The Sports Bank’s college basketball season previews undergo a facelift this season. Rather than counting down the top 111 teams in 111 days, we will go conference-by-conference, breaking down each team beginning with the Pac-12.
After six solid seasons as head coach, Mike Montgomery retired this off-season. Now the California Golden Bears now turn their program over to former...
Cal Golden Bears wide receiver Kenny Lawler is a fantastic athlete and this one-handed catch was absolutely ridiculous. [@gifdsports]
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The California offense scored early and often as they produced 579 total yards of offense and routed Sacramento State 55-14 to get off to a 2-0 start for the first time since 2011.
Jared Goff impressed once again, as he led the offense going 17-22 with four touchdowns and 224 yards.
The Golden Bears wasted no time taking a quick lead, as Goff connected with Kenny Lawler on a four...
California Golden Bears wide receiver Kenny Lawler made an impressive one-handed 19-yard touchdown catch during the first quarter of Saturday's 55-14 blowout win over Sacramento.Lawler had a Sacramento defensive back draped all over him, but leaped up for the ball and pulled it down, making it look easy.It was Lawler's second score of the quarter after catching a 4-yard TD...
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) Jared Goff matched his career high of four touchdown passes, backup Luke Rubenzer threw for one and ran for another, and California beat Sacramento State 55-14 on Saturday.
Kenny Lawler caught two touchdown passes form Goff - including a leaping one-handed grab - while Maurice Harris and Darius Powe also scored on touchdown receptions. Goff went 17 of 22 for...
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10 days ago
A week after an upset win over Northwestern, California kept the momentum going with a blowout victory over Sacramento State.Receiver Kenny Lawler...
The season is young, but it looks like Sonny Dykes is really getting things turned around at Cal. After a 1-11 campaign last year, Dykes scored a big win against Northwestern on the road last week, and are absolutely blowing the doors off of Sacramento State this week. That is a bit easier to do when the Golden Bear receivers haul in catches like this:
Kenny Lawler sick one handed...
The tragic death of former Cal defensive lineman Ted Agu devastated the college football world in February, and the Berkeley community has him on its mind as the football season opens. Cal is paying tribute to Agu at California Memorial Stadium today for the Golden Bears home opener against Sacramento State. When entering the stadium, the first thing that fans will see is this tribute...
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) Not long after returning from California's season-opening win over Northwestern, Golden Bears quarterback Jared Goff sensed a change in the atmosphere around campus.
Often criticized and in some ways shunned by the alumni during a one-win season in 2013, Cal's players received a much warmer welcome than they did at any time a year ago. In classes, at...
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11 days ago
The Cal offense goes by many names: “The System,” “Air Raid,” “Bear Raid.”
“The System” sounds like something UC-Berkley students would protest against. Hey man, meet me by Sather Gate at 4:20 pm dude, we’re gonna demonstrate against THE SYSTEM broham. There’s going to be a massive demonstration on Telegraph Hill.
Califiornia Golden Bears Coach Sonny Dykes has...
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) Jared Goff threw for 281 yards and three touchdowns, Jalen Jefferson had a key interception, and California hung on to beat Northwestern 31-24 Saturday in the season-opener.
The Golden Bears looked like they were on their way to an easy victory up 31-7 in the third quarter. Instead, they had to sweat this one out.
Northwestern got two touchdowns in a 25-second...
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17 days ago
Here comes the Hammer down on Northwestern Wildcats football, courtesy of the Cal Golden Bears. The boys from Berkley looked 2 Legit 2 Quit as they hit NU with a dose of Oaktown power “and charge you by the hour” as they were “shakin like a quake,” right from kickoff.
“California, California..knows how to pass. Knows how to pass,” as QB Jared Goff was 12-18 for 186 yards...
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) California quarterback Jared Goff sent multiple school passing records as a freshman in 2013.
He's looking forward to a lighter workload this year.
Coming off a season in which their running game ranked 101st nationally, the Golden Bears hope to be more balanced in hopes of alleviating the pressure on the rest of the offense.
Cal's defense was largely...
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21 days ago
No. 2 (pictured) Darius Allensworth will try to help out a Cal defense that gave up 45.9 ppg and finished 1-11 last season.
Name- Darius Allensworth
School- Cal Golden Bears (Pac-12)
Year- (RS) Freshman
Hometown- Menifee, CA
HT/WT- 6’0 190
Quick Hits on Cal Berkeley DB Darius Allensworth
1. Darius Allensowrth committed to Cal and coach Sonny Dykes over offers from...
BERKELEY -- Some of the best one-on-one reps from the California defensive back corps are compiled here, with Griffin Piatt, Cedric Dozier and Trey Cheek making some big plays.
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) The difference in attitude at California is stark heading into coach Sonny Dykes' second season.
The players are excited about practice, focused on football and eager to put last season's disappointing one-win campaign far in the past.
''It's a whole different environment,'' receiver Chris Harper said. ''Everybody is pumped...
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August 11, 2014
82. Cameron WALKER Height: 6’-7” Weight: 200 Position: SF High School (State): Righetti (CA) Club Team (Affiliation): Compton Magic (adidas) Commitment: Stanford Cardinal Breakdown: On July 21, Walker came off the board and became the second member of Stanford’s 2015 recruiting class. In early May, Walker narrowed his list to Arizona State, California, Colorado, Florida...
The family of former University of California player Ted Agu filed a lawsuit against the regents of the school for wrongful death, for subjecting Agu to a’ lethal’ conditioning drill in February. The lawsuit alleges ‘reckless and negligent behavior’ by Cal’s football coaching staff and trainers for actions taken on a player with ‘known sickle cell trait’.
The family of Ted Agu, a Cal player who died after a training run with teammates in February, will file a wrongful death lawsuit against The Regents of the University of California.
A news conference will be held Tuesday at the Alameda County Courthouse in Oakland to announce the suit.
Agu, 21, was on a supervised run with teammates near Memorial Stadium on Feb. 7 and struggled...
6′-7″ forward Cameron Walker of Righetti (CA), a top-100 prospect nationally, came off the board on Monday, popping as the second member of Stanford’s 2015 recruiting class. In early May, Walker narrowed his list to Arizona State, California, Colorado, Florida, Harvard, San Diego State, Stanford and UCLA. Many, including Hoopniks.com, considered Walker a lean to California...
Countdown to the 2014 Season – No. 10 – California
Note … This is the third in a series of previews for the 2014 season, ranking CU’s opponents from the easiest to most difficult. Previews already posted: No. 12 – Massachusetts; No. 11 Hawai’i
Sonny Dykes was hired away from Louisiana Tech by Cal after the end of the 2012 season. Dykes brought...
The return of Jacob Wark to the Pacific Northwest is now official, as Oregon State football has announced he has joined their program as a transfer from California.
The 6-foot-4, 250 pound tight end from Tualatin will be granted immediate eligibility by the NCAA after graduating from Cal in May.
A former Jesuit High School standout, Wark was ranked as a top-50 tight end recruit...
Former California receiver Jacob Wark will transfer to Oregon State for his final year of eligibility, according to a source.
The school will announce Wark's transfer once paperwork is finalized, the source said. He will be a walk-on and immediately eligible for the 2014 season because he has graduated from Cal. Wark is already listed in OSU's online directory.
The California Golden Bears landed their second newcomer for the 2014 recruiting cycle, edging conference rival Washington State for the services of 5′-9″ point guard Brandon Chauca of 22 Feet Academy (KY). Chauca is an undersized point guard that can hit long range shots that keep defenders honest. According to InsideNova.com, Chauca averaged 23 points, 7 assists ...
As vital as the point guard position is to a basketball team, the ability to play the position well is one that is built over time with a great deal of learning experience. As a fan, it can be exciting to see a point guard grow up before your eyes and turn into the type of leader you believe your team needs. Fans of California Golden Bears were able to have that experience the past...