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Head Coach Justin Wilcox debuts new era of Cal Football at the Spring Game

April 22, 2017

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By Morris Phillips Defense ahead of the offense?  Second stringers challenging the projected starters? Coaching tenets and terminology outpacing player comprehension?  Chase Forrest or Ross Bowers? Depends on who you ask. This is, after all, Spring 2017 California Football, sporting as clean a slate as anyone on the Division I football landscape.  And the occasion […]

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Cal Bears basketball report: Cal Bears Basketball Head Coach Martin Resigns; Martin heads to Missouri $21 M offer too good to pass up

March 16, 2017

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AP file photo: Former Cal Bears head coach Cuonzo Martin is headed for greener pastures in more ways than one joining Missouri University and going back home By Barbara Mason BERKELEY–Tuesday night the Cal Bears suffered a devastating loss in the first round of the NIT. Favored to win the tournament, the team played without […]

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Without Rabb, Bird, Cal gets upset by Bakersfield in the NIT 73-66

March 15, 2017

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By Morris Phillips BERKELEY–For the Cal Bears, life without Ivan Rabb and Jabari Bird started 40 minutes too soon on Tuesday. Both offensive stars were unavailable for Cal’s NIT opener due to injury, and the visiting Cal State Bakersfield Roadrunners pounced, racing to a 25-point halftime lead, before holding on for a 73-66 victory.   […]

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Cal Bears basketball podcast with Morris Phillips: Cal bones up for Bakersfield at Haas on Tuesday night

March 13, 2017

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Mar 07, 2017 Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A. Cal forward Ivan Rabb (1) battle in the paint during the NCAA Pac 12 Men’s Basketball Tournament between California Golden Bears and Oregon State Beavers 67-62 win at T Mobile Arena Las Vegas, NV. Thurman James / CSM (Cal Sport Media via AP Images) The Oregon Ducks were […]

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Cal comes up short in Pac-12 semis; NIT bid likely after loss to top-seeded Oregon

March 11, 2017

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By Morris Phillips In the estimation of all the NCAA tournament prognosticators, Cal needed to win Friday night against top-seeded Oregon to gain one of the 68 coveted invitations to March Madness. Now that the Bears have dropped three straight to the Pac-12 regular season champs, and beaten just one Top 50 opponent in eight […]

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Cal puts itself back into NCAA consideration with win over Utah in Pac-12 quarterfinals

March 10, 2017

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By Morris Phillips Cal’s end to the regular season won’t be a disaster. But two consecutive wins can’t accomplish what three can, meaning Cal’s NCAA quest needs one more big step Friday night against Oregon in the Pac-12 semifinals. While the Bears’ 21st win carries a bit of weight, as does their about face performance […]

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Cal gives a better showing in win over OSU, need to play even better against next opponent Utah

March 9, 2017

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By Morris Phillips If the Cal Bears’ effort on Wednesday afternoon was akin to a roaring crowd trying to exhort their favorite band to leave their comfy, dressing room for one more encore, then the Bears prevented the house lights from being turned on–signaling the end of the concert–but weren’t nearly demonstrative enough to get […]

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Cal Bears podcast with Morris Phillips; Cal hoping to get past OSU in Vegas Wednesday

March 8, 2017

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Jabari Bird had 20 points in Cal’s win over Oregon State (Photo by Cal.ISIPhotos.com) The offense has been a real issue for the Cal Bears, defensively they’ve held up real good by the end the season as the number one ranked team in the Pac 12 defensively but if you can’t score you can’t win. So that’s […]

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Bubble burst: Cal offense disappears again in regular-season finale at Colorado 54-46

March 5, 2017

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Colorado guard George King, center, is trapped with the ball by California guard Jabari Bird, left, and forward Ivan Rabb in the second half of an NCAA basketball game Saturday, March 4, 2017, in Boulder, Colo. Colorado won 54-46. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) By Morris Phillips If the NCAA tournament committee were so inclined, they could […]

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Cal beat up by Utah, NCAA aspirations take a major hit

March 3, 2017

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By Morris Phillips How will the Cal Bears get past their worst loss in two years as their NCAA tournament aspirations hang in the balance? They’ll have to win games, there’s no other alternative. Utah pounced on the Bears Thursday night, winning 74-44, the Utes’ biggest win ever in the series between the two schools. […]

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