Pac-12 Power Rankings: Week 12

No. 1: Oregon (9-2, 7-1) Voters must not watch Pac-12 games. That’s the only explanation for the Ducks falling behind Stanford in the latest AP and BCS rankings. Oregon has two losses to the Cardinal’s one, but the first came against LSU, the best team in the country, and the
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Bears can redeem themselves on ESPN

The Worldwide Leader has not been good to the Cal football team. This fall, ESPN has broadcast three Cal games. The first two, both slotted into barren Thursday nights, saw the Bears blown out by Oregon and USC in back-to-back weeks. (Cumulative score: 73-24.) Both programs are at the top
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Fresh off three devilish defeats, ASU hosts Cal

Arizona State flopped. The Sun Devils lost the Territorial Cup at home to Arizona, fell one game behind UCLA in the Pac-12 standings and dropped its third consecutive game despite being favored in each. The Cal football team impressed. The Bears fell just short of defeating their heavily favored archrival,
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Big Game loss still encouraging

STANFORD, Calif. — Cal fans really couldn’t have asked for more. Is that an acceptable thing to say? There are no such things as moral victories, and the Cal football team admitted as much after its 31-28 defeat. The Bears sniffed blood, but fell short of the actual ‘W.’ The
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Cal comeback falls short in Big Game

STANFORD, Calif. — As the remains of the Stanford student section emptied onto the field to rejoice with the team and paw at the victory axe, the Cal football team slogged out of a soaked Stanford Stadium just thinking about the little things. Though it may have been the Bears’
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Live Blog: Cal vs. Stanford

Follow along as the Daily Cal football beat writers give play-by-play and analysis of the Cal-Stanford Big Game live from Stanford Stadium in Stanford, Calif.  

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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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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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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Cal won’t need luck to topple Cardinal, reclaim axe

Sean Cattouse admits he has seen it. It’s not something he necessarily chooses to watch, but he’s seen the replay a few times. Here’s the scenario: It’s the first quarter of Big Game 2010, and Stanford has the ball on its own 21-yard line, up 3-0. On third-and-five, quarterback Andrew
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