After sweeping UCLA and Southern Cal over the weekend, the Cal and Stanford men’s basketball teams sit atop the Pac-12 Conference.
Stanford (12-2, 2-0 Pac-12) started conference play by getting a game-saving block from Josh Huestis in the final three seconds to get the 60-59 win over the Bruins.
The Cardinal followed it up by holding USC to 43 points and 34.8 percent shooting in a 51-43 win. Read More
David Ash threw for one touchdown and caught a TD pass to lead Texas to a 21-10 victory against California in the Holiday Bowl on Wednesday night.The Longhorns (8-5) had five takeaways and sacked Cal's Zach Maynard six times.The Golden Bears (7-6) are winless in five games against the Longhorns dating to 1959. Read More
Cal is not taking its return to the postseason lightly as they prepare for the Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl against Texas in San Diego today.
“Our preparation is good, our players are focused,” Cal coach Jeff Tedford. “You really have to manage the excitement of a bowl game with the hard work, physical aspect you have to do to get ready to go to a bowl game without getting your players banged up.” Read More
Shaan Franchi, a 15-year-old student at Burlingame High School, is the founder and editor of www.goldenbearlair.com, a blog that gives daily updates about Cal athletics. The site reached a milestone this month when it recorded 1,000 visitors in a single day. Read More
SAN DIEGO -- California and Texas will play in the Holiday Bowl on Dec. 28, the first matchup between the schools since 1970.It will be the fifth meeting between the schools. Texas leads the series 4-0.Both teams are 7-5. Texas will be playing in the Holiday Bowl for the fifth time while Cal is making its third visit.Cal won three of its final four games. Read More
Cal heads into its game at Arizona State looking to accomplish two things: guarantee a winning season and help its bowl positioning.
“You come out of an emotional game like [Stanford], it’s really important that we finish strong,” Cal coach Jeff Tedford said. “There is still a lot to play for.” 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
Tailgating by flashlight and candles are hardly in keeping with the great tradition of the Big Game. But don’t blame ESPN for Saturday’s 7:15 p.m. kickoff at Stanford Stadium.
According to Pac-12 associate commissioner Duane Lindberg, Cal and Stanford both chose the prime-time national TV appearance over a regionally televised 12:30 p.m. start, which would have been seen by only 20 percent of the country. Read More