The San Francisco Giants Evan Longoria on Saturday night against the Texas Rangers belts a double in the first inning at Oracle Park in San Francisco. (AP photo)
On the San Francisco Giants podcast with Morris:
#1 The Giants Donavon Solano has stepped up big he came up with a huge two RBI hit in the third inning for a total of three RBIs in Saturday night’s game at Oracle Park to help pace the Giants to a big 7-3 win past the Texas Rangers.
#2 The Giants on Evan Longoria has been connecting he had a two run double, scored a run, with three hits against the Rangers on Saturday. Longoria has been key in the line up.
#3 Morris you don’t see it too often brothers Tyler Heineman of the Giants and Scott Heineman of the Texas Rangers were at home plate before Saturday’s game exchanging line ups and going over ground rules with the umpires Tyler said he would be happy to see Scott line out hard in four at bats.
#4 Giants manager Gabe Kapler inspite of the recent struggles of Hunter Pence is sticking with him to pinch hit or field when needed. Pence has now gone 0-23 through Saturday night. Pence did get a triple on Sunday snapping the longest slump in the majors this season.
#5 The Giants who completed their home stand against the Rangers over the weekend are in Colorado tonight to open a four game series. The Rockies have been going well and will be a tough customer in Coors Field for this series.
Morris does the Giants podcasts each Monday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com
Former ASU quarterback Rudy Carpenter is leading the negotiations for player benefits for over 50 Pac 12 players who threatened to boycott if their demands are not met (espn.com file photo)
On the Cal Bears football podcast with Morris:
#1 Former Arizona State quarterback Rudy Carpenter is the designated representative for all 12 Pac 12 schools stating players from the various schools are making demands for revenue sharing, Covid-19 protocols, and improved insurance for post graduation.
#2 It was reported that over 50 players are involved in the negotiations in the Pac 12 and that the Cal Bears are leading the protest. Carpenter says another meeting is scheduled and will later report how far apart are the players and the Pac 12.
#3 Carpenter reported that he has contacted other Pac 12 players and the amount of players are growing in the fight for more insurance protections and Covid-19 protocols Carpenter says the players are considering boycotting if there demands are not met.
#4 The NCAA is considering instituting rules saying players must be tested for Covid-19 72 hours before each game in sports that are considered a high risk contact sport such as football, men’s and women’s basketball.
#5 Cal has the third most four star players in the Pac 12 the Bears don’t have the most total commits but they have enough to ranked fifth good enough to be competitive this coming season.
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Stanford Cardinal Athletic Director Bernard Muir shared his concerns as the Stanford Athletic Department has already cut 11 programs and are looking at more than a $12 million deficit for the Stanford Athletics 2021 season (photo from sfgate.com)
On Headline Podcast with Morris:
#1 The Pac 12 took the Big 10’s lead and have scheduled only conference games only. The decision is not only for the football program but it extends to other college sports as well.
#2 Cal reported that 47 new cases of Cornoavirus has spread these cases were confirmed just last week when the Cal Greek Club met and reported that they were infected. Which confirms that classes won’t be held on campus this fall.
#3 At the beginning of the crisis back in March there were 23 reported cases of Covid-19 on the Cal campus but since the re-opening at the end of last May these 47 new cases and the spiking of the epidemic have the Cal campus scrambling not to have classes at the campus.
#4 Last week Stanford canceled 11 athletic programs and as SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey stated he highly doubts their will be a football season in the SEC and that extends to the Pac 12.
#5 Not only is Stanford cutting sports programs they reported that their starting to have budget problems. Stanford Athletic Director Bernard Muir shared his concerns stating that even before the pandemic Stanford was looking at a $12 million projected deficit for 2021.
Morris Phillips does Headline Sports each Monday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com
calbears.com file photo: Bears cornerback Camryn Bynum has a great track record not missing the last 38 games over the last three seasons and is first pick on Lindy’s 2020 pre season All Pac 12
On Headline Sports with Morris:
#1 Morris talk about first teamer cornerback Camryn Bynum who started Cal’s last 38 games over the last three years at cornerback.
#2 Bynum has 169 career tackles, six tackles for a loss (-13 loss) and 0.5 sacks (-5 yards) and five interceptions.
#3 Bynum got on the All Pac 12 honors in 2019 as a junior he was one of seven out of 12 players to start every game including one of five on the defensive side of the ball.
#4 Bynum was a first pick on Lindy’s 2020 pre season All Pac 12 on Cal’s first team pick
#5 Morris tell us about how the safety rules will work as the Bears open their season just next month on Sat Aug 29th at UNLV at Allegiant Stadium in Vegas.
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Fatuvalu Iosefa is one top recruit that Cal picked up during the off season but the program has slipped from being in the top three in recruiting in the Pac 12 being overtaken by Oregon and USC (Golden Bears blog)
On Headline Sports podcast with Morris Phillips:
#1 NCAA Football Division 2’s Moorehouse College in Atlanta announced that they have canceled their program this season due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Moorehouse is one the best known black colleges in the NCAA.
#2 Also it was reported that the official US Covid count was really ten times higher than the reported two million plus cases causing fears and forcing games scheduled with Memphis against Tennessee State and Jackson State to be canceled due to the pandemic.
#3 The Covid crisis is also impacting Under Armour who had to cancel their $250 million 15 year deal with UCLA also their ten year $86 million deal with Cal, as revenue has dried up due to high umemployment and less people spending money.
#4 The Cal Bears who were No.3 in recruiting in the Pac 12 has slipped out of the top three as Washington and UCLA have moved past Cal. Oregon and USC have moved into No.1 and 2. Cal who had recruited Fatuvalu Iosefa but he was not enough to keep them in the top 3 recruiting list.
#5 Coronavirus has played a role in recruiting. Cal is looking to pick up some players to come west but their are many players who are hesitating right now. So far Cal has offered out 101 scholarships.
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Cal Bears football head coach Justin Wilcox will prepare the program with Covid-19 protocols as outdoor workouts will start on a voluntary basis (si.com file photo)
On Headline Sports with Morris:
#1 Cal athletes have been given the go ahead to start working outdoors, still the issue of safety will be a question as Coronvirus has spiked in places like Florida. The Bears workout will be voluntary.
#2 Some of the ground rules set up to start workouts as all workouts will be outdoors that include running and conditioning. These workouts are required to be under supervision of the Cal athletic staff and the players workout in small groups.
#3 The Cal football program will be the first of the athletics program to start at outdoor workouts the plan is in motion as other athletic programs will come back throughout the summer.
#4 In baseball MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred has rejected MLB Players Association representative Tony Clark’s proposal to come back playing 70 games instead of the 60 game offering by Manfred. Manfred said the season must end by September 30th because of the second wave of Coronavirus that Dr. Anthony Fauci said that is coming. The players reject the 60 game schedule because they will not get as much from prorated pay as opposed to the 70 games.
#5 Dr. Fauci further noted that it might not be possible for an NFL season because of a second wave. Some of the country has re-opened but has spiked and in Florida with some 3,000 new cases everyday.
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si.com file photo: Inside the Cal football press box during game action as admissions for the UC athletic programs and academics with ACT and SAT requirements eliminated for school admissions
Headline Sports podcast with Morris:
#1 Morris with the elimination of SATs and ACTs admissions at the UC colleges how much easier does that make it for football recruiting at schools like Cal and UCLA?
#2 Thursday was a big day for both schools when the announcement went down that students can apply for admission without taking an SAT or an ACT. The UC Board of Regents voted to eliminate the testing and it was said it could have ripple effects for higher education for high school students.
#3 Scott Carrell professor of economics at UC Davis said the impact for academics and the athletic programs at the Universities would be one less barrier. Carrell said that admission to Cal and UCLA is a lot tougher than most universities saying “At many places, you just need the NCAA minimum to be admitted.”
#4 Morris Cal is has a four star, top 200 status and are the third best class in the Pac 12 and are looking to recruit running back Byron Cardwell from Morse High in San Diego. Cardwell is rated the 11th best running back in the country and has rushed for 872 yards, 21 touchdowns, in ten games. Cal head coach Justin Wilcox is looking forward to get to work with Cardwell.
#5 Fatuvalu Iosefa defensive back for Cal is now the eighth member of the Golden Bears 2021 recruiting class which he announced on Thursday. Iosefa said he was glad to give his verbal commitment to Berkeley saying “All glory to God without him none of this would be possible.”
Morris Phillips does Headlines podcasts each Monday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com
The Cal Bears linebacker Kuony Deng (8) one of 12 players selected by Cal for the 2020 Athlon Sports’ Preseason All-Pac 12 team (photo from You Tube)
On Headline Sports podcast with Morris:
#1 The Cal Bears football team is excited to announce the 12 selections on the Athlon Sports’ 2020 Preseason All-Pac-12 team, on the second team picks RB Christopher Brown Jr and defensive players, ILB Kuony Deng, CB Camryn Byrnum and S Elijah Hicks, and on the third team picks Nikko Remigio punt returner, OL Jake Curhan, QB Chase Garbers and OL Michael Saffell on offensive, while DL Luc Bequette, OLB Cameron Goode and DL Brett Johnson on defense.
#2 Morris last week Cal Bears analyst Lee Grosscup passed away at age 86, Lee served as analyst on the Cal broadcasts with play by play announcer Joe Starkey for 34 years since 1986 to 2019 and “The Cupper” prior to working Cal games did color for the defunct USFL Oakland Invaders with Starkey between 1983 to 1985. What did Lee mean to Cal broadcasts.
#3 After receiving huge criticism from fans and people inside baseball alike Oakland A’s owner John Fisher said on Friday that he made a mistake and will pay his minor league players the $400 a week salary for the rest of the of the minor league season which ends August 31st. According to labor laws minor league players pay is abhorrent and they would not have been eligible for unemployment. Did Fisher make the decision out surmounting to public pressure or did he do it because it was the right thing to do?
#4 MLB players and owners are far apart from getting the 2020 season started the players are asking for a 82 game schedule with prorated pay and paid in full. The owners want to reduce the pay and go for a 48 game schedule which the players are rejecting.
Morris joins Sportstalk each Monday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com
The Cal Bears have added Makale Foreman at guard for the 2020-21 season. Foreman was formerly with Stony Brook College (photo from calbears.com)
On Headlines podcast with Morris:
#1 Cal Bears basketball head coach Mark Fox announced the team has acquired 6-1 guard Makale Foreman from Stony Brook who transferred to Cal. Foreman was with Chattanooga before joining Stony Brook but missed the 2018-19 season due to NCAA transfer rules.
#2 How much does Foreman mean to the defense for Cal basketball and how do you see Fox fitting him into Cal’s defense?
#3 Foreman scored an average of 15.6 in 33 games with Stony Brook, Foreman also averaged two assists and almost three rebounds.
#4 Fox said he has a lot of faith in Foreman that he can play defense on both guard spots and has a great three point shot.
#5 For coach Fox a lot goes into researching who is going to be a good guard and trying to bone up on defense in the off season like this.
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Allegiant Stadium on the Las Vegas Strip where the Cal Bears will open up the 2020 season on August 29th against the UNLV Rebels (quarantine not withstanding) athlonsports.com photo
On Headline Sports with Morris:
#1 At the Cal campus there is news that the NCAA Division I council voted to return on June 1st through June 30th on a voluntary basis signaling that the football season will be on a fast track to start when school opens.
#2 The Bears 2020 season is scheduled to start on Saturday August 29th when Cal plays the UNLV Rebels at Allegiant Stadium in Vegas. By that time it’s the hope there is a vaccine and you can come to the stadium and not worry about social distancing. Worst case social distancing and the game will be played with no fans.
#3 The UNLV Rebels who have a good program in their own right have a new head coach Marcus Arroyo who took over for former head coach Tony Sanchez. Arroyo is from Oregon and was an assistant offensive coordinator for the last three seasons.
#4 The San Francisco Giants broke ground near McCovey Cove on their 27 acre parking lot the team is constructing ten buildings for apartments, retail, a parking garage and a five acre park which is expected to be finished in seven to eight years.
#5 This week a group opposed to the building of an Oakland A’s Howard Terminal Stadium filed a lawsuit last Monday in Alameda Superior Court from the shipping, trucking and steel companies who work at the Port of Oakland. The lawsuit plans to slow down or stop a legislature that was signed by former California Gov Jerry Brown AB 734 a law that would fast track the construction of a new arena or stadium in California. The lawsuit is trying slow down the path of construction for the A’s. The opposing group says that Gov Gavin Newsom has no authority to certify the construction of the A’s park under AB 734.
Morris Phillips does Headline Sports each Monday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com