JO has some bad news for us non-Bay Areans. The Cal-WSU game will not be televised anywhere.
For the first time since the 2006 season, a Cal football game will not be on television. The time has been set for the Cal-Washington State game on Oct. 24. It will kick off at 1:30 p.m. but will not be picked up by TV. The last Cal game not to be on TV was also against Washington State, on Oct. 14, 2006.
However, as we updated an hour or so ago, our athletic director isn't giving up on getting this game on TV! Go Sandy, let's get our Bears on the tube!
After the jump we have practice updates, bowl projections (or a lack thereof), an early look at the Cal-UCLA spread (Cal favored by six), men's basketball news, and highlights from another successful weekend of Cal sports.
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- Cal is an early six-point favorite over UCLA.
Cal fell to ninth in Ted Miller's Pac-10 power rankings.
Cal returned to practice this past week. They're traveling down to Pasadena on Thursday due to the 12:30pm kickoff (and to get used to this delightful weather we've been having in Southern California recently). Boateng is running routes in practice and Tedford expects him and Summers-Gavin to return to action this weekend. Ted Miller says Spencer Ladner might be back this weekend.
- Chris Conte, a former UCLA-commit, is glad he made the switch to Cal. He believes living away from his family helped him mature faster than he would have otherwise.
- JO on how Cal's poor passing has helped shut down Best.
- Bruce Feldman predicts a Cal-Clemson Emerald Bowl. Schlabach either forgot about Cal or doesn't expect Cal to make it to six wins.
- Men's basketball starts practice this week. Gutierrez and Robertson are recovering well from offseason surgery, but Kamp is still recovering. Bak Bak has put on 15 lbs.
- No. 4/5 men's soccer defeats the Beavs 4-1. Daily Cal on Jeff Cosgriff's hat trick.
- After defeating Pacific, No. 5 LMU, and No. 1 Stanford, water polo loses to No. 3 USC for the third time this year in the championship round of the UCI Invitational. The Bears are very pleased with their second-place finish in the stacked tournament.
- No. 15 women's volleyball dominates No. 25 WSU, but loses to No. 3 Washington. Disappointed with the loss to Washington, the Bears were calm and composed in their domination over Wazzu.
- Field Hockey snapped a three-game losing streak with a 6-1 win over UC Davis.
- Both men's swimming and diving and women's swimming and diving defeated Pacific.