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Check out Inside the Locker Room in Orinda

Fans can meet basketball players Jabari Bird and Reshanda Gray
By Cal Athletics on Thu, January 23, 2014

Golden Bear fans are invited to come to Orinda Theatre Square for four special editions of Cal’s weekly radio show, Inside the Locker Room, where they will have the opportunity to meet a number of coaches and student-athletes.

The first program in Orinda will be this Monday, and the other three scheduled dates are Feb. 3, Feb. 17 and March 3. Inside the Locker Room runs from 7-8 p.m. each Monday and can be heard live on KGO Radio 810 AM and online on TuneIn.

Orinda Theatre Square, just off Highway 24 east of the Caldecott Tunnel, features casual, yet upscale dining with a menu for every taste, as well as an eclectic blend of boutiques and health and beauty services. Fans can also check out all the latest movie releases at an iconic Bay Area theater. Some of the featured restaurants in the square include Piccolo Napoli, Serika Japanese Restaurant, Shelby’s Restaurant, Barbacoa Mexican Comfort Food, Table 24 Neighborhood Comfort Food and Lava Pit Hawaiian Grill.

The Inside the Locker Room set for the four Orinda appearances will be near Barbacoa Mexican Comfort Food. Fans are encouraged to make reservations ahead of time and reference “Inside the Locker Room” when making their reservation. Parking is available at the underground garage beneath the square.

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For the Jan. 27 show, guests include basketball head coaches Mike Montgomery and Lindsay Gottlieb, as well as volleyball head coach Rich Feller and men’s tennis head coach Peter Wright. In addition, several Cal student-athletes will also be in attendance to mingle with the fans including men's basketball players Jabari Bird and Jordan Mathews, women's basketball player Reshanda Gray and volleyball player Christina Higgins. 

Montgomery and the men’s basketball team return to Berkeley this week to face Arizona State and top-ranked Arizona. The Bears will square off against the Sun Devils first on Wednesday, Jan. 29 at 8 p.m. at Haas Pavilon. That game can be seen on ESPNU. Then on Saturday, Feb. 1, Cal will play the No. 1 team in the nation in Arizona at 7:30 p.m. at Haas Pavilion. The game can be seen on the Pac-12 Networks. Fan can also listen to every men's basketball game on KGO Radio 810 AM and online on TuneIn. 

The No. 16/19 women’s basketball team will play Stanford in back-to-back games this week. First, the teams will meet at Stanford on Thursday, Jan. 30, at 8 p.m. The game can be seen on the Pac-12 Networks. Then, the Bears and the Cardinal will trek across the bay and meet again on Sunday, Feb. 2, at 1 p.m. That game can be seen on ESPN2. Cal knocked off UCLA, 69-53, at Haas Pavilion in its most-recent game last Sunday. Gray notched a double-double, posting 32 points and 15 rebounds to lead the Bears. 

Feller will be discussing Cal’s inaugural season of sand volleyball. The Bears’ first-ever sand volleyball match will take place on Sunday, March 9, at Pacific at 10 a.m., and the first home contest will be on Friday, March 14, at 4 p.m. against San Jose State at the courts on the Clark Kerr campus.

Wright and the No. 16 Cal men’s tennis team picked up a couple of big wins in Malibu last weekend. The Bears beat Alabam and No. 12 Pepperdine, both by the score of 4-2. Cal returns to Berkeley this week to face Hawai'i on Thursday, Jan. 30, at 1:30 p.m. and Saint Mary's on Saturday, Feb. 1, at 1 p.m. The Bears will be playing their home matches at the Channing Tennis Courts while the Hellman Tennis Complex is under a renovation that will include new public restrooms and new elevated seating extending from court No. 1 to court No. 6.

Guests for future Inside the Locker Room shows will be announced as they are finalized.

Hosted by Todd McKim, Inside the Locker Room features guests from throughout Cal Athletics and airs through mid-April. During the winter months, listeners can expect to hear from Montgomery and Gottlieb each week. In addition, student-athletes and coaches from Cal’s Olympic sports and others with Golden Bear ties will make regular appearances.

Fans can submit questions for any of the guests through Twitter by using the hashtag #LockerRoomLive


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