California Golden Bears Football 2014 News and Updates
2/6/14 - The Cal Golden Bears had a pretty rough season under Sonny Dykes first year as head coach. With a 1-11 record (0-9 Pac-12), the worst in the conference and a team-low since 2001, there’s nowhere to go but up! Cal announced their 22-player recruiting class for 2014, headlined by six prep All-Americans, 4-star WR Erik Brown, and 3-star QB Luke Rubenzer. With “a solid recruiting class [even] on the heels of a tough season” as said by coach Dykes, Cal is primed for much improvement in 2014!
11/18/13 – Twelve weeks into the season, and the Bears have just one win to their name. Still in the hunt for their first conference win, Cal has just one game left on their schedule and it’ll be the toughest of the season. The Cal Bears football program will play 2012 Pac-12 Champions and crosstown rival, Stanford Cardinal Saturday on the road; Cal vs. Stanford tickets start at just $28. In the off-season, Dykes and the young Cal squad will go back to the drawing board and clean up their defense, now the worst in school history giving up 488 points on the season thus far.
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The Cal Bears non-conference schedule features #2 Ohio State (9/14) and #22 Northwestern (8/31) which will prove to be a big test in Berkley from the get-go. Cal will play rival #21 UCLA Bruins
on the road this year, but the difficult schedule doesn’t stop there. The Golden Bears will also play cross-town rival #4 Stanford Cardinal
and #3 Oregon Ducks on the road. In all, the California Bears will play seven teams ranked in the Top 25 USA Today’s Coaches Poll; a tough feat for a team that won just three games last year.
Cal finished 5th in the Pac-12 North standings last season, with a Conference record of 2-7. Those two wins came against UCLA at home and Washington State on the road. The Bears are young this year, and they have a new head coach, Sonny Dykes who will look to take this program back to the Aaron Rogers era when the Bears went 10-1.
Of the twelve Pac-12 Conference schools, Cal tickets are the eighth most expensive. Cal vs. Ohio State tickets are averaging $156 and are the most expensive this season at Memorial Stadium-CA, a stadium California recently spent $321 million in renovations. #24 USC makes the trek up north at the end of the season; Cal vs. USC tickets are averaging $135. Over seven home games on the Cal Bears schedule, tickets average $79.