Aug. 29, 2008
BERKELEY - Tickets are still available for Saturday's Caifornia football home opener against Michigan State at 5 p.m. at Memorial Stadium. Fans can call (800) GO BEARS or visit the box office until 4:30 p.m. on Friday to put in their orders. In addition, tickets can be purchased at CalBears.com and with Cal's new Digital Ticket System, fans can print those tickets at home and not have to wait in will call lines at the stadium.
For those fans that can't make it to the stadium or those who live out of the region, there are multiple options to keep up with the Bears.
The entire Cal football schedule will once again be available on the stations of the ISP Sports/Cal Radio Network in many markets throughout California. Listen to Joe Starkey provide the play-by-play with former Cal star quarterback Troy Taylor giving the analysis on flagship station KGO 810 AM in the San Francisco area. Other affiliates are: KGIL Radio (1260 AM Los Angeles), XSURF Radio (540 AM San Diego), KNTK Radio (102.3 Weed), KCBL Radio (1340 AM Fresno), KESP Radio (970 AM Modesto), KVBL Radio (1400 AM Visalia) and KTKZ Radio (1380 AM Sacramento). The pre-game show begins 30 minutes prior to kickoff.
ABC will broadcast this Saturday's game to 29 percent of the country (Click here for broadcast maps) live beginning at 5 p.m. However, fans in other regions also have viewing options. The game will be available on ESPN360.com, a website that provides broadband broadcasts live. Visit the site to find out if your internet service provider carries ESPN360. In addition, the game is available via the ESPN Gameplan package. Fans can purchase Gameplan through their cable provider and see up to 12 extra college football games per week. Rates start at $109 for the season though many cable providers offer weekend and single-day plans.
Finally, this weekend's game will also be nationally broadcast on the radio through the Westwood One Radio Network, America's largest radio network. Click here to find affiliate stations in your area. Kevin Kugler handles play-by-play duties while Terry Bowden provides expert analysis.