Cal's Brendan Bigelow Threw His Hat Into The Ring For Play Of The Day…

Ohio State has mostly dominated today's ABC game in Columbus against the Cal Golden Bears, but Brendan Bigelow helped narrow the lead to 20-14 with this exceptional run that involved several spins, a juke, and a few stumbles. We're sure that's just how Jeff Tedford drew it up. [ABC] » 9/15/12 2:40pm 9/15/12 2:40pm

Former Cal QB Sets Paper-Airplane World Record

Joe Ayoob succeeded Aaron Rodgers as Cal's starting quarterback in 2005. Ayoob's tenure lasted for just one season, during which he threw for nearly as many interceptions (14) as touchdowns (15), and the following year he was replaced as the Bears' starter. Turns out Ayoob has more of a paper arm. On Sunday at… » 2/28/12 10:10am 2/28/12 10:10am

Jahvid Best In Surprisingly Good Shape (i.e. Alive, Moving)

Someone recently wrote (I can't for the life of me remember who) that there's nothing quite like the sound of an entire stadium sure they just watched someone die. » 11/08/09 10:45am 11/08/09 10:45am

NCAA Tournament Live Blog: (7) California Vs. (10) Maryland

Your live blogger for this game will be the vivacious University of Maryland scholar Rob Gindes from Blazin' With Phelps. » 3/19/09 2:50pm 3/19/09 2:50pm

NCAA First Round: (7) California vs. (10) Maryland

West Region: No. 7 California (22-10) vs. No. 10 Maryland (20-13)
When: Thursday, 2:55 p.m., EDT
Where: Sprint Center, Kansas City, Missouri


1) Lowered Expectations Projected to finish eighth in the pre-season PAC-10 poll, I had all but written the Bears off this year. With the announcement… » 3/18/09 1:10pm 3/18/09 1:10pm

Allison Stokke Madness Resurfaces With A Vengeance

Once again, University of California pole vaulter Allison Stokke is being hunted by the wandering trolls of the internet, thanks to the emergence of new photos featuring the athletic teenager wearing her required sporting uniform and holding a giant pole .Her dad, the chronically annoyed and litigious Allan Stokke, is… » 4/16/08 7:50pm 4/16/08 7:50pm

California Golden Bears

1. The Bears would dominate the Big East. I no longer live in California, so my chances to watch Pac 10 ball are few. However, living in DC has exposed me to a large number of Big East games, and I have come to the conclusion that the Bears' formula of allowing their opponent to run up a huge lead, fighting back to… » 3/16/08 12:12am 3/16/08 12:12am

The Woebegone Bay Area

This has been brought up before, but in the wake of this whole Barry Bonds business, it's worth mentioning: The San Francisco bay area is going through the worst stretch of sports news in recent memory. They're like the anti-Boston. » 11/16/07 1:35pm 11/16/07 1:35pm

Where's Grand Theft Auto?

This is a couple of weeks old, but we just saw it, and jeez, it's awfully entertaining. It's the California band's tribute to video games, and even though it's a reminder of just how geeky band folks are, it's still well, well worth it. » 11/14/07 11:40am 11/14/07 11:40am

One Way To Get Tree-Sitters Down

You might remember the comedic goodness we unearthed when making fun of the Berkeley tree-sitters who were about to be overrun by rabid SEC football fans. Well, we figured we'd check in and see how those tree-sitters were doing. Turns out, not well. » 11/13/07 6:10pm 11/13/07 6:10pm

Trees Are No Match For Vols Fans

Ah, the classic liberal enclave of Berkeley. Aging hippies, still listening to Workingman's Dead on 33 rpm, railing against the capitalist system and eating all kinds of food that tastes terrible. Where would we be without them? They remind us of what college campuses used to be like, before everybody was just angling… » 8/30/07 11:40am 8/30/07 11:40am

He's Got Some Great Open-Field Moves

We did not see this over the weekend, but apparently, after California's win over Washington on Saturday, Golden Bears running back Marshawn Lynch got a hold of the motorized stretcher cart and went to town. This is yet another reason, as we all know, we need the bullpen car back. » 10/24/06 3:45pm 10/24/06 3:45pm

California Golden Bears

1. Powe Just Turned 22, Wondering What to Do. Power forward Leon Powe, en route to leading the Pac-10 in scoring and rebounding, often looked like a man among boys. That's because, as a mere sophomore, he's 22 years old, something he accomplished without a Mormon mission. At that age, most Cal fans think Powe is less… » 3/10/06 12:00am 3/10/06 12:00am

Revisiting A Truly Great Prank

We did a very brief bit on this a couple of days ago, but we didn't give it nearly enough of a heads-up, since, frankly, it's one of the best examples of fan subterfuge we've ever seen. » 3/08/06 9:15am 3/08/06 9:15am