Phil Steele continues to preview the upcoming football season. Most recently he put together bowl projections for the Pac-12, which includes a whopping 8 bowl-eligible teams.
|1. USC||Rose Bowl||Wisconsin|
|2. Oregon||Orange Bowl||South Florida|
|3. Stanford||Alamar Bowl||West Virginia|
|4. UCLA||Holiday Bowl||Kansas State|
|5. Oregon State||Sun Bowl||NC State|
|6. Utah||Maaco Bowl||Boise State|
|7. Cal||Fight Hunger Bowl||Navy|
|8. Washington||New Mexico Bowl||Army|
Before you get too worried about Cal finishing in the bottom half of the conference, remember that Phil has South Florida as a BCS at large and Florida State against Oklahoma in the BCS title game. Take these predictions with a planetoid of salt. More links after the jump.
- The Cal ATO was able to secure an additional 1,000 tickets for the Ohio State game. This brings the university's allotment up to 2,200.
- Ohio State players continue to drop like flies. Middle linebacker Storm Klein (how's that for a name?) was arraigned on misdemeanor charges of domestic violence and assault. The university has not yet dealt with his punishment, so his status for the Cal game remains to be seen.
- Valerie Arioto helped propel the US national team to first place (6-0) at the World Cup of Softball. Britt Vonk and the Netherlands finished fourth. In their lone head-to-head matchup, Val and the U.S. topped Holland 2-1.
- For the second year in the row the NCFA named Cal as the best staff in the Pacific region.