Cal Adds Colorado State to Future Football Schedules

July 11, 2002

BERKELEY - Cal has added a three-game series with Colorado State to its upcoming football schedules, beginning with the 2003 season, Athletic Director Steve Gladstone announced Thursday.

The Rams, who compete in the Mountain West Conference and have made six bowl appearances over the last eight years, will play twice in Memorial Stadium before the Bears make the trip to Ft. Collins. Next year, Cal will host CSU on Sept. 6, with the Southern Mississippi game, originally set for that date, moving to Aug. 30. The CSU series resumes in Berkeley on Sept. 8, 2007, with Cal going on the road Sept. 27, 2008.

As they are this season, the Bears will also play 12 regular-season games next year. After the home dates with Southern Mississippi and Colorado State, Cal visits Utah Sept. 13 and Illinois Sept. 20 before starting Pac-10 action vs. USC Sept. 27 in Memorial Stadium.

The Utah game completes a two-game contract with the Utes, who visited Berkeley in 2000, a 24-21 Cal victory. The Bears have renewed their rivalry with the Illini, with the Big Ten school making a return trip on Sept. 17, 2005. Cal and Illinois also played a home-and-home series in 2000 and '01.

Below is the complete 12-game 2003 Golden Bear football schedule:

Aug. 30 -- So. Mississippi
Sept. 6 -- Colorado State
Sept. 13 -- at Utah
Sept. 20 -- at Illinois
Sept. 27 -- USC
Oct. 4 -- Oregon State
Oct. 18 -- at UCLA
Oct. 25 -- Arizona
Nov. 1 -- at Arizona State
Nov. 8 -- at Oregon
Nov. 15 -- Washington
Nov. 22 -- at Stanford

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