Measuring Success

The Victory Lap

Alaina Getzenburg_online

An underdog story can never be told too many times. Someone getting an opportunity that seemed improbable is the oft-told tale that never gets old. Athletes seem to be the perfect examples for these stories to be told. We’ve all heard about the “Cinderella-like” student-athletes being “saved” or given a
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All in given time

During a bye-week in 2002, then-Cal football head coach Jeff Tedford took a recruiting visit to Butte Community College in Oroville, California, where he and his staff were recruiting Butte tight end Garrett Cross. At Butte, he discovered an undervalued Chico-native who became the Bears’ starting quarterback for the 2003-04
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It’s the Big Game, but not a Big Rivalry Anymore

Bitter rivalries tend to bring out the worst in people, pushing them to their breaking points. But in a healthy rivalry, in its rare occurrence, mutual respect for the other party can be motivational, or even inspiring, with each party pushing the other toward greater levels of achievement. In recent
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Who let the Dawgs win?

Obviously, just about everyone expected No. 5 Washington to beat the Cal football team with ease Saturday, and the Huskies did just that, winning 66-27. But how did we get here? This wasn’t Cal coming up short against a team it’s traditionally been dominated by, such as USC. Instead, this
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Q&A with NFL Network’s Mike Silver

The Daily Californian talked to former Daily Cal sports editor Mike Silver who now works for NFL Network and previously worked for Sports Illustrated. We discussed the Super Bowl, his time at UC Berkeley and the Cal football team. Silver is hosting a Super Bowl Kick-Off party and football panel
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