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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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Late collapse: Rare Washington State road win drops Cal into the Pac-12 cellar

February 23, 2018

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By Morris Phillips BERKELEY, CA–The sobering reality of life in the “Conference of Champions” is that beyond all the competition, parity and national name recognition is an undesirable place reserved for the Pac-12’s downtrodden. The Cal Bears have taken residence there–in 12th place–after Washington State’s Drick Bernstein slipped behind the defense and scored the game-winning layup […]

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Cal Bears Basketball Podcast with Morris Phillips: Nine turnovers was one of the key set backs in four point loss to Stanford Sunday

February 19, 2018

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file photo by collegebasketball.ap.org: Cal Bears head coach Wyking Jones is currently in last place in the Pac 12 tied on the bottom with Washington State On the Cal Bears Basketball Podcast: 1 Competitive game at Haas Pavilion on Sunday night the Bears lost 77-73 to Stanford Morris takes a look at what wasn’t working for Cal 2 […]

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Whew!: Mistake-prone Stanford escapes with a narrow, four-point win at Haas Pavilion against Cal

February 18, 2018

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By Morris Phillips BERKELEY, CA–The effort and competitiveness were present for Cal on Sunday afternoon.  But without the made shots and the attention to detail defensively, a landmark sweep of rival Stanford will have to wait for another season. Stanford kept Cal scoreless for more than two minutes after the game was tied for the […]

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