Stanford-Cal Delayed 15 Minutes As Fight Results In Three Coaches…

A solid Pac-12 conference season came crashing down last night as the Cal Bears found themselves on the wrong end of a 83-70 thrashing by rival Stanford. If that wasn't bad enough, a fight that broke out late in the game led to multiple ejections, six technical fouls, and three assistant coaches being sent to the… » 3/07/13 11:10am 3/07/13 11:10am

When Is It OK For A Coach To Shove A Player?

Early in the second half, with Cal down 12 to USC at home, head coach Mike Montgomery called a timeout. When junior Allen Crabbe, the Golden Bears' leading scorer, reached the bench he was met with a sharp shove in the chest. Crabbe and Montgomery exchanged angry words, and Crabbe had to be separated from his coach by … » 2/18/13 2:15pm 2/18/13 2:15pm

Student-Athletes To Be Slightly Less Exploited, At Least In California

We learned, from Taylor Branch's history, that the term "student-athlete" only arose as a (successful) attempt by the NCAA to avoid having to pay workman's comp to injured players. A Colorado football player, killed by a head injury in the '50s, wasn't entitled to a thing from the NCAA—no health care, no death benefits… » 8/24/12 11:10am 8/24/12 11:10am

Cal Coaches Use Foolproof Technique To Connect With Their Team: White…

Oh god. I can't. This is almost too painful. Cal women's basketball held a team retreat last week, apparently in my grandfather's finished basement. Assistant coach Daron Park, with the rest of the coaching staff on backup, entertained the players with an altered Montell Jordan routine that really speaks to their… » 9/15/11 12:45pm 9/15/11 12:45pm