BERKELEY – Pac-12 Networks will air a special first look of its new docu-seriesThe DriveThursday, September 5, immediately following Arizona State’s home opener versus Sacramento State.
The Driveis 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 Pac-12.com to view a clip from the first look ofThe 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 coachSonny Dykesto implement a new offense for the Golden Bears and witness the three-way QB battle in camp that saw freshmanJared Goffrise up to capture the starting spot.
For Arizona State, the sneak preview focuses on the defense as head coachTodd Grahamprepares the Sun Devils defensive unit, led by returning All-American DTWill 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 theSeptember 5first look, new episodes ofThe Drivewill debut Wednesdays at7:00 PM PTacross 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).
For 2013 ticket information, visit CalBears.com or call (800) GO-BEARS. A guide to Memorial Stadium information on gameday can be found online at CalBears.com/gameday.
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*Cal is offering its season-ticket holders in all sports a special deal for the game against Portland State on Sept. 7. All season-ticket holders can buy single-game tickets for the contest for $5. Fans can get details of the deal at CalBears.com.
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