Stranger than Fiction: A Q&A with Cal center Mark Brazinski

Mark Brazinski isn’t the Most Interesting Man in the World, but he might tell you he is. He’s the head of the ghost-hunting committee at his fraternity. His favorite project as an information systems graduate student was a 40-page deliverable he and a team wrote on the feasibility of building
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Giving credit where credit is due

From the press box at the Rose Bowl during Cal’s loss to UCLA last Saturday, I sent out a tweet that may have been perceived as a joke by some of my followers. “Lost in the minefield of inconsistency has been the play by Cal punter (Cole) Leininger so far.
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Pac-12 Power Rankings: Midseason Gameday Edition

1. Oregon (6-0, 3-0 Pac-12) The Oregon train keeps on rolling, and it looks like someone cut the breaks. After a deceivingly close 45-24 win over a scrappy Washington squad last Saturday, it’s hard to see the No. 2 Ducks dropping another Pac-12 game. Marcus Mariota continues to slay any
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Down and Out: Exploring Cal football’s injury problems

“I’ve never seen anything like it.” Following the Washington State loss two weeks ago, that was the only way head coach Sonny Dykes could sum up the barrage of injuries that bombards his team — and especially the defense — every week. Defensive coordinator Andy Buh calls it a merry-go-round
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Keep calm and carry on

“Our goal right now is the Rose Bowl. That’s what we’re shooting for. That’s what we’re working for every day. That’s what we’re trying to do, and that’s all we can expect right now.” — Cal quarterback Jared Goff to ESPN on Aug. 22.
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Cal football falls to No. 11 UCLA, 37-10, at the Rose Bowl

PASADENA, Calif. — On a first down in his own territory and up 17-0 early in the second quarter, UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley dropped back to pass, poised in a perfect pocket. Bruins wide receiver Damien Thigpen broke free of Michael Lowe’s man coverage and streaked down the field uncovered.
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Show me something, please

In Tuesday’s weekly press conference, head coach Sonny Dykes noted that despite his team’s poor play and 1-4 record this year, he has begun to see signs of life — signs that have led him to believe things are at least headed in the right direction. And for his sake
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