Where the real game was on Saturday

In good traffic, it only takes 20 minutes to get from the Rose Bowl to the L.A. Coliseum. Twenty minutes. Not very much time. Not very far to go. But when pondering what happened on Saturday evening, the two venues might as well be universes apart. Cal was the metaphorical
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Conference Questions

What quarterback should start on Saturday for Oregon? Darron Thomas, even if he allegedly smokes weed in speeding vehicles with Cliff Harris, is the recognized Oregon starting quarterback. He was the guy who led the team to the national title game last season and was one of the best performers
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Michael sports

Enough of Tebow

How do you feel now, Tim Tebow? Yeah, you thought you could trick us into thinking you could actually hang around with the big boys. Some garbage time points against a slumping San Diego squad, a come-from-behind victory versus the hapless Dolphins. If you gave a half-decent performance against a
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Cal can’t defend home court in weekend sweep

With the Cal volleyball team down two sets to none, outside hitter Tarah Murrey exorcised some frustration by pulverizing a ball into the hardwood for a kill — pushing the Bears’ lead in the third set to 18-11 over USC. The Bears appeared to be in complete control of the
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Jonathan Kuperberg

The sound of silence shoots through Cal postgame

PASADENA, Calif. — Left hand in his pocket, right arm leaning on the podium, Jeff Tedford stood silently Saturday evening, wearied and forlorn. Asked about a quarterback change for next week after current starter Zach Maynard threw four picks in Cal’s 31-14 loss, the head coach chewed his gum and
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Cal pumps up second half against Irvine

It was hard to tell if that first goal of the day came as a surprise to the No. 4 Cal men’s water polo team. Either way, less than two minutes into the first quarter, the ball sailed past Cal’s goalie into the back of the net, giving one of
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Injuries lead to early end of St. Mary’s run for Cal

Despite coming off a promising performance last weekend, the Cal men’s tennis team was plagued with injuries and other misfortunes while competing in this weekend’s St. Mary’s Gael Classic. Only four Bears players, including two freshmen, were in attendance at the tournament. Junior Riki McLachlan reached the furthest point of
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My bad

Pendergast spills the beans on Kendrick's surgery

The Cal players and coaches didn’t seem to be on the same page in the UCLA’s 31-14 pistol-whipping of the Bears on Saturday. Apparently the coaches weren’t on the same page with each other either.