Evan Walbridge

The other side

Ryan McKinley and Matt Wiegand have big-time coaching dreams. To get there, they’re working 19-hour days for almost no pay.

It is 1 a.m., and Matt Wiegand is still stuck in the trailers by Witter Rugby Field. His office measures roughly 12 square feet of shared space, stuffed with two desks and bracketed by a pair of X-and-O-covered whiteboards. In about an hour, he’ll be free to drive the four
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Danielle Alojado

Scouting report on Stanford

The Daily Cal sports staff shares its thoughts on the past, present and future of Stanford University.

The origins of the university The death of Leland Stanford’s only son presented the tycoon with an opportunity. All the other robber barons in the League of Rich Ass Gentlemen had grand memorials, and J.P. Morgan’s smack-talking was getting annoying. Stanford’s horse farm, where he used to trip out on
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11/5 Cal vs. Washington Football

Cal won’t need luck to topple Cardinal, reclaim axe

Sean Cattouse admits he has seen it. It’s not something he necessarily chooses to watch, but he’s seen the replay a few times. Here’s the scenario: It’s the first quarter of Big Game 2010, and Stanford has the ball on its own 21-yard line, up 3-0. On third-and-five, quarterback Andrew
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No need to fear, Underdog Bears are here

In one soon-to-be iconic photo, our very own Sean Goebel captured the essence of Berkeley in one of its finest moments. With heralded professor Robert Reich on the microphone before thousands of listeners, Reich addressed an attentive crowd about the importance of strength, solidarity and the role of public education.
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Marvin Jones and the Bears are ranked fifth in this week's Pac-12 Power Rankings after an eventful weekend for the conference.

Pac-12 Power Rankings: Week 11

No. 1: Oregon (9-1, 7-0) Chip Kelly is the best coach in college football and a loss to open the season will likely derail a team that should compete for the national championship. Donning black helmets and black socks in the fashion of Darth Vader, the Ducks showed off their
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Take it, Isi

Isi is short for Isileli. It’s an island name, Isi Sofele says, and translates to Israel. That’s not surprising. After all, Sofele sure seemed like he was running to the promised land on Saturday night. There’s just something special about this junior tailback. He sprinted and darted, surged and slowed,
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Oregon D versus Cal Offense

Bears run past Beavers to gain bowl eligibility

SAN FRANCISCO — The Cal football team wasn’t perfect on Saturday night, but bowl berths are not priced for perfection. Six wins is all that’s asked, so with a 23-6 victory over Oregon State that was relentless if unspectacular, the Bears extended their schedule to 13 games. Along the way,
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Football vs Colorado State University 9/10/11

Live Blog: Cal vs. Oregon State

Follow along as the Daily Cal football beat writers give play-by-play and analysis of the Cal-Oregon State game live from AT&T Park in San Francisco.

Between football and classes, Cal receiver Marvin Jones spends his time with his girlfriend, Jazmyn, and two sons. He says marriage is on the horizon, but he's keeping the specifics under wraps: "It might be soon."

Go father, go further

Only 21 years old, Marvin Jones has become a great dad.

Interstate 5 is one of the arteries of West Coast traffic, a mighty vein chugging through Los Angeles, Sacramento, Seattle. It is where trucks run from the Mexican to Canadian border, where commuting minivans shoot through twisting highway junctions. But when it hugs the edge of California’s Central Valley, the
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Football Feature of Will Kapp

Wild thing

Will Kapp rattles bones on the field, feasting for contact on special teams and at fullback. In the classroom, he prefers not to pick fights.

With the ball in the air, Will Kapp came charging down the field at full-speed. The special teams demon found his man clad in powder blue. The two collided full force, head-to-head. Kapp doesn’t say anything as he runs back to the sideline. He didn’t have to. “He had blood
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