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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Preview of college football conference championship games

Colorado in the Pac-12 championship game. Neither Michigan nor Ohio State in the Big Ten title game. Navy in the AAC championship over Houston. Who would have thought? This isn’t how everyone drew it up, but surprise participants in some of the most prestigious matchups of the year will have
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Broke college athletes

Sports with Sophie

We’ve all seen those NCAA commercials — the ones showcasing the hard work of the swimmers, track runners and football players who also excel in the classroom while the announcer proclaims: “There are over 400,000 NCAA student athletes, and just about all of us will be going pro in something
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No. 21 Cal softball prepares for Kajikawa Classic

The sharp and satisfying snap of the ball hitting the back of a nicely worn in leather glove resounded through Levine-Fricke Field as the No. 21 Cal women’s softball team warmed up for practice Tuesday afternoon. The arm that caused this robust auditory experience belongs to Nisa Ontiveros, one of
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‘Mad Men’ recap 7×09: ‘New Business’

Leave it to “Mad Men” to air an episode called “New Business” as we teeter our way past the halfway point of the show’s final season. Teetering is also how we find our characters in episode nine: Don is caught between the end of a marriage and the beginning of
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Bears announce 2012-13 schedule

A battle of brainy teams, a trip to Madison, Wisc., and four other matchups against teams that advanced to the NCAA Tournament last year highlight the Cal men’s basketball team’s regular season schedule released Friday. The Bears’ 31-game regular season slate includes 16 home games — four of which will be against teams that advanced to the NCAA Tournament.
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