Oct. 8, 2012
BERKELEY - The 115th Big Game between Cal and No. 17 Stanford at Memorial Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 20, will kick off at Noon PT, the Pac-12 conference announced Monday. FOX will telecast the contest that will mark the 30th anniversary of 1982's "The Play" when a five-lateral, 57-yard Golden Bear kickoff return on the final play of the 1982 game produced an improbable 25-20 Cal victory.
With the announcement of the kickoff time for the Big Game, the start time for the annual Big Splash men's water polo match between the Bears and the Cardinal preceding the football game has been set for 9:30 a.m. PT. The teams will play at the Spieker Aquatics Complex on the Cal campus.
The Cal-Stanford rivalry is tied for the eighth longest currently running series between Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) teams and tied for the 10th longest all-time in college football. Stanford leads the all-time series, 57-46-1, but Cal has won seven of the last 10 games since the arrival of head coach Jeff Tedford in 2002.
Cal (2-4, 1-2 Pac-12) is next in action on the road at Washington State (2-4, 0-3 Pac-12) this Saturday, Oct. 13 (7:30 p.m. PT). The game will be telecast by Pac-12 Networks.
Other games remaining on Cal's 2012 regular-season home schedule at Memorial Stadium include a Friday night contest vs. Washington (Nov. 2, 6 p.m. PT, ESPN2) and the regular-season home finale against No. 2 Oregon (Nov. 10, TBA). The Golden Bears also have road games at Utah (Oct. 27) and No. 10/14 Oregon State (Nov. 17).
Fans can go to CalBears.com or call 800-GO-BEARS to purchase a new Stanford-plus pack that in addition to a Big Game ticket will also give them a $10 discount on either a Washington or Oregon ticket.
Tickets for Cal's return to a renovated Memorial Stadium in 2012 are currently on sale by calling (800) GO BEARS (800-462-3277), online at CalBears.com, or in person at the Sales and Service Center located in the Haas Pavilion Club Room Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. PT.