November 28, 2015

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) California will open next season in Australia with a game against Hawaii.

The schools announced Saturday that the 2016 season will open with the Sydney College Football Cup on Aug. 27. The game will take place at the 83,500-seat ANZ Stadium originally constructed for the 2000 Olympics.

This will be Cal's second game ever outside the United States. The Golden Bears and Washington State played to a 17-17 tie on Nov. 28, 1987, in Tokyo.

Cal coach Sonny Dykes called it a ''once in a lifetime experience.''

The game will replace a previously scheduled home contest on Sept. 3 for Cal against South Dakota. After returning from Australia, the Bears will visit San Diego State on Sept. 10.

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AP college football website: collegefootball.ap.org

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