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. Read More
With every Little Leaguers dream being to land a spot on a professional baseball roster, Kenny Diekroeger two years ago made an unfathomable decision to some, but undoubtedly the right choice to himself.
“I had a really tough decision,” said Diekroeger, recalling the choice of accepting the Tampa Bay Rays’ offer to play professional baseball or attending Stanford, just 2½ miles from where he played his high school ball — Menlo School. Read More
If this really will be the last year in the 12 decades of baseball at Cal, then the Golden Bears have every intention to go out with a bang.
“We’re going to give them one hell of a last season,” Bears coach David Esquer said.
The Bears entered this weekend’s three-game Caravelle Resort’s Tournament in Conway, S.C., feeling good about themselves after a 2-1 start to the season. Read More
The other guy is getting the attention. A huge article on Jim Harbaugh in Sports Illustrated. Why not? Stanford has lost only one game. Stanford is ranked No. 7 in the nation.“I have a lot of respect for coach Harbaugh,” said Jeff Tedford.And two wins in three tries over Harbaugh.Fans get bored. Alumni get impatient. A few years ago, Tedford was the miracle worker, the man who took a Cal team that had been 1-11 and turned it around immediately to 7-5. Read More
Quarterbacks Andrew Luck and Kevin Riley had big days Saturday against inferior opponents. Their performances when the competition gets stiffer will be the critical element for their respective teams.
Luck was virtually flawless, completing 17-of-23 passes for 316 yards and four touchdowns in Stanford’s 52-17 romp over Sacramento State. Read More
Three keys to Cal's season:
1. Cal rose to as high as No. 6 in the polls last season, before plummeting back to earth and closing the season at 8-5. It seems to be an all-but-too familiar tale for the Bears. Read More
The expansion of the Pac-10 Conference to include Colorado and Utah is not set in stone. It’s meeting some strong opposition, most notably from former UCLA chancellor Chuck Young, who is still on the Knight’s Commission for intercollegiate athletics. Read More
I discovered “the beautiful game” by chance. During a junior high gym class, my Israel-born P.E. teacher needed a volunteer goalkeeper.
When a hard shot somehow found its way into my mid-section, I had the thrill of making my first save.
Following a senior-season recruiting phone call from Hall of Fame coach Joe Morrone, I played two unspectacular seasons for him at the University of Connecticut. Talk about intense and committed. Read More
So much for that anticipated championship showdown between USC and Texas in an expanded Pac-10 Conference anytime soon. The NCAA finally concluded its four-year investigation of USC by banning the team for two years from postseason play, taking away 30 scholarships over three years and forfeiting 14 games between 2004-05.
Anybody still wonder why Pete Carroll jumped to the pros?
And, oh, yes, great timing Lane Kiffin! Read More
Having Cal play its 2011 football season at AT&T Park will be good for the Giants’ bottom line, but it is a bad move for both teams.
Here are some of the obvious problems:
- The Cal football season will start in late August or early September, while the Giants are playing in the regular season. The Giants may very well be in the postseason, too, in October. Read More