Big game date change

Cal announced significant changes to its 2010 football schedule Wednesday, most notably moving the Big Game against Stanford from Dec. 4 to Nov. 20. That means that for the third straight year Cal's regular season will not end with the rivalry game. Cal will close the season at home against Washington on Nov. 27. Stanford concludes its season the same day at home against Oregon State.

The Big Game was switched so it wouldn't conflict with Stanford's final exams.

The Bears also have moved their game at Nevada from Sept. 18 to Sept. 17. The Friday night contest will be televised by ESPN2.

Cal originally was scheduled to play at Washington State on Nov. 20. That game has been moved to Nov. 6. The Bears' game at Arizona also was moved, from Oct. 2 to Sept. 25.

The changes give Cal just one bye week during the season, on Oct. 2.

— Jonathan Okanes