Allen intends to declare for NFL Draft

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Hours before the hiring of Sonny Dykes as Cal football’s next head coach, wide receiver Keenan Allen announced on Wednesday that he intends to declare for next year’s NFL Draft. Forgoing his senior season, the Greensboro, N.C. native has etched his name into the Cal record books as the all-time
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Bears’ 3-9 campaign of historic proportions

Jeff Tedford’s postgame remarks after the Cal football team’s first game could have summed up the 2012 season. “I’m sorry we didn’t play better and let the fans down,” he said. The season that followed was one for the record books. The Bears failed to score a touchdown in the
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With no bowl, Cal playing for pride against Oregon

Saturday’s 7:30 p.m. bout at Memorial Stadium pits a team playing for a national championship against a team playing for pride. The Cal football team cannot make a bowl game, yet the losers of three straight are brimming with confidence as No. 2 Oregon comes to town. The least amount
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Maynard Mondays Week 10: Looking back on the Maynard era

Friday might have marked the end of a truly great epoch in Cal football history: the Zach Maynard era. Yeah, he still might play this season after spraining his knee late in the fourth quarter on a gator roll tackle against Washington. Yeah, head coach Jeff Tedford confirmed that an
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Cal football vs. Washington

On Friday night, the Cal Bears lost to the Washington Huskies, 21-13. This loss ends the Bear’s hopes for the postseason.

Tearing down the ivory tower

During Friday’s postgame press conference, inside the plush auditorium in the stadium he helped get rebuilt, Jeff Tedford had delusions of grandeur. “The state of the program is fine,” Tedford said, following Cal’s 21-13 loss that dropped the Bears to 3-7 and ensured their second losing season in three years.
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Bears fumble away season in loss to Huskies

Four turnovers assure Cal of second losing season in three years

No one wanted the football Friday night at Memorial Stadium. In a game that featured eight turnovers and few moments of coherent football, the Bears fumbled their chance for a postseason in a 21-13 loss to Washington. “Shoutout to Washington,” said Cal linebacker Chris McCain. “They came into our house
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Allen’s injury to pay the price for Cal

When it rains, it pours. “Keenan won’t play against Washington,” said head coach Jeff Tedford. “We’ll continue to evaluate him on a weekly basis.” After suffering one of the worst losses of Tedford’s career last Saturday against Utah and virtually eliminating itself from bowl contention, the Cal football team added
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The end is in sight for Cal

Jeff Tedford had more excuses than answers following Saturday’s loss. The Cal football team’s head coach continued to attribute the 49-27 loss predominantly to the 21 points the Bears gave away to Utah on two kickoff returns for touchdowns and scoop fumble for a touchdown. But Cal was down 42-13
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Maynard Mondays Week 9: The roar of a paper tiger

He threw for 288 yards. He completed nearly two thirds of his passes. He had two touchdowns to just one interception. And despite getting sacked four times, he still had a net rushing gain of 30 yards. On paper, it sure looked like Zach Maynard had a great game Saturday
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