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What needs to happen for Cal to beat the Ducks

For the Bears, this year’s college football season has been magical. It’s been insane. And for the first time in many, many years, Cal fans have a true — based in fact — hope that the Bears’ can make a bowl game, that the program is really moving in the Read More…

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Can Cal go bowling?

For Christmas in 2008, my parents surprised me with a ticket to the Emerald Bowl, which was being played just two short days later between Cal and a relatively mediocre Miami team. That Saturday, three of my friends and I squished into the back of a truck and drove roughly Read More…

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Cal football narrowly falls to UCLA, 36-34

It was 2nd and 7 on the UCLA 36, and the Bears trailed by two. There was a TV timeout, so on the sidelines the coaches were talking about what the next play was going to be. They wanted to get the ball to about the 25-yard line to set Read More…

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Still room for optimism

It was all good just a week ago. Jared Goff was dealing. Daniel Lasco became a big-play threat, adding a dynamic running game to the Bear Raid. Trevor Davis is a fast person. And the defense, although it gave up big numbers, had reasons to be optimistic. Griffin Piatt had Read More…

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Revisiting Joe Roth’s legacy

In every photo I’ve seen, Joe Roth wears this whimsical, genuine smile on his face. It’s the kind of broad, generous grin few people can wear naturally. I’m a 21-year-old college student who was born 15 years after Roth died. I can’t pretend to have known him, but in every Read More…