Hall of Fame sprinter John Carlos is scheduled to speak Tuesday in Oakland on the 44th anniversary of his famous black-gloved salute at the 1968 Olympics as part of a Bay Area visit for San Jose State homecoming festivities.
Carlos and fellow San Jose State student Tommie Smith created one of the most indelible moments in Olympic history on Oct. 16, 1968 with their protest after the 200-meters sprint. Smith won the gold medal, Carlos the bronze.
They were the face of San Jose State's "Speed City" track team that also included two-time gold medalist Lee Evans, a San Jose-Overfelt alum.
Carlos, 67, will appear at the Game Changers & Bridge Builders awards luncheon from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Oakland Marriott City Center.
San Jose State plans to acknowledge Carlos on Saturday during halftime of the Spartans-Utah State game. After the game he is scheduled to sign his book, "The John Carlos Story, The Sports Moment That Changed the World," at the Simpkins Stadium Center. A portion of the proceeds from book sales will benefit the San Jose State men's and women's cross-country teams.
Carlos also will participate in a photo opportunity at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday in front of a statute on San Jose State's campus that commemorates the salute. A book signing is scheduled to follow nearby.
The top-ranked Cal men's golf team won its third consecutive tournament to open the season, taking the
All five Cal players were under par, with Michael Kim, who finished at 6-under 210 after a final-round 70, the Bears' top finisher in a tie for sixth.
Stanford placed eighth, 32 strokes behind Cal. Freshman David Boote closed with a 70 for an 8-under 208 total to tie for third, three shots behind medalist Trevor Simsby of Washington.
A group of world-class surfers that could include 11-time champion Kelly Slater will return to the Bay Area for the second consecutive year when the O'Neill Coldwater Classic is held Nov. 1-11 at famed Santa Cruz break Steamer Lane.
The annual Coldwater meet has been elevated to an Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) world championship tour competition this year as 34 of the top pros chase a $425,000 purse. It is the penultimate stop on the ASP tour, which held an event at San Francisco's Ocean Beach in 2011.
Besides Slater, other top 10 surfers expected to compete include Australians Joel Parkinson, Mick Fanning and Owen Wright, Brazilians Adriano de Souza and Gabriel Medina and France's Jeremy Flores.