Homecoming 2011 Feature Photos: Zach Maynard, Isi Sofele, Sean C

Guess who’s Zach

Zach Maynard's stats won't blow anyone away, but the junior transfer has still changed the face of the Cal football team.

Zach Maynard’s favorite memory involves snow — lots of snow. It was a cold North Carolina winter, and he and his brother, Keenan, were playing in their grandmother’s backyard. A cardboard box was lying around, so they broke it down into makeshift snowboards to see who could slide down the
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Jonathan Kuperberg

USC wide receiver not dead wood

Following a losing season in 2010 and in the midst of a 2011 campaign that doesn’t seem that much more promising, Cal football fans can still take solace in one person — Keenan Allen. The sophomore wide receiver has lived up to his five-star billing so far in the season’s
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Bears’ defense not out of Woods just yet

With one of the conference’s most prolific offenses coming to town in the middle of the week, the Cal defense has to complete one task: not get lost in the Woods. Playing on its second consecutive Thursday night, the Cal football team (3-2, 0-2 in the Pac-12) welcomes USC —
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Oregon quarterback  Darron Thomas completed 13 of 25 attempts. He threw for 198 yards and three touchdowns.

Pac-12 Power Rankings: Week 6

NORTH DIVISION No. 1: Stanford (5-0, 3-0) It wasn’t a surprise that the Cardinal beat Colorado on Saturday. Nor was the margin, 48-7, a surprise either. Stanford continues to steamroll every team it plays and, well, the Buffaloes don’t exactly inspire fear, especially on the road. Andrew Luck played like
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Conference Questions

Does Arizona have the worst defense in the Pac-12? In short, yes, and it’s really not close. The Wildcats have been bad on both sides of the ball in 2011, but the defense has been especially terrible. The squad is surrendering 37.5 points per game and is allowing almost 500
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Ducks take flight in second half to crush Bears

EUGENE, Ore. — After being obliterated 48-14 at USC last season, a beleaguered Jeff Tedford told reporters that he was proud that his team “won the second half” after trailing by 42 points at halftime. While Tedford did not proclaim a first-half victory in Thursday night’s 43-15 loss at the hands
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Just how loud is Autzen Stadium?

J. Brady McCollough, a former reporter at The Michigan Daily, once wrote this of Oregon’s home field: “Autzen Stadium is where great teams go to die.” He penned those words after the No. 22 Ducks upset the fifth-ranked Wolverines, 31-27. It was Sept. 20, 2003, only the stadium’s 10th game
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