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Ending the cycle

Two events occurred this week that left Pac-12 football teams in the news for reasons that could not have been predicted just a month ago — two events that are linked because of the fact that they exemplify the birth of hope and how that very hope often burns out
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Cal coach Sonny Dykes at the press conference after signing 21 recruits on National Signing Day.

Sonny Dykes reportedly joining TCU’s staff in undetermined role

What a difference a week makes. One week after being fired as Cal football’s head coach, Texas native Sonny Dykes is heading to TCU. As reported by, Dykes will be joining the Horned Frogs in an undetermined role. While offensive coordinator would make sense after TCU lost co-offensive coordinator
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Sonny Dykes should have been gone a while ago

Sonny Dykes is gone. And despite his best efforts to find another job these last few years, he didn’t leave of his own accord. Instead, Dykes was fired Sunday, bringing an end to a tenure that can most charitably be described as tumultuous. Even with all the people thanking Dykes
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The fight for a field

$7 million, 2 Title IX investigations and a damaged women’s field hockey program

In 2013, the UC Berkeley field hockey team was kicked off its longtime home, Maxwell Family Field, by Cal Athletics. Today, the team plays at Underhill Field, a converted recreational field lacking permanent bathrooms, storage, stands or a press platform.
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