Cavalli joins Greg Papa on the set of Chronicle Live to break down the upcoming Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl at AT&T Park.
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Had a lot to preview the emerald bowl turned up. Kraft fight hunger bowl -- back to chronicle live period talk about the start time first of all is the first time you've gone a New Year's Eve day isn't it. It has surely been on every day between Christmas and new year we been on a couple of years -- at night. We think this is a good time for -- 'cause it's -- Saturday you know the traditional day Ferrara college football and with a 1230 start time no matter when you wanna start partying for. You see you be at the stadium at 4 o'clock. Illinois going to be your first Big Ten team to come out and play now they started off great they're good defense and say they were six -- -- but they finished terribly runs look at. Fired and we know about the Rick Neuheisel side of the equation after losing the I don't Kiffin USC fifty to nothing he got fired to this this whole game -- at historic in once sense. It has to interim coach is that -- sidelined because the respective head coaches have been fired I know as one of my friends but it really six safely every coach is an interim coach you know every. They're getting ready fire they're gonna move up but you know we are pretty unique in this sense and I think both these teams have been sort of Jekyll -- this year and they've both played very well at times on I was six you know ranked in the top fifteen. First after the season and had a really bad second half of the season. And UCLA it was like inconsistent week by week during the year and he played great. Against -- I was then if they came in the Rose Bowl and also beat. At Arizona State back and -- estate was gone very well it played very well on the championship game of the pac twelve. Against Oregon despite all the distractions so yeah we hope that the the good Illinois shows up to play that good UCLA and if they do have a great game. Eric just big picture about the the bowl game. In history and aunts and such you've had some big crowds I know what UCLA. Was here a couple of years -- on the sidelines for that in the 2006 matchup of against Florida State. Will you sell. Game out and it will Wear our ticket sales right now. Well great you know we we've been fortunate the software the last 530. Right now yeah I'm not really sure this one's gonna get to -- sell out you know we you know a lot of Big Ten fans in the Bay Area a lot of alumni of both Illinois and northwestern so I think we're going to be fine. When pat Gallagher Jon marks -- star of the game ten years ago a lot of people -- -- that's Noah. A bowl game in the Bay Area that while the competition from pro teams you know that we do very well. Here we are ten years later we're still here we've had five sellouts and he had several high street games in -- history so I think we're doing quite well. Just AT&T park as a football venue we -- -- play. Their home games this year while memorial stadium gets renovated as a work for football I mean once a year for your bowl. It's a good thing is could work as it is a football venue I think so you know we're kind of trends that are visible in Yankee Stadium now does this game last year Wrigley Field but. You know we've we -- the football field along the left field third base side. And then he put temporary bleachers that right field right center and as -- nation -- it feel to it and everybody's close to the action so I think it works very well. Our friends the Giants to a great job opens that the game on in you know we're very proud of the of the -- -- we had an opening this year Greg -- army didn't qualify. He had nine conference's contacted us about potentially filling that spot play in our bowl game. Every once comes -- sisco and we have a great reputation for taking care of the teams. And thirdly I think -- -- -- with the cause you know were were not just the bowl game anymore were trying to fight hunger United States in between what. Crap does nationally in what we do locally were really trying to make a difference. Second year the Kraft fight hunger bowl this -- been going on for a decade the older. Memorable -- happy new year happy holidays to you a check yet New Year's Eve day 1230 kickoff -- go to the city afterwards and new years. But to have either cracker slot.
and down to start this year because he's a marked man from his success In just remember being a player in the Big Ten at northwestern in the first half of the season nobody knew who I was as a sophomore in the second half everybody knew and everything
start pitchers Sammy Albany's she's only junior but she's already accepted deal was scholarship to northwestern . tells us the wildcats also need to find a place for her amongst the regular hitters. That they is all I I wanna be a pitcher
fate hangs good group. city I flopped I like inspiring stories hit from James Montgomery the third he that two walk on for northwestern basketball team. Before her kids head coach Chris Collins had this the entire team surprise James himself. Rolled tape
one that he he does take a little bit of a break. You know again anything that started six games down career. And with the Big Ten game and that he just. Which is a good thing. But he's also got to understand here let's take deep breath come back ready
The Michael Jordan statue has been known to sport Blackhawks jerseys when there are big games for the other United Center tenant, but now he's donning purple for Northwestern 's big game Saturday.
have blown. No I don't think so. Yeah no I don't I don't think that's gonna do. No more room to resume play zone wildcats on this major part of what we do that. Well together they're two totally different types of quarterbacks I mean you know
A trio of Stanley Cup champions traded in their typical red sweaters in favor of purple football jerseys as Northwestern honored the Blackhawks during Saturday's game at Ryan Field.
coach Sonny dykes had engaged in the first game. Under new team in over a decade resulting in a disappointing 4430 loss to northwestern . Despite a monster game from freshman. Giguere stopped the hitters are optimistic this is something they can build on
Sonny Dykes' offensive scheme is based on speed. But a rash of injuries to Northwestern 's defense slowed Cal down.
True freshman Jared Goff threw for 445 yards and a pair of scores, but was also picked three times in a 44-30 loss to Northwestern .
Oh who am vertically challenged in their final preparations for the season opener Saturday when they host northwestern . Movies that Davey who has the golden Bears head coaching on how he wants. Tina play hard the priority is playing his smarts
Following a 3-9 record in 2012, the new-look Cal Bears, led by Brendan Bigelow, Jared Goff and Sonny Dykes, get their first test against No. 22 Northwestern .
For the second time in a single weekend, Maryland secured an important 2014 commitment to help bolster its class before a move to the Big Ten .
With a move to the Big Ten on the horizon, Maryland needs to stockpile recruits. They got another big one (literally) this week.
We've known that Maryland would face Ohio State in the ACC/ Big Ten Challenge this fall. Now we have a date and time.
Cubs pitching prospect and Northwestern product Eric Jokisch tossed a no-hitter Tuesday night for the Tennessee Smokies, thanks in large part to some fantastic defense in the ninth inning.
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Former Northwestern Wildcat Corey Wootton could be the breakout player on defense as he stands out during training camp.
Hard to believe good football resumes in a matter of weeks or northern California cal hosting northwestern on the last night of August followed by Stanford and San Jose state opened up their season on the farm the following. Saturday
Padres. San Diego bands bounced back from Tim Lincecum is no hitter on Saturday. By capping off a four game series with the Big Ten one victory over San Francisco. Eric picked up his first win of the season against the Giants in his fourth start against them
It will be the Pac-12 vs Big Ten in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl beginning in 2014 after Monday's announcement of a six-year agreement.
s very innocent and I come out and really makes a great. You have a fan of the one of about 800 million Christian Arroyo Big Ten yards turned up. You know I'm going out to keep on the other day and he really wanted to meet you yeah I get a chance to