Tony Zhou

Barrel of laughs

Freshman defensive lineman Viliami Moala’s nickname may be Tiny, but the impact of his joking and laughter isn’t.

There’s something about a nickname that is inherently ironic yet totally fits the subject. Viliami Moala is not Tiny, but his nickname is. The freshman defensive lineman is 6-foot-2 and 350 pounds. His calves are wider than some babies. The width of his upper arms seem to stretch for miles.
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Michael Gethers

Boom goes the dynamite

The cannon blast is a heralded tradition of Cal home games. With games at AT&T Park this year, cannoneers Katie Miller and Jackson Jewett shoot confetti out of the iconic cannon.

Armed with a gas mask, a .45 caliber revolver and a treaty drafted by an Alameda County judge, Cal student Mike Lee stepped out of his car in the Castle Lanes Bowling Alley parking lot ready to resolve the damn thing. It was the eve of the 1964 Big Game,
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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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