Photo gallery: Cal vs Northwestern

The Cal football team opened the Sonny Dykes against No. 22 Northwestern on Saturday night at Memorial Stadium. Despite a close game, the Bears fell short to the Wildcats, 44-30.

Cal football shows improvement in second scrimmage

The second scrimmage of fall camp concluded on Saturday, and the improvement from last week’s game was astounding. For months, Cal fans have heard about coach Sonny Dykes and offensive coordinator Tony Franklin’s fast-paced offenses. On Saturday, it finally showed. The offense moved at a pace that wasn’t quite blistering
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Cal football training camp: Aug. 6 recap

“It’s time. It’s the second day. Expectations are tripled!” Those are the words that defensive backs coach Randy Stewart used to fire up his players as day two of Cal’s training camp got under way. Those words may even have embodied the mentality of the entire Cal roster — even
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Cal football training camp: Aug. 5 recap

It was a beautiful day for football, and the sun was shining down on Memorial Stadium on Monday for the opening of the Bears’ fall training camp. The first thing that stood out was, surprisingly, Cal’s new helmets. Though the familiar Cal script does not yet adorn them, the matte
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Bears’ 3-9 campaign of historic proportions

Jeff Tedford’s postgame remarks after the Cal football team’s first game could have summed up the 2012 season. “I’m sorry we didn’t play better and let the fans down,” he said. The season that followed was one for the record books. The Bears failed to score a touchdown in the
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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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Bears to attack zombies in Pullman clash

If the Washington State football team resembles any imagery that head coach Mike Leach uses to describe it, the Bears won’t have any trouble in their Saturday night contest in Pullman, Wash. “Some of (the seniors) have been great, and some of them have been very poor,” Leach said. “Some
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Bears must avoid Cougars’ trap in Pullman

On the bumpy, desolate Pac-12 road, Pullman could very well be the Cal football team’s blind spot. With the Big Game on the horizon and last week’s big win in their rearview mirror, the Bears’ Saturday evening date with Washington State is the definition of a trap game. Look ahead
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