May 2, 2009
BERKELEY - At least three California football games have been selected for broadcast on ABC or ESPN2 for the 2009 season, starting with the Golden Bears' season-opener against Maryland on Sept. 5, the Pacific-10 Conference announced.
The Cal-Maryland contest will kick off at 7 p.m. from Memorial Stadium and will be shown nationally on ESPN2. In addition, Cal's Sept. 26 game at Oregon will start at 12:30 p.m. and will be shown on ABC, while the USC at Cal matchup on Oct. 3 will start at 5 p.m. and also air on ABC.
Game times and television information for other Cal contests will be released when available. Preseason selections for games airing on FSN or Versus will be announced in early June, while additional games have the potential to be picked up by ABC, ESPN or ESPN2 through the 12- and six-day selection process.
Over the past two seasons, every Golden Bear football game has been televised live, and a total of 73 games have been on TV during Jeff Tedford's first seven years as head coach.
Although Cal has had numerous games start at 5 p.m. in Memorial Stadium the last several years, the Maryland contest will be the first to kick off at 7 p.m. in Berkeley since the Bears defeated Washington State, 20-17, on Nov. 3, 2007.
Season tickets for the 2009 Cal football season are now on sale, starting as low as $99. To purchase tickets, click on the Tickets link at CalBears.com or call (800) GO BEARS.
2009 Pac-10 Football Games on ABC/ESPN/ESPN2