Thursday, October 12, 2006

Update for Cal Fans in the Bay Area

Cal Looks to Show Washington State Game on Scoreboard at Memorial Stadium, Athletic Department Hopes to Have Technology in Place for Live Showing of Saturday's Game

BERKELEY California athletics is working with Washington State University to provide the scoreboard feed from Martin Stadium directly to the Memorial Stadium scoreboard in Berkeley for a live broadcast of this Saturday's college football game between the two schools.

On Friday, Cal will test the technology necessary to provide the video feed to Berkeley. If it is successful, Cal fans will be invited to come to Memorial Stadium FREE of charge to watch the feed on Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m. Kickoff is scheduled for 2 p.m. Along with the video, the Golden Bear Radio Network audio feed will be provided as veteran play-by-play man Joe Starkey calls the action with Troy Taylor providing analysis and Todd McKim handling sideline updates.

All seating will be open in the stadium, however, fans are encouraged to bring food and drinks as concession stands will not be open. There will be no alcohol allowed and field access will also be prohibited.

Cal reminds fans that this will be the Washington State scoreboard feed;"Go Bears" cheers are strongly encouraged despite any contradictory scoreboard messages coming from Pullman.
While this is not exactly the best option, at least fans in the Bay Area will be able to catch the game. This actually sounds like a fun event if it works. Go Bears.

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