Will Kapp and the Cal football team and running into a 2-7 Oregon State team on Saturday.

Pac-12 Power Rankings: Week 10

No. 1: Stanford (9-0, 7-0) Still stuck at No. 4, Stanford couldn’t leapfrog one-loss Alabama in the BCS rankings. No. 7 Oregon (sixth in the AP poll, three places behind the Cardinal) getting slighted by a convoluted formula could be a moot point. A victory at home over the Ducks
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WHAT: Football at UCLAWHERE: Rose Bowl, LAWHEN: Saturday, October 29, 2011

Pac-12 Power Rankings: Week 9

No. 1: Stanford (8-0, 6-0) Now wasn’t that fun? Stanford proved that it is resilient, talented and now a major contender for the national championship. USC played the Cardinal hard. Really hard. Triple-overtime hard. But great teams respond to the other teams’ best effort and still find a way to
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Conference Questions

What quarterback should start on Saturday for Oregon? Darron Thomas, even if he allegedly smokes weed in speeding vehicles with Cliff Harris, is the recognized Oregon starting quarterback. He was the guy who led the team to the national title game last season and was one of the best performers
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Cal and Utah are in a mad scramble to stay relevant in the middle of the Pac-12.

Pac-12 Power Rankings: Week 8

No. 1: Stanford (7-0, 5-0) Oklahoma and Wisconsin both fell from the lofty perch of the undefeated, which meant the Cardinal’s BCS Championship hopes suddenly got much, much better. Stanford has talent everywhere on the offense, which could be enough for quarterback Andrew Luck to run through the rest of
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Cal managed 329 total offensive yards against USC, 16 more yards than the Trojans logged.

Pac-12 Power Rankings: Week 7

NORTH DIVISION No. 1: Stanford (6-0, 4-0) It’s always a nice compliment for a team to be known as a “second half team.” Stanford is something more than that. The Cardinal are second-half slayers. They eradicate, exterminate and extinguish any semblance of hope that the opposition has of putting on
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Five turnovers sink Bears against Trojans

SAN FRANCISCO — Zach Maynard and the Cal football team were stationed on the 10-yard line with perhaps the most necessary first-and-goal they had seen all season. With 55 ticks left in the first half, USC had already tossed up an effortless 20-0 lead. So Maynard lines up, takes the
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Not warfare, but fanfare

In Don DeLillo’s “End Zone,” one of the characters remarks halfway through the novel that there is no need to metaphorically confuse football with warfare. The waving banners, bands and hordes of screaming fans do not recall military imagery, he says, and the warriors charging and bleeding up and down
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The many faces of Lane Kiffin.

A day in the life of Lane Kiffin

DISCLAIMER!!! This story is purely a work of fiction and satire. 8:03 a.m. Lane Kiffin, the USC football team’s 36-year-old head coach, wakes up early after a long night of work and goes for a jog with his dog. After charging two miles uphill, he yells at the lagging canine
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