It’s time to move on from Tedford

I want to love Jeff Tedford as a football coach, but I just can’t anymore. I started coming to Cal games in 2002, which coincided with Tedford’s first year with the program. On the first play of the season, Terrell Williams hit David Gray on a 71-yard touchdown, and 11-year
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For third straight Big Game, Cal suffers defeat

Memorial Stadium had a streaker. Stanford has the Axe. With the Cal football team trailing by 18 points at the half on Saturday, a streaker drew cheers from a crowd that had little else to celebrate in the 115th Big Game. With more than twice as many offensive yards as
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Live Blog: Big Game 2012

Follow along as Daily Cal football beat writers Connor Byrne, Jonathan Kuperberg and Michael Rosen and sports editor Annie Gerlach give play-by-play and analysis of the the 115th Big Game between Cal and Stanford, live from Memorial Stadium. Story lines include the teams’ physicality up front and Stanford’s fan support. Oh yeah,
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Four seconds of madness: Dissecting The Play

Context: In the 1982 Big Game at Memorial Stadium, Cal had outplayed a favored Stanford team for the majority of the game, and held a 19-17 lead late in the fourth quarter. Facing a fourth-and-17 from his own 13-yard line with less than a minute to play, Stanford quarterback John
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Don’t quiver in fear in front of the Tree

It’s that time of year, Cal fans: Big Game time. The Bay Area’s most expensive Junior University currently sits at No. 22 in the AP rankings after dropping a close game to Notre Dame last week. But just like the school they represent, the Cardinal look to be a little
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Cal football defined by guts and glory

If you watched Stanford play Arizona two weeks ago, you might have noticed that the camera crew was deliberately avoiding any shots of the stadium. The reason was simple: No one showed up to the game. After two seasons with BCS bowl berths and back-to-back Heisman runners up, the No.
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Power front and center for the Big Game

On the 30th anniversary of a play highlighted by chaos and confusion, Saturday’s 115th Big Game will likely be characterized by the polar opposite. When the Cal and Stanford football teams clash at noon, it is unlikely there will be many surprises at Memorial Stadium. As in previous years, it
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