Though Cal football coach Jeff Tedford insists there will be competition for the starting quarterback position this fall, Zach Maynard emerged as the top QB in the spring and should be under center when the Bears open at Candlestick on Sept. 3 against Fresno State.
“He can make all the throws,” Tedford said this week. “He throws a nice deep ball and he has the arm strength to zip the ball on the intermediate routes.” Read More
The Cal baseball team has accomplished many things this season, but has one goal left unfinished: winning the school’s first College World Series title since 1957.
“There were moments in fall ball that I thought this team could be special,” Cal second baseman Tony Renda said. “When we didn’t even play a real game yet, it was kind of like, we’ve got something here.” Read More
Chemistry is something almost every successful team has. It’s immeasurable, but everybody knows when a team has it.
This couldn’t be more true than with the Cal baseball team, which is heading to its first College World Series since 1992, and has two pairs of high school teammates, most notably second baseman Tony Renda and pitcher Logan Scott. Read More
That’s it? The University of Southern Cal gets stripped of its 2004 BCS national championship, and satisfaction is a stroke of an eraser?
A blank line next to the 2004 national champion doesn’t end that season’s story. It isn’t satisfaction, and it doesn’t erase what went on that year. No way.
Fans of Cal football — the program that annually teased Rose Bowl possibilities during the early years of Jeff Tedford in Berkeley — deserve better. Read More
The Cal baseball team has staved off elimination on and off the field in 2011, and will be taking that resiliency into the school’s first appearance in the NCAA super regionals against Dallas Baptist at Santa Clara’s Schott Stadium beginning Saturday. Read More
A bevy of Bay Area college baseball players were selected during the second day of the baseball draft. Cal led the way with six players going Tuesday, while USF had two picked. Stanford had two players taken Tuesday, bringing its total for the draft to three. Read More
Three Bay Area schools were selected Monday for the 64-team NCAA Division I college baseball tournament, including USF, which will be making its first trip to the postseason since 2006.
The Dons will be part of the UCLA regional. The Bruins (33-21) are the regional’s No. 1 seed, UC Irvine (39-16) is the second seed, Fresno State (40-14) is the third seed and USF is the fourth seed. USF opens regional play against UCLA on Friday at 6 p.m. Read More
The NBA playoffs have become personal.
Jason Kidd has another chance to win an NBA championship.
He’s 38 years old, has worn three professional jerseys (Dallas, New Jersey and Phoenix), played 1,267 NBA games (not including playoffs), and it feels like a million years since he was the biggest name in Bay Area basketball, first at St. Joseph’s Notre Dame High School in Alameda, then at Cal. Read More
Cal football coach Jeff Tedford likened Zach Maynard to Akili Smith, whom he coached at Oregon and was eventually the No. 3 overall pick in the 1999 NFL draft, as he talked during a media gathering at Candlestick Park on Monday to promote the Sept. 3 opener with Fresno State. Read More
Mike Montgomery is the best Bay Area college basketball coach since Pete Newell, and he may be doing his best job ever with this year’s Cal Bears.Montgomery lost almost everybody from last year’s Pac-10 Conference champion team, and he suffered further hits when Max Zhang decided to stay in China and freshman guard Gary Franklin left in early January. Read More