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Men’s Basketball Conference Schedule Announced. Also, Jason Kidd Bobblehead!

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Also, TV and tipoff times have been announced for the non-conference slate.

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Well, Justin Wilcox’s football team may be coming up ahead of schedule. Can Wyking Jones also exceed expectations? We will be finding out pretty soon, and now you can fill your calendars with Cal men’s basketball’s conference schedule.

In addition, tipoff times and TV information for all of Cal’s non-conference games are out, except for the road game at Seattle.

Click here for the full schedule from Calbears.com. (Alternate link from the Pac-12) See the embedded tweet for the conference schedule (sans tipoff time and networks).

Some highlights:

  • Cal’s conference opener is at Stanford on December 30, a Saturday, at 7PM on Fox Sports 1. The rematch in Berkeley will be on February 18. Like last year, it will be a Sunday 5PM ESPNU match.
  • Cal quietly notes on their press release (and as of right now, nowhere else) that there will be a Jason Kidd bobblehead giveaway at the January 20 game against Arizona State! That is a Saturday night (7:30PM). The prior Wednesday is the Arizona game.
  • We didn’t get to play the LA schools at Haas, so they return this year! The bad news is that the USC and UCLA games are during winter break, when most of the students can’t come to the games. They are the conference home openers (Thursday, January 4 and Saturday, January 6, respectively).
  • Senior day is Saturday, February 24 at 1:30PM against Washington.
  • This was announced a long time ago, including by us, but if you missed it: The Mountain schools will not visit Haas. Cal will not visit the Oregon schools.
  • In case you forgot, the non-conference schedule includes a night game against Saint Mary’s on Saturday, December 2 and is arguably the biggest home game of the season prior to Pac-12 play.
  • The November 10 home opener is against UC Riverside at 9PM and is the second game of a doubleheader with the Cal women’s basketball team.

The bad news is, because of the low expectations, Cal has ZERO Pac-12 games on ESPN or ESPN2. (The Maui Invitational games will be, though) They have 3 games on ESPNU, and 2 on Fox Sports 1. (All from the Pac-12 season) The San Diego State road game will be on CBS Sports Network.

The rest (including 13 of the 18 conference games) will be on Pac-12 Network. The Seattle road game could wind up being radio only, but I would think a network will be announced soon.

Go Bears! Have a bonus tweet and video from the Pac-12 Network.