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
As the BCS rankings came out for the first time Sunday, one thing was clear: Stanford was not getting help from the computers.
The Cardinal (6-0, 4-0 Pac-12 North) placed eighth in the BCS rankings, but with two high-profile games on the horizon that ranking could change quickly.
The first comes Saturday when No. 22 Washington (5-1, 3-0 Pac-12 North) comes into Stanford Stadium having won three in a row and scoring at least 30 points in every game this season. Read More
Cal will open the conference schedule on the road for the third straight season, this time heading to Seattle to face Washington on Saturday.
The Bears have started 3-0 for the sixth time under coach Jeff Tedford, and the first time since 2006.
Washington (2-1) has won the last two meetings between the teams, including last year’s finale at Memorial Stadium, which cost Cal a bowl berth for the first time under Tedford. Read More
Cal makes its AT&T Park debut Saturday against Presbyterian riding its fourth straight 2-0 start, but with plenty left to prove.
Cal’s thrilling 36-33 nonconference overtime win against Colorado on Saturday highlighted a number of things the Golden Bears are doing well, but also where the team still needs improvement, coach Jeff Tedford said.
“It came down to a tight game in a hostile environment,” Tedford said. “This last game was a battle all the way through.” Read More
The way Larry Scott is remolding the Pac-10 — err Pac-12, um, Pac-16 — is no surprise to those here in New York at the U.S. Open. They saw the way he reworked what once was called the Women’s Tennis Association but now goes only by the initials WTA.
Scott was the demon of change when he served for six years as the chairman and CEO of the tour. Read More
Coach Jeff Tedford and the Cal football team started to make themselves right at home on Tuesday as the videoboard at AT&T Park read “San Francisco is Bears Territory” during their only preseason practice at their 2011 home.
“If our teammates are here and we’re together, then we’ll be together,” Tedford said. “It doesn’t matter where we are or where we practice.” Read More
The latest sign that running after TV money is going to kill the golden goose for college football: The Pac-12 will televise games on Thursday and Friday nights this season.
Friday night should be for high school games, Saturday for college games, Sunday for NFL games.
Even more importantly, those in charge of college football scheduling should start considering their audience. Read More