Friday, April 29, 2011

Beau Sweeney Transfering From Cal

The Contra Costa Times reports that Beau Sweeney has been released from his scholarship and is transferring from Cal.
Sweeney, a redshirt junior with two years of eligibility left, has been granted a release from his scholarship. Tedford said He's interested in transferring to a Football Championship Subdivision program so he doesn't have to sit out this season.
"He's a backup here and wants a chance to play. He's a great kid. We wish him all the best," Tedford said.
Sweeney was one of six quarterbacks vying for the starting job in spring camp but didn't make the cut when Tedford narrowed that competition to the top three. He spent most of the 2009 season and part of 2010 as the Bears' No. 2 quarterback but was dropped to the No. 3 spot about halfway through last season.

Friday, April 08, 2011

Cal Baseball Reinstated

From the University:
The University of California, Berkeley, baseball program will continue to represent the campus as an Intercollegiate Athletics sport, now and into the future, as the result of a successful and ongoing fundraising effort on the part of alumni, former players, parents of current players and other team supporters, campus officials said today. After a significant increase in philanthropic pledges in the last few days, commitments totaling $9 million were presented to Chancellor Robert Birgeneau yesterday by Stu Gordon, a former Golden Bear pitcher and leader of the fundraising effort. In light of the fact that the funds raised remain about 10 percent short of the previously identified $10 million goal, donors and the campus administration have agreed that the team’s formal reinstatement will be announced once the $10 million target is met through continued fundraising.
Birgeneau said he is encouraged by and appreciative of the tremendous outpouring of support for the continuation of varsity baseball at UC Berkeley. “The baseball team’s preservation is yet another example of how our alumni are stepping up to support their alma mater during a time of unprecedented financial challenges,” he said. “I am grateful, on behalf of the campus community, for what our alumni and supporters have accomplished, and pleased that Cal baseball will continue to represent the university in intercollegiate competition. Most especially, I want to thank Stu Gordon for his inspired leadership of this fundraising effort. It would not have happened without him. I have faith in the community’s ability not only to meet, but to exceed, the $10 million target in the near future.”
Link to rest of press release.

Sunday, April 03, 2011

Cal Football's 2011 Schedule


Day, Date - Opponent (Time, TV)
Sat., Sept. 3 - Fresno State (TBA)
Sat., Sept. 10 - at Colorado (TBA)
Sat., Sept. 17 - Presbyterian (TBA)
Sat., Sept. 24 - at Washington (TBA)
Thu., Oct. 6 - at Oregon (6 p.m. PT, ESPN)
Thu., Oct. 13 - USC (6 p.m. PT, ESPN)
Sat., Oct. 22 - Utah (TBA)
Sat., Oct. 29 - at UCLA (TBA)
Sat., Nov. 5 - Washington State (TBA)
Sat., Nov. 12 - Oregon State (TBA)
Sat., Nov. 19 - at Stanford (TBA)
Sat., Nov. 26 - at Arizona State (TBA)

Friday, April 01, 2011

Cal Chancellor Says $1 Million More Needed to Reinstate Baseball

Per the Save Cal Baseball Facebook page:
"Remarkably, the Chancellor has not reinstated Cal Baseball today. He said we still need another million dollars before he will do so. Frustration does not begin to explain our sentiment at this time. It took $8 million to reinstate rugby, women’s gymnastics, and women’s lacrosse. We now have over $9 million raised solely for baseball.
We know baseball will be reinstated this year, and without interruption to program, so we must continue to be positive. We’ve raised record funding in a very short period of time and we know we will raise the next $1 million with the same tenacity and determination that we’ve all exhibited thus far."

If you can afford to make a donation, please do so at We are running out of time, as the Pac-12 has a deadline to set schedules for next year. With each delay, Cal baseball loses even more time to recruit for next season. Chancellor Birgeneau is clearly not a fan of college athletics, but let him know what you think by either calling him at 510-642-7464 or emailing him at his official email address,, or his real email address,

ESPN: Cameron Jordan to Meet with Steelers

ESPN's James Walker is reporting that Cameron Jordan will meet with the Steelers on April 4th. "Jordan recorded 51 tackles and six sacks for the Golden Bears last season. He is considered a mid or late first-round pick. Pittsburgh holds the No. 31 overall selection."
Link to article.