Bears in the Pros

Aaron Rodgers: Rodgers is far and away the greatest Cal football alumni currently in the NFL, mostly because he is arguably the NFL’s best player. Drafted 24th by the Packers in 2005, Rodgers sat behind Brett Favre for the first three years of his career. In 2008, he gained the
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Hope is a good thing for Cal fans

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Hope is a funny thing. It’s certainly a good thing, maybe even one of the best of things. And even after the Cal football team’s 35-28 loss at Ohio State on Saturday, that hope won’t die. Despite playing the No. 12 team in the country on its
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Cal nearly bucks Ohio State at Horseshoe

COLUMBUS, Ohio — It took Brendan Bigelow 21 seconds to make the Cal faithful believe on Saturday. It only took Vince D’Amato a few seconds to bring Ohio Stadium back to life. On the heels of Bigelow’s 59-yard touchdown run to tie the game in the fourth quarter and an
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Live Blog: Cal falls to Ohio State 35-28

Follow along as Daily Cal football beat writer Jonathan Kuperberg gives play-by-play and analysis of the Cal-Ohio State game live from Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. Kickoff is set for 9 a.m. Pacific time. Jonathan Kuperberg covers football. Contact him at [email protected]

Bears descend upon Horseshoe for first away tilt

Cal coach Jeff Tedford and No. 12 Ohio State coach Urban Meyer maintain a cordial relationship in the offseason. But this past February a taboo elephant came along for a golf outing. “This year there wasn’t a lot of talk about football, as you can imagine,” Tedford said. When Meyer’s
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Don’t write off this weekend as already over

It’s been a rough two weeks for the Cal football team. Heading into consecutive road trips against ranked opponents, the Bears seem primed for back-to-back blowout losses, and the prospect of going 1-3 for the first third of the season seems imminent. But as daunting as Saturday’s trip to No.
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Pac-12 Power Rankings: Week 2

1. USC (2-0) The No. 2 Trojans didn’t exactly light up the world against Syracuse in a 42-29 win on Saturday, but even a relatively subpar performance included six touchdown passes from Matt Barkley and 20 combined catches between Robert Woods and Marquise Lee. USC takes on No. 21 Stanford
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Existential Crisis in Memorial Stadium

Like Meursault in Camus’ The Stranger, Cal fans are currently asking themselves, “What’s the point?” With the embarrassingly lackluster effort against FCS opponent Southern Utah University on Saturday that saw the Thunderbirds within three heading into the fourth quarter, spirits are about as low as they’ve ever been in the
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Final score belies Bears’ penalty-riddled start

Bears rack up 101 penalty yards in first half before breaking open the lead in the final quarter.

For the second week in a row, the Cal football team spent the days leading up to Saturday saying how prepared it felt and how strong it would play out of the gates. And for the second week in a row, all that pregame rhetoric didn’t hold true. Despite giving
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