Utes topple Bears for first Pac-12 win

Cal now in dire must-win position for rest of season

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — For just the second time this season, the Cal football team scored first. That 3-0 lead lasted 16 seconds. Utah’s Reggie Dunn returned the ensuing kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown, the initial bullet in what is likely the death blow to the Bears’ 2012
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Turning point feels more like deja vu for Bears

Predicting future events is an inherently flawed process. Take the first game of the World Series. Every baseball writer with a soapbox named the Tigers heavy favorites over the Giants in game one. Applying a rational framework, the prediction made sense. Justin Verlander is an animal; the Giants’ offense leaves
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Bears head to Utah with bowl hopes on the line

In what might have been the understatement of the century, Cal coach Jeff Tedford called his team’s performance against Stanford last weekend “a very frustrating day offensively,” noting that Stanford “won the line of scrimmage.” This weekend, the Bears (3-5, 2-3 in the Pac-12) will head out to Salt Lake
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Stanford vs. Cal football 2012

Stanford beat Cal 21-7 on Saturday October 20. Watch a video with highlights from the game and post game interviews.

For third straight Big Game, Cal suffers defeat

Memorial Stadium had a streaker. Stanford has the Axe. With the Cal football team trailing by 18 points at the half on Saturday, a streaker drew cheers from a crowd that had little else to celebrate in the 115th Big Game. With more than twice as many offensive yards as
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Don’t quiver in fear in front of the Tree

It’s that time of year, Cal fans: Big Game time. The Bay Area’s most expensive Junior University currently sits at No. 22 in the AP rankings after dropping a close game to Notre Dame last week. But just like the school they represent, the Cardinal look to be a little
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Power front and center for the Big Game

On the 30th anniversary of a play highlighted by chaos and confusion, Saturday’s 115th Big Game will likely be characterized by the polar opposite. When the Cal and Stanford football teams clash at noon, it is unlikely there will be many surprises at Memorial Stadium. As in previous years, it
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Things getting better all the time

PULLMAN, WASH — That much maligned Cal offensive line is starting to grow up a little bit. For the majority of the season thus far, Cal’s front five have been by far the weakest portion of the team and shouldered much of the blame for the team’s 1-4 start. Over
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