Players to watch: Isi Sofele, Henna Brown

Isi Sofele, Cal running back A 1,300-yard rusher the season before and a presumed competitor for the best back in the conference, Isi Sofele failed to make a dent on last Saturday’s game against Nevada. Sofele only secured five carries all game, as the Cal offense was playing catch-up from
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Senior quarterback Zach Maynard was disappointed after the game, but he kept his head — and hair — held high.

Maynard Mondays: Week 1

There’s been a lot of talk about Zach Maynard’s first quarter suspension in Saturday’s 31-24 season-opening loss to Nevada. Why the first quarter and not the rest of the game? Why not give other players more notice? Why suspend him at all? We don’t know everything that went into head coach Jeff Tedford’s decision to sit Maynard. Here’s what we do know.
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More improvements of Memorial Stadium’s renovation

Berkeley-based Meyer Sound “invented” a sound system specifically for the stadium. Before, poles protruded from the field, throwing sound back to the spectators as well as the surrounding community. But Meyer designed a custom sound system, which is located at the back of the bowl and projects sound in.
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The Bears and the Huskies will face off on Nov. 2 at Memorial Stadium. The game will mark the first time that Sarkisian and Lupoi set foot on Cal turf since their departures.

Steve Sarkisian and Tosh Lupoi want you to hate them even more

Apparently Washington head coach Steve Sarkisian loves making people angry. At a recent pep rally, Sarkisian forgot to follow the “if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all” rule, making plenty of disparaging remarks about Berkeley. You can download and listen to the audio here.
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Zach Maynard is entering his senior year and second season as Cals starting quarterback.

Maynard Mondays: Preseason speculation

Welcome to the inaugural edition of Maynard Mondays, where we’ll track senior quarterback Zach Maynard’s development on the field, improvement in accuracy and decision-making and growth of his neckbeard and frohawk. Maynard came in last season as a junior transfer from Buffalo, winning the starting job at the end of
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Senior running back Isi Sofele leads a veteran group of returning starters at skill positions. Special teams, where punter Bryan Anger and kicker Giorgio Tavecchio must be replaced, is more of a question mark.

Cal football depth chart announced

What follows is the Cal football team’s current two-deep depth chart. Obviously, things could change before the Sept. 1 season opener against Nevada, but this is how everyone stacks up at the moment. Starters are in bold. Offense: QB: Zach Maynard, Sr.; Allan Bridgford, Jr. TB: Isi Sofele, Sr.; C.J.
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The Bears and the Huskies will face off on Nov. 2 at Memorial Stadium. The game will mark the first time that Sarkisian and Lupoi set foot on Cal turf since their departures.

Cal’s first four games to be televised

Pac-12 Networks will air three of Bears' first four games, ABC to televise Cal's battle with Ohio State

When the Cal football team opens up the 2012 season, the renovated Memorial Stadium will be showcased on a brand new network. The Pac-12 Networks —which will launch on Aug. 15 and consist of a national network and six regional feeds of coverage for conference teams and universities — will
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Maynard recorded seven sacks this Saturday against USC.

Notes from spring practice: Stadium will be game ready

With games at AT&T park a distant nightmare, Memorial Stadium is on pace to be ready for the 2012 football season. While the stadium will not be completely operational for Cal’s Sept. 1 home opener against Nevada, it will be able to host a football game. As of now, the
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Football vs. Washington

Keenan Allen out for spring practice

Keenan Allen probably wasn’t going to get too many reps during spring practice. Now, the star wide receiver won’t be getting any. Allen is scheduled for ankle surgery on Thursday and will miss all of spring practice, head coach Jeff Tedford tweeted on Wednesday.