Already a must-win game

With the Cal football game against Hawaii set to open the college football season, it seems weird to already use phrases such as “must-win game.” But that is just what the Bears are faced with Friday against the Rainbow Warriors. According to ESPN, Cal has the fifth-hardest schedule in the
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Fly safe, sweet angel

Quick story about Skip Bayless: I was watching his old segment, “1st & Ten,” when they hosted All-NBA center Dwight Howard. Dwight looked ripped, as usual (and was just coming off a disappointing season, as usual). They shot the you-know-what for a bit, until the gigantic man finally declared: “I
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Goodbye and good riddance

Sometimes, it’s hardest saying goodbye to those you like least. Skip Bayless’ much-maligned career as a hot take artiste for ESPN has come to an end, fittingly days after LeBron James won his third title. Bayless will be joining Fox Sports 1, ESPN’s main competitor, after his run at “First
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Respect your elders

My blood boiled as we walked down the steep hill next to the East Asian Library. I heard the boys arguing, their voices rising in pitch and aggression as their paces gained speed. I disengaged myself from the conversation. “Kobe deserves to be in the top 10. Hell, he deserves
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Reflections from Dub Nation

Dub Nation has always stood poised and tall. The everlasting journey to the pinnacle of the NBA has been filled with devastating losses and rewarding victories. Despite the humble beginnings, loyal Bay Area fans have bled blue and yellow from the start. We have witnessed heroes ascend and have dreadfully
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One last cymbal crash

“Pick up your heels! Turn your corners square! And drive, drive, drive!” This preperformance battle cry, screamed in proud unison by the entirety of the 200-plus member Cal Band in the north tunnel of Memorial Stadium, routinely marks the beginning of our pregame show. With that last scream of “drive,”
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