Sonny Dykes

A lower back issue put Giants’ second baseman Joe Panik on the disabled list on Monday, one of the several problems that confront the defending World Series champions at the moment.  (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Panik’s back isn’t only Giant concern

There’s no Panik on the Giants these days. And that’s just one…

A lower back issue put Giants’ second baseman Joe Panik on the disabled list on Monday, one of the several problems that confront the defending World Series champions at the moment.  (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
AP PhotoJared Goff

Cal preview: Dykes, Cal have plenty to work on entering 2014

Sonny Dykes’ first season as the Cal football coach was a forgettable…

AP PhotoJared Goff
Tony Avelar/ 2013 AP file photoSonny Dykes hopes Cal improves in his second year as the head coach.

Cal looks to rebound in Dykes’ 2nd season

BERKELEY — The difference in attitude at Cal is stark heading into…

Tony Avelar/ 2013 AP file photoSonny Dykes hopes Cal improves in his second year as the head coach.
Tony Avelar/APCoach Sonny Dykes has plenty to work on with his team during spring practice after Cal went 1-11 last season.

Cal begins rebuilding in spring football

There’s only one direction the Cal football team can go in 2014…

Tony Avelar/APCoach Sonny Dykes has plenty to work on with his team during spring practice after Cal went 1-11 last season.
AJ Mast/APStanford needed several late-game comebacks to reach this weekend’s super regional.

Cal recruits class to improve on 1-win season

BERKELEY — Coach Sonny Dykes is pleased with Cal’s recruiting class even…

AJ Mast/APStanford needed several late-game comebacks to reach this weekend’s super regional.
carry edmondson/usa today sportsMichael Crabtree caught two passes for 68 yards in his season debut Sunday.

Cal coach Dykes looks to Stanford as example of how to turn program around

In his TEDx Talk last summer, Stanford football coach David Shaw could…

carry edmondson/usa today sportsMichael Crabtree caught two passes for 68 yards in his season debut Sunday.
Wade Payne/APStanford pitching coach Rusty Filter

Oregon State a nightmare matchup for struggling Cal secondary

Cal is feeling a little better about its injury-plagued defense, but the…

Wade Payne/APStanford pitching coach Rusty Filter
Tony Avelar/APCal had no answer for Washington State QB Connor Halliday (12)

Cal never able to recover after early mistakes against Washington State

BERKELEY -- Twice in the opening 16 minutes, Cal was on the…

Tony Avelar/APCal had no answer for Washington State QB Connor Halliday (12)

Cal looks to get back on track against Washington State

Two pass-happy coaches who worked together for seven seasons at Texas Tech…

carry edmondson/usa today sportsMichael Crabtree caught two passes for 68 yards in his season debut Sunday.

Give Sonny Dykes time to build a defense at Cal

Sonny Dykes can't be dishing out excuses this early in his tenure…

carry edmondson/usa today sportsMichael Crabtree caught two passes for 68 yards in his season debut Sunday.
Stephen Lam/Getty Images file photoAnthony Wilkerson (32) scores a touchdown against Arizona State last week. The Cardinal look to continue their win streak against Washington State on Saturday.

Young Cal ready for fresh start under Dykes

A new era of Cal football is underway and the Bears are…

Stephen Lam/Getty Images file photoAnthony Wilkerson (32) scores a touchdown against Arizona State last week. The Cardinal look to continue their win streak against Washington State on Saturday.
Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images file photoCal freshman quarterback Jared Goff has no reservations facing off with Oregon's Marcus Mariota on Saturday. "Just a regular game

Cal coach Sonny Dykes' scheme to make transition easier on freshman QB

BERKELEY — After nine months of preparation, the Sonny Dykes era of…

Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images file photoCal freshman quarterback Jared Goff has no reservations facing off with Oregon's Marcus Mariota on Saturday. "Just a regular game
Jeff Chiu/APGiants left-hander Madison Bumgarner is a big reason the Giants have the best record in baseball.

Sonny Dykes looks to make big splash in first year at Cal

From his first "y'all," new Cal football coach Sonny Dykes' southern roots…

Jeff Chiu/APGiants left-hander Madison Bumgarner is a big reason the Giants have the best record in baseball.