Cal Volleyball Match Videos Featured on CalBears.com
Aug. 23, 2007
BERKELEY, CALIF. - The 2007 University of California women's volleyball team will be having the majority of its home matches available to view via video streaming on CalBears.com. The video feature will be listed under Cal Bears All Access, which can be seen by either going to the Events Calendar section of the CalBears.com main page, or under Cal Bears All Access on the Cal Volleyball home page. The video is free, with fans signing in with an e-mail address to view a match.
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. this Friday, Aug. 24 at Haas Pavilion.
The only home Cal volleyball matches not on video will be its four televised matches, including three live home broadcasts on Comcast SportsNet and an Oct. 4 match at Oregon, shown on a delayed basis on Fox Sports Net. The Bears' 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.