The Tedford era

From ascent to descent, a look at Jeff Tedford's last 11 years at the helm of the Cal football program

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The Era Begins In December 2001, Jeff Tedford inherits from former coach Tom Holmoe a Cal football program that went 1-10 in 2001 and hadn’t earned a winning season since 1993. In Tedford’s first game at the helm, the Bears blow out Baylor, 70-22. Tedford later takes the team to
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Cal embarks NCAA journey at Malibu

There may be no place like home, but the Bears will not let that bother them. Though the No. 23 Cal women’s soccer team was expected to host its first round game of the NCAA tournament, the team instead travels to Malibu, Calif. to face No. 22 Pepperdine on Saturday
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Veterans Bears open season against Lehigh

After a top-15 preseason ranking, the Cal women’s basketball team has a lot of hype to live up to. A win against Lehigh should get the ball rolling. The No. 13 Bears will host the Mountain Hawks on Friday night at 7 p.m. in Haas Pavilion in their season opener.
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Down and Out: Richard Rodgers recovers from setback

Richard Rodgers knows exactly where’s he going, and he’s not afraid to talk about it. “That’s what I’m here at Cal for,” Rodgers says. “They send players to the NFL.” The sophomore is an anomaly at the tight end position. At 6-foot-4 and 265 pounds, his size generally implies he
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Roadrunners to be first roadkill for Bears

Both the Cal men’s basketball team and CSU Bakersfield lost in the first round of the postseason last year. That’s about where the similarities end. Just over 2,000 fans were on hand to witness the Roadrunners’ six-point loss to Utah State in the Postseason Tournament. The Bears, meanwhile, fell
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Sophomore linebacker Chris McCain wants to be a businessman after his playing career is over. Not a fan of the corporate America life, McCain says he may open a restaurant and for sure will own a couple of gyms.

Fired up, ready to go: Chris McCain channels his emotions

A self-proclaimed problem child, Chris McCain has grown up to become a leader at Cal

Moments before Cal ran onto the field at The Horseshoe to challenge No. 12 Ohio State, Christian Cornelius McCain addressed his team in the locker room. With the fervor of an army commander heading into battle, he promised his teammates that he would fight for them and put his body
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Cal living on a prayer for postseason

As the boat sinks and the water rises, the Cal men’s soccer team is gasping for air. Nonetheless, it’s still kicking, and for the players and coaches that’s enough reason to believe in a NCAA tournament berth come next week. The Bears’ two-month long campaign comes to an end on
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