It was all but a foregone conclusion, but that doesn't make it any less sweet: The Golden Bears are the number one seed in the NCAA tournament, and they'll play at home in the Berkeley regional for the first time in school history.
The Bears will start their post-season journey against the Iona Gaels out of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. Arkansas and Boston University will also join the fun in the Berkeley Regional. Should Cal advance to the Super Regionals they would also host. Potential opponents in the super-regional include Harvard, Texas Tech, Maryland and . . . #16 seed Washington!
All kinds of credit should go to Sandy Barbour and the athletic department for the work they did to make sure that this special team didn't have to go on the road. This team is waaay too good to play anywhere other than Berkeley.
Look for a more in-depth breakdown of Cal's post-season path later this week. For now, here's some ticket info, because we need to pack Levine-Fricke field with Cal fans!
All-session passes will go on sale on Monday May 14th at 9 a.m. PT. Fans are strongly encouraged to purchase all-session passes as soon as they go on sale because if the all-session passes sellout, day-of, individual game passes will not be available. All-session chairbacks are $55; all-session adult bleacher are $40 and all-session senior/youth(12 Grade and Under)/student bleacher are $25.
When: 7:00 pm PT
Will the Bears make the playoffs?!? Join us for some edge-of-your-seat excitement as we await Cal's playoff fate!
OK, it's true. There's basically zero drama. Cal will be the #1 over all seed in the playoffs or else we need to gather our torches and pitchforks to storm NCAA headquarters. But you'll enjoy listening to the hosts talk about Cal's impressive regular season, and we need to find out who Cal will face. And I suppose we need to see confirmation that Berkeley will host playoff games this year, although I've heard nothing but optimistic words regarding the NCAA's decision.
CGB will have plenty of softball content coming up as the excitement of playoff action has finally arrived. Go Bears!