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Marshawn Lynch "The Run"

06FB Lynch-Marshawn mug.JPGIt happened four days ago, but it's worth having another look at the 67-yard touchdown run by former Cal tailback Marshawn Lynch that led Seattle to a thrilling 41-36 NFL Wild Card Weekend victory over defending Super Bowl champion New Orleans. Here you go!!!

Fans are encouraged to check in to California Memorial Stadium using Facebook┬« Places on the Facebook  iPhone application or and share their experiences with friends on Facebook.

Through a special Facebook Deals promotion, on Saturday, Nov. 27, fans are asked to visit the Facebook Deals tent in FunZone outside the stadium prior to kickoff of the Cal-Washington game. Beginning at 9:30am, the first 20 fans to check-in to "California Memorial Stadium" using Facebook Places and show the check-in to our staff at the Facebook Deals tent in FunZone will be selected to form the fan tunnel the team runs out of onto the field before the game. All fans who show their check-in to our Deals tent will also receive a free Memorial Stadium commemorative pin and print.

Promotion Details
This promotion is scheduled to run prior to the stadium gates opening on Nov. 27. Fans must have a Cal-Washington game ticket to participate and once inside the stadium, there is no re-entry.

Beginning at 9:30am on Saturday, Nov. 27, fans who wish to participate should check in to "California Memorial Stadium" outside the venue in FunZone and show their check-in to the marketing staff at the Facebook Deals tent. FunZone is located on Maxwell Family Field adjacent to Kleeberger Lot and Memorial Stadium. The promotion will end once 20 fans have been chosen.

The Cal-Washington game marks the final home game in California Memorial Stadium under its current seating configuration. The stadium will undergo a retrofit and renovation while Cal plays its 2011 home schedule at San Francisco's AT&T Park.

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deals-small.jpgCal Athletics has been selected as one of 22 launch partners for Facebook Deals, a free beta program starting in the U.S. that allows local businesses large and small to offer special discounts to people who check into a local business' Facebook Place. Cal is one of three university athletic departments and one of five sports teams taking part in the launch.

Fans are encouraged to check in to "California Memorial Stadium" using Facebook® Places on the Facebook iPhone application or and share their experiences with friends on Facebook. While a larger promotion is planned for the Cal-Washington game on Nov. 27, the Cal Athletics Marketing Department also has a deal scheduled for the Cal-Oregon game.

Beginning at 2:30 pm PT on Saturday, Nov. 13, fans can check in to "California Memorial Stadium" using Places on or the latest Facebook for iPhone application and 50 lucky fans will win two free tickets to the Cal men's basketball game versus Cal State Northridge on Tuesday, Nov. 16. Fans should follow the instructions on their screens to take part.

Good Morning from Pullman


Martin photo.JPG Good morning and welcome to today's gameday blog. We'll be providing notes and updates throughout the day from Martin Stadium in Pullman as the Golden Bears take on the host Washington State Cougars.

The team arrived from its hotel in Moscow, Idaho, around 10:30 and will soon be out on the field to start its warm-ups.

To get you up to speed on what to expect, here are links to a few previews from the Bay Area and Washington newspapers ...

San Francisco Chronicle - Mansion's first start is Cal's last chance for road win
Contra Costa Times - Cal football team ought to be aware of upset potential
Seattle Times - California enjoys its success running past Washington State
Spokane Spokesman Review - Cougars focus on Cal running game

Join fellow Cal alums spanning across the decades at the 2010 homecoming events held on campus this week, culminating with the annual homecoming football game featuring Cal vs. UCLA, Saturday, Oct. 9 - 12:30pm.

For a complete list of events, visit the UC Rally Committee website by clicking here, or visit the Cal Alumni Association website found here.

Wednesday 10/6 -- Homecoming Colloquium 8pm-9pm, Alumni House
- Enjoy stories about the history of Cal Football from those who know best! Join the Rally Committee and hear Joe Kapp, voice of "the Bear will not quit, the Bear will not die" relate his experiences with the Bears.

Thursday, 10/7 -- Night Rally, 8pm Bowles
- Bring music and spirit to Cal students as we cheer and show our pride! Help us pack the streets with Cal Spirit as we work our way from Bowles Hall, the Frats, and the Units, ending at Sather Gate. Join Cal Band, Dance Team, Mic Men, Oski, and the Rally Committee as we pump up the school spirit before Homecoming! Go Bears!

Friday, 10/8
- Homecoming BBQ and EA Sports Video Game Tournament, 4pm-8pm, Spieker Plaza
     - Food served starting at 5pm, tournament registration 4-5pm, tournament begins at 4pm. This event is for students, alumni, Cal fans, or anyone who enjoys free food and video games.

- Homecoming Rally, 8pm, Haas Pavilion
     - Come out and show your Cal spirit at this year's Homecoming Rally as we celebrate our love for the school and get excited for football the next day!

The theme for this year's Homecoming Week is California Love, so they'll be performances by a variety of student groups who represent why our university is so amazing!

Performers include: Cal Band, Dance Team, Oski, Main Stacks, Men's Octet, Golden Overtones, Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity Inc., Taekwondo, and more...

To show our thanks for your loyal dedication, all 2010 Cal Football season ticket holders that purchased prior toF10_STH_pin_100x80.jpg July 19th received vouchers good for a commemorative Memorial Stadium pin. The vouchers are attached to the side of your tickets within the ticket booklet you received, one per season ticket owned.

This one of a kind collector's item is a great memento honoring the stadium built in 1923 which represents the beauty of the Berkeley campus, Cal Football, Golden Bear alums and the Bay Area community.

If you have not exchanged your voucher for a pin yet, you can do so by visiting the Gameday Merchandising Booths in the North Food Court - behind section WW and the West Food Court - behind section G at any of the remaining 2010 home football games.

Remember, you must have your voucher present to receive a commemorative pin. If you have questions please contact the Cal Athletics Marketing office at (510) 642-2444.

Cal in the NFL Update


Have you seen Jahvid Best score five touchdowns in his first two NFL games. Do you want to keep updated on how all the former Cal players in the NFL are doing? Here's some notes on Golden Bears playing across the league through the first two weeks of the 2010 season.

Former Cal players Brett Johnson (St. Louis Rams), Chet Teofilo (New York Jets) and Worrell Williams (Denver Broncos) have recently signed NFL contracts. Johnson and Teofilo both finished their Cal playing careers following the 2009 season, while Williams wrapped up his collegiate eligibility in 2008. Johnson had been previously been on NFL rosters with Buffalo and Philadelphia earlier this year, while Teofilo was briefly in Dallas. Williams has not been previously on an NFL roster bud did play the 2009 campaign with the San Francisco Redwoods of the United Football League. Also in recent NFL news involving former Cal players, Devin Bishop (2009) was released by the Denver Broncos. For a current listing of former Cal players in the NFL, visit

Former Cal placekicker Ryan Longwell was one of three current Minnesota Vikings players that recently visited Brett Favre in Hattiesburg, Miss., and returned to Minnesota with the quarterback in a private jet. Longwell told ESPN's Rachel Nichols in a text that Favre told him and fellow Vikings teammates Steve Hutchinson and Jared Allen that he would play for the Vikings in 2010.

"We simply went down there to get an answer and after talking for a while, his answer was 'yes,'" Longwell told Nichols in a the message. "He loves the guys in the locker room and is doing it for all of us.

Longwell gave Favre a ride to Vikings headquarters, with his black BMW SUV being followed by three helicopters from local television stations.

NFL Draft Pick Signings: Alualu and Best Ink Deals


As of today, both of Cal's first-round picks from the 2010 NFL Draft -- No. 10 overall pick Tyson Alualu to the Jacksonville Jaguars and No. 30 overall pick Jahvid Best to the Detroit Lions -- have signed their first pro contracts.

Jags coach Jack Del Rio talks about the Alualu signing a couple of minutes into this video on the official Jacksonville website

Best's deal was announced by

Their signings follow that of Syd'Quan Thompson, a seventh-round selection of the Denver Broncos who inked his deal in May.

IMG_6300_web.jpg.jpgCoverage from the Bay Area College Football Media Day on Monday is posted at Cal head coach Jeff Tedford, preseason honorable mention All-American linebacker Mike Mohamed and tailback Shane Vereen represented the Golden Bears at the event, which was hosted by the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl at Hotel Nikko in San Francisco.

 Video: Tedford | Mohamed | Vereen
 Photo Gallery | Quotes

vlcsnap-3961.jpgThe Bear Blog caught up with Mike Mohamed in Pasadena on the eve of West Coast Pac-10 Media Day after Cal's preseason All-American linebacker had made the journey down to Southern California on Wednesday

Mohamed caught a late afternoon flight, checked in at his hotel, grabbed some dinner at a local restaurant and then was still nice enough to give Bear Blog a few minutes of his time before we let him get some rest for his big day of interviews on Thursday.

Here's some of what we asked ...

Bear Blog: Tell us a little bit about your day today.
Mike Mohamed: Well I had class that went until 3:30 p.m. Once I got done with class, I just kind of got packed up and ready to go. My flight left around 7, I got here a little after 8, got a little dinner and about to hit the hay to get ready for a long day tomorrow.

BB: What are you expecting Thursday at media day?
MM: 30-40 interviews, it's going to be a grind (laughter), but I think I can get through it.

BB: What question do you fear the most at media day and how are you going to handle it?
MM: A lot of people ask about predictions or how bad you're going to beat a team, but that's something you want to stay away from. You don't want to build any of that controversy, because that just gives the media something to talk about leading up to that game.

BB: What's the craziest question you've ever been asked?
MM: Actually, I think the funniest question I've ever been asked was actually in class. Somebody asked me if we studied "The Play." If you knew anything about football, you'd know that "The Play" was just a bunch of random pitchbacks ... laterals ... it just happened by chance. For somebody to ask if we studied the play was kind of funny. 

BB: What are you looking forward to in 2010?
MM: Just some great game play from the Cal Bears. Especially at home, because we really appreciate all the fans coming out. Two years ago we went undefeated at home and that's what we want to try to replicate.

The Pac-10 media tour continued Wednesday on the East Coast. Here's a few of the group's activities of the day.

The group will be back on the West Coast at the Rose Bowl on Thursday for Pac-10 Media Day. Stay tuned, we'll have more from Thursday.

More signs of the New York trip's positive bounce for the conference:

Andy Staples on weighs in with Pac-10 Rebrands its image, giving praise to new Pac-10 commisioner Larry Scott.

In the article, Scott says: "'Cal is a microcosm of what's happening across our conference and, frankly, across the country. So I feel a tremendous responsibility and pressure, in a sense. ... There is more pressure on schools and conferences to be entrepreneurial, to pay for themselves."

ESPN's Ted Miller said the commitment to bi-coastal media day "is already accomplishing what it intends to do this week -- to use Scott's phrase -- 'telling our story more aggressively and in a more dynamic way.'"

Heard Commisioner Scott's voice yet? Here's a podcast also from ESPN.

That's the skinny from NY. Was I there? No, I follow Sandy Barbour on Twitter!

2010 Cal Football: Schedule | Tickets
Pac-10 Media Day Coverage: Pac-10 Website | Bear Blog

Cal head coach Jeff Tedford and preseason All-American linebacker Mike Mohamed will participate in a series of activities for a bi-coastal Pac-10 Media Day running this Tuesday-Thursday, July 27-29.

For more information, visit

2010 Cal Football: Single-Game Tickets & 3-Game Plan | Season Tickets | Schedule | Build Your Own Billboard
Manning Award Website

Senior quarterback Kevin Riley has been added to the Manning Award Watch List. The award, sponsored by the Allstate Sugar Bowl, is releasing its 2010 watch list one player per day through its official website, Facebook and Twitter pages. Riley is the ninth player to be named on a list that is being announced in completely random order.

For the full story, visit

2010 Cal Football Tickets: Single-Game & 3-Game Plan | Season | Schedule

Single-game tickets for 2010 Cal football home games are on sale now. Visit or call 800-GO BEARS to purchase tickets for any of the seven contests on the team's 2010 home schedule.

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crowdsource_518x282.jpg2010 Cal Football: Tickets | Schedule | Build Your Own Billboard

Cal wants your help selecting which billboards will be in your neighborhood this season. Vote for your favorite Cal football gameday photos. The top five selections will be featured on billboards throughout the Bay Area beginning in August. Voting ends Monday, July 26 at 5:00 p.m. PST.

2010 Cal Football: Tickets | Schedule | CFI Preseason All-American Team


Junior punter Bryan Anger, junior tight end Anthony Miller and senior linebacker Mike Mohamed added to their 2010 preseason honors on Wednesday when they earned honorable mention recognition on the inaugural College Football Insiders Preseason All-American team.

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memorial-FSRESERVE.jpg2010 Cal Football: Season Tickets | Schedule

BERKELEY - Seat locations for remaining 2010 Cal football season tickets are now available online for the first time. Fans purchasing 2010 season tickets now can choose their exact seats before buying through a clickable maps on

Call the Cal Athletic Ticket Office at (800) GO BEARS or visit to purchase your 2010 season tickets now.

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