Gray-Lawson lifts Cal offense past Cardinal 

January, 19, 2009

Could California and Stanford have possibly renewed their Bay Area rivalry in a worse time slot? Opposite the Steelers and Ravens, immediately after another top-10 showdown in the Big 12 between Oklahoma and Texas A&M and the night before No. 1 Connecticut plays No. 2 North Carolina in a battle of unbeatens. Ouch.

I guess it could have been worse; the two Pac-10 powers could have scheduled it for the middle of Barack Obama's inaugural address Tuesday afternoon.

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Graham Hays covers college sports for espnW, including softball and soccer. Hays began with ESPN in 1999.