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Saturday July 13, 2002

Cal 2002-03 men’s basketball
schedule announced


Featuring non–conference games against Kansas, Georgia, New Mexico and Providence, the Cal men’s basketball squad faces one of its most difficult schedules in many seasons.  

The Bears start 2002–03 at New Mexico in The Pit on Saturday, Nov. 23, then hold their home opener on Tuesday, Nov. 26 vs. Providence of the Big East Conference.  

Other home games on tap before the New Year are against Howard Dec. 3, UC Santa Barbara Dec. 10 and the Golden Bear Classic Dec. 20–21. Detroit–Mercy and Louisiana–Lafayette – both NIT participants a year ago – are in the field, with one opponent still to be announced.  

Unlike last season when Cal played nine of its 10 non–league games at home, this year’ s slate features four games outside of Haas Pavilion. In addition to the New Mexico contest, Cal visits Cleveland State Nov. 30, meets Georgia in the Wooden Classic in Anaheim Dec. 7 and faces Kansas in the Pete Newell Challenge at the Oakland Coliseum Dec. 28. Both Georgia and Kansas are expected to be ranked in the preseason Top 10.  

Pac–10 action opens and closes with Stanford – the Cardinal travels to Berkeley Jan. 4, with the Bears making the return trip down the peninsula March 8. This year’ s Pac–10 Tournament at the Staples Center in Los Angeles is March 13–15.  


Edwards to host Mexican soccer  


Two Mexican Premier Division soccer teams will face each other Sunday, July 21, at 4 p.m. at Cal’ s Edwards Stadium. The match features the Monarchs Morelia against Atlas of Guadalajara.  

Morelia’ s top players include Jose Francisco Almiron, Flavia Davino, Dario Franco and Hernan Bujan, while Atlas is led by Daniel Osorno and Sigifrido Mercado, who played on Mexico’ s 2002 World Cup team.  

Tickets are $25 for general admission and can be purchased in advance by calling the Cal Ticket Office at 1–800–GO–BEARS or through several area stores. Locations include: Discolandia in San Francisco, 2964 24th Street, 415–826–9446; La Tapatia Market in Vallejo, 601 Broadway Street, 707–881–4890; Ciudad de Mexico in Oakland, 3812 International Boulevard, 510–532–7010. 


Yokers selected to U-21 national
team for Nordic Cup


Cal junior midfielder Kim Yokers was one of 18 players chosen to represent the United States at the 2002 Women's Under-21 Nordic Cup Championships, being contested in Finland from July 22-28. Without a sanctioned FIFA championship for U-21 women, the Nordic Cup serves as the top competition in the world for this age group.  

Yokers, a second team All-Pac-10 and third team all-region selection in 2001, emerged last season as one of the best central midfielders in the country. She finished third on the team with 12 points (3 goals, 6 assists) after posting eight points as a freshman. The Seattle native was second on the Bears in assists and tied for fifth in the Pac-10.