Athletics & Spirit

Check back often as events will be added to the website frequently — right up until Homecoming weekend!

Cal Spirit Noon Rally

10/18/19 12 p.m.1 p.m.  

Light up your blue and gold pride at this lively, all-campus event featuring all of your favorite Cal Spirit groups!

Coming to Berkeley before Friday? Be sure to check out the other spirit events sponsored by the UC Rally Committee earlier in the week, too!

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UC Rally Committee
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High Performance Athletic Lessons to Inspire You

10/18/19 3:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.  

The University of California’s athletics department strives to build a consistent culture of excellence for approximately 850 student-athletes in 30 varsity athletic programs. Cal’s elite coaches utilize strategies to build leaders who will succeed long after student-athletes have donned the blue and gold in competitive arenas. Join Cal Director of Athletics Jim Knowlton and nationally-regarded head coaches Teri McKeever (women’s swimming and diving) and Jack Clark (rugby) to learn how sports high-performance leadership and motivational strategies can inspire you to pursue excellence in your personal and professional aspirations.

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Jim Knowlton
Director of Athletics

Jim Knowlton is in his second year as director of athletics, having established himself as a dynamic leader and accomplished administrator through service in intercollegiate athletics and the U.S. Army. Prior to his coming to Berkeley, Knowlton served as AD at Air Force for three years and previously spent seven overseeing the athletic department at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he was named the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) Athletic Director of the Year. Throughout his career, Knowlton has focused on and successfully fostered programs that place a premium on leadership and character development among student-athletes, coaches, and staff.

Teri McKeever
Head Coach, Women’s Swimming and Diving

Regarded as one of the most accomplished swimming mentors in the United States — if not the world — Teri McKeever is entering her 29th season overseeing the women’s swimming and diving program. Over the course of her career with the Golden Bears, she has guided Cal to four NCAA and four Pac-12 team championships, and top three finishes at the NCAA Championships 11 years in a row for the longest current streak in the country. In 2012, McKeever served as head coach of the U.S. Olympic women’s swimming team in London, a unit that included six past, present, and future Golden Bears who produced 13 medals for Team USA.

Jack Clark
Head Coach, Rugby

Jack Clark is entering his 37th year as head coach, and has directed the Golden Bears to 24 national 15s and five national sevens championships. Under his leadership, Cal has posted records of 671-94-5 (.875) in 15s and 174-19-0 (.901) in sevens, earning him UC Berkeley’s Glenn T. Seaborg Award, a Living Legend honor by Pac-12 Networks, and a selection to the Cal Athletic Hall of Fame. Clark has produced 136 All-Americans and 48 players with 715 combined appearances on the United States National 15s Team. A member of the U.S. Rugby Hall of Fame, Clark served as the head coach of the U.S. National Team from 1993–99.

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Cal Athletics
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Spirit of California — Card Stunts at Cal

10/18/19 5:30 p.m.6 p.m.  

Card stunts have become a staple at major sporting events. Join the UC Rally Committee’s directors of traditions and stunts for a brief presentation on Cal’s most colorful invention and tradition. Come learn how it all began here!

Coming to Berkeley before Friday? Be sure to check out the other spirit events sponsored by the UC Rally Committee earlier in the week, too!

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Women’s Volleyball vs. Utah

10/18/19 7 p.m.  

Don’t miss the action as the Golden Bears host the Utah Utes in a Pac-12 matchup.

Tickets will be available for purchase through calbears.com later this summer.

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Homecoming Rally

10/18/19 8 p.m.  

This must-see show combines the classic tradition and spirit that Golden Bears love with the talent and diversity of today’s student body: performances by Cal Band, Dance, Cheer, and more of the best student performance groups on campus. The rally is a great event for all parents, alumni, students, and friends.

Coming to Berkeley before Friday? Be sure to check out the other spirit events sponsored by the UC Rally Committee earlier in the week, too!

Sponsored by: 
UC Rally Committee
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Cal vs. Oregon State Homecoming Football Game

10/19/19
Time To Be Determined
 

Cheer on your Golden Bears with friends, family, and other fans.

Football tickets are sold separately through Cal Athletics: visit fevo.me/homecoming19 for discounted tickets starting at $35 each. For special requests, including ADA seating, please call 800.GO.BEARS and press “3” to speak to a Cal Athletics ticket representative. Please note that students with season tickets have their own section. Students wishing to sit with their families will need to purchase an additional ticket.

Class of 1969: Are you interested in a premium seating experience for the 50th reunion Homecoming football game? Enjoy comfortable padded chairback seating with an all-inclusive hospitality viewing area with your reunion class. Contact Scott Adamek at 510.642.8131 or s.adamek@berkeley.edu by Friday, October 11 to learn more about premium seating group packages in the Stadium Club and Press Level Suite. There is only one suite available so it will sell out quickly. A portion of the cost of premium seating tickets is tax deductible and will be included in the Class of 1969 reunion gift campaign totals.

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UC Rally Committee Alumni Gathering at Bear Affair

10/19/19 10:30 a.m.1:30 p.m.  

Come join current members of the UC Rally Committee as well as old committee friends to reminisce about your days on campus and hear about exciting events in the upcoming year. Then join the committee for the Sproul Rally and March Up.

Bear Affair BBQ advance registration: $40 for adults; $30 for Cal students and children (age 5–7). Click the “Register” button above and select “Rally Comm” when asked which group you want to sit with at the BBQ. On-site registration is available on a first-come, first served basis: $55 for adults; $45 for Cal students and children (age 5–7). Alumni of the UC Rally Committee are invited to stop by whether or not they have purchased BBQ tickets. 

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Women’s Volleyball vs. Colorado

10/20/19 12 p.m.  

The Golden Bears battle the Colorado Buffaloes in women’s volleyball.

Tickets will be available for purchase through calbears.com later this summer.

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