Stanford-Cal game postponed by wildfires

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BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) The annual Big Game between Stanford and California that had been scheduled for Saturday was postponed two weeks because of the unhealthy air quality in the Bay Area resulting from a wildfire some 150 miles to the north.

Cal announced Friday that the game would be played Dec. 1 with a noon kickoff at Memorial Stadium in Berkeley.

"First and foremost our thoughts are with everyone who has been affected by the tragic California wildfires," Golden Bears football coach Justin Wilcox said in a Twitter post. "While we realize the importance of the Big Game right now, our thoughts are centered around so many who have been so deeply affected. Our primary factors in making the decision to postpone the game were centered around the health and safety of our student-athletes, fans and everyone involved in putting on the game. We look forward to seeing you in Berkeley on Dec. 1."

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