Gray-Lawson lifts Cal offense past Cardinal 

January, 19, 2009
01/19/09
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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.

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

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