Pac-12 Networks to Air First Look at The Drive Thursday

Preview of docu-series to debut following Arizona State game on Pac-12 Networks.
By Cal Athletics on Thu, August 29, 2013

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BERKELEY – Pac-12 Networks will air a special first look of its new docu-series The Drive Thursday, September 5, immediately following Arizona State’s home opener versus Sacramento State.

The Drive is a 14-part docu-series offering an exclusive look inside the 2013 football season of the Arizona State Sun Devils and California Golden Bears and their quest for the Pac-12 Championship.

Visit to view a clip from the first look of The Drive.   

The 12-minute uninterrupted preview making its debut September 5 sets the stage for the series and the storylines that surround both squads. California fans will get a glimpse of the work put in by first-year head coach Sonny Dykes to implement a new offense for the Golden Bears and witness the three-way QB battle in camp that saw freshman Jared Goff rise up to capture the starting spot.

For Arizona State, the sneak preview focuses on the defense as head coach Todd Graham prepares the Sun Devils defensive unit, led by returning All-American DT Will Sutton, to be the key to ASU’s success. Additionally, viewers get an inside look into the Camp Tontazona experience and how its rustic location has served as the backdrop for building the ASU football bond since 1960.

Following the September 5 first look, new episodes of The Drive will debut Wednesdays at 7:00 PM PT across all seven networks all season long.


The countdown to Cal’s season opener at home against Northwestern on Saturday, Aug. 31 is now at two days. The game will be televised nationally by ESPN2 with a kickoff time scheduled for 7:30 p.m. PT.

Cal will host seven games at Memorial Stadium in 2013 beginning with three in a row to open the season vs. Northwestern, Portland State (Sept. 7, 2 p.m. PT, Pac-12 Networks) and Ohio State (Sept. 14, 4 p.m., FOX). Cal will also play Pac-12 home games against Washington State on Homecoming Weekend (Oct. 5), Oregon State (Oct. 19), Arizona (Nov. 2) and USC (Nov. 9).

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