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14 losses and counting: Cal mistakes undo upset bid against No. 5 USC

September 23, 2017

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By Morris Phillips BERKELEY, CA–The list of things the Golden Bears did well on Saturday afternoon against mighty USC was lengthy, longer than any pundit who picked the Bears 12th in the Pac-12 could have envisioned. The Bears were engaged and prepared with Justin Wilcox and defensive coordinator Tim DeRuyter creating an aggressive attack that […]

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Cal Bears Podcast with Morris Phillips: As USC heads to Cal Bears getting ready to step up their play

September 18, 2017

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AP File Photo: Cal Bears Head coach Justin Wilcox during the NCAA Football game between Weber State Wildcats and the California Golden Bears 33-20 win at California Memorial Stadium. Thurman James / CSM (Cal Sport Media via AP Images On the Cal Bears podcast with Morris: 1 Cal Head coach Justin Wilcox said it was […]

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Bears shut out Ole Miss in the 2nd half, move to 3-0 on the season

September 17, 2017

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By Morris Phillips BERKELEY, CA–The Ole Miss Rebels started fast, but ended slow, and the Cal Bears’ unheralded defense rightfully could claim authorship to their opponents’ surprising about-face. That’s because apparently it’s not a phase, but a pattern. The line drawn in the sand by the Bears at the half is familiar. This is the […]

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Cal Bears Podcast with Morris Phillips: Bear’s Patrick Laird will see more playing time, especially after last performance

September 11, 2017

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AP File Photo: Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA – Patrick Laird (28) of California move the ball against Cole Holcomb (36) of North Carolina. The North Carolina Tar Heels hosted the California Golden Bears at the Kenan Memorial Stadium in Chapel Hill, N.C. on Saturday, September 2, 2017. California won 35-30. (Credit Image: ¬© Fabian […]

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Sluggish Cal jumps into the fast lane against Weber State behind former walk-on Laird

September 9, 2017

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By Morris Phillips BERKELEY, CA–Patrick Laird likes to read books. Now that Laird has earned a football scholarship at Cal, his new, not-so-quiet place to read is the end zone at Memorial Stadium during games. Laird resuscitated the Bears with two fourth-quarter touchdowns in Cal’s 33-20 come-from-behind win over Weber State, and punctuated each with […]

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Cal Bears Football Podcast with Morris Phillips: Cal was well prepared despite being two TD underdogs against North Carolina

September 4, 2017

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photo by Al Sermeno KLCFOTOS.COM: Cal quarterback Ross Bowers (3)¬†celebrates the win with his fellow Cal students at North Carolina in week 2 On the Cal Bears Podcast with Morris: 1 Cal really showed it could handle North Carolina they really prepared well for last Saturday’s game and came in underdogs by two touchdowns. They […]

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Rising early: Cal beats North Carolina in Wilcox’s head coaching debut

September 3, 2017

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By Morris Phillips California football went from great mystery to great debut in just over three hours. Unexpected? By any measure. From the financial issues surrounding the California athletic department to all the unknown among the team’s personnel and coaching staff, topped off by the East Coast opener timed to start for breakfast in Berkeley, […]

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Cal Bears football Podcast with Morris Phillips: Cal looks at it’s financial crisis as it relates to it’s football program; Cal has been to only two bowl games in the last seven years

August 25, 2017

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AP File Photo: Cal Bears head coach Justin Wilcox poses for a photo at the Pac-12 football media day on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at the Hollywood and Highland, in Hollywood, CA. Wilcox posed in front of the the Pac-12 Championship, National Championship, and Rose Bowl trophies. (Mandatory Credit: Juan Lainez / MarinMedia.org / Cal […]

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Cal Bears Podcast with Michael Duca: Bears with coaching woes, some academic improvements, AD Mike Williams planning to leave

August 16, 2017

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sfgate.com photo file: University of Berkeley Athletics Director Mike Williams look so at Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank during their announcement of the new 10 year apparel agreement starting on July 01, 2017 to outfit athletes campus wide in UC Berkeley, California, USA 22 Apr 2016. (Peter DaSilva/Special to The Chronicle By Michael Duca BERKELEY–Current […]

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Sports Headlines Podcasts with Tony Renteria: North and South Korea have to get it together politically for Olympics by winter 2018; Cal AD Williams leaving sports program

August 16, 2017

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The Yomiuri Shimbun via AP Images August 16, 2017 | 09:45AM PT On the Sports Headlines Podcast with Tony: 1 The 2018 Winter Olympics will be held in South Korea. With political tensions being what they are by then will North Korea and South Korea have a better understanding or will it be the same […]

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