Lupoi’s absence haunts Bears’ defense

When defensive line coach Tosh Lupoi left Cal to take the same position at Washington, he didn’t just leave his former team devoid of a head recruiter. Heading into the 2012 season, Cal’s defensive line was unanimously considered to be the clear strength of the team. With a core of
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Jonathan Kuperberg

After Tosh jumped ship, Cal has failed to right it

Tosh. Pronounced: tôsh. Noun: a traitor, someone who prioritizes money and yachts above loyalty. Adjective: smug, brazenly self-righteous. Verb: To double-cross someone or something. If you were to type “Tosh” in Urban Dictionary, you’d probably come up with something like that, an angst-filled definition written by a diehard Cal fan
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Brother Jordan, left, and Tyler Rigsbee make up two-fifths of the offensive line. Tyler, a redshirt senior, helped teach the playbook to Jordan, a redshirt freshman.

He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother: Jordan Rigsbee’s growth alongside his brother

If not for his brother's tutelage, freshman left guard Jordan Rigsbee might not be starting next to him.

In 1998, Craig Rigsbee, head coach of the Butte College football team, took his squad on a field trip. The Roadrunners traveled three hours south to Berkeley, where they, along with Rigsbee’s sons Jordan, 5, and Tyler, 8, attended a Cal football practice to see the speed and discipline of
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Left side, strong side: Tyler Rigsbee’s final season at Cal

For Tyler Rigsbee, football is more than a passion — it's a way of life. But come December, he's ready to leave it behind for a radical change.

In Memorial Stadium, Tyler Rigsbee and the rest of the offensive linemen huddle around a bench on Cal’s southeast sideline when they aren’t on the field. They stake that bench as their territory, and they wait out the defensive drives. More often than not these days, each defensive effort feels
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Allen’s injury to pay the price for Cal

When it rains, it pours. “Keenan won’t play against Washington,” said head coach Jeff Tedford. “We’ll continue to evaluate him on a weekly basis.” After suffering one of the worst losses of Tedford’s career last Saturday against Utah and virtually eliminating itself from bowl contention, the Cal football team added
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Bears hope to start walking the talk at Oregon

The Cal volleyball team has had the same postgame talk over and over. After every loss, they preach to one another that things must change, things must get better. “We are still having the same conversations about work ethic and discipline,” senior Kat Brown said. However, the words seem to
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Cal welcomes defending champs Stanford at Edwards

The defending national champions and unanimous No. 1 team in the nation. A spotless conference record this season with victories against the No. 2 and 3 teams in the nation. That’s what the Cal women’s soccer team faces on Sunday against its indomitable rival Stanford at Edwards Stadium. But despite
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