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Cal comes closer, but leaves more disappointed after eighth straight Big Game loss

November 19, 2017

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By Morris Phillips The losses to Stanford–now eight and counting–are difficult enough to process for the Cal Bears. But the latest one, both close and winnable, hurt that much more. Stanford squeezed past Cal, 17-14, in the 120th Big Game Saturday night, and this time it was a hard fought ball game essentially decided when […]

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Cal more cohesive in home win over Wofford 79-65

November 16, 2017

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By Morris Phillips BERKELEY, CA–Three outings into their 2017-18 season, the Cal Bears have been incrementally better each time out. On Thursday, the Bears rode a big, second half to a victory over Wofford, the pre-season favorite to win the Southern Conference, 79-65. Darius McNeill and Marcus Lee led the Bears with 17 points apiece, […]

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Cal Bears basketball podcast with Morris Phillips: Cal goes after Wofford Thursday night after facing two Big West teams

November 15, 2017

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photo by Kelly Cox Cal Athletics: Don Coleman scored 30 points vs. Cal Poly after tossing in 31 vs. UC Riverside Friday On the Cal Bears podcast with Morris: The Cal Bears got a satisfying first win of the 2017-18 season last Sunday over Cal Poly 74-66 and Cal head coach Wyking Jones give credit […]

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Cal Bears Podcast with Morris Phillips: The road to a Cal victory in the Big Game goes through Stanford’s Bryce Love

November 13, 2017

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Stanford Cardinal running back Bryce Love (20) is tackled by Washington Huskies defensive back Ezekiel Turner (24) during the third quarter of an NCAA football game in Stanford, Calif. on Friday, November 10, 2017. Stanford beat Washington 30-22. (Spencer Allen/IOS via AP Images) On the Cal Bears podcast with Morris: 1 Senior day was a […]

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Cal bounces back, beats Cal Poly as Coach Jones wins for the first time

November 13, 2017

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On the cover photo by twitter/Cal Athletics forward Justice Sueing drives on Cal Poly defenders at Haas Pavilion Sunday night By Morris Phillips BERKELEY, CA–Apparently, the Cal Bears have inadvertently discovered a huge chasm in the pecking order of men’s basketball teams from the Big West Conference. UC Riverside, picked to finish eighth in the […]

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UC Riverside gets the jump on Cal in the Bears’ season-opening loss 74-66

November 11, 2017

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  By Morris Phillips BERKELEY, CA–The Bears found themselves on the ropes from the opening tap in their season opener against UC Riverside at Haas Pavilion. While the Highlanders operated confidently behind point guard Diykembe Martin, building a 10-0 lead, the Bears looked disjointed, going more than six minutes before registering their first points of […]

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Cal Bears Basketball Podcast with Morris Phillips: Jones using up tempo game, full court press, and good defense; Opens season at home with UC Riverside

November 8, 2017

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collegebasketball.ap.org: photo: Cal Bears head coach Wyking Jones show speaking with the media opens the regular season Friday night against UC Riverside at Haas Pavilion Cal Bears BB┬áPodcast with Morris Phillips: 1 Size and athleticism was what the Cal Bears brought into Haas Pavillion on Monday night against Providence in their pre season game win […]

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Cal speeds up the pace in exhibition win over University of Providence

November 7, 2017

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Photo credit: @CalMBBall By Morris Phillips BERKELEY, CA — Size and athleticism were in abundant display for the Cal Bears in their exhibition debut victory over University of Providence. Kingsley Okoroh, one of the few familiar faces in the Cal lineup, led the way with a triple-double (14 points, 10 rebounds and 10 blocks). Kentucky […]

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Cal Bears Football Podcast with Morris Phillips: Looney says Cal needs to win next two games to improve bowl chances

November 6, 2017

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AP File Photo: Washington quarterback Jake Browning passes as Jesse Sosebee, left, pushes back California’s James Looney in the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) On the Cal Bears Podcast with Morris: 1 Saturday was satisfying 37-23 for the Cal Bears their first win […]

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Gritty Bears turn Senior Day into satisfying victory celebration 37-23

November 5, 2017

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By Morris Phillips BERKELEY, CA–After a satisfying Senior Day win over Oregon State at Memorial Stadium, James Looney made his and his teammates’ intentions clear. The Bears have some unfinished business in their remaining games. “We gotta get one more, get to bowling. We want to get two more, get the Axe for sure,” Looney […]

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