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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Let the (playoff) games begin

I don’t know if you’ve heard, but the former BCS system sucked. Let me ascribe some more sophisticated vocabulary to this statement. The system was bloated, inefficient and capitalist. The endurance of such excess was a testament to the mindlessness of modern entertainment, something that would make Aldous Huxley nod
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Turn my swag on (at the Holiday Bowl)

A Best Buy gift card, Tourneau watch, hooded sweatshirt and FlexFit cap — the Holiday Bowl’s Christmas gift to the Cal football team. Before stepping on the field, the players will already win small, expensive victories. Watches and shopping sprees are the among the most common products pushed in the
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