Dec. 8, 2012
BERKELEY - Fans can get to know Cal head football coach Sonny Dykes by following him on Twitter at @CoachSonnyDykes. The Twitter feed will be updated on a regular basis and feature a wide array of Sonny's thoughts and comments on subjects both on and off the field.
Dykes, who was introduced as the Golden Bears' new head coach on Thursday, brings 18 years of collegiate coaching experience to Berkeley. He spent the past three campaigns as the head coach at Louisiana Tech, where he compiled a 22-15 overall record and won 16 of 17 regular-season games during one stretch over the 2011 and '12 campaigns. This past season, Dykes guided Louisiana Tech to a 9-3 mark with the Bulldogs leading the nation in scoring by averaging 51.50 points per game.
The Dykes era at Cal will begin with three consecutive home games at the recently renovated Memorial Stadium when the Bears open their 2013 season against Northwestern (August 31), Portland State (September 7) and Ohio State (September 14).
Cal will have a total of seven home games on its 2013 docket, also playing Pac-12 opponents Arizona, Oregon State, USC and Washington State at Memorial Stadium. The Pac-12 is expected to announce dates for all conference games in early January. All television broadcast information and kickoff times will also be announced at later dates.
Cal football season-ticket renewals will take place during a new time frame for the upcoming 2013 season. Current season-ticket holders will have a six-week window from Dec. 17 - Jan. 31 to renew before season tickets go on sale to the general public. Current season-ticket holders will receive complete renewal, pricing, benefits and seat upgrade event information during the coming weeks.
Fans who wish to become new season-ticket holders for 2013 are encouraged to place a $100 per-seat deposit now to guarantee a seat selection time at the upgrade event in early winter.