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125th Big Game Week Events

Nov 14, 2022
The Play from the 1982 Big Game is one of the most iconic moments in sports history.

BERKELEY – The 125th Big Game in Berkeley will kick off at 2:30 pm PT, this Saturday, Nov. 19. Pac-12 Network will also televise the annual contest between California and Stanford that will mark the 40th Anniversary of The Play, a five-lateral kickoff return for a touchdown through the Stanford Band that lifted California to a win in the 1982 Big Game and is arguably the most iconic moment in college football history and all of sports.

The first 10,000 fans through the gates for the 125th Big Game will receive a replica Axe giveaway.

The rivalry has many traditions and events that take place during the week of the Big Game and below is a list of known activities and public events members of the Cal community are slated to take part in. In addition to the events, Wheeler Hall, Doe Library, Campanile and Sather Gate will be lit in blue and gold (Sunset – 2 am PT) throughout the week.
Monday, November 14
11 am – Cable Car Rally (Ghirardelli Square, 900 North Point Street, San Francisco)
12:20 pm – Union Square Rally (333 Post Street, San Francisco)
Tuesday, November 15
11 am – 6 pm – Blood Drive (Pauley Ballroom, MLK Student Center, UC Berkeley)
8 pm – Cal Football Player Panel (Hearst Field Annex A1, UC Berkeley)
Wednesday, November 16
Noon – The Big Sail (St. Francis Yacht Club, 99 Yacht Road, San Francisco)
Noon – Tree Chopping Rally (Sproul Plaza, UC Berkeley)
#7 pm – Women's Basketball vs. Idaho (Haas Pavilion, UC Berkeley)
Thursday, November 17
#7 pm – Volleyball vs. Arizona (Haas Pavilion, UC Berkeley)
8 pm – Night Rally (Starts at Bowles Hall, UC Berkeley … runs thru campus and City of Berkeley … ends at Unit 3 Courtyard, UC Berkeley)
Friday, November 18
Noon – Noon Rally (Sproul Plaza, UC Berkeley)
#6 pm – Men's Basketball vs. Southern (Haas Pavilion, UC Berkeley)
6 pm (Doors) – Big Game Rally (The Greek Theatre, 2001 Gayley Road, Berkeley)
Saturday, November 19
TBA – 125th Big Game Tailgate (Student Union – Game Zone 1st Floor, UC Berkeley)
1 pm – Sproul Rally (Sproul Plaza, UC Berkeley)
#2:30 pm – 125th Big Game (California Memorial Stadium, UC Berkeley) … Replica Axe Giveaway
Sunday, November 20
#Noon – Volleyball vs. Arizona State (Haas Pavilion, UC Berkeley)
Check And Cal Athletics Social Media Channels For Updates On Event Schedule; All Times Pacific; #Ticketed Event