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A handy list of games involving San Francisco Bay Area teams and
their dates and times and a Memorable Sports Moment
Monday, Nov. 24 through Sunday, Nov. 30
Issue No. 43

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Monday, Nov. 24

Santa Clara (M) BB @ Michigan State, 4 p.m.

USF(M) BB v. Hawai'i, 5:30 p.m. Gulf Coast

     Showcase, Estero, FL

Fresno State (M) BB v. Evansville, 11:30 a.m.

      Gulf Coast Showcase, Estero, FL

Stanford (W) BB @ New Mexico, 6 p.m.

Saint Mary's (W) BB v. Sacramento State, 6 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 25

Golden State Warriors @ Miami Heat, 4:30 p.m.

Sacramento Kings @ New Orleans Pelicans,

     5 p.m.

Stanford (M) BB v. Delaware, 8 p.m.

USF(M) BB v. TBD, TBA, Gulf Coast Showcase,

      Estero, FL

Santa Clara (W) BB v. LSU, 12:30 p.m. Hardwood

      Tournament of Hope, Puerto Vallarta, Mex.

Fresno State (M) BB v. Green Bay or East

     Carolina, TBA. Gulf Coast Showcase, Est., FL

USF (W) BB v. Nevada, 7:30 p.m.

Sonoma State (M) BB @ Dominican, 7 p.m.

Sonoma State (W) BB v. Dominican, 6 p.m.

Sacramento State (M) BB v. Bristol University,
     7:05 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 26

Golden State Warriors @ Orlando Magic, 4 p.m.

San Jose Sharks v. Calgary Flames, 7:30 p.m.

Sacramento Kings @ Houston Rockets, 5 p.m.

Cal (M) BB v. Cal Poly, 7 p.m.

USF(M) BB v. TBD, TBA, Gulf Coast Showcase,

     Estero, FL

Fresno State (M) BB v. TBD, TBA. Gulf Coast

      Showcase, Estero, FL

UC Davis (M) BB v. Utah State, 7 p.m.

Santa Clara (W) BB v. Kansas State, 3 p.m.

     Hardwood Tournament of Hope, Puerto

     Vallarta, Mex.

UC Davis (W) BB v. Utah Valley, 4:45 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 27

San Francisco 49ers v. Seattle Seahawks,

     5:30 p.m.

Santa Clara (M) BB v. Tennessee 9 a.m. Orlando

      Classic @ Orlando, FL

San Jose State (M) BB v. Washington, 8 p.m.

     Wooden Legacy @ Fullerton

Santa Clara (W) BB v. UTEP, 12:30 p.m.

     Hardwood Tournament of Hope, Puerto

      Vallarta, Mex.

Friday, Nov. 28

Golden State Warriors @ Charlotte Hornets,

     4 p.m.

Sacramento Kings @ San Antonio Spurs,

     5:30 p.m.

Stanford Cardinal @ UCLA Bruins, 12:30 p.m.

Santa Clara (M) BB v. Kansas or Rhode Island,

     TBA. Orlando Classic @ Orlando, FL

San Jose State (M) BB v. TBD, TBA. Wooden

     Legacy @ Fullerton

Cal (W) BB v. San Jose State, 5:30 p.m.

     Cal Classic

Stanford (W) BB v. North Carolina, 4 p.m.

     Rainbow Wahine Shootout, Honolulu, HI

Saint Mary's (W) BB v. Howard, 2 p.m. 

     SMC Hilton Concord Classic

Fresno State (W) BB @ UC San Diego, 6 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 29

San Jose Sharks v. Anaheim Ducks, 7:30 p.m.

San Jose State Spartans @ San Diego State

      Aztecs, 12:30 p.m.

Cal Bears v. BYU Cougars, 1:30 p.m.

Fresno State Bulldogs v. Hawai'i Rainbow

      Warriors, 4 p.m.

Saint Mary's (M) BB v. Cal Poly, 7 p.m.

UC Davis (M) BB v. Utah Valley, 7 p.m.

CSUEB (M) BB v. Bristol University, 7 p.m.

Cal (W) BB v. TBD, TBA. Cal Classic

San Jose State (W) BB v. Cincinnati or Creighton,

     TBA. Cal Classic

Stanford (W) BB v, Hawai'i, 6:30 p.m. Rainbow

      Wahine Shootout, Honolulu, HI

USF (W) BB v. Utah Valley, 2 p.m.

Saint Mary's (W) BB v. Iowa State, 2 p.m. 

     SMC Hilton Concord Classic

UC Davis (W) BB v. Pacific, 2 p.m.

Sunday, November 30

Oakland Raiders @ St. Louis Rams, 10 a.m.

Golden State Warriors @ Detroit Pistons,

     12:30 p.m.

Sacramento Kings v. Memphis Grizzlies, 3 p.m.

Cal (M) BB @ Fresno State, 3 p.m.

Stanford (M) BB @ DePaul, 11:30 a.m.

Santa Clara (M) BB v. TBD, TBA. Orlando Classic

     @ Orlando, FL

San Jose State (M) BB v. TBD, TBA. Wooden

     Legacy @ Anaheim

USF (M) BB v. Montana. 3 p.m.

Stanford (W) BB v. Prairie View A&M, 4 p.m.

     Rainbow Wahine Shootout, Honolulu, HI

Fresno State (W) BB @ Cal State Bakersfield,

     12 p.m.


(BB): Basketball

(M): Men

(W): Women



Cal BB (M): KGO 810 AM

Cal BB (W): Pac-12 Network

Cal football: KGO 810 AM

Fresno Grizzlies: KYNO 1430  AM

Fresno State football: 940 AM ESPN Radio

Golden State Warriors: KNBR 680 AM

Oakland A's: 95.7 FM The Game

Oakland Raiders: 95.7 FM The Game

Sacramento Kings: KHTK 1140 AM

Sacramento River Cats: Talk 650 AM KSTE 

San Francisco 49ers: KNBR 680/1050 AM, KGO

     810 AM, KSAN 107.7 FM

San Francisco Giants: KNBR 680 AM

San Jose Earthquakes: 1590 KLIV  AM,

      1370 KZSF AM (Spanish)

San Jose Giants: MiLB Gameday Audio

San Jose SaberCats: KNBR 1050 AM

San Jose Sharks, KFOX 98.5 FM San Jose,
       102.1 FM San Francisco

San Jose State football: KLIV 1590 AM

Stanford BB (M): KNBR 1050 AM, TBS (TV)

Stanford BB (W): KZSU 90.1 FM

Stanford football: KNBR 1050 AM

Stockton Ports: KWSX 1280 AM

UC Davis football: KTHK 1140 AM


NFL Schedule: Week 13


Thursday, Nov. 27

Chicago Bears @ Detroit Lions, 12:30 p.m.

Philadelphia Eagles @ Dallas Cowboys, 

     4:30 p.m.

Seattle Seahawks @ San Francisco 49ers,

     5:30 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 30

Washington Redskins @ Indianapolis Colts,

     10 a.m.

Tennessee Titans @ Houston Texans, 10 a.m.

Cleveland Browns @ Buffalo Bills, 10 a.m.

San Diego Chargers @ Baltimore Ravens,

     10 a.m.

San Francisco Giants @ Jacksonville Jaguars,

     10 a.m.

Cincinnati Bengals @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers,

     10 a.m.

Oakland Raiders @ St. Louis Rams, 10 a.m.

New Orleans Saints @ Pittsburgh Steelers,

     10 a.m.

Carolina Panthers @ Minnesota Vikings,

     10 a.m.

Arizona Cardinals @ Atlanta Falcons, 1:05 p.m.

New England Patriots @ Green Bay Packers,

     1:25 p.m.

Denver Broncos @ Kansas Chiefs, 5:30 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 1

Miami Dolphins @ New York Jets, 5:30 p.m.






For your viewing pleasure

Kenny Karst - Giants - Pablo - 2014

Bye-bye, Panda, and thanks for the memories. San Francisco Giants' veteran third baseman and free agent Pablo Sandoval will reportedly sign a 5-year, $100 million deal with the Boston Red Sox. Today's announcement comes on the heels of another blockbuster deal the Red Sox have apparently negotiated with the Dodgers' free agent shortstop Hanley Ramirez, also for 5 years and $90 million. Photo by Kenny Karst. 


San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Justin Smith crumples Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III in the final minute of the game, causing a fumble and icing a dramatic 17-13 victory at Levi's Stadium in

 Santa Clara on Sunday, Nov. 23. Photo by Michael Zagaris.


Forty-Niners linebacker Aaron Lynch strides away after leveling Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III. Photo by Michael Zagaris.


Forty-Niners linebacker Aldon Smith continues to make his return to the lineup felt. In the first defensive series of the game against the Washington Redskins, the powerful rusher sacked quarterback Robert Griffin III and Washington was three-and-out. The contest was not decided until the final minute, with the 49ers holding on for a tense win at Levi's Stadium on Sunday, Nov. 23. To view a photo album of the game shortly, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Ed Jay.


Forty-Niners heroes from the past were in attendance at the game and included (left) running back Hugh "The King" McElhenny, (right) lineman Bob St. Clair and (seated) quarterback Y.A. Tittle. All have been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Photo by Michael Zagaris.


Ed Jay - Raiderette in rain - 11-17-14

The Oakland Raiders won their first game of the season, defeating the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday night, 24-20. The victory made all forget about the heavy rain during the first half. Rain or shine, the Raiderettes are always a welcome addition! To view a photo album of the game, visit our Facebook page shortly and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Ed Jay.


Kenny Karst - Cal - Big Game 11-22-14

With the assistance of a goal-line block from Stanford junior offensive guard Johnny Caspers (No. 57), senior running back Remound Wright (No. 22) leaps high in the air from the 1-yard line over the Cal defense and into the end zone for the Cardinal's first touchdown of the game with 12:38 remaining in the first quarter.  Stanford won the 117th Big Game over Cal by a score of 38-17 at California Memorial Stadium in Berkeley on Saturday, Nov. 22. To view a photo album of the game, visit our Facebook page shortly and be sure

to LIKE us. Photo by Kenny Karst.


Kenny Karst - Cal - Stanford - 11-22-14

Cal freshman quarterback Luke Rubenzer is upended after a long run by Stanford senior cornerback Ronnie Harris. The Cardinal would prevail and retain possession of the Stanford Axe, beating the Bears in the 117th Big Game by a score of 38-17 at California Memorial Stadium in Berkeley on Saturday, Nov. 22. To view a photo album of the game, visit our Facebook page shortly and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Kenny Karst.


Kenny Karst - Stanford - Christian - 11-15-14
Stanford freshman running back Christian McCaffrey straight-arms Utah sophomore defensive back Justin Thomas. In double overtime, No. 23 Utah would prevail 20-17 at Stanford on Saturday, Nov. 15. To view a photo album of the game, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us.
Photo by Kenny Karst.


Kenny Karst - Stanford seniors - 11-15-14

Stanford strong safety Jordan Richards (left) and running back Ricky Seale (right) point to the Cardinal students and partisan crowd as they are announced as two of the graduating seniors playing in their final home game at Stanford Stadium, versus No. 23 Utah. To view a photo album of the game, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Kenny Karst.


Kenny Karst - senior group - 11-15-14
The Stanford Cardinal seniors, playing their last home game at Stanford Stadium, pose for a photo at midfield before the start of the game against No. 23 Utah. To view a photo album of the game, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Kenny Karst.


Kenny Karst - Stanford - girl - 2014
A young Stanford cheerleader-in-training in the stands. To view a photo album of the game, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us.
Photo by Kenny Karst.



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Memorable Sports Moment
Nice Curran - J. Walter Kennedy
Nick Curran

Profile of a class act

--Nick Curran

Each year since 1975, the Professional Basketball Writers Association votes a player, coach or staff member to receive the J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award. Luol Deng of the Miami Heat won this year. This citizen of the world -- born in South Sudan, raised in Britain, educated at Duke -- is a role model for all aspiring young athletes.

But who was J. Walter Kennedy? Many National Basketball Association fans are too young to know.

He was the commissioner of the NBA for 12 years, and he was my boss for six of those years.

He took over a struggling NBA in 1963. There were nine teams, no network TV contract, no licensing agreement, and poor attendance in the league's weakest markets. 

When he retired in 1975, the league comprised 17 teams. He landed big contracts for that era, first with ABC, then CBS. There was a 200 percent increase in income, helped by a small but growing licensing deal, and attendance tripled during those years. 

He retired in 1975 and was succeeded as commissioner by Larry O'Brien. David Stern, who took over in 1984, was the architect of the league's phenomenal growth, as the NBA became a global powerhouse. Adam Silver replaced Stern last February and has already demonstrated his strength under fire.

Commissioner Kennedy had constant challenges, too, but the league was much smaller then.

When I walked into NBA headquarters in New York City on June 1, 1969, as director of public relations, we had only six full-time employees. It sounds unfathomable now. I now visit the huge headquarters on Fifth Avenue from time to time and marvel at how different it is. 

In Kennedy's first season, a group of players tried to strike and not play in the All-Star Game. They had no pension plan and demanded one. The owners had demonstrated at league meetings that they had no intention of complying. 

But the commissioner huddled with the player reps in the dressing room and promised, on his word, he would convince the owners to start a player pension plan. The players believed him, went out and played hard for the fans, and within months, a new pension plan was approved.

He was a trailblazer, but so much we take for granted didn't exist until he made it happen.

Members of the news media loved him. He virtually never turned down a request. He was out front and available. He traveled the league all during the year and talked to fans everywhere. He genuinely loved the sport. 

He was an attorney who was also a hard-core fan. He loved watching a well-played game. He was dedicated to building the sport.

In a typical year, there were seven or eight owners meetings. The franchise owners were called the Board of Governors. The most popular location for meetings was the O'Hare Inn in Chicago. Each owner could fly in that morning, participate in the meeting and fly home the same day.

During the meeting I would rent a suite, order refreshments and accompany the newspaper reporters, radio and TV people. We would play cards. We would tell stories. We would relax. Then, when the commissioner entered the room, the news conference would begin. He had great credibility with the press. They believed him when he summarized the events, often volatile, at the owners meetings. Then came questions and answers. When the reporters were satisfied, we'd walk to O'Hare Airport, adjacent to the hotel, and fly home to New York City.

During his regime, the league office grew to 23 employees. He presided over staff meetings firmly. No detail escaped him. He had an iron fist as well as a soft heart.

In 1973 I was honored when he and his wife of 33 years drove from his home in Stamford, Conn., to my hometown outside Boston -- about a 360-mile round trip. The occasion was my wedding. He made lots of friends at the reception. Our family and friends were delighted that he didn't act like a big shot. He seemed like just an average guy with his smiling wife, and both seemed to be enjoying themselves immensely.

During his regime, a rival league called the American Basketball Association became the biggest issue. They were competing for the best college players each spring, and the best NBA free agents in the offseason. It was a huge struggle because players usually signed with the highest bidder. Both leagues were overspending for some players. It was not until 1976, during the O'Brien era, that an agreement was reached.

Kennedy had retired to his home in Stamford and hoped for a peaceful life after years of constant turmoil. But he contracted cancer and passed away suddenly after his 65th birthday in 1977. He was elected to the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 1981.

He had been very involved in the Hall of Fame, serving as a trustee for 13 years and two years as president. I can now say, decades later, he was the best boss I ever had.


Nick Curran was the NBA's director of public relations from 1969-76. He later became a vice president and financial adviser for 28 years with Morgan Stanley, and its predecessor firm, Dean Witter Reynolds. He and his wife, 

Eileen, are retired and live in Santa Barbara.


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