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Cal moves to 3-0, but wary of stiffer Pac-12 competition around the corner

September 16, 2018

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By Morris Phillips BERKELEY, Calif. — Linebacker Evan Weaver didn’t want to interrupt the celebratory mood surrounding Cal’s third straight win to open the season, but the defense mistakes were troublesome to him. “It’s gonna get harder,” Weaver admitted. “We have a tough Pac-12 schedule, and it’s going to get harder to win these games.” […]

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Let’s Go 2-0: Prepared, Physical Bears hold on for big win at BYU

September 9, 2018

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By Morris Phillips If growth and maturity are gained with weekly gamedays, the identity-less Cal Bears reached the nascent stage on Saturday night in Provo, Utah. Playing with the lead for the majority of the game, the Bears navigated the changing tides of the game, holding on for a 21-18 win to improve to 2-0. […]

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Cal starts fast, but sees North Carolina rally late in narrow 24-17 win

September 2, 2018

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By Morris Phillips BERKELEY, Calif. — Undoubtedly the California Golden Bears got a break in their sun-drenched opener against the North Carolina Tar Heels, but did they take advantage of it? The Tar Heels were rocked by suspensions of 13 players including starting quarterback Chazz Surratt and defensive lineman Malik Carney due to improper benefits […]

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Jim Knowlton named athletic director at Cal

April 10, 2018

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@CalMBBall photo: New Cal Athletic Director Jim Knowlton who held an introductory press conference at UC Berkeley on Monday announcing taking the AD position By Morris Phillips Jim Knowlton likes a challenge. He has one now as the new athletic director at UC Berkeley. Knowlton was introduced on Monday, succeeding Michael Williams, who announced last […]

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Cal ends season with huge 76-58 loss to Stanford in Pac-12 Tournament

March 8, 2018

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Photo credit: @CalMBBall By Joey Friedman March 8, 2018 Sports Radio Service College basketball fans were treated to a third installment of the Cal-Stanford men’s basketball rivalry series this season on Wednesday in which the No. 5-seed Stanford Cardinal beat the No. 12-seed California Golden Bears 76-58 to end the Bears’ 2017-2018 campaign, while the […]

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Cal Bears Podcast with Morris Phillips: 35 minutes of fun and skill but a loss closes Cal’s regular season

March 5, 2018

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calbears.com photo: Cal Bears Juhwan Harris-Dyson (2) drives towards to the bucket against the Arizona Wildcats at McHale Center in Tucson on Saturday during the final game of the regular season Morris Phillips on the Cal Bears basketball podcast: 1 The Cal Bears looked like the had things handled for 35 minutes at the McHale […]

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Pac-12 champ Arizona gets all they can handle from the Bears in the regular season finale

March 4, 2018

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By Morris Phillips The California Golden Bears found themselves at college basketball’s epicenter for the regular season finale, and they played their role as unwanted guests to the hilt for 35 minutes. Doubling down on arguably their best half of basketball all season, the Bears kept the pressure on Arizona in the second half in […]

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Sun Devils too slick, too polished in rout of Cal in Tempe

March 2, 2018

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By Morris Phillips What qualifies as offensive execution in Tempe doesn’t closely resemble what offensive execution looks like in Berkeley. Not even close. The Sun Devils routed Cal, 84-53 while entertaining their home crowd with slick passing and emphatic dunks throughout. ASU took what could have been a very tense evening for the NCAA tournament […]

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Cal Bears Podcast with Morris Phillips: Cal most likely will finish up in the Pac 12 cellar and headed to an all-time season loss record

February 26, 2018

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Photo credit: @CalMBB On the Cal Bears Podcast with Morris: BERKELEY–It’s very unlikely that the Cal Bears will avoid 12th place this season they have not finished last in the Pac 12, Pac 10, Pac 8 since 1980. They’re not going to avoid those couple of loses at home this week where they dropped games […]

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Washington outclasses Cal late in the Bears’ home season-finale at Haas Pavilion

February 25, 2018

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By Morris Phillips BERKELEY, CA–Cal’s last line of defense featuring former walk-on Cole Welle and seldom-used reserve Roman Davis received a near immediate assessment of their abilities courtesy of Washington’s Naz Carter on Saturday in the heat of a close game between the visiting Huskies and the Bears. Hint: Carter did not issue a ringing […]

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