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
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
At Cal, the picture is going to shrink. At Stanford, the bar is going to be kept in place. And at San Jose State, well, when the new coach’s first game is at Alabama, what can anyone do other than muddle through? Read More
The world champion U.S. women’s water polo team, which features five former Stanford and two ex-Cal stars, is in the Bay Area this week for a series of exhibition games against the Chinese national team.
In addition to games, the U.S. is practicing today, Wednesday and Friday at 8 a.m. at College of San Mateo. 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
A host of players from area colleges were drafted on the second day of the baseball draft, but it was a prep star who was the highest local player drafted Tuesday.
Aragon High shortstop Sam Tuivailala was taken in the third round (No. 106 overall) by the St. Louis Cardinals. The 6-foot-3, 195-pound Tuivailala, who has committed to play at Fresno State next year, also pitched for Aragon. Read More
Despite neither team turning in a dominant regular season, the Stanford and Cal baseball teams have a chance to cap off their respective years with a national title.
Stanford earned a spot in the Cal State Fullerton Regional, while Cal learned it will head to the Midwest as part of the Oklahoma Regional when the field for the Division I college baseball tournament was announced Monday. Read More
Numerous outlets, from FireDogLake to MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow and Dylan Ratigan, ran with the results of a poll that essentially “proved” that Republicans are extremists, many of whom think Obama is like Hitler and wasn’t born in this country. Read More
When you recycle a plastic bottle, it doesn't necessarily become another plastic bottle. Read More