BERKELEY - Cal fans will have a chance to meet new head football coach Sonny Dykes during the Golden Bears' men's basketball game this Sunday and at the weekly Cal Coaches Corner radio show on Monday.
Dykes will join Cal fans in rooting on the Bears against the No. 18 UNLV Runnin' Rebels at Haas Pavilion after hanging out and mingling with fans in Spieker Plaza from 2-3 p.m. PT at the 3-Point Truck Stop hosted by Cal Dining. The event which will feature food trucks from Frozen Kuhsterd, Kasa Indian, KoJa Kitchen, Streatery, Sanguchon and El Tonayense. Cal students can use their meal points to purchase $10 vouchers in advance at DCs for use at Sunday's food trucks. Cash sales are welcome but no meal points will be accepted. The event begins at Noon and will also feature several children's activities.
The Cal-UNLV game tips off at 3 p.m. and is free for students. The first 500 students in the door get a free t-shirt. To purchase tickets in advance visit CalBears.com. Tickets are also expected to be available at the door.
"I'm excited to meet our fans at the basketball game tomorrow and cheer our guys on to victory," Dykes said. "If I miss you there hopefully I can catch you at Cal Coaches Corner on Monday. My family and I really appreciate the tremendous welcome we've received at Cal."
On Monday, Dykes will make his first appearance on the Cal Coaches Corner radio show. Fans are encouraged to attend the one-hour program broadcast live from the Paragon Restaurant at the Claremont Hotel Club & Spa located at 41 Tunnel Road in Berkeley from 6-7 p.m. PT. Cal men's and women's head basketball coaches Mike Montgomery and Lindsay Gottlieb will be among the guests joining Dykes on the show hosted by Todd McKim each Monday from August through March and includes interviews and features with Golden Bear coaches, student-athletes and alumni from all 29 intercollegiate sports.
The show can also be heard over the air waves on NewsTalk 910 AM and online at CalBears.com.
The Dykes era at Cal will begin with three consecutive home games at the recently renovated Memorial Stadium when the Bears open their 2013 season against Northwestern (August 31), Portland State (September 7) and Ohio State (September 14).
Cal will have a total of seven home games on its 2013 docket, also playing Pac-12 opponents Arizona, Oregon State, USC and Washington State at Memorial Stadium. The Pac-12 is expected to announce dates for all conference games in early January. All television broadcast information and kickoff times will also be announced at later dates.
Cal football season-ticket renewals will take place during a new time frame for the upcoming 2013 season. Current season-ticket holders will have a six-week window from Dec. 17 - Jan. 31 to renew before season tickets go on sale to the general public. Current season-ticket holders will receive complete renewal, pricing, benefits and seat upgrade event information during the coming weeks.
Fans who wish to become new season-ticket holders for 2013 are encouraged to place a $100 per-seat deposit now to guarantee a seat selection time at the upgrade event in early winter.