ESPN is taking a look at what's on the bucket list for any college sports fan for Olympic sports, basketball, and football. Checking out a game from Tightwad Hill made the list.
With a view of the San Francisco Bay as the backdrop, fans have been hiking to the top of Tightwad Hill for years to take in a Cal game for free. Located at the Northeast corner of Memorial Stadium, the right seat gets you a complete view of the stadium and the action. But be sure to get there early. It's not uncommon for seats to be set in place by sun up. Earplugs are not a bad idea, either, since the Victory Cannon has been mounted on Tightwad Hill since 1973. Since 1964 it's gone off every time Cal has scored. Except against Pacific in 1991. The Bears scored 12 TDs and it ran out of ammo.
Cal fans, you're the experts--what is on your bucket list for visiting a Cal game?
Track and Field
Women's Swimming and Diving
- Kahley Rowell's 12th place finish in the finals of the AT&T National Diving Championships was the best of the three Golden Bears who competed in the event
Women's Water Polo
- Team USA (featuring Valerie Arioto and Lindsey Ziegenhirt) won gold at the Pan-American Qualifier, earning spots in the 2014 ISA World Championships and the 2015 Pan-American Games. Arioto led the team in several stats
- Some notes on--and pics of-- the #BearsInChina, including their 96–94 win over a WBCA professional squad
- An excellent look at how Avery Sebastian held the team together during the departures of Tosh Lupoi and Jeff Tedford--and how the team stood together to support him during his recent injury
- ESPN's Kevin Gemmell previews our 2013 season. Is there doom or are things perfectly fine?
- SFGate projects the two-deep based on their observations at practice. We gotta come up with a more appropriate name than the Bone...
- A look at how Coach Dykes balances his personal and professional lives (as well as a brief glimpse at his new house) as well as his vision for Cal and our student-athletes (YouTube video autoplays)