California Football Hosts Oregon Saturday
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  11/07/1999

Nov. 7, 1999

BERKELEY, Calif. - Offensive line coach Ed White will receive a plaque to commemorate his induction into the College Football Hall of Fame. White played defensive tackle for the Golden Bears from 1966-68 and was a consensus All-American in his senior season. He moved to offensive line in the NFL and earned four pro-bowl berths (1975, '76, '77 and '79) and played in four Super Bowls. White will be formally inducted in New York on Dec. 7th.
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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.

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.

Game No. 10 Oregon (6-3, 4-2 Pac-10) at California (4-5, 3-3 Pac-10)
Saturday, Nov. 13, 1999, Memorial Stadium (75,028 - Grass), Berkeley, CA

12:30 p.m. PT

No live television

44,000 expected

Cal-Oregon: The Series
The Bears lead the series 35-25-2, but the Ducks have a 4-3 lead on the Bears in this decade. Oregon has won the last three times the two teams have met. Cal has not played Oregon since 1996 when the Ducks beat the Bears in Eugene, 40-23.

O'Neal Ranks Second in Nation in Interceptions
Deltha O'Neal continues to move up in the record books, this time claiming second place nationally in single season interceptions. O'Neal intercepted quarterback Jonathan Smith's pass in the second quarter of the Oregon State game for a total of seven interceptions on the season. Three of those were returned for touchdowns, the most of any player in the nation. With four interceptions returned for touchdown in his career, he is tied for the Pac-10 career record and is only one short of the NCAA career record. O'Neal is just one interception away from first place this year, held by Rodregis Brooks of Alabama-Birmingham, who has eight interceptions in nine games (.89 per game).

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 Standings

Arizona State4254
Oregon State3363
Washington State1527

Around the Pac-10
Nov. 13-Stanford at Arizona State, USC at Washington State, Washington at UCLA, Arizona at Oregon State.

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 12-19 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.

Mike Bellotti (UC Davis '73) is in his fifth season at Oregon. He was initially hired at Oregon as offensive coordinator in 1989 and the Ducks gained more than 4,000 yards in total offense three times, averaging 4,044 yards per year. Bellotti was named head coach 1995. In his tenure as head coach he has led the Ducks to three postseason berths and a 41-23 record. His teams have finished each of his first four years ranked among the nation's top 20 in passing offense. Before joining Oregon, he spent four years as head coach at Chico State where he had a 15-9-2 record. He was the offensive coordinator at Cal State Hayward for six years and at Weber State for one year. He began his coaching career with the junior varsity team at his alma mater, UC Davis, where he had once played tight end and wide receiver.

Oregon Road Accommodations
The Oregon travel party will depart on Friday and stay at the Walnut Creek Marriott (925-934-2000). Assistant Athletic Director Dave Williford 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 Oregon State game, the play was Kyle Boller's 83-yard touchdown pass to Drae Harris in the first 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 Oregon State game is J.P. Segura, who in his second start had a game high 10 total tackles, eight unassisted tackles and two tackles for loss. Segura helped hold the Beavers to only one of 17 third down conversions.