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Come together

Strength coach Mike Blasquez has brought a new philosophy to the Bears, and they are stronger for it.

When the Cal football team practices, nearly every member of the team dresses in similar fashion. Each player dons a polyester shirt; it might be blue, white or black, perhaps sleeveless, but the same words stretch over every chest: TEAM MATTERS. So the Bears are uniformed now, even out of
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No fear

Freshman cornerback Stefan McClure's rough performance against Oregon on national TV did not deter him. He came back the next week and helped shut down Robert Woods.

At two and a half, Stefan McClure had already learned how to ride a bicycle without training wheels. In the following few years, the future Cal cornerback became something of a daredevil. One time, he rode his bike down a hill with no hands. He crashed, of course, and scraped
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The route less traveled

Cal wide receivers coach Eric Kiesau went from Corporate America to a series of college football teams before resettling in Berkeley.

Eight minutes. A decent amount of time to show up before an appointment or the amount of time for a daily abs workout if you purchase videos from infomercials. It should take you about eight minutes to read this story. It’s 10:18 a.m. The air horn blares and practice ends.
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The Bears are sixth in the Pac-12 in scoring offense, averaging 30.3 points per game.

Cal hosts Utah in battle for first conference win

When shoulder surgery sidelined quarterback Jordan Wynn for the season, the Utah football team was forced to turn to Jon Hays, a junior transfer out of Butte College. That school’s most famous alum? Former Cal signal-caller Aaron Rodgers. Unfortunately for the Utes (3-3, 0-3 in the Pac-12), who head to
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The price is wrong in QB duel

Hays-Maynard. Two names that could sell Daewoos but not Chryslers, shrimp poppers but not scallops, Lenovos but not Macs. It’s the Tuesday Night Atlantic City undercard, the Billy Ray Cyrus opening act, the 1:30 matinee of anything starring Tara Reid. You’ll probably see something unusual, get maybe a cheap laugh
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Cal returns trophy, hopes to bring it back to Berkeley

Everyone enjoys winning trophies, but sometimes greatness can be a burden … especially if you have to lug your awards roughly 800 miles, as the Cal men’s tennis team must do this weekend. After earning both the doubles championship and the overall team award at the 2010 USTA/ITA Northwest Regional
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