Position Preview: Offensive Line

The Year That Was The boys up front were as inconsistent as the rest of Cal’s offense in 2010. They helped running back Shane Vereen surpass the 1,000-yard mark on the ground — though he often had to work for those gains. That doesn’t paint the whole picture, however. When
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Position Preview: Receivers

The Year That Was When Keenan Allen put on an opening-day show against UC Davis, it looked like the Bears had the makings of a top-flight receiving tandem. And while Allen and Marvin Jones were both steady in 2010, you had the feeling that the fall could have featured more.
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Position Preview: Running Back

The Year That Was Shane Vereen was very good, as everyone expected. At times, he was Cal’s only semblance of an offense. Those times increased in frequency after October, after senior quarterback Kevin Riley’s season-ending injury at Oregon State.

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Almost Famous

With the London Olympics a year away, Nathan Adrian is on the edge of glory. And he's the last to know it.

Editor: Hey, we need to run a feature soon. Got any ideas? Katie: I just realized we’ve never written one on Nathan Adrian. How could that be? The guy’s one of the most decorated athletes in Cal history. I’m looking at his bio right now: 11 national championships, seven conference
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American resilience bodes well for future

Press Room Banter

I was at the 1999 Women’s World Cup Final. In sweltering heat and sun, I watched 14 women fight through 120 minutes of soccer only to decide the game with penalty kicks. Though it featured no goals, the match was the single most inspiring and exciting sporting event I have
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The Week(est) Links: Nostalgia Edition

Visit our football blog every Friday for a round-up of the week’s news about the Pac-12 and college football. With the Pac-12 era officially beginning this summer, the folks over at the University of Arizona’s Daily Wildcat have put together a list of the Pac-10 era’s top moments, players and
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Position Preview: Defensive Line

The Year That Was Cal’s defense excelled in 2010, and All-Pac-10 defensive end Cameron Jordan was a primary reason why. He had 62 tackles, 12.5 for a loss and 5.5 sacks his senior season. Jordan, along with fellow starting end Ernest Owusu and nose tackle Derrick Hill, anchored the Bears’
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Position Preview: Linebackers

The Year That Was New defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast brought some aggression to the Cal defense, and it resulted in a team that produced the second-most sacks in the Pac-10, up from fourth a year prior. (The Bears’ 34 sacks was behind only Stanford’s 36, and the Cardinal played an
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DeSean’s return or Marshawn’s run?

Before Abby Wambach’s last-minute goal for the U.S. women’s national team made it all moot, two former Cal stars were in the running for Best Play at the ESPYs. First, there’s DeSean Jackson’s scintillating last-second punt return that shell-shocked the New York Giants and — even more impressively — elicited signs
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Cal pitching coach leaves for USC

Hubbs takes same position at alma mater

Looks like there’s no place like home — not even a miraculous season that ended in Omaha. Less than a month after the Cal baseball team exited the College World Series, pitching coach Dan Hubbs is returning to USC, where he took the mound from 1990 to 1993. Hubbs will
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