DENVER — Mike MacIntyre turned around the San Jose State football program in short order and will be asked to do the same at the University of Colorado.
On Monday, MacIntyre signed a five-year deal to coach the Buffaloes. His hiring ends a two-week search by Colorado that included a rejection by its first choice, Butch Jones. Read More
At the urging of athletic director Sandy Barbour, Sonny Dykes pulled out a white Cal cap from underneath the podium and popped it on his head to accent his blue-and-gold tie and dark suit, drawing cheers from department staff who filled the Memorial Stadium room.
On his first day as Cal’s coach, Dykes definitely looked the part. The Golden Bears just hope he can garner the same reaction on game days. Read More
A popular refrain surrounding Jeff Tedford’s firing last week is that he was a victim of his own success. He raised the bar so high in his first five seasons at Cal it created unrealistic expectations amongst the fan base. Read More
Stanford (5-2, 3-1 in the Pac-12) kept its Rose Bowl hopes alive by smothering Cal’s offense in a 21-3 victory last weekend, and the Cardinal simply needs to avoid a major letdown to beat Washington State at Stanford on Saturday and stay in the Pac-12 Conference title race. Read More
In high school, Keenan Allen was considered the top safety in the country by several major recruiting services. But he quit the position to play wide receiver at Cal, and now he’s one of college football’s most explosive offensive players. 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
After the Stanford and Cal women’s basketball teams finished 1-2 in the Pac-12 standings during the regular season, it seems only fitting they appear destined to meet in the conference tournament title game.
The each took a step toward that on Thursday.
The No. 2 Cardinal got 18 points and seven rebounds from Nneka Ogwumike and 16 points and 11 rebounds from sister Chiney Ogwumike to dispatch of Washington 76-57 in the quarterfinals in Los Angeles. Read More
As is sometimes the case in sports, what’s ahead is more important than what just happened.
For Pac-12 Conference men’s basketball, it really can’t be any simpler than that.
If there is any lesson worth learning from recent history, it’s that the winner of the conference tournament, which tips off today in Los Angeles, is the only sure bet to be celebrating on Selection Sunday. And, at the moment, there doesn’t seem to be an obvious favorite to seize that assured bid. Read More
If any team is capable of beating No. 2 Stanford at the Pac-12 women’s basketball tournament this week, it’s probably Stanford itself. And even that’s a long shot. Read More
With only three games left, the Cal men’s basketball team is in control of its own destiny in pursuit of the Pac-12 Conference regular-season championship.
Cal (22-6, 12-3 Pac-12) and Washington are tied in first place, but the Golden Bears hold the tiebreaker, having won the only matchup between the two teams on Jan. 19. Read More