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California Golden Bears QB Jared Goff: a budding star

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...
Via The Sports Bank
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Goff, Jefferson lead Cal over Northwestern 31-24

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...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

2 Legit 2 Quit Cal Golden Bears drop Hammer on Northwestern

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...
Via The Sports Bank
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cal needs more from its running game

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...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Quick Hits: Year of the Newcomer (Darius Allensworth)

  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 Position- CB 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...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Cal looks to rebound in Dykes' 2nd season

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...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Post-Summer Player Rankings Countdown: 82 – Cameron Walker

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...
Via Hoopniks
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Cal sued by family of Ted Agu for wrongful death (Video)

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 post...
Via NCAA Football Zone
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Cal faces wrongful death lawsuit

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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 100 forward Cameron Walker to Stanford

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...
Via Hoopniks
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Jacob Wark transfers to join Beaver Nation

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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Cal adds late ’14 PG Brandon Chauca

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 ...
Via Hoopniks
May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

3-stars Austin Aaron & Malik Psalms commit to Golden Bears

As the California Golden Bears attempt to climb back to the top of the Pac-12, they’re going to have seriously increase their talent level. They took a step towards doing just that over the weekend when they received a commitment from 3-star wide receiver Austin Aaron and 3-star cornerback Malik Psalms. The 6’5, 205-pound Aaron attends Napa High School in Napa, California....
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Cuonzo Martin leaves Tennessee to coach at California

image from: college-basketball.si.com It didn’t take long for Cal to find a replacement for Mike Montgomery after he retired a couple of weeks ago. After leading Tennessee to the Sweet 16, Cuonzo Martin has decided to leave Tennessee to take the head coaching job at Cal. Even though Cal is coming off a season  in which they missed the NCAA Tournament, Martin is inheriting a very...
Via Pass The Pill
April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

California hires Tennessee’s Cuonzo Martin as new head coach

According to ESPN and media reports, The California Golden Bears have hired former Tennessee Volunteers head coach Cuonzo Martin as their new men’s basketball head coach. Martin will replace former Cal coach Mike Montgomery who decided to retire at the end of this past season. Martin had been the Volunteers head coach for the last […]
Via Full Scale Sports
April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Cuonzo Martin bolts Tennessee for Cal

California has hired Tennessee coach Cuonzo Martin to replace Mike Montgomery and will announce the hire at a news conference Tuesday afternoon. Martin has spent the past three seasons in Knoxville and led the Volunteers to the NCAA tournament this season. He was previously the coach at Missouri State. Montgomery, a former longtime Stanford coach, retired last month after six seasons...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Cuonzo Martin Leaving Tennessee For California

When Tennessee basketball head coach Cuonzo Martin removed his name from consideration at Marquette, Volunteers fans breathed a sigh of relief. Two weeks later, it appears that Martin will be moving on, however – to the California Golden Bears. ESPN’s Jeff Goodman is reporting that Martin has agreed to become the next head coach at Cal, which saw former coach Mike Montgomery...
Via College Spun
April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Cal AD blasts Bielema for referencing player death

California Athletic Director Sandy Barbour says it was ''beyond inappropriate'' for Arkansas coach Bret Bielema to reference the death of Golden Bears player Ted Agu while defending his position on the NCAA rule proposal to slow up-tempo offenses. Bielema brought up Agu while speaking to reporters Thursday night and in an interview Friday with SI.com. Bielema supports...
Via AP on Fox
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Bret Bielema Issues Long Apology To Cal, Ted Agu’s Family On Twitter

Arkansas head football coach Bret Bielema, who has caught some serious heat after citing former Cal player Ted Agu’s “death certificate” as reasoning for passing the proposed NCAA rule changes regarding hurry-up offenses, has now issued an apology to both the school and the player’s family. His apology comes just minutes after Cal’s AD, Sandy Barbour, called Bielema’s...
Via College Spun
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Cal Players Pay Respects To Ted Agu On Twitter

We’ve got some terrible news coming out of Berkeley. Friday morning, it was announced that 21-year-old Cal defensive lineman Ted Agu, who has appeared in games for the Golden Bears in each of the past three years, had passed away at a local hospital following a conditioning run. While the school has yet to release any more specific information regarding the tragedy, Agu’s coaches...
Via College Spun
February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Cal University football player dies at the age of 21 after a conditioning workout

According to several reports, California junior defensive end Ted Agu died Friday after a conditioning workout, the school reported on its website. Agu, was just 21 years of age, and reportedly died at a local hospital near Berkeley, Calif., after collapsing during a conditioning workout. Agu was a very good student and a Bakersfield, CA […]The post Cal University football player...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Cal player Ted Agu dies

California football player Ted Agu died Friday morning at age 21. The school announced Agu's death and said its thoughts and prayers were with Agu's family, friends and teammates. The school said it would give more information about the circumstances later. ''This is a very difficult time for our football family,'' coach Sonny Dykes said. ''Ted was...
Via AP on Fox
February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Cal DE Ted Agu dies at age 21

CBS Sports confirmed reports that University of California defensive end Ted Agu died Friday morning at the age of 21. Agu, was a bacup defensive end for the Cal Bears, who appeared in seven games during his 2013 junior season making six tackles. It was reported that Agu collapsed during a team conditioning run Friday morning. “At this time, we are deeply saddened to inform you...
Via Overtime
February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Cal Football Player Ted Agu Dies After Collapsing During Team Conditioning Run

A University of California football player tragically passed away on Friday morning. Ted Agu, 21, died after a team conditioning run. Agu passed out during the run and died at a local hospital, according to a San Jose Mercury News source. Agu was a 6-foot-1, 240-pound backup defensive end. He played in seven games in 2013, recording six tackles. Read Cal’s statement on Agu’s...
Via NESN.com
February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Cal recruits class to improve on 1-win season

Coach Sonny Dykes is pleased with California's recruiting class even if the ranking didn't live up to his lofty prediction. Dykes brought in a top 50 class on national signing day Wednesday that finished in the bottom half of the Pac-12 despite coming off a one-win season. Dykes had said in December that he would be shocked if the Golden Bears didn't have one of the...
Via AP on Fox
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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