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Golden Nuggets: Luke Rubenzer's Boost to Cal Defense

Men's and Women's Soccer both finish off impressive victories. Men's Soccer Cal Upsets No. 25 UCSB 3-2 BERKELEY - The season's third overtime game resulted in California's first win against a top-25 opponent on Saturday night.In the 100' of action, Christian Thierjung, the reigning Pac-12 Player of the Week, put one in the net off an assist from Spencer Held to rout No. 25...
Via California Golden Blogs
1 day ago

Cal vs. ASU video highlights: Chad Hansen with a great first half performance

Go Bears. The California Golden Bears totalled 637 yards of offense but came up short in a 51-41 loss against Arizona State. Here are some of the video highlights for Cal from the defeat. Chad Hansen (10 catches, 110 yards, 1 touchdown) had another spectacular catch to get Cal going early on their first drive. Name to remember: Chad Hansen.The @CalFootball WR recorded...
Via California Golden Blogs
1 day ago

Instareaction and report card: Second-half surge pushes the Sun Devils past the Golden Bears, 51–41

It all came down to halftime adjustments. The California Golden Bears started hot with a two-score lead and phenomenal play on both sides of the ball. But just like our last trip to the state of Arizona (don't click for the faint of heart), the second half told a different story and the Arizona State Sun Devils completely turned things around to win 51–41. Oh, Cal Football....
Via California Golden Blogs
1 day ago

Cal vs. ASU, 3rd quarter thread: Defense and Chad Heisman carry the Bears to 24–10

Can the Bears continue a strong first-half effort into the third quarter? The first half have been a revelation for Chad Hansen Chad Heisman and the defense of the California Golden Bears! Their efforts are paying off, but some penalties late in the second quarter gave the Arizona State Sun Devils some free yards, making it a 24–10 game. But while you wait out halftime, visit our...
Via California Golden Blogs
1 day ago

Cal vs. ASU, 1st quarter thread: The Golden Bears embark on Pac-12 play!

Time for a critical game for bowl-eligibility. It's time for Pac-12 play! Our California Golden Bears are taking on the Arizona State Sun Devils in what should be a winnable game.
Via California Golden Blogs
2 days ago

Cal assistant shares superstitious secret that aided win vs. Texas

In case you missed it last Saturday night because you were under a rock, already in bed or catching up on “Stranger Things” on Netflix, the California Golden Bears pulled off a stunning upset over No. 11 Texas. The victory wasn’t official until about 11:40 pm PT, but after the whistle, ecstatic Cal fans rushed the field to share in the celebration. How did Cal do it? It could...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Cal Men's Soccer: Thierjung's big day leads Cal men's soccer past Harvard

Chris Sullivan and Mark Rogondino recap Cal's 6-2 win over Harvard on Sunday afternoon in Berkeley. Christian Thierjung had five goals for the Golden Bears.

WATCH: Cal Football: California football outlasts Texas in offensive onslaught

Pac-12 Networks' Mike Yam, Lincoln Kennedy and Nigel Burton recap California's wild 50-43 win over No. 11 Texas Saturday night in Berkeley. Quarterback Davis Webb throws for four touchdowns and 396 yards for the victorious Golden Bears.

WATCH: Cal Women's Soccer: Cal takes down USF with second-half flurry

California uses three second-half goals to seal a 4-1 win over Bay Area neighbor San Francisco on Friday afternoon in Berkeley. 2015 Pac-12 Player of the Year Arielle Ship scored twice in the non-conference finale for the Golden Bears.

WATCH: U.S. Olympian Carli Lloyd talks airport security snafu over bronze medal

Pac-12 Networks' Mike Yam chats with California alumna Carli Lloyd before she was honored by the Golden Bears Friday for being the program's first volleyball Olympian. Lloyd also tells a story of some difficulties with getting her Olympic bronze medal through airport security coming home from Rio. See more exclusive interviews during "Pac-12 Sports Report" on Thursdays, Fridays and...

WATCH: Cal Football: Golden Bears Fight For California In Sydney

Via California Golden Bears Athletics
August 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Football Down Under: Looking back at college football overseas

On Saturday, August 27th, California and Hawaii will launch the 2016 college football season when they meet in Sydney, Australia. That's right: Sydney, Australia. There has been a push to put a bowl game in Australia for a few years. Melbourne had applied to host the Melbourne Bowl but the NCAA put a freeze on adding new bowl games until 2019. There have been so many bowl games added...
Via Yardbarker
August 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Cal, Hawaii arrive for opening US college football game

SYDNEY (AP) A chartered Boeing 777 touched down at Sydney airport on Monday morning, delivering the California Golden Bears and team officials for their much-anticipated opening college football game of the season on Saturday against Hawaii. The 14-hour flight left San Francisco a bit late, just after midnight Saturday night. The 100-plus players and coach Sonny Dykes missed the...
Via Associated Press
August 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Muhammad Ali's grandson headed to Cal to play football

Float like a butterfly, sting like a Golden Bear? Biaggio Ali-Walsh, Muhammad Ali’s 17-year-old grandson, has committed to play football at Cal, he announced on his Twitter page Sunday. I've discussed with my family and I am blessed to say I am committed to California Berkeley!! #GoBears pic.twitter.com/MYXUvLDfkz — BIAGGIO ALI WALSH (@BiaggioAli1234) August 14, 2016 Ali...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Watch Cal 5-Star Freshman WR Demetris Robertson Land 63-Inch Box Jump

The California Golden Bears may have had to wait until May of this year to land their highest-rated recruit for the 2016 cycle, but it appears five-star true freshman wide receiver Demtris Robertson was well worth the wait.  This weekend, Cal’s strength and conditioning coach posted this awesome video to Instagram of the No. 1 wide receiver in the country casually landing a 63...
Via College Spun
June 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Celtics considering Jaylen Brown at No. 3

A dark horse has emerged from the shadows for consideration by the Boston Celtics with the No. 3 overall draft pick: Cal forward Jaylen Brown. According to a report by Chad Ford of ESPN on Saturday, Brown may be rising in the draft after a strong showing in workouts, and the Celtics are “seriously considering” taking him at No. 3. Brown, 19, averaged 14.6 points per game, 5...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Kentucky's Lee Transferring To Cal

Former Kentucky power forward/center Marcus Lee is transferring to Cal, according to multiple reports.  CBSSports’ Jon Rothstein broke the news on Twitter.  BREAKING: Kentucky transfer Marcus Lee has committed to Cal, sources told @CBSSports. — Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) June 12, 2016 Lee played in all 36 games for the Wildcats this season, making 20 starts. He averaged...
Via College Spun
June 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Sam Bradford not interested in playing for Chip Kelly, Jets not interested in him

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford is disgruntled in the wake of his team’s trade up to No. 2, presumably for a quarterback. He is demanding a trade, but there are two teams that don’t appear to be a fit, despite the fact both need a franchise passer. The New York Jets still need to figure out their quarterback situation but are reportedly are not interested, per...
Via Sportsnaut
April 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Jared Goff: It would be great to play for the 49ers

The University of California held its pro day in the Bay Area on Friday. Among those NFL teams with the biggest presence in Berkeley were the San Francisco 49ers. With 49ers head coach Chip Kelly in attendance, Goff reportedly dominated the workout, further cementing his status as a potential top 10 pick in next month’s draft. A local boy, Goff grew up about 20 miles north of...
Via Sportsnaut
March 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Cal PG Tyrone Wallace Out For NCAA Tournament After Breaking Hand Wednesday

Cal point guard Tyrone Wallace, who suffered a broken right (non-shooting) hand in practice yesterday, will miss the entire NCAA Tournament, the program confirmed via press release.  No. 4 seed California confirms Tyrone Wallace is out with broken hand. @CurtoWorld weeps. pic.twitter.com/RsFZsuOt8x — Tim Booth (@ByTimBooth) March 17, 2016 This is a huge blow for the Bears,...
Via College Spun
March 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Cal fires assistant coach accused of sexual harassment

While Cal’s men’s basketball program will begin preparing for the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, Yann Hufnagel will instead be looking to defend himself in a sexual harassment investigation that has cost him his job with the program. The university released a statement Monday stating Hufnagel has been let go following an investigation into his alleged violation of the school’s...
Via The Comeback
March 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Bill Walton gave pregame pep talk to UCLA rival Cal

Bill Walton might find himself viewed as an enemy among UCLA fans after turning on his alma mater by delivering a pregame pep talk to one of the Bruins’ opponents this week. Walton called the UCLA-Cal basketball game for ESPN2 on Thursday, a game which Cal won 75-63. It turns out the Golden Bears had some motivation from Big Red. From the game recap: California raced out to...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Jared Goff 'not worried' about being drafted by Browns

The Cleveland Browns have traditionally been a place where highly-touted young quarterback careers go to die, but that isn’t worrying Jared Goff. Goff is one of the consensus top quarterbacks in the 2016 draft. The Browns hold the number two pick, and there is a belief that Cleveland will go quarterback. So is he afraid of what might become of him if he winds up in Cleveland?...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 15, 2016  |  Discuss

University of California admits liability in death of football player

The University of California-Berkeley has admitted liability in the 2014 death of a Golden Bear football player. Ted Agu, a walk-on defensive lineman, died Feb. 7, 2014, following a conditioning workout in which players had to repeatedly sprint up and down a hill while jointly holding a rope. Following Agu’s death, his family brought a wrongful death lawsuit against the school...
Via The Comeback
January 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Armed Forces Bowl: Jared Goff declares his readiness for the NFL

The California Golden Bears didn’t get everything they wanted this season, but they did make a bowl game, marking a modest but real step forward for the program. The man at the heart of this improvement project in Berkeley was Jared Goff. He dazzled in September, especially when he rang up 45 points on a Charlie Strong- and Vance Bedford-coached Texas defense in the belly of the...
Via The Student Section
December 29, 2015  |  Discuss
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