The Bay Area’s two premium collegiate running backs, Cal’s Jahvid Best and Stanford’s Toby Gerhart, are facing big decisions about their futures. Read More
So Tiger Woods finally hints that he has not been faithful to his wife. With the tabloids in a feeding frenzy, what choice did he really have? What’s more amazing is that Tiger was able to keep his alleged trysts under wraps for this long. But before you demonize the man, consider the life of the world’s most celebrated athlete. Read More
Because Jeff Tedford learned from his mistakes, Cal is on the road to a possible 10-win season.
Tedford has always been a coach who cares about his players, academically and athletically. I’ve often seen him talking to individual players after practice about their academics and lives on campus. He’s made certain there won’t be a repeat of academically ineligible players in games, which had Cal on NCAA probation in his first year. Read More
So sports fans, with money tighter than Angelina Jolie’s nightie, who gets you to fight the traffic, pay $30 to park, dish out $70 for a ticket and $9 bucks a beer to cheer for the home team? 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
As the Cal and Stanford men’s basketball teams are currently focused on the season that is just beginning, each program took a big step in securing a bright future on Wednesday. The two Bay Area rivals each inked a top-20 recruiting class for 2010, according to scout.com.
Stanford had five players sign letters of intent on the first day recruits were able to do so and earned a No. 14 ranking. Cal signed four players, good for the 17th-best haul in the country. Read More
Hey 49ers fans, here’s a ghoulish thought for your Halloween weekend: No matter who plays quarterback at Indianapolis on Sunday, San Francisco is likely headed for a third straight loss. Read More
Steve Jackson considers tennis the “common thread” of his life.
Thursday through Sunday, the Millbrae native and California Tennis Club director will host the inaugural Battle of the Bay at the venerable San Francisco club. CTC is purported to be the oldest private club west of Philadelphia. Read More
So you think you know Bay Area sports? Take the 10-question challenge ...
1. If as Mike Singletary says: “Every work day is critical to building a championship team,” how can longtime holdout Michael Crabtree be ready to play, let alone start in Sunday’s 49ers game in Houston after all of two weeks of practice? Singletary is: A. Delusional, B. Desperate, C. Convinced Crabtree is the next Jerry Rice. Read More
As Cal begins the defining three games of its schedule Saturday, there is a growing feeling that the Bears are the best team in the conference.
Now, they have to prove it.
Each game provides a special problem. Saturday’s game against Oregon in Eugene puts the Bears in Autzen Stadium, regarded as the most hostile environment for visiting teams. Read More