SYDNEY (AP) A chartered Boeing 777 touched down at Sydney airport on Monday morning, delivering the California Golden Bears and team officials for their much-anticipated opening college football game of the season on Saturday against Hawaii.
The 14-hour flight left San Francisco a bit late, just after midnight Saturday night. The 100-plus players and coach Sonny Dykes missed the rest of Sunday when they crossed the International Date Line in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.
No worries, the Golden Bears will pick up that time when they return to the U.S. after the game, arriving back in California technically before they leave due to the 17-hour time difference in their favor.
Organizers say Saturday's midday game at Sydney's Olympic stadium is expected to attract a crowd of more than 65,000.