Cal's Failed Fake Punt Was Glorious

The high-stepping, gotta-pee dance from Cal punter Cole Leininger made this something special, even before he put a floater at the feet of Stefan McClure. » 11/14/14 10:44am 11/14/14 10:44am

Cuonzo Martin Leaves Tennessee, And His Players Don't Sound Surprised

Cuonzo Martin took the Cal job today, after an up-and-down three years with Tennessee that saw his job security deteriorate even as he led the Volunteers to a Sweet 16 appearance. His players seem sorry to see him go, but don't sound shocked that he left. » 4/15/14 5:46pm 4/15/14 5:46pm

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

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… » 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… » 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

Cal Second-String Wide Receiver Is Third-Rate Rapper

For senior Alex "Loggy" Lagemann, the upcoming football season couldn't have come at a worse time: the addition of practices, study halls, and games to his schedule will only take valuable time away from his true passion: making awful, awful rap music. » 8/09/10 1:45pm 8/09/10 1:45pm

Pitino-Backed Red Birds Attempt To Screw Bears On Restaurant Table, So…

You were expecting a different picture, weren't you? Louisville had an off-year, and so did the Pac-10; there might as well be two pictures to keep you engaged. Say "Samardo Samuels" thrice into a mirror and comment the results. » 3/19/10 9:45pm 3/19/10 9:45pm