It could happen

To be clear, it’s not really possible to envision a scenario where the Bears win their next two games and make the playoffs at 7-6, save for the dream FBI sting that hits 60 schools. No, Cal’s opportunity is far more petty than that. After this weekend’s pandemonium, Stanford fans are chirping about a surprise chance at a Pac-12 championship and a lottery ticket for a playoff appearance. What better time to snap a seven-game losing streak and play the ultimate spoiler just as the Cardinal faithful are getting their hopes up?
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Ranking New Year’s Six bowl games

Now that the college football season is over, we look back at the New Year’s Six bowls and rank them from worst to best game. 6. PlayStation Fiesta Bowl: Clemson beats Ohio State 31-0 Let’s be honest here, no one wants to see a game become a blowout. Almost everyone
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Mayor Tom Bates to retire from position after 14 years in office

After 14 years as mayor of Berkeley — the longest tenure in the city’s history — and 38 years of public office, Tom Bates, age 78, has decided to retire. It marks the end of a long career of public service that was punctuated with significant accomplishments that benefited many, from people with disabilities to Berkeley youth to local breweries and sports fanatics.
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Don’t Hassle The Goff: Jared Goff’s cool composure

When Jared Goff takes the field Saturday against Northwestern, he’ll be the first true freshman quarterback in school history to take the team’s first snap of the year. But unlike everyone around him, Goff isn’t all too impressed by that fact. “That’s cool,” he says nonchalantly. “I’m still just a
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