Cal has reportedly hired Louisiana Tech’s Sonny Dykes to be the Bears’ next football coach, according to multiple reports. Read More
Allen Crabbe scored 24 points, Justin Cobbs added 20 and the Cal men’s basketball team pulled away in the final 6 minutes to beat Pacific 78-58 on Sunday to win the DirecTV Classic.
The Golden Bears, who are off to their first 6-0 start since 2007, were 22-for-25 on free throws. Five of their victories have been by double-digit margins. Read More
Five-time Olympic medalist Missy Franklin made it official Wednesday, signing a national letter of intent to swim for the Cal women’s team starting in September.
The 17-year-old Centennial, Colo., resident plans to swim collegiately for two years and then turn pro before the 2016 Rio Olympics. Read More
Cal coach Jeff Tedford said he expects to meet next week with athletic director Sandy Barbour to discuss his future after the Golden Bears finish their worst season during Tedford’s tenure.
Tedford said Tuesday he will begin a thorough evaluation of what went wrong for the program as soon as the season ends Saturday night at No. 15 Oregon State.
“The first place I will look is in the mirror,” Tedford said. “We’ll do a deep dive and figure out where we can improve.” Read More
Coming into the season, Allen Crabbe and Justin Cobbs were expected to carry the offensive load for the Cal men’s basketball team.
And if the season opening win against Cal State Bakersfield last week is a sign of things to come, the duo is right on track.
Crabbe scored 27 points and Cobbs had 22 in the 78-65 opening victory Sunday. Read More
Even before Cal quarterback Zach Maynard was injured in the Bears’ loss to Washington last week, there was little reason to believe Cal could beat No. 2 Oregon, even though the game Saturday will be played in Berkeley. Read More
Allan Bridgford prepares each week as if he is the starting quarterback for Cal.
The difference this week is he could likely get that chance for the Golden Bears against No. 2 Oregon because starter Zach Maynard is hampered by an injured left knee.
Bridgford took the majority of practice snaps with the first team Tuesday, according to coach Jeff Tedford, while Maynard just watched with a heavy brace on his left leg. Read More
The sense of desperation that had provided the only remaining emotional boost for Cal disappeared on Friday when the Golden Bears lost to Washington 21-13 in a disheartening and mistake-filled home game in front of a national television audience.
At 3-7, the Bears are left with no tangible motivation, other than to avoid an utter collapse, and they probably will be without their best player and their starting quarterback to finish up the season. Read More
Having already proven capable of beating some of the Pac-12’s best teams this season, Washington coach Steve Sarkisian’s team faces another monumental task as it tries to close in on a bowl berth.
The Huskies are winless in their last six road games dating back to 2011 and have been outscored 145-41 in their three games away from CenturyLink Field this season. Read More
Cal will be in desperation mode again when it plays at Utah on Saturday, and the Bears performed well with that mindset before.
Cal was sliding into oblivion with a 1-4 record when it produced its best game of the season in a 43-17 victory over UCLA on Oct. 6. That seemed to lift the Bears out of the doldrums and led to a two-game winning streak. Read More