Vedder's 34-yard TD pass to receiver Dameane with 2:07 left in the game to provide the winning margin. Douglas caught the ball on the 20-yard-line, broke a tackle, then raced the rest of the way for the score.

The Times Player of the Game

Each week throughout the 1998 football season, the Contra Costa Times will recognize the Cal Player of the Game. The winner for the Houston game is senior wide receiver Dameane Douglas, who had 10 catches for 133 yards, including the game-winning 34-yard touchdown reception late in the fourth quarter.


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