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The end is in sight for Cal

Jeff Tedford had more excuses than answers following Saturday’s loss. The Cal football team’s head coach continued to attribute the 49-27 loss predominantly to the 21 points the Bears gave away to Utah on two kickoff returns for touchdowns and scoop fumble for a touchdown. But Cal was down 42-13
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Jonathan Kuperberg

An end to more than bowl hopes

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — Jeff Tedford preached leadership after Saturday’s game. At least that is what he told reporters after Cal’s second straight loss left the squad needing to win out to make a bowl. “It’s gonna take leadership from everyone,” he said. On defense, the Bears’ emotional leader
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Don’t quiver in fear in front of the Tree

It’s that time of year, Cal fans: Big Game time. The Bay Area’s most expensive Junior University currently sits at No. 22 in the AP rankings after dropping a close game to Notre Dame last week. But just like the school they represent, the Cardinal look to be a little
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Players to watch: The ground, Joseph Fauria

The ground, Cal The ground is a critical element of Saturday’s game for the Bears. Quarterback Zach Maynard has spent a lot of time there the past few weeks. With a porous offensive line, Maynard has been sacked 22 times the last three games. He’s also been inaccurate, missing on
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Jonathan Kuperberg

Bears’ boulevard of broken dreams

This was supposed to be my “Fire Jeff Tedford” column after Cal’s 27-17 loss dropped the squad to 1-4, the worst start in the Tedford era. But it isn’t. This was supposed to be my “Replace Zach Maynard with Zach Kline” column after Maynard threw incomplete passes on 19-of-28 attempts,
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Quarterback Zach Maynard took six sacks on the day in Cal's 27-17 loss to Arizona State.

Bears fork over loss to Sun Devils

First conference home game results in defeat for Bears and stymies bowl hopes.

Isi Sofele took a handoff from the Cal 31-yard line with three and a half minutes remaining in the second quarter. A score would have given the Bears a halftime advantage and placed them in prime position to secure their first conference victory. But Sofele fumbled the ball, and the
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