September 15 contest in Columbus to kick off at Noon ET/9 a.m. PT
Cal-Ohio State Game Telecast Nationally on ABC
BERKELEY – When Cal travels to Ohio Stadium in Columbus to take on Ohio State on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, the game will be telecast to a national audience on ABC. Kickoff for the first meeting between the Golden Bears and Buckeyes since 1972 is scheduled for Noon ET/9 a.m. PT.
In addition to the ABC telecast, the commercial radio broadcast of the Cal-Ohio State contest and all 2012 Cal football games this season can be heard on the Cal IMG Radio Network, with KGO 810 AM in San Francisco serving as the flagship station. The KGO broadcast is also available live online at CalBears.com.
A very limited number of tickets in the Cal seating section for the Cal-Ohio State game in Columbus will go on sale to ESP participants, season-ticket holders and donors on a first-come, first-served basis beginning Wednesday, June 20. All tickets purchased through Cal Athletics are $70 each, plus handling fees. Per Big Ten policy, everyone regardless of age, must have a ticket to enter Ohio Stadium. Each ticket-holder account will be limited to two tickets, with tickets available for purchase at 9 a.m. PT each day according to the schedule below, based upon availability. Cal has issued the same number of limited seats to Ohio State when the Buckeyes visit Memorial Stadium on Sept. 14, 2013.
• Wednesday, June 20, 2012 – ESP participants and 2012 Cal football season-ticket holders who are donors at the $10,000 level and above^
• Thursday, June 21, 2012 (if available) – 2012 Cal football season-ticket holders who are donors at the $1,200 level and above^
• Friday, June 22, 2012 (if available) – 2012 Cal football season-ticket holders or donors who are not season-ticket holders but contribute at the $5,000 level and above^
^Total annual contributions to Cal Athletics from July 1, 2011 through April 30, 2012
Cal-Ohio State tickets must be purchased by the account holder of record by logging into the appropriate account at CalBears.com, calling (800) GO BEARS (462-3277) Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. PT, or in person at the Cal Athletics Ticket Office (Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. PT).
Fans will have the opportunity to purchase California Alumni Association (CAA) tailgate passes during the process. GET Travel, the official travel partner of Cal Athletics, has packages available for Cal fans. For details, visit gettravel.com/cal.
Cal and Ohio State first met in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1, 1921, when Cal’s Andy Smith-led team shutout Ohio State, 28-0. Ohio State returned the favor in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 2, 1950, with a 17-14 victory over the Bears. Overall, Ohio State owns a 5-1 series lead, but the teams have not met since then-third-ranked Ohio State won, 35-18, during the 1972 season in Berkeley.
Season tickets for Cal’s return to a renovated Memorial Stadium in 2012 are currently on sale by calling (800) GO BEARS (800-462-3277), online at CalBears.com, or in person at the Sales and Service Center located in the Haas Pavilion Club Room Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. PT. More season-ticket information is available at CalBears.com.
Cal opens the 2012 season at home against Nevada on Saturday, Sept. 1. Cal’s seven-game home slate will also feature Pac-12 contests against Arizona State, Oregon, Stanford, Washington and UCLA, as well as a non-conference tilt against Southern Utah. For updates on the progress of the renovation and retrofit of Memorial Stadium, as well as the Memorial Stadium webcam, visit stadium.berkeley.edu.
In addition to the game in Columbus, Cal plays on the road in 2012 at Oregon State, USC, Utah and Washington State.
Starting times, television and single-game ticket information for the remainder of the 2012 Cal football schedule will be announced at a later date.