Cal Bears basketball podcast with Morris: After winning two out of three can Cal handle hot Colorado Thursday night?

gobears.com photo: The Cal Bears Matt Bradley brings the ball up court against the Oregon State Beavers on Saturday night at Haas Pavilion

On the Cal Bears podcast with Morris:

#1 Cal (10-11) is now 4-4 in Pac 12 play a record no one expected they would have but they’ve had some surprises with recent wins against Stanford (16-5) and Oregon State  Beavers (13-9)

#2 In the game Sunday they topped Oregon State by two points 69-67 Cal also edged out OSU in the second half scoring 39-35

#3 Once again leading the way Cal’s Matt Bradley with 23 points he’s certainly been Cal’s go to player during these last two games

#4 Morris talks about some of the things that Cal head coach Mark Fox has done to turn the club around in the last two games in terms of in game strategy

#5 Cal takes on a very tough customer in the Colorado Buffaloes (17-5) Thursday night at the University of Colorado a 5:00 pm PST tip

Morris Phillips is a Cal Bears beat writer at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Headline Sports podcast with Barbara Mason: A look at this weekends playoff games; Cal tries to get back in win column host Wazuu this Thursday

sfgate.com file photo: Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) drops back to pass as he throws a pass that was fumbled and recovered by the New Orleans Saints in the first half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, in New Orleans.

On the Headlines podcast with Barbara

#1 Taking a look at NFC Playoff game for Saturday, the Minnesota Vikings who surprised just about everybody with a huge victory over the New Orleans Saints at the Super Dome come to Levis Stadium on Saturday to face the 49ers. Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins threw a overtime four yard touchdown pass for the victory could the Vikings shock the 49ers too?

#2 The AFC Playoff game for Saturday the Tennessee Titans will face the Baltimore Ravens a team favored to make the Super Bowl the Ravens have been tough all year.

#3 On Sunday in the AFC the Houston Texans are in Kansas City to face the rugged Chiefs. The Chiefs with quarterback Patrick Mahomes have been doing it all season.

#4 Seattle got that big victory in Philadelphia on Sunday now head to Green Bay this should one for the ages as this one will be played on a very tough Lambeau Field

#5 Cal’s Men’s basketball has seen some tough times they took a tough loss to the Stanford Cardinal last Saturday and are hoping to turn things around this Thursday at Haas Pavilion against the visiting Washington State Cougars.

Join Barbara each Tuesday for all the latest in Headline Sports at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Cal Bears podcast with Morris Phillips: After Stanford debacle can Bears right the ship against Wazzu Thursday?

calbears.com photo: Grant Anticevich(15) who led the Cal Bears in scoring last Thursday takes the ball on offense at Maples Pavilion in Palo Alto

On the Cal Bears podcast with Morris:

#1 Like the headline said in your article regarding the Bears (6-8) offense from last Thursday’s game at Stanford (12-2) the Bears simply didn’t have a shot

#2 The two top scorers for Cal against Stanford were Grant Anticevich with 16 and Matt Bradley with 13

#3 It wasn’t even a contest as Stanford took it 68-52 for head coach Mark Fox lots of Xs and Os but trying to get any kind of inside game on the Cardinal seemed to prove fruitless

#4 The Cardinal forced 18 turnovers and the Bears just couldn’t recover from something like that

#5 Pac 12 Conference play continues this Thursday night as Washington State (10-5) comes to Haas Pavilion can the Bears get back in the win column against the Cougars?

Morris Phillips does the Cal Bears basketball podcasts each Monday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Stanford Cardinal podcast with Jerry Feitelberg: Cardinal host Cal tonight try to shake off last loss to Kansas

gostanford.com: Group huddle with the Stanford Cardinal Daejon Davis, David McCormack, Devon Dotson, and Oscar da Silva from Sun Dec 29th vs. Kansas

On the Cardinal podcast with Jerry F:

#1 The Kansas Jayhawks (10-2) got a big victory in the Stanford Cardinals (11-2) last game 72-56. The game played at Maples Pavilion last Sunday Dec 29th and was not even close and the Cardinal picked up their second loss of the season.

#2 The Jayhawks Udoka Azubuike pulled down 13 rebounds, as Kansas won despite turning the ball over 21 times.

#3 The Jayhawks Ochai Agbaji and Devon Dotson contributed 14 points apiece, as Kansas won its fourth straight meeting with the Cardinal

#4 Talk about Oscar da Silva he’s been steady and led the Cardinal in scoring last Sunday with 19 points

#5 The Cardinal host the Cal Bears on tonight at Maples Pavilion Jerry sets this one up for us

Stanford Cardinal podcasts with Jerry can be heard at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Headline Sports podcast with Barbara Mason: The advantage Cal had playing in Santa Clara for the Red Box Bowl; Have Sharks snapped out of it?; plus more

photo from sfgate.com: California quarterback Chase Garbers (7) scrabbles away from Illinois defensive lineman Ayo Shogbonyo (52) during the first half of the Redbox Bowl NCAA college football game Monday, Dec. 30, 2019, in Santa Clara, Calif

On Headline Sports with Barbara:

#1 How important, how big was it for Cal to get to the Red Box Bowl and get to stay in the Bay Area and play the game against the Illinois Illini as the Bears defeated the Illini 35-20.

#2 It has to be a relief for the San Jose Sharks to win a game after losing ten of their last 11 on Saturday they got to break the glass ceiling or ice below with a five goal 6-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers

#3 Talk about the San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks in a game that was built and called “The NFC West Championship” played on Sunday afternoon

#4 The Oakland Raiders on Sunday had to beat the Broncos, then the Texans needed to beat the Titans and the Ravens needed to beat the Steelers, and the Colts needed to beat the Jaguars, and a victory by at least one of these teams Bears, Lions, Chiefs or Patriots in order to make the AFC Wild Card Playoffs it was quite a bit to ask for wasn’t of the Raiders?

#5 The Sacramento Kings last two loses were narrow in a game against the Minnesota Timberwolves they lost by just one in overtime but coughed up a lead in the 105-104 loss, then on Saturday they dropped another game at home by two 112-110 to the Phoenix Suns. The Kings have lost six straight games.

Join Barbara each Tuesday for Headline Sports at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

 

Fighting Illini comes to the Bay Area to face the Cal Golden Bears

news-gazette.com photo: Josh Imatorbhebhe of the Illinois Illini makes a 83 yard catch against the Michigan State Spartans, Imatorbhebhe and the Illini battle the Cal Bears at Levi Stadium on Mon Dec 30th for the Red Box Bowl

By Jeremy Kahn

SAN FRANCISCO-With the Redbox Bowl in basically their own backyard, the California Golden Bears will have the home field advantage, but do not tell that to their opponents, the Fighting Illini of Illinois.

During the 2019 season, the Fighting Illini went 3-2 on the road, including a 37-34 victory over the Michigan State Spartans that came after the Fighting Illini entered the fourth quarter trailing 31-10 when the final stanza began.

Josh Imatorbhebhe was on the receiving end of an 83-yard touchdown pass from Brandon Peters to cut the Spartans lead down to 31-17.

Reggie Corbin then cut the lead down in half, as he scored on a six-yard run just three minutes after the Peters to Imatorbhebhe touchdown pass.

The Fighting Illini defense got in on the act, as they tied up the game, when Sydney Brown returned an interception 76 yards to get them within one.

After Michigan State kicked a field goal to increase their lead up to four points, Peters and the Fighting Illini got the ball back for one final drive.

The Fighting Illini then converted a fourth-and-17, then got another first down when the Spartans were called for pass interference in the end zone on another fourth down possession.

Peters then gave them the lead for the first time on the afternoon, as he found Daniel Barker for a five-yard touchdown pass with five seconds remaining in the game to give the Fighting Illini their sixth win of the season and bowl eligible for the first time since the 2014 season.

This was the biggest comeback in school history, and the 27 points scored by them in the fourth quarter were the most by an opponent in the 96-year, 544-game history of Spartan Stadium.

In all, the Fighting Illini went 3-2 away from Memorial Stadium.

Lovie Smith, who is in his fourth year in Champaign as head coach leads the team to their first bowl game since the 2014 Zaxbys Heart of Dallas Bowl, where they lost to the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs 35-18.

As for coming to bowl games in Northern California, this is not the Fighting Illinis first trip to the Bay Area.

The Fighting Illini came to the area in 2011, where behind Nathan Scheelhaase went 18-for-30 for 139 yards passing with a touchdown and an interception. Scheelhaase was also the leading rusher, as he gained 110 yards on 22 carries and the Fighting Illini defeated the UCLA Bruins 20-14 at AT&T Park.

Overall, this is the eighth trip to California in a bowl game for the Fighting Illini, as they are 3-2 in the Rose Bowl, 0-1 in the Holiday Bowl and 1-0 in what was then known as the Kraft Hunger Bowl, now known as the Redbox Bowl.

A graduate transfer from Big 10 rival Michigan, Peters started 10 games for the Fighting Illini and led them in passing, as he went 130-for-238 with 1,611 yards passing with 17 touchdowns and seven interceptions.

Corbin was the leading ground gainer, as he carried the ball 129 times for 691 yards and six touchdowns.

Imatorbhebhe led the team in receptions with 33, yards with 634 and nine touchdowns.

Cal Bears basketball podcast with Michael Duca: Bears have lost four of last five look to get in win column Sat vs. Harvard

calbears.com photo: The Cal Bears Kareem South (10) takes a fade away shot against the Boston College Eagles defender Julian Rishwain (2)

On the Cal Bears podcast with Michael:

#1 The game was close but the Bears just couldn’t pull the trigger losing to Boston College Eagles by four 64-60 at Chase Center in the City last Sat Dec 21

#2 The Bears came away with a first half lead but it was that second half that the Eagles came away with a 38-31 second half enough to do the trick for the win.

#3 Talk about the job that the Cal Bears Matt Bradley has been doing for the club leading consistently in scoring last Saturday with 21 against Boston College

#4 Cal head coach Mark Fox also has been looking also been putting his confidence in scorers Kareem South and Lar Thiermann.

#5 The Bears next up face the Harvard Crimson (8-4) at Haas Pavilion on Sat Dec 29th. The Bears who are looking to get back into the win column after losing four of their last five games.

Join Michael each Thursday for the Cal Bears podcasts at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

 

Cal Bears podcast with Morris Phillips: Bears put on a show of resilience, but Gaels just too much on Saturday; Cal set for kickoff at Redbox Bowl

calbears.com photo: Cal’s Andre Kelly (22) had a hot hand against St. Mary’s forward Malik Fitts (24)  Kelly scored a career-high 26 points on Saturday night at Haas Pavilion.

On the Cal Bears podcast with Morris:

#1 On Saturday night at Haas Pavilion, the Cal Bears put on a exhibition of resilience when they attempted to come back and rally on the visiting St. Mary’s Gaels.

#2 Like you said in your article, the Gaels brought aggressiveness, experience and nerve to the table in their 11-point win over Cal Saturday.

#3 It was the first loss at home for this season for Cal. They have won five of six games at home and are 6-5 and winning at home against a complete St. Marys team was going to be a task.

#4 The Gaels are in the top 25 in the nation at 10-2. Needless to say, Mark Fox–head coach of Cal–called St. Marys a very good offensive school.

#5 Next up for Cal? The Golden Bears will be at the Chase Center in San Francisco this Saturday, Dec. 21st when Cal tips off against Boston College for a 2:30 pm matchup.

#6 Football: Cal kicks off against the Illinois Illini Monday, Dec. 30th at Levi’s Stadium for the Red Box Bowl. Talk about Cal quarterback Chase Garbers throwing against that Illini defense.

Join Morris every Monday for the Cal Bears podcasts at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Headline Sports podcast with Barbara Mason: Titans simply wore out Carr Sunday in Raider loss; Tough act to follow as 49ers get by Saints in the last minute; plus more

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On Headline Sports podcast with Barbara:

#1 The Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr must be seeing double after running all day and avoiding getting sacked by the Tennessee Titans pass rush.

#2 The Raiders just couldn’t get anything going, and as a result, suffered their third straight loss 42-21.

#3 The San Francisco 49ers added more to their exciting season with a last minute drive that got them good field position for a Robbie Gould field goal for the 48-46 win.

#4 How important is it for Cal to stay in the Bay Area for their next game the RedBox Bowl at Levi’s Stadium against the Illinois Illini on Monday, Dec. 30th?

#5 The St. Mary’s Gales had an eight-game winning streak going into Sunday’s game, but it was too much. #19 Dayton sunk the Gales chances with a ten-point win 78-68.

Join Barbara for Headline Sports podcasts each Tuesday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Headline Sports with Barbara Mason: Warriors drop their third straight 104-79; Raiders at their lowest point; plus more

Photo credit: nba.com/warriors

On Headline Sports with Barbara:

#1 The Atlanta Hawks handled the Golden State Warriors 104-79 loss Eric Paschall lead all Warriors scorers with 24 points on Monday night. The Warriors’ Draymond Green didn’t play.

#2 Have the Oakland Raiders sank to their lowest point of the season losing huge to the Kansas Chiefs 40-9 on Sunday for their second straight loss?

#3 The San Francisco 49ers saw Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker kick a winning field goal to end the game Sunday in 20-17 loss for San Francisco.

#4 Last Saturday, the Sacramento Kings came back from a long four city road trip going 1-3. On Saturday they defeated the Denver Nuggets 100-97. The Kings lost to the Chicago Bulls on Monday night 113-106.

#5 The Cal Bears insured themselves a bowl spot after their victory over the UCLA Bruins 28-18. Cal quarterback Chase Garbers went 17-29 for 230 yards.

Headline Sports can be heard with Barbara each Tuesday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com