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WATCH: Cal Men's Soccer: Carrera-Garcia's goal propels Cal to 1-0 win over Yale

Pac-12 Networks' Rich Cellini and Cobi Jones recap Cal's 1-0 win over Yale in Berkeley on Friday. Thanks to Jose Carrera-Garcia's impressive goal in the 51st minute as well as stout defensive showing, the Golden Bears improved to 3-2 on the year.

Q&A for Cal vs. Ole Miss: Another Dykesian team, Jacob Peeler, and NCAA punishment

We chat with Red Cup Rebellion and hear all about another team with all-offense and no-defense. Heading into tomorrow’s game of the California Golden Bears against the Ole Miss Rebels, we chatted with Red Cup Rebellion to learn more about their team, given that we West Coasters pay no attention to any other football. Which player on offense should Cal fans know about? RCR...
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8 days ago

Golden Medals: Field Hockey’s 2 road wins highlight perfect 9-0 weekend for Cal Athletics

Every once in awhile, you have a weekend where all the Cal teams across sports do is win How about that? Combine with the well publicized win by Cal Football, Cal Athletics went 9-0 across all sports last weekend. What is more impressive is that most of these Cal squads were winning on the road. Cal Field Hockey went 2-0 in New England. Cal Volleyball went 3-0 from Houston. Winning...
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8 days ago

Cal’s captains for the Ole Miss game will be Patrick Laird, Jordan Veasy, and Raymond Davison

The next three young men to earn the honor to be game captains. The California Golden Bears are looking for a big win to close out our nonconference schedule 3–0 against a visiting SEC team—the Ole Miss Rebels. Our captains for this game will be: WR Jordan Veasy RB Patrick Laird LB Raymond Davison Congrats and best of luck to this trio!
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9 days ago

WATCH: Cal Football: Ole Miss-Cal football game preview

Pac-12 Networks' football analyst Yogi Roth breaks down the matchup between Ole Miss and Cal. The last time the Golden Bears faced an SEC team was when they beat Tennessee in 2007. See the game on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. PT/8:30 MT.

Reassess the season outlook for Cal. Who are we beating?

Based on what you've seen so far, which teams do you feel more confident about Cal beating? Which games are you downgrading the chances of the California Golden Bears, and where has your opinion not changed? Why? Nick Kranz: Well, let's start with the obvious - Cal has home games against Arizona and Oregon State, and both of those programs have significant issues that should place...
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10 days ago

Tre Watson out for the season

Ugh. California Golden Bears Tre Watson appeared to get hurt early against Weber State, then came back and appeared to get hurt again. It didn’t seem like a good sign. Turns out it wasn’t. Watson’s 2017 campaign is over. Cal confirmed today that Watson is out for the year with an injury to the “lower body”. There is still a possibility for Watson to apply for a medical...
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12 days ago

For Cal in 2017, there’s only winning and learning

Throw out the stats. Each game is a growth experience. One of the big reasons I soured on Sonny Dykes early as the long-term hope for the California Golden Bears was his ability to cope with crisis. Seeing how utterly helpless Dykes was during the 2013 full-blown disaster was eye-opening. There should have been tons of learning experiences for a team in transition, but by mid-September...
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12 days ago

Cal alum Giorgio Tavecchio makes history in his NFL debut

FORZA Giorgio! Beloved California Golden Bears alum Giorgio Tavecchio has waited a long time for his NFL shot. Tavecchio has bounced around the NFL, from the 49ers to the Packers to the Lions before settling in with the Oakland Raiders. Unfortunately, Sebastian Janikowski has been the incumbent for a long time. After being released by the Raiders, Oakland resigned Tavecchio after...
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12 days ago

Cal opens as 2.5 point underdogs to Ole Miss

Which way are you betting? The California Golden Bears will be facing yet another formidable foe in the form of the Ole Miss Runnin’ Rebels. Cal opens as just under field goal underdogs at home, with the line set at Ole Miss -2.5. Ole Miss has had themselves a tumultuous summer. Their head coach got fired for a hooker phone scandal. Their football team is under a massive NCAA...
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13 days ago

Cal does not receive votes in the Coaches Poll, but earns two from AP

A close win over an FCS team means Cal drops in perception. After last week’s big road win over the North Carolina Tar Heels, the California Golden Bears received votes in both the Coaches’ Poll (5 votes, corresponding to #45) and the AP Top 25 (2 votes, corresponding to #40). After a close win over the Weber State Wildcats, the Bears took a bit of a hit in our national perception...
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13 days ago

WATCH: Cal Football: Cal's Demetris Robertson runs for a touchdown on double reverse

Cal's Demetris Robertson finds daylight on a double reverse for a 34-yard touchdown run in the Golden Bear's 33-20 win over Weber State Saturday afternoon in Berkeley.

Cal vs. Weber State, instareaction and report card: Patrick Laird saves the day, 33–20

We needed a breakout star to win our home opener. That was uglier that my mirror. The California Golden Bears opened Memorial Stadium for 2017 against FCS’s Weber State Wildcats... and it was a fight. The teams were separated by one score at most for about the first 58 minutes. Patrick Laird showed up like a beast and helped lead the team to victory. It was an ugly win, but at...
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14 days ago

The Golden Bears return to California Memorial Stadium to face the Weber State Wildcats

Cal must take care of business against FCS Weber State to improve to 2–0. Justin Wilcox’s California Golden Bears debuted with a victorious business trip to North Carolina. Today, the team introduces themselves to the home crowd at Kabam Field a field in California Memorial Stadium as they play FCS’s Weber State Wildcats.
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14 days ago

Captains for the Weber State game will be Ross Bowers, Devante Downs, and Ashtyn Davis

Captains for game two—the home opener—have been announced. The Weber State Wildcats are coming to Berkeley to open Memorial Stadium for the California Golden Bears’ 2017 season. Game captains for the home season opener have been announced, with representatives from the offense, defense, and special teams. Our captains for Game 2 will be: QB Ross Bowers ILB Devante Downs...
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14 days ago

Cal Film Room: Jordan Duncan’s TD Reception

Quads Passing Game FTW In the video below (originally from my new PAC-12 blog westcoastbreakdowns.com) I look at Jordan Duncan’s TD against the North Carolina Tarheels, the score that gave our California Golden Bears a 35-24 lead and the win. This play utilized a formation that Baldwin runs more than most other play callers: a Quads Empty set, with four WR’s on the same side...
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16 days ago

WATCH: Recap: No. 1 Cal men's water polo stays perfect with win over UC Davis

Pac-12 Networks' Kevin Danna and Chris Dorst recap No. 1 Cal's 15-10 win over No. 9 UC Davis on Wednesday in Berkeley. The Golden Bears moved to 5-0 on the season.

WATCH: Cal's Luca Cupido after three-goal game: 'Offensively, we have a lot of weapons'

Pac-12 Networks' Kevin Danna and Chris Dorst talk with Luca Cupido after No. 1 Cal's 15-10 win over No. 9 UC Davis on Wednesday night in Berkeley. Cupido had a hat trick for the Golden Bears.

Cal film room: How Beau Baldwin used the run-pass option to beat North Carolina

Go Bears In this video I break down the 43-yard pass that set up our game-winning TD against North Carolina. In it, I look at how California Golden Bears offensive coordinator Beau Baldwin attacked a common void in North Carolina's coverage, and did so with a Run/Pass Option designed to generate easy throws for the QB while creating lots of potential for yards after the catch. ...
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17 days ago

Golden Nuggets: Joe Roth jersey in Memorial Stadium, Bear heads in the tunnel!

Go Bears! A smattering of California Golden Bears football links from Monday as we start to transition to the next week of action. California Memorial Stadium has some nice new features: A Joe Roth jersey on the inner bowl, a Block C with a Cal Bear inside, a “This is Bear Territory” sign, and Bears in the North Tunnel. Under Armour also has a swag box. Justin Wilcox, offensive...
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18 days ago

Scouting Cal basketball offer Johnny Juzang

Will the LA area standout join the Golden Bear program? Johnny Juzang is a 6’6” wing from Studio City in Southern California. He’ll be entering his sophomore season for Harvard Westlake High in the winter. Nevertheless, Juzang has already received an offer to play for the California Golden Bears basketball team beginning with the 2020-21 season. Juzang also holds offers...
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18 days ago

Devante Downs is the Pac-12 defensive player of the week!

Go Bears! California Golden Bears linebacker Devante Downs appears to be ready to fully realize his potential. In his senior campaign, he’s already making a big impact for his team as the squad’s most productive player. Downs was recognized for his accomplishments with the Pac-12 defensive player of the week award. Downs finished with a game-high 13 tackles including eight solo...
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18 days ago

WATCH: Cal's Devante Downs earns Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week honors

Cal inside linebacker Devante Downs had 13 tackles and forced two turnovers in the Golden Bears' 35-30 win over North Carolina Saturday in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Will Craig: Cal Football Class of 2018 Recruiting Profile

How will the Granite Bay (CA) OL commit contribute in Berkeley? Whenever I see a commitment from a 6’5”, 280 pound offensive lineman I get excited. When I then see that said lineman hails from Northern California, I cannot help but be thankful that Justin Wilcox is keeping the recruiting local and tapping into the deep athletic pools of the Bay Area and Sac-Town. Following his...
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19 days ago

What do you think about Cal players committing penalties to ensure victory?

Odd but effective. What do you think of the California Golden Bears holding North Carolina Tar Heels wide receivers to finish the game against UNC? Avinash: It didn't look that great, but if there was initial intent, there was nothing wrong with it, aside from injury potential. Game theory time. Cal was up by two scores with 15 seconds left. Since they chose to throw instead...
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19 days ago
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