Big Saturday

One of today’s 116 games is the “battle of the Bay,” featuring surging Cal at #4 Stanford. The Bears were the last conference team to defeat the Cardinal, five years ago. Can they do it again?

In other Pac-12 action, Oregon’s civil war will play out its first installment at Oregon State, who hosts the Ducks. Liz Brenner was playing volleyball for Oregon, and last month became a walk-on to the basketball team. She’s a key factor for them now.

OSU coaches, meanwhile, have restored the good will of the program since being left with ashes two years ago. Today should be a heck of a battle.

Personally, I’ll be checking out some Big West action today, as Cal State Bakersfield (coached by DeWanna Bonner and Erica McCall’s dad) visits Cal State Northridge (headed by coach-on-the-rise Jason Flowers).