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Athletics: Fall sports

Female soccer player on field with ball

Photo by Stephen K. Woo

With the fall semester underway, many of the Golden Bear teams are in the hearts of their seasons with Pac-12 action dominating schedules as they build toward the postseason.

Cal football will welcome fans for Homecoming Weekend when the Bears host Washington State on Saturday, Oct. 2 with kickoff set for 2:30 p.m. The remainder of the schedule features Colorado Oct. 23, Oregon State Oct. 30 and the annual Joe Roth Memorial Game vs. USC Nov. 13. Behind quarterback Chase Garbers and a host of big-play receivers, Cal’s offense is producing high octane numbers – ranking third in the Pac-12 in both total offense and scoring offense. Be sure to follow the excitement in Strawberry Canyon.

In addition, Cal’s highly ranked men’s water polo team is off to a 10-0, with head coach Kirk Everist recently picking up his 400th career win an 11-9 win over San Jose State. The Bears have a full slate of action on tap at Spieker Aquatics Complex through mid-November.

Cal’s rugby team, which has captured 33 all-time national championships, is preparing to host the biggest event of the fall Nov. 6-7. Featuring the Olympic style of play with seven players per side, the Pac Rugby 7s Championship will take place on Witter Rugby Field up the hill from Memorial Stadium.

Other programs to watch this fall include men’s and women’s soccer, volleyball and field hockey, with both the men’s and women’s basketball seasons getting underway in mid-November. For ticket information on any Cal sport, visit or call (800) GO BEARS (462-3277) and press option 3.

One last note about health protocols, all Cal venues are following specific guidelines for large events as set by both state and local public health officials. Fans are strongly encouraged to wear facial coverings in outdoor areas when in attendance at home events, while facial coverings are required at all times in indoor spaces (such as restrooms) for guests ages 2 and up regardless of vaccination status, unless actively eating or drinking. Proof of vaccination is required for all indoor events, and masks will be available at each gate for fans upon request. For details on what fans should expect, please see the attendance policies for California Memorial Stadium and Haas Pavilion.

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