Stanford football coach David Shaw called the Cardinal’s 21-3 Big Game win over archrival Cal on Saturday “a blueprint game.”
The No. 19 Cardinal blueprint calls for the team to stop the other team’s running game to force the pass, control the game offensively with its running game and score early to force the other team to play catch-up.
The Cardinal did all three things effectively, and, perhaps most importantly, it did it on the road. Read More
Coach Jeff Tedford was a dead man walking just two weeks ago. His Cal team had slipped to 1-4 after a lethargic 27-17 home loss to Arizona State and the Twitterverse was flooded with pleas for his removal.
But Tedford suddenly has a pulse after back-to-back wins over UCLA and Washington State and an upset against No. 22 Stanford (4-2) in the Big Game at Memorial Stadium on Saturday would give him a full-fledged heartbeat. Read More
Killing time in a Las Vegas hotel room, a 21-year-old quarterback for Fresno State suddenly remembered his pal Kevin Moen was playing.
“I was just waiting for our game,” Jeff Tedford said, who on Nov. 20, 1982, was preparing for UNLV, “and I wanted to see what Kevin was doing.”
From his TV set, Tedford saw that Moen and Cal were down 20-19 to their then-Pac-10 Conference Bay Area rival Stanford, with a mere four seconds left to play. Read More
The sun is shining, the days are warm and No. 22 Stanford and Cal still have half a season left to play entering the 115th edition of the Big Game rivalry.
If the timing seems strange, that’s because it is. Read More
Operating a transit system in one of the most earthquake-prone areas in the country can be a perilous task. Knowing this, BART is taking no risks.
Working with UC Berkeley, the transit agency is the first in the nation to install an automated early warning earthquake system, which will provide BART with precious extra seconds to slow down or stop trains before a temblor hits the tracks. Read More
Cal’s home game against Arizona State on Saturday may be the defining game of the Golden Bears’ season.
In preseason, this game appeared to provide an easy victory for the Golden Bears, but now it seems like a significant challenge based on the Sun Devils’ unexpected success in their first four games.
This game will give the best indication yet of how good Cal is — or can be. Read More
Cal’s theme for Saturday’s home game against Southern Utah is simple: Don’t panic.
The Golden Bears performed poorly in the season-opening 31-24 loss to Nevada, and coach Jeff Tedford wants to avoid letting that game affect the team going forward. The focus is less on the opponent, which is an FCS team the Bears should handle even if they don’t play their best, and more on Cal’s psyche. Read More
I’d be surprised if Cal football coach Jeff Tedford has ever been happier to see a Football Championship Subdivision (formerly Division I-AA) team roll into Berkeley.
Tedford’s young squad will get a chance to pick up some more live-game experience against Southern Utah on Saturday and hopefully grab a win before heading off to Ohio State and Southern Cal this month.
But even if Tedford’s crew wins big, will it be enough to reverse the storm that is brewing at Cal? Read More
Every fall Saturday, millions of people come together in small cities with names like Norman, Tuscaloosa and Ann Arbor to celebrate a uniquely American tradition. We call it college football.
Yes, this even happens in Berkeley and the counterculture hub might provide the best setting in the country. Read More
Last year, Cal and Stanford finished in the top 10 in the same sport six times. No college rivalry in the country was as competitive in more sports than the Battle of the Bay.
But nationally, Cal-Stanford is a blip on the screen compared to Ohio State-Michigan, Duke-North Carolina and Florida-Florida State.
That might change soon now that the Pac-12 Conference has launched its own television networks, bringing the action to 48 million living rooms. Read More