Cal Volleyball on Television Four Times in 2007
Aug. 1, 2007
BERKELEY, CALIF. - The 2007 University of California women's volleyball team will be on television at least four times this season, including three live home broadcasts on Comcast SportsNet and an Oct. 4 match at Oregon, shown on a delayed basis on Fox Sports Net. Cal's Nov. 16 and Nov. 23 matches are also being considered for television by Fox Sports Net.
The live broadcasts on Comcast will feature the Golden Bears' Saturday, Sept. 8 match-up against Big Ten powerhouse Minnesota, beginning at 7 p.m. at Haas Pavilion. The Golden Gopher-Golden Bear contest is final match of the four-team Golden Bear Invitational. Minnesota was 26-8 last season and fell to eventual national champion Nebraska, 3-2, in an NCAA Regional final. Eastern Kentucky and Utah State are the other two schools competing in the Sept. 7-8 Golden Bear Invitational.
The additional Haas Pavilion home matches shown live at 7 p.m. on Comcast will be the Friday, Sept. 21 Big Spike between Stanford and Cal, and the Friday, Sept. 28 USC-Cal match. The Cardinal finished 30-4 in 2006 and were the national runner-ups, while the Trojans were 27-5 last season and advanced to an NCAA Regional. The potential 'Wildcard' matches that might be picked-up by Fox Sports Net are the Bears' Friday, Nov. 16 home battle with Arizona, or the Cal-Stanford match on Friday, Nov. 23 at Maples Pavilion.
The 2006 Cal squad advanced to the NCAA Round of 16 for only the second time in school history, while finishing 22-10 overall and 13th in the final AVCA national poll. The Bears defeated LSU and Cal Poly, 3-1, in the NCAA first and second rounds, before falling to Stanford, 3-0, in the NCAA Regional in Austin, Texas. Cal's 2007 schedule is available on CalBears.com and can also be accessed by the below link. The Bears open the 2007 season hosting the Aug. 24-25 Cal Molten Classic, beginning with Florida International taking on Northeastern at 4:30 p.m. and the Bears hosting Idaho at 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 24 at Haas Pavilion.