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California's schedule appears finalized

Thanks to some nice legwork from the California Golden Blogs, it appears we now know the Golden Bears final 2011 schedule, which includes a conference game that is not a conference game and a battle with the Blue Hose.

Seriously.

Cal has yet to make official the filling of two voids -- Sept. 10 and Sept. 17 -- on its schedule, but Presbyterian College (the Fighting Blue Hose) apparently couldn't wait to announce it will act as a sacrificial lamb on Sept. 17 in the home opener at AT&T Park, where the Bears are playing home games while Memorial Stadium is being renovated.

Presbyterian, an FCS team out of the Big South Conference, finished 2-9 last year and lost 37-7 to Stony Brook.

Further, during a recent Q&A at a Cal booster event, athletic director Sandy Barbour confirmed that the Bears will play at Colorado on Sept. 10 as a nonconference game, even though the Buffaloes will be playing in the Pac-12 South in 2011.