Cal falls to No. 22 Northwestern in season opener

Sonny Dykes, Jared Goff get off to promising start in first game in Memorial Stadium

In both head coach Sonny Dykes’ and true freshman quarterback Jared Goff’s first game for Cal, the Bears fell, 44-30, to No. 22 Northwestern in a close evening contest on Saturday. The Bears went up first off of a trick play that involved kicker Vince D’Amato and senior wide receiver Jackson
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Live blog: Cal football vs Northwestern

A new football coach, new uniforms, new attitudes, a new season. The 2013 Cal football season starts tonight against No. 22 Northwestern at Memorial Stadium with hope in the air. Can Sonny Dykes and his Bear Raid offense, led by true freshman quarterback Jared Goff, bring Cal back to its
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Don’t Hassle The Goff: Jared Goff’s cool composure

When Jared Goff takes the field Saturday against Northwestern, he’ll be the first true freshman quarterback in school history to take the team’s first snap of the year. But unlike everyone around him, Goff isn’t all too impressed by that fact. “That’s cool,” he says nonchalantly. “I’m still just a
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Love it or leave it: Khairi Fortt’s work ethic

Sometimes, it seems like Khairi Fortt was put on Earth to play football. “He’s a freak of an athlete,” says teammate and roommate Nick Forbes. “You look at him, and you go, ‘Wow,’” says head coach Sonny Dykes. “That’s what a linebacker is supposed to look like.” “He possesses an
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New faces: Players that can make a difference on a moment’s notice

Damariay Drew, Strong Safety, Freshman With starting strong safety Avery Sebastian’s status still somewhat in question after he suffered a major concussion in practice, freshman safety Damariay Drew should be poised to see significant playing time. A two-way starter for most of his high school career, Drew has been praised
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Cal football battles Northwestern in season opener

After a 3-9 campaign that represented the most disappointing season of former head coach Jeff Tedford’s 11-year tenure, Sonny Dykes was hired to revive the Bears’ struggling program. Dykes’ first test is a tough one — the Bears take on No. 22 Northwestern at Memorial Stadium on Saturday night.
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It’s a great day to be fresh

There’s always a test for every team in any given season. One week, one game that carries slightly more weight than the others. This year, Cal gets its test out of the way fairly early. As in, this weekend.
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Cal decides to keep 2014 Big Game in Berkeley

On Thursday, Cal Athletics Director Sandy Barbour released a statement that the Cal football team will not play its 2014 game against Stanford at the San Francisco 49ers’ brand-new stadium after fans and alumni reacted negatively to the possible move.
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