Bears announce 2012-13 schedule

A battle of brainy teams, a trip to Madison, Wisc., and four other matchups against teams that advanced to the NCAA Tournament last year highlight the Cal men’s basketball team’s regular season schedule released Friday. The Bears’ 31-game regular season slate includes 16 home games — four of which will be against teams that advanced to the NCAA Tournament.
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The offices at Haas Pavilion will surely be buzzing with calls when single game football tickets, now dynamically priced, go on sale to the general public on Wednesday.

Cal football, men’s basketball ticket prices to change

The cost of single game football and men’s basketball tickets will vary throughout the season to reflect market value.

When single game football tickets go on sale to the general public on Wednesday, for the first time, they will be priced dynamically. Last Monday, Cal athletics announced a partnership with Qcue (pronounced QQ), a sports pricing software provider, for football and men’s basketball tickets.
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Up in flames

CAMPUS ISSUES: We are outraged and saddened by the October date of the Big Game and the consequent cancellation of the historic bonfire.

In January, the Pac-12 sent an idiot wind chilling back to the Bay Area, reverberating as it struck down history and tradition. The scheduling decision to pit the Big Game on Oct. 20, instead of the traditional matchup in late November or early December, is unbefitting of one of college sports’ greatest rivalries.
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Set fire to the rain

Bonfire as we know it won’t happen this year. Even backstage at the Greek Theatre, the heat from the Bonfire cracks toward you like a whip and makes your eyes water. Even in the midst of a torrential downpour — as has been the case for the past two years, at least — the dying embers can still steam dry your clothes if you stand close enough in the pit.
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The Cal football team posted the second worst APR score in the Pac-12 conference, coming in only ahead of Washington State.

Cal athletic teams show ambiguous academic progress

The Cal football team ranks 11th in the Pac-12 in the NCAA’s most recent Academic Progress Report (APR), released Wednesday for a four-year period ending with the 2010-11 academic year. With a score of 936, the Cal football team’s APR score falls beneath the Division I football average of 948.
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Cal's season came to an abrupt end Sunday, as the Bears fell to USC in the MPSF third-place game. Cal fell to Stanford in the conference semifinal a day before.

Bears, postseason hopes fall in 3rd-place game

Forty-three seconds were left in the Cal women’s water polo consolation game against USC on Sunday, and the Bears were in the midst of their final timeout, the team’s postseason fate on the line. Cal needed to beat the third-seeded Trojans to earn a third-place finish in the MPSF tournament
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