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Cal AD Says Opener In Australia A "No Brainer" With Financial, Cultural Benefits To School

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 23 / 16

Cal's football program opens the season this weekend against Hawaii in Australia, and for all the academic challenges and logistical hurdles, Cal AD Mike Williams "termed the decision a 'no brainer,'" according to Jon Wilner of the SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS. The "money, the cultural experience and the t...

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