SPOKANE, Wash. -

ON TAP: The Gonzaga University men's rowing team will participate in the San Diego Crew Classic Saturday and Sunday on Mission Bay in San Diego, Calif.

ABOUT THE SAN DIEGO CREW CLASSIC: This weekend, collegiate, junior and master athletes will return to the sun-kissed water of Mission Bay for the 39th annual of the San Diego Crew Classic and compete in more than 100 races over two days. Across seven lanes, with the city skyline as a backdrop, they will race for early season honors and coveted trophies.

WHO IS RACING AT SAN DIEGO CREW CLASSIC: The Gonzaga University men's rowing squad will race a Varsity 8+, Second Varsity 8+ and Novice 8+ boat at the San Diego Crew Classic. In the Bulldogs heat race in the Varsity 8+ are California, Stanford, Michigan, Temple and Gonzaga. In the Zag Second Varsity 8+ heat are also California A, Stanford, California B, UC Santa Barbara, Washington State and Santa Clara. In GU's Novice 8+ heat are also UC Davis, Rollins, San Diego State, British Columbia, Chapman and UC Santa Barbara.

HOW DOES THE SAN DIEGO CREW CLASSIC WORK: There will be two heats in both the Men's Collegiate Varsity 8+ Invitational Copley Cup and the Men's Collegiate Second Varsity 8+ Sharp Cabrillo Cup and three heats in the Men's Collegiate Novice 8+ Derek Guelker Memorial Cup. There will be a Third Final, Petite Final and Grand Final in the Varsity 8+ Invitational and a Petite Final and Grand Final in both Second Varsity 8+ and Novice 8+ Cup.

WATCH THE RACING LIVE ON THE INTERNET: You can watch the racing at the San Diego Crew Classic online for free at http://crewclassic.org/video/.

Crew Classic Schedule - Saturday, March 31 & Sunday, April 1

Men's Collegiate Varsity 8+ Invitational Copley Cup Heats (Saturday, March 31)
Heat 1: 8:30 a.m. - Harvard, Cornell, Navy, British Columbia, UC San Diego
Heat 2: 8:40 a.m. - California, Stanford, Michigan, Temple, Gonzaga

Men's Collegiate Second Varsity 8+ Sharp Cabrillo Cup Heats (Saturday, March 31)
Heat 1: 11:00 a.m. - California A, Stanford, California B, UC Santa Barbara, Gonzaga, Washington State, Santa Clara
Heat 2: 11:10 a.m. - Harvard, Cornell, UC San Diego, Orange Coast, UC Davis, UCLA, San Diego

Men's Collegiate Novice 8+ Derek Guelker Memorial Cup Heats (Saturday, March 31) 
Heat 1: 10:00 a.m. - Santa Clara, UC San Diego, Long Beach, California, Sonoma, Orange Coast A, USC
Heat 2: 10:10 a.m. - Notre Dame, Stanford, Arizona State, UCLA, Washington State, Saint Mary's, Orange Coast B
Heat 3: 10:20 a.m. - UC Davis, Gonzaga, Rollins, San Diego State, British Columbia, Chapman, UC Santa Barbara

Men's Collegiate Varsity 8+ Invitational Copley Cup Finals
Third Final: Saturday, March 31 - 3:30 p.m.
Petite Final: Sunday, April 1 - 9:10 a.m.
Grand Final: Sunday, April 1 - 9:40 a.m.

Men's Collegiate Second Varsity 8+ Sharp Cabrillo Cup Finals
Petite Final: Sunday, April 1 - 8:10 a.m.
Grand Final: Sunday, April 1 - 10:00 a.m.

Men's Collegiate Novice 8+ Derek Guelker Memorial Cup Finals
Petite Final: Saturday, March 31 - 5:30 p.m.
Grand Final: Sunday, April 1 - 11:00 a.m.

Gonzaga Lineups were not available at the time of this release.