Bears look inward in preparation for outmanned Bruins

The Cal football team has two of the best receivers in the Pac-12; UCLA has two receivers, period. Following a brawl in their last week, the Bruins will be short-handed when they host the Bears at 4 p.m. on Saturday at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. Six UCLA players,
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Pac-12 Power Rankings: Week 8

No. 1: Stanford (7-0, 5-0) Oklahoma and Wisconsin both fell from the lofty perch of the undefeated, which meant the Cardinal’s BCS Championship hopes suddenly got much, much better. Stanford has talent everywhere on the offense, which could be enough for quarterback Andrew Luck to run through the rest of
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Pac-12 Power Rankings: Week 7

NORTH DIVISION No. 1: Stanford (6-0, 4-0) It’s always a nice compliment for a team to be known as a “second half team.” Stanford is something more than that. The Cardinal are second-half slayers. They eradicate, exterminate and extinguish any semblance of hope that the opposition has of putting on
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Pac-12 Power Rankings: Week 6

NORTH DIVISION No. 1: Stanford (5-0, 3-0) It wasn’t a surprise that the Cardinal beat Colorado on Saturday. Nor was the margin, 48-7, a surprise either. Stanford continues to steamroll every team it plays and, well, the Buffaloes don’t exactly inspire fear, especially on the road. Andrew Luck played like
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Pac-12 Power Rankings: Week 5

NORTH DIVISON No. 1: Stanford (4-0, 2-0) The Cardinal are still sitting pretty at the top of the Pac-12 with a spotless record, and Andrew Luck has gotten so bored playing quarterback that he spotted at wideout in a 45-19 win over UCLA. Even after losing linebacker Shayne Skov for the season,
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UC Berkeley among Pac-12’s best in academics, athletics

UC Berkeley is one of the strongest academic and athletic institutions both in the Pac-12 Conference and nationally, according to a report released Thursday by Inside Higher Ed. The report ranked the Pac-12 Conference — which includes UC Berkeley — second out of the six conferences in the Bowl Champion
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Pac-12 Power Rankings

No. 1: UCLA (11-2, 4-1 in the Pac-12) It’s hard to imagine a more perfect start to the 2011 season than what the Bruins have orchestrated. Two weeks after dismantling rival USC on its home court, then-No. 7 UCLA played host to No. 1 Cal and No. 2 Stanford and
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Pac-12 Power Rankings: Week 4

NORTH DIVISION No. 1: Stanford (3-0, 1-0) The Cardinal did not have a game this week. But since the squad is still undefeated and Andrew Luck is still the quarterback, Stanford nonetheless tops the power rankings. The team faces the daunting challenge of UCLA this weekend. — Jonathan Kuperberg No.
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Conference Questions

How far can Stanford go without Shayne Skov? On Sept. 17, Stanford suffered its first loss. No, the No. 6 Cardinal beat Arizona pretty soundly, scoring 21 unanswered points in the second half to win 37-10. But the squad’s defensive leader, junior linebacker Shayne Skov, injured his knee in the
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Pac-12 opener will reveal what words won’t

It’s never a surprise when football coaches and players offer dry responses about an upcoming game because there is often not too much to say. Cal coach Jeff Tedford has always been reserved about what he says to the press mainly because he may in fact stand little to benefit
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