Although the Pac-12 Networks are up and running, they have some space to fill between now and the start of the season. One of the highlights will be their broadcasts of several classic Pac-10/12 games. Wilner gives us the list of 12.
* USC vs CAL, 2004: Aaron Rodgers has a terrific game but Cal loses.
* Arizona vs Washington, 1998: Oretege Jenkins flips into the end zone for the win
* Arizona State vs Nebraska, 1996: ASU and Jake Plummer beat #1 Nebraska
* Cal vs Stanford, 1982: Band is on the field (initial airing: Aug. 25)
* Colorado vs Notre Dame, 1991: Colorado beats ND 10-9 (My note: Orange Bowl, national title)
* Oregon vs Arizona, 2009: Double OT Jeremiah Masoli stars for Oregon
* Oregon State vs USC, 2006: OSU upsets USC
* Stanford vs USC, 2007: Stanford wins as a 41 point underdog (initial airing: Aug. 23rd)
* Utah vs TCU, 2008: Utah scores in the last few seconds to win
* UCLA vs Washington, 2004: Maurice Jones Drew has record setting day
* Washington vs Washington State, 1992: Drew Bledsoe in the snow
* Washington vs Stanford, 1999: Marques Tuiasosopo stars for Washington …
Wilner lists several deserving games that did not make the list. Cal is featured in two: the 2003 triple-overtime win and the 1996 quadruple-overtime, thrilling win over Arizona. Which other Cal games should garner consideration?
- Wilner ranks the Pac-12's toughest schedules. Cal finishes third behind UW and Arizona. Oregon was dead last with an SEC-esque OOC slate featuring Tennessee Tech, Fresno State, and Arkansas State.
- Steve Williams and Keenan Allen praised the new Memorial Stadium turf after their first practice in their new home.
- Isi Sofele said he felt like Usain Bolt while running on the turf.
- Keenan Allen says the new sideline wall is ideal for a Lambeau Leap.
- Photos from the first practice in Memorial Stadium.
- Bob Milano says the team will pay tribute to all the workers who made the renovation possible. They will be honored during the Southern Utah game.
- The wave of injuries (particularly on DL) may force Tedford to make some modifications to the practice schedule.
- While the Bears' O-line is missing Dominic Galas and Mark Brazinski, the depth chart is starting to get filled out. By necessity, some of the freshmen may play this season.
- Tedford briefly describes some updates from Saturday's practice. Tedford said the Rigsbee brothers, Schwenke, Adcock, and MSG would be the O-line's starters if the season began today.
- CalBears.com describes the rededication ceremony for Memorial Stadium at this year's Cal-UCLA game.
- Willie Fletcher will not be with the Bears this season after he did not pass his summer bridge classes. He will take the juco route and possibly return to the Bears in the future.
- Russell White was named commissioner of the Oakland Athletic League, one of the top athletic leagues in the nation.
- The university has created a new alumni group called Cal GOLD.
- Darius Allensworth committed to the Bears' 2013 class.
- The Atlanta Falcons released Michael Calvin via an injury settlement.
- Brandon Hagy and Michael Weaver advanced to the semifinals of the U.S. Amateur tournament.
- Michael Weaver advanced to the final round, though Hagy lost his semifinal match by two strokes.