After the Big Game was forced to be played in mid-October in 2012, it will be back to its traditional late-November slot in 2013.
The Pac-12 Conference unveiled its 2013 schedule on Thursday and the annual rivalry game between Stanford and Cal is slated for Nov. 23 at Stanford Stadium. Read More
Stepfan Taylor ran for a career-high 189 yards and one touchdown, and No. 22 Stanford overwhelmed rival California 21-3 on Saturday for its third straight Big Game victory. 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
One of college football’s longest-running rivalries is in for a big change in 2012, and neither of the participants are thrilled with the end result.
The Pac-12 Conference unveiled its football schedule for next season on Wednesday, and Cal and Stanford will meet on Oct. 20 in Berkeley. Traditionally, the Big Game has always been held in mid- to late November, toward the end of both teams’ schedules. Read More
The focus of the Bay Area will be in Palo Alto on Saturday, with Cal and Stanford set to face off in the 114th staging of the Big Game, the annual college football contest that is the region’s most storied sporting tradition.
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Stanford and Cal meet in the 114th Big Game on Saturday and there is a little more than bragging rights up for grabs.
“While we have a great deal of respect for them,” Cal coach Jeff Tedford said, “it will be a physical game.”
No. 8 Stanford (9-1, 7-1 Pac-12 North) very likely saw its national championship hopes vanish in an instant in its 53-30 loss to Oregon last week. Read More
This Andrew Luck kid from Stanford? Just diplomatic enough to keep the coach happy. Just candid enough to keep the alumni ecstatic.
“We definitely respect Cal,” said Luck, discussing Saturday night’s Big Game at Stanford, “and I think they respect us. But it doesn’t mean we have to like each other.”
Which is the reason most of us have to like the Big Game, even when it isn’t a big game, and this year it’s an “if only Oregon weren’t in the Pac-12” sort of game. 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
The Heisman Trophy often seems less a reward than a promotion. To be considered, you have to have talent, but you also have to have publicity, Hollywood-type stuff which catches the public’s imagination and schools hope catches the voters’ attention. Read More