The Cal lacrosse team will have two games broadcast on the Pac-12 Networks during the 2014 campaign, as announced earlier this week by the Pac-12. The first televised game will be on Thursday, April 3, vs. Oregon at 7 p.m. at Kabam Field at Memorial Stadium. The second TV game will be the regular-season finale at Stanford on Thursday, April 24, at 4 p.m.
"We're really excited to have Pac-12 Networks coverage this year," head coach Ginger Miles said. "It's going to be great to have some of those games televised locally and nationally. We're really fortunate to be a part of a greater conference that has the ability to televise women's lacrosse games nationally. There aren't many women's lacrosse games on TV. We're really excited that our Pac-12 counterparts and ourselves will have this opportunity to get television coverage."
Last season, the Bears made one appearance on the Pac-12 Networks in their home game against Stanford. All non-televised home games will be available to view through a livestream on CalBears.com.
The Bears will open the 2014 campaign with three MPSF conference games - at Saint Mary's, home against San Diego State and at UC Davis.
Following two nonconference home games against Siena and Towson, Cal will trek to the East Coast for three games against La Salle, Lehigh and Yale.
April with be a busy month for the Bears as they will play eight games during the month. After starting with the televised game against Oregon, Cal will celebrate the 15-year anniversary of the women's lacrosse program when the Bears host USC on Sunday, April 6.
After two more road tests against Detroit and Michigan, Cal returns to Berkeley for the final home game of the season against Fresno State on April 15.
The Bears will finish the regular season with a trip to Colorado to face 2013 MPSF champion Denver and Colorado, which will be in its first year as a program. Cal will wrap up the regular season with the other televised contest at Stanford before returning to Denver for the 2014 MPSF Championships.
"It will be nice that we'll get a chance to go to Denver and CU a couple of weeks before the confernence tournament to get used to the altitute and the conditions in general," Miles said. "Hopefully when we return to Denver after the regular-season road trip, we'll be ready to hit the ground running."
Three of Cal's opponents played in the 2013 NCAA Championship Tournament - Denver, Stanford and Towson.
"It should be a really exciting and interesting season," Miles said. "We open up with three conference games, so we're going to get tested early. We've got to make sure that we make the best out of the preseason so that we're ready to hit the ground running. In the middle of our season we'll have that nonconference stretch where we can either regroup or build from the opening of the season, and then finish up in April with conference play again. We're certainly going to be road-tested."
The season opens on Thursday, Feb. 20, at UC Davis with a 6 p.m. start time. For more information on the 2014 schedule, please click here.