Cal/Stanford podcast with Morris Phillips: Pac 12 Commish Scott missed 8 game playoff opportunity; plus more on Cal and Stanford

Pac 12 Commissioner Larry Scott stands in front of So Fi Stadium in Inglewood addressing the media back on Feb 26, 2020. Scott tried to get the Pac 12 an eight game playoff format in September but those plans got rejected (AP News photo)

Cal/Stanford podcast with Morris:

#1 Morris, the Pac 12 Commissioner Larry Scott made news today he was called incompetent by missing a change to have an eight team playoff.

#2 Scott could have had a better playoff that had eight teams but delayed and missed an opportunity and the deal he settled for got rejected in September by the College Football Playoff management committee.

#3 Morris how important is it when Cal Senior Associate Athletic Director Josh Hummel says it’s important to bring back student athletes for voluntary conditioning workouts?

#4 Morris Cal quarterback Chase Garbers has started 19 of his last 21 games with a 13-6 record is remarkably 13-2 in games he’s played more than half the game.

#5 Morris for Stanford quarterback Davis Mills has played in his last eight games and made six starts, throwing for 1960 yards and 11 touchdowns how solid do you see him at quarterback in the all six game Pac 12 schedule?

Join Morris each Monday for the Cal/Stanford podcasts at

RedBox Bowl cancelled for 2020

The image of the Illinois Illini and the Cal Bears at the Red Box Bowl Levis Stadium in Santa Clara back on Dec 30, 2019. It is not known when the Red Box Bowl will return because of Covid-19 related protocols. (Image from the Big Ten Conference)

By Jeremy Kahn

A San Francisco tradition will not be played this December at Levis Stadium, and it is unclear if it will return.

The RedBox Bowl that moved to Levis Stadium when the stadium opened in 2014 from AT&T Park was cancelled back in August due to the Coronavirus Pandemic.

While its unfortunate that we are unable to stage the 19th iteration of the Bay Areas Bowl game this December, I’m confident that the Bowl property, along with the entire live sports, events and tourism industry, will be in a healthier position next year, and we cant wait to welcome new college football teams and fans back to the San Francisco Bay Area in 2021, said RedBox Bowl executive director Ryan Oppelt in a statement.

The RedBox Bowl made its debut in 2002 as the San Francisco Bowl at what was known as Pacific Bell Park in a game that pitted the Virginia Tech Hokies and the Air Force Falcons.

Just one year later, the San Francisco Bowl was the last event at Pacific Bell Park before the name change to SBC Park.

Not only did the name of the ballpark change, but the name of the bowl changed as well, as the name of the game became the Emerald Bowl and that was the name until it became the Fight Hunger Bowl when the Nevada Wolfpack defeated the Boston College Eagles 20-13, as the Wolfpack were led to victory by a senior quarterback named Colin Kaepernick.

After the game moved to Levis Stadium beginning with the 2014 edition, the name of the game changed to the Foster Farms Bowl and that would be the name of the game until 2018 when it became the RedBox Bowl.

When the game moved to Levis Stadium, it also became a matchup between two of the elite conferences in the country, as the game matched teams from the Big Ten and the Pacific 12 Conferences.

The California Golden Bears defeated the Illinois Fighting Illini 35-20 before 34,177 in the 18th edition of the game.

Headline Sports podcast with Daniel Dullum: Stars draw first blood win NHL Finals opener; Pac 12 football still mulling it over; plus more

Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) gets a save on a Dallas Stars’ shot the Stars Jamie Benn (14) looks on Sat Sep 19, 2020 at Rogers Centre in Edmonton (AP News photo)

On Headlines podcast with Daniel:

1 Stars dominate in game one of the Stanley Cup Finals

2 Pressure building on Pac-12 to reverse its decision to delay football and other fall sports; SEC football starts next week

 3 WNBA semifinals underway

4 Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire retires, citing health issues

5 NBA: Celtics’ Gordon Hayward reportedly won’t leave bubble for the birth of his child

 5 Sports world honors Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on Friday

Daniel Dullum does Headlines Sports each Sunday at


Headline Sports podcast with Daniel Dullum: Chapman out for season; Covid-19 haunts Ohio State and Virginia; plus more

Oakland A’s third baseman Matt Chapman will have hip surgery that will take him out for the rest of the season (AP News photo)

On Headline Sports podcast with Daniel:

1 A’s Matt Chapman out for the season — hip surgery

2 Ohio State study: 4 of 26 athletes who tested positive for Covid-19 ‘had CMR findings suggestive of myocarditis’; Covid-19 knocks out Virginia-Virginia Tech football opener

3 NHL announces sixth straight week of zero positive Covid-19 tests

4 Protestors block NBA media buses at Disney World

5 MLB finally gives Mets permission to honor 9/11 first responders

6 Phils’ Zach Wheeler to miss one start after injuring a finger while putting on his pants

Headline Sports podcasts with Daniel are heard every Sunday at

Cal Bears podcast with Morris Phillips: Will the Pac 12 really be back?

Pac 12 game between Arizona State and Kent State at the ASU campus at Tempe Arizona from Aug 29, 2019. The Pac 12 is reconsidering returning by November or December talks are still continuing. (AP News photo)

Morris on Cal Bears football podcast:

#1 Morris how serious how committed is the Pac 12 in 2020.

#2 The Pac 12 is taking information that the Coronavirus is either under control or it’s safe to return to contact football do you still see this as a risk to return for the players?

#3 The Pac 12 commissioner Larry Scott said that the partnership with Quidel a rapid Covid-19 test lab would have test results back and that should be a resolution for returning if the team knows whose negative or not.

#4 Morris, Scott told ESPN he is highly confident that the Pac 12 will start no later than Jan 1st. The players will have time to prepare for the season this month September as Scott said that the season can start as early as November and December.

#5 One thing the Pac 12 is confident about is that test results from Quidel could come back on game day to see if anyone is asymptomatic and prevent them from taking the field

Morris Phillips is a Cal Bears beat reporter at

Headline Sports podcast with Michelle Richadson: Petition to oust Big 10 Commissioner Warren; Lakers and Bucks take 2-1 lead in playoffs

Big 10 Commissioner Kevin Warren’s job as commissioner is under wraps as fans, alumni, coaches, players and critics are part or have signed a petition for his ouster regarding the shutting down of Big 10 sports during one of worst epidemics in world history (file photo from

Michelle on Headline Sports podcast:

#1 Big 10 Commissioner Kevin Warren has nearly 10,000 signatures on a petition to have him ousted from the cancellation of Big 10 sports this season. Warren did not order the cancellation but is getting the blame for the season shutting down, as parents, Big Ten teams, fans, alumni, and many others are part or have signed the petition for Warren’s ouster.

#2 The father of Ohio State defensive back Shaun Wade Randy Wade and 25 parents consisting of parents from Ohio State, Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin were represented.  Is this responsible parenting firing Warren during a pandemic and playing a contact sport and can’t guarantee no safety for the players.

# 3  The Power 5 conference has one player opting out for each team some of the players said that safety concerns and other players have decided to go to the NFL as most colleges are closed down.

#4 In the NBA Playoffs: It’s been all Anthony Davis and LeBron James as the Lakers beat 116-108 as the Lakers take a 2-1 series lead over the Portland Trailblazers, LeBron had 38 points and Davis had 29.

#5 The Milwaukee Bucks crushed the Orlando Magic 121-107 Giannis Antetokoumpo had 35 points as the Bucks took a 2-1 series lead. Antetokounmpo was 12 of 14 from the field.

#6 Michelle’s Final Thoughts

Michelle Richardson is filling in for Daniel Dullum today for Headline Sports at

Headline Sports podcast with Daniel Dullum: Lightning, Coyotes and Bruins moving up; Sun perfect but have their bubble bursted; plus more

The Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Joonas Karpisalo (70) gets in front of the puck as Tampa Bay Lightning center Brayden Point (21) and the Jackets center Boone Jenner (38) look for the puck in game 3 of the third period Sat Aug 15, 2020 at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto. (Nathan Dennette/Canadian Press via AP)

On Headline Sports with Daniel:

1 From under the NHL bubbles: Action picks up in East and West, big wins for the Tampa Bay Lightning, Arizona Coyotes, and  Boston Bruins.

2 Bruins star goalie Tukka Rask opts out of playoffs

3 NBA: Suns are 8-0 in the bubble, fall short of making playoffs; Divac steps down as Kings GM, Dumars takes over

4 Dominoes fall: Pac-12, Big 10 cancel fall sports, NCAA cancels fall championships

5 Reds-Pirates game postponed after Reds player tests positive for Covid-19; 32 postponements in 60-game schedule

6 L.A. Kings suspend mascot actor after sexual harassment lawsuit

Daniel does Headline Sports podcasts every other Sunday at

Headline Sports podcast with London Marq: Kings win their last two games to close season; Can Warriors get high draft pick?; plus more

Sacramento Kings’ Buddy Hield (24) defends against Los Angeles Lakers’ Talen Horton-Tucker (5) during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)

On Headline Sports with London:

#1 London the Sacramento Kings won their last two games to close out their regular season. They defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 136-122 on Thursday although they won’t go the the playoffs winning that last game was a good note to end the season.

#2 The Kings defeated the New Orleans Pelicans 112-106 on Tuesday so Sacramento got to string two wins together after losing five of six games.

#3 Are the Golden State Warriors in rebuild? After their dismal 2019-20 season their looking for a high draft pick in the lottery. The Warriors are a 14% chance of getting a number one draft pick.

#4 This past week for the Oakland A’s had it’s twists and turns. They had a nine game win streak come to an end last Monday night in a loss to the Angels. A’s outfielder Ramon Laureano who is expected to serve a six game suspension soon for charging the Houston Astros dugout on Sunday had a spectacular game with three amazing catches and a hit for two RBIs on Wednesday.

#5 The Big 12, SEC, and the ACC will schedule non conference games for September 1st and then starting September 26th they will start the regular season. Despite other conferences in the NCAA canceling they will push on with games and people have to ask if this is such a safe idea?

London Marq does Headline Sports podcasts each Friday at

Cal Bears report: With California leading in Covid cases in the nation Pac 12 shuts down sports for the fall

Cal Athletics image from

By Morris Phillips and Michael Duca

BERKELEY–In what seems like no end in sight the Pac 12 group today voted to cancel all fall sports through the end of 2020 and will plan to resume play in the spring. This was given careful consideration after consulting with the Medical Advisory Committee and the athletic directors of each of the Pac 12 schools.

The committee made clear they were very concerned about practices that involved contact sports such as football. The Pac 12 said when they see that the virus has flattened in a safe way and that cases have gone to a safe number the conference will consider returning competitive sports with a target date of Jan 1, 2021.

Student athletes will have their scholarships guaranteed, the Pac 12 also is offering NCAA grant students who already have opted out of sports programs another year of eligibility for this school year. Those students will receive from their universities advisement and tutoring as support from canceled sports programs and their academic education.

University of Oregon president Michael H. Schill said that he along with students, coaches, and staff is disappointed that it had to come to this but Schill said putting safety is job number one, “All of the Pac-12 presidents and chancellors understand the importance of this decision, and the disappointment it will create for our student-athletes, the coaches, support staff and all of our fans,” said Schill. “Ultimately, our decision was guided by science and a deep commitment to the health and welfare of student-athletes. We certainly hope that the Pac-12 will be able to return to competition in the New Year.”

Cal Athletic director Jim Knowlton and Cal Chancellor Carol Christ put out a heartfelt statement knowing that this impacts students athletes who have worked all their school lives to get to this point only to see their season canceled under such pandemic circumstances, “We are aligned in our support for the Pac-12’s decision to postpone fall sports. While the decision was difficult, it is consistent with our shared commitment to the health and well-being of Cal’s student-athletes, coaches and staff. Our hearts go out to the student-athletes who will not have the opportunity to compete this fall. We are incredibly proud of how they have been navigating the disappointments and uncertainties surrounding their athletic pursuits, and we will do all that we can to support them during these difficult times. We look forward to the day when they will be able to, once again, train for and compete in the sports they love. We look forward to the day when we can, together with members of Cal’s extended family, once again cheer them on as they pursue excellence on the field of play.”

Morris Phillips and Michael Duca are beat writers and podcasters for Cal Football at



Headline Sports podcast with Daniel Dullum: Flyers and Knights top seeds in Stanley Cup; Suns remain undefeated in the bubble; plus more

Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Carter Hart (79) makes a save on Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Alex Killorn (17) during the first period of an NHL hockey playoff game Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

On Headlines podcast with Daniel:

1 From under the NHL bubbles: Flyers are top seed in the East, Golden Knights are No. 1 in the West

2 Fighting is up in NHL playoffs

3 NBA: Suns are 5-0 in the bubble, T.J. Warren continues scoring binge for Pacers

4 MLB: Giants’ Johnny Cueto — close but no no-hitter; Cubs-Cardinals series postponed after more positive Covid-19 tests

5 NCAA: Mid-American Conference cancels all of its fall sports for 2020

6 If college football season doesn’t happen, NFL might play on Saturdays

Daniel does Headline Sports each Sunday at