Cal alumni Jahvid Best to represent St. Lucia in Rio Olympics

After his promising NFL career was cut short because of continued and worsening concussion symptoms, former Cal football running back Jahvid Best has again found a sport to dominate. The former Detroit Lions first-round draft pick will be running track for St. Lucia in Rio de Janeiro next month, making
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Jahvid Best returns to Cal as student-assistant coach

After a month of speculation and unofficial reports, the news was finally made official Thursday: Jahvid Best is back at Cal, both as a student and as a student assistant coach for the Cal football team. Best, 25, played running back for Jeff Tedford’s Bears from 2007 to 2009. Now
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Why I’m not buying football season tickets

The Discomfort Zone

After a lot of thought, I’ve decided to not buy football season tickets for this coming fall. I have had them the past two seasons, and the medical evidence surrounding the sport’s destructive nature convinced me to pocket my $100 instead. Last May, a group called Intelligence Squared sponsored a
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The UnSeung Hero: Gone with the wind

One moment he was here, the next moment he was gone. That’s probably the best way to describe Jahvid Best. He was fast. Lightning fast. In speed, he was the best. One moment he was lined up at his own 10-yard line; the next, he would be 90 yards away,
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