As if playing at Autzen Stadium against No. 9 Oregon weren’t difficult enough, Cal is heading to Eugene, Ore., for Thursday night’s nationally televised game smack in the middle of midterms. Meanwhile, the Ducks just began their fall classes last week.
It’s noteworthy because football players at universities operating on the quarterly academic calendar spend weeks in training camps without ever having to open a school book. Read More
No. 7 Stanford (4-0, 2-0 Pac-12 North) has not had a problem scoring points this season, and part of that has been Andrew Luck’s developing play-calling ability.
“We have one of the few quarterbacks that can do it,” Stanford coach David Shaw said of Luck. “I think he really likes it; He wants that opportunity to come again.”
Luck began calling his own plays periodically during last week’s 45-19 win against UCLA, and Shaw said that was always part of the plan. Read More
Sixth-ranked Stanford comes off a bye week and looks to keep the nation’s longest winning streak alive as it hosts UCLA in its Pac-12 Conference home opener Saturday night.
“We’ve played well, but we haven’t played our best football,” Stanford coach David Shaw said.
Stanford (3-0, 1-0 Pac-12 North) led by three late in the second quarter in Arizona before scoring 24 unanswered points to win its most recent game 37-10.
Stanford’s current 11-game winning streak is the longest since 1939-41 and is only two short of the school record of 13. Read More
Cal will open the conference schedule on the road for the third straight season, this time heading to Seattle to face Washington on Saturday.
The Bears have started 3-0 for the sixth time under coach Jeff Tedford, and the first time since 2006.
Washington (2-1) has won the last two meetings between the teams, including last year’s finale at Memorial Stadium, which cost Cal a bowl berth for the first time under Tedford. Read More
Bill Walsh and John Madden highlight the first College of San Mateo Hall of Fame class, which will be inducted tonight on campus.
In honor of the 90-year history of its program, CSM athletics will host a ribbon-cutting dedication for its Hall of Fame Plaza, followed by the induction ceremony dinner.
A total of 16 players and coaches will be inducted.
Walsh and Madden are two of the four football players being inducted holding a combined 13 Super Bowl rings.
Walsh, who died in 2007, played quarterback at C Read More
The first water polo match to be played in AT&T Park’s McCovey Cove took place prior to the Cal football game Saturday. Cal alumni players took on the Olympic Club water polo team. A regulation 25-yard course was used with a referee stationed on a speedboat.
To see our photos, click on the image at right. Read More
Cal makes its AT&T Park debut Saturday against Presbyterian riding its fourth straight 2-0 start, but with plenty left to prove.
Cal’s thrilling 36-33 nonconference overtime win against Colorado on Saturday highlighted a number of things the Golden Bears are doing well, but also where the team still needs improvement, coach Jeff Tedford said.
“It came down to a tight game in a hostile environment,” Tedford said. “This last game was a battle all the way through.” Read More
The way Larry Scott is remolding the Pac-10 — err Pac-12, um, Pac-16 — is no surprise to those here in New York at the U.S. Open. They saw the way he reworked what once was called the Women’s Tennis Association but now goes only by the initials WTA.
Scott was the demon of change when he served for six years as the chairman and CEO of the tour.
“He elevated the sport to new heights,” said Andrew Walker, chief marketing officer of the WTA. “He had a clear vision across all our key business drivers on how to establish new milestones for the sport.” Read More
Cal has a lot of questions heading into the 2011 season, and those questions may get answered Saturday when the Golden Bears meet Fresno State at Candlestick Park.
Cal has won six of its past seven season openers, including a 52-3 romp over UC Davis at Memorial Stadium last season.
But the team is coming off its first losing season under coach Jeff Tedford and the lowest finish in the Pac-10 standings since his arrival.
The development of junior quarterback Zach Maynard remains one of the biggest storylines for Cal. Read More
Program vendors should do a brisk business at Cal football games this fall because coach Jeff Tedford estimates that at least five freshmen will get significant playing time, and the number may go as high as 10. “Usually, it’s just two or three, or even just one,” Tedford said as summer practice wound down.One who seems certain to get a lot of playing time is the man-mountain from Sacramento in the middle of the defensive line, Viliami Moala, who is listed at 6-foot-2, 350 pounds. Tedford has been impressed with defensive backs Kameron Jackson and Stefan McClure. Read More