Cal Bears podcast with Michael Duca: After two game sweep on road trip Cal ready to take on Colorado Thursday in Berkeley

The Cal Bears Jordan Shepherd (31) led with a career high 33 points throws down against the Oregon Ducks at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene on Sat Feb 12, 2022 (photo by Cal Bears Athletics Dept)

On the Cal Bears podcast with Michael:

On the Cal Bears basketball podcast with Michael:

#1 When you just sit back and look at that score the Cal Bears (11-15) 78 and the Oregon Ducks (16-8) 64 a game that was played at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene on Saturday night it’s shocking but yes it’s real.

#2 The win on Saturday in Eugene was Cal’s second win in this two game Oregon trip taking two games at Oregon State and Oregon. Previous to the win on Thursday at Oregon State Cal had lost ten straight games. What changed?

#3 The Bears guard Jordan Shepherd on Saturday was the only Cal player to score in double figures with 33 points which quite remarkable if you consider Cal winning by 14 points so it looks like all Shepherd all the time.

#4 What also was remarkable was the first half Sunday where the Bears scored a 38-22 lead going into half time and you could see the shock on the faces on Ducks fans and Ducks bench.

#5 The Bears next take on the Colorado Buffaloes (15-9) on Thursday night at Haas Pavilion. The Buffaloes have won their last two games and have won four of their last ten games. Colorado defeated the Utah Utes (9-16) 81-76 in their last game on Saturday night.

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

Cal Bears Basketball podcast with Morris Phillips: Who would have thought Cal takes two on last road trip

Oregon guard Jacob Young (42) and California forward Lars Thiemann (21) battle for the loose ball at Phillip Knight Arena in Eugene on Sat Feb 12, 2022 (AP News photo)

On the Cal Bears basketball podcast with Morris:

#1 When you just sit back and look at that score the Cal Bears (11-15) 78 and the Oregon Ducks (16-8) 64 a game that was played at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene on Saturday night it’s shocking but yes it’s real.

#2 The win on Saturday in Eugene was Cal’s second win in this two game Oregon trip taking two games at Oregon State and Oregon. Previous to the win on Thursday at Oregon State Cal had lost ten straight games. What changed?

#3 The Bears guard Jordan Shepherd on Saturday was the only Cal player to score in double figures with 33 points which quite remarkable if you consider Cal winning by 14 points so it looks like all Shepherd all the time.

#4 What also was remarkable was the first half Sunday where the Bears scored a 38-22 lead going into half time and you could see the shock on the faces on Ducks fans and Ducks bench.

#5 The Bears next take on the Colorado Buffaloes (15-9) who have won their last two games and have won four of their last ten games. Colorado defeated the Utah Utes (9-16) 81-76 in their last game on Saturday night.

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

Stanford Cardinal podcast with Daniel Dullum: Cardinal face Oregon State Saturday after 68-60 loss at Corvallis

Oregon forward Quincy Guerrier (13) kept Stanford forward Jaiden Delaire (11) and guard Michael O’Connell (5) on the run on defense on Thu Feb 10, 2022 at Eugene (AP News photo)

On the Stanford Cardinal podcast:

#1 Stanford Cardinal (14-10) tried to keep up with the Oregon Ducks (16-7) and made a it a good game but lost by eight 68-60 in Eugene on Thursday night.

#2 Oregon guard De’Vion Harmon led the Ducks with 21 points knowing Stanford head coach Jerod Haase he would like the defense to shut down a shooter like Harmon but he was tough to defend on Thursday night.

#3 The Ducks Will Richardson executed all of his 12 points in the last ten minutes of the game the Cardinal tried to get back in this one but Richardson was one of those shooters who kept persevering.

#4 The Ducks defense was on the Cardinal had three players in double figures but fell short Michael O’Connell led with 11 points followed by Brandon Angel and Harrison Ingram who both had 10 points.

#5 The Cardinal head to Corvallis to face the Oregon State Beavers (3-18) who were just defeated on Wednesday night by the Cal Bears (10-15) in a close one 63-61. How do you see the Cardinal matching up against the Beavers on Saturday night a 7:30 pm tip off.

Daniel Dullum does the Stanford Cardinal podcasts each Friday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Ducks hold off Cardinal 68-60; fourth loss in six games for Stanford

Oregon center N’Faly Dante (1) shoots over Stanford forward Maxime Raynaud (42) at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene on Thu Feb 10, 2022 (AP News photo)

By Daniel Dullum
Thursday, February 10, 2022

Sparked by a season-high 21 points by De’Vion Harmon, Oregon defeated Stanford 68-60 Thursday in Pac-12 men’s basketball at Eugene, Ore.

It was the Cardinal’s third game in five days, and seventh of eight games over a 17-day period.
Harmon was 8-of-15 from the field, including three 3-pointers for the Ducks (16-7 overall, 9-3 Pac-12).

Along with Harmon’s efforts, Will Richardson scored all 12 of his points in the second half. N’Faly Dante added 12 points and seven rebounds for Oregon.

Maxime Raynaud and Michael O’Connell each scored 11 points to lead the Cardinal (14-10, 7-7), followed by Harrison Ingram and Brandon Angel with 10 points each.

Angel had his first career double-double by also pullng down 10 rebounds in Stanford’s second straight loss to Quadrant One teams in the NET rankings.

The Ducks led by eight at halftime and opened the second half with an 8-2 run, capped by a Dante dunk.

The Cardinal held Oregon without a field goal over the next six minutes, but didn’t muster much offense themselves, as the Ducks maintained a five-point lead when Richardson’s basket midway through the second half ended their drought.

Raynaud cut Stanford’s deficit to three with a basket on its next possession, but that was as close as the Cardinal would get. After Ingram missed a 3 with 35 seconds left, Richardson made four straight free throws.

Overall, Oregon made 13 of 15 from the foul line, while the Cardinal made 4 of 4. Stanford committed 17 turnovers.

Stanford visits Oregon State on Saturday; tip-off is at 7:30 p.m.

Cal Bears podcast with Michael Duca: Cal snaps 10 game losing streak beat Beavers 63-61

California guard Jordan Shepherd passes around Oregon State guard Dexter Akanno at Gill Coliseum in Corvallis on Wed Feb 10, 2022 (AP News photo)

On the Cal Bears podcast with Michael:

#1 Last night the Cal Bears (10-15) finally can breath a sigh of relief after taking a two point victory over the Oregon State Beavers (3-18) 63-61 at Gill Coliseum in Corvallis on Wednesday night to snap a ten game losing streak. 

#2 The Beavers Dexter Akanno hit a three pointer with 5:16 in the second half to tie the game at 55 all. The Beavers did regain the lead hitting six consecutive free throws narrowing the lead to 61-59 with 1:54 left in the contest.

#3 It was Shepherd who took a jump shot 1:39 to tie the game at 61 up on a goaltending call with 18 seconds remaining. The Beavers Jarod Lucas took a three point shot with just two seconds left and Maurice Calloo tried to score on rebound to put the ball in the net but missed. Shepherd led Cal with 15 points.

#4 The Bears Grant Anticevich had 13 points and eight rebounds. Anticevich for his efforts scored three 3 pointers. Cal’s Joel Brown had nine points, seven assists, and nine rebounds.

#5 Cal takes on the Oregon Ducks (15-7) Saturday at 1:00pm in Eugene. The Ducks have won three straight games including a win over the Utah Utes (9-15) a three point victory 80-77. Michael set this one up what are Cal’s chances?

Michael Duca does the Cal Bears podcasts Thursdays at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Clutch 3 by Delaire gives Cardinal a 72-69 win over Oregon

Stanford guard Michael O’Connell (5) takes a shot attempt over Oregon guard Rivaldo Soares (11) at Maples Pavilion in Palo Alto on Sun Dec 12, 2021 (AP News photo)

By Daniel Dullum
Sunday, December 12, 2021

A buzzer-beating 3-pointer by Jaiden Delaire propelled Stanford to a 72-69 Pac-12 men’s basketball victory over Oregon Sunday at Maples Pavilion.

The Ducks’ Will Richardson sank a 3 to tie the game at 69-all with 1:06 remaining in the second half. Both teams traded missed shots before Delaire hit the game-winner as time expired.

The Cardinal (5-3 overall, 1-1 Pac-12) had let a 14-point lead slip away in the second half after leading 37-30 at halftime. Delaire scored seven points in an 8-1 Stanford run to open the second half that put the Cardinal up 45-31 with 16:43 remaining.

Then, Oregon (5-5, 0-2) went on a tear of its own. The Ducks cut their deficit to five as uincy Guerrier scored 13 points over an 8-minute span. Jacob Young’s layup capped a 13-4 Oregon run with 2:36 left, giving the Ducks a 66-65 lead.

Stanford regained the lead on a pair of free throws by Harrison Ingram and a tip-in by Spewn er Jones.

Delaire led the Cardinal with 20 points, followed by ingram with 16 points to o with eigbht rebounds and five assists.

Guerrier paced the Ducks with 18 points and nine rebounds, Richardson was next with 15 points and Rivaldo Soares scored 10 points for Oregon, which lost its first two conference games in a season for the first time since 2018-19.

The Cardinal host Dartmouth Thursday in a non-conference contest.

Stanford Cardinal basketball podcast with Daniel Dullum: Cardinal return after 13 days off to host Oregon on Sunday night at Maples

The Stanford Cardinal guard Michael Connell (5) drives the ball against the Colorado Buffaloes guard KJ Simpson (2) at the CU Events Center in Boulder on Sun Nov 28, 2021 the last time the Cardinal played. They return to host the Oregon Ducks Sun Dec 12, 2021 at Maples Pavilion. (photo by Stanford University Athletics)

On the Stanford Cardinal podcast with Daniel:

#1 The Colorado Buffaloes (6-1) got some key free throws from Keeshawn Barthelemy who helped the Buffaloes get a four point win over the Stanford Cardinal (4-3) 80-76 Sun Nov 28th.

#2 Daniel, talk a little about Stanford forward Spencer Jones who led the Cardinal with 15 points that kept the Cardinal in the game against the Buffaloes hitting 5-of-6 from the field – including 3-of-4 on 3-pointers.

#3 With 1:49 left in the second half, Tristan da Silva hit a 3-pointer, putting the Buffaloes up 73-66. The Cardinal responded with four layups, including one on a three-point play and another on a dunk by Lukas Kisunas, cutting Stanford’s deficit to 75-73 with :36 remaining.

#4 The Cardinal shot 50 percent (26-of-52) from the field, including 10-of-24 3-point shots. Stanford was also 14-of-15 at the free throw line. Stanford outrebounded the Buffs 32-28.

#5 The Oregon Ducks (5-6) who have won five of their last eight games will be paying the Cardinal a visit at Maples Pavilion on Sunday for a 4:00 PM PST tip. The Ducks lost their last game to Arizona State Sun Devils (3-6) 69-67 at Eugene. Daniel how do you break down this match between the Ducks and Cardinal for Sunday.

Join Daniel Dullum for the Stanford Cardinal basketball podcasts each Friday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

NCAAF podcast with Michelle Richardson: Utes sit on top the Pac 12 world; Freeman becomes new Notre Dame head coach; plus more

War of the Roses, Utah Utes linebacker Devin Lloyd, second from left, are jubilant with coach Kyle Whittingham, left, quarterback Cameron Rising and wide receiver Britain Covey (18) as the Utes win the Pac 12 Championship Conference game on Fri Dec 3, 2021 to advance to the Rose Bowl against the Oregon Ducks at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas (AP News photo)

On the NCAAF podcast with Michelle:

#1 The No.14 Utah Utes (10-3) on Friday night left very little doubt who is the best team in the Pac 12 with a crushing win over the No.10 Oregon Ducks (10-3) 38-7 at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. For Utah quarterback Cameron Rising 170 yards passing and one touchdown pass Rising kept the run game busy all evening with two touchdowns by running back Tavion Thomas.

#2 Notre Dame defensive coordinator Marcus Freeman was named head coach replacing Brian Kelly. Freeman who went through the hiring process was the highly anticipated candidate to win the job and was officially hired as of Friday. Tell us your thoughts on Notre Dame’s hiring of Freeman?

#3 Quinn Ewers who is a top ranked quarterback at Ohio State enters the transfer portal and is considering transferring to Texas, Texas A&M, or Texas Tech. Ewers has been called a trailblazer and has made over $1 million for his likeness and endorsements.

Michelle’s Final Thoughts

Join Michelle Richardson for the NCAA Football podcasts each Sunday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Cal Golden Bears podcast with Daniel Dullum: Cal faces Jekyell and Hyde Colorado in the first of two home games

The Colorado Buffaloes quarterback Brandon Lewis looks for a receiver at Boulder Col. The Buffaloes hosted the Arizona Wildcats on Sat Oct 16, 2021. Colorado plays the Cal Bears this Sat Oct 23, 2021 at Memorial Stadium in Berkeley (AP News photo)

On the Cal Bears podcast with Daniel:

#1 Daniel the Cal Bears (1-5) have had a tough time of it with five loses in the loss column Bears head coach Justin Wilcox trying to figure things out on both sides of the ball.

#2 The Oregon Ducks (5-1) Cal’s last opponent won by a touchdown. The Ducks scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter and that pretty much was the difference in the 24-17 loss.

#3 The Ducks a formidable opponent didn’t give much breathing room to the Bears on both sides of the ball and on offense Ducks quarterback Anthony Brown threw 20-28, 244 yards, only one touchdown pass but it was big since the Ducks won by a touchdown.

#4 Bears quarterback Chase Garbers had a decent afternoon against the Ducks last week 25-43, 247 yards, and two touchdowns. No doubt Garbers was airing it out but couldn’t convert a lot of his pass attempts.

#5 The Bears will play the first of two home games starting with the Colorado Buffaloes (2-4) this Sat Oct 23 at Cal. Daniel which Buffaloes team is going to show up the team that got slaughtered in a laugher to USC 37-14 on Oct 2? Or the team that won in a laugher last Sat Oct 16th in Colorado shutting out Arizona (0-6) 34-0.

Join Daniel for the Cal Bears podcasts each Friday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Ducks hold off late Cal threat, wins 24-17

Ducks can fly the Oregon Ducks running back Travis Dye (26) takes a high dive into the end zone sailing over Cal Bears safety Daniel Scott (32) in the second quarter on Fri Oct 15, 2021 at Autzen Stadium in Eugene (AP News photo) 

By Daniel Dullum
Friday, October 15, 2021

A late rally by California Bears fell short on Friday night against Oregon, as the No. 9-ranked Ducks held on for a 24-17 Pac-12 football victory at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Ore.

Oregon improved to 5-1 overall.

Ducks quarterback Anthony Brown scored the go-ahead touchdown on an 11-yard run with 5:42 remaining in the fourth quarter. The Ducks’ defense then held Cal on downs inside their 5-yard line as time ran out.

Brown completed 20 of 28 passes for 244 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions. He also ran 13 times for 44 yards. Oregon’s Travis Dye gained 145 yards on 19 carries, and caught seven passes for 73 yards.

Golden Bears quarterback Chase Garbers threw for 248 yards, two touchdowns, completing 25 of 45 passes without a pick. Christopher Brooks was Cal’s top ground gainer with 69 yards on 14 carries. Kekoa Crawford caught six passes, Nikko Remigo caught four and Jeremiah Hunter had 78 receiving yards on three catches.

Cal (1-5) drove 67 yards on its final drive in regulation, moving to the Ducks 7-yard line with less than a minute to play following an Oregon pass interference penalty. After Garbers was sacked, followed by an incomplete pass, the Bears called time out
On 4th-and-8 from the Oregon 7, Garbers completed a 5-yard pass to Kekoa Crawford, putting Cal at the Ducks 3.

With Cal looking at 3rd-and-goal, Oregon called time out with 14 seconds left. After Garbers gained one yard, Cal called time out with 10 seconds to play.  Out of the time out, Garbers threw an incompletion on 4th-and-2.

Cal took a 17-10 lead at 14:29 of the fourth quarter on Garbers’ 4-yard touchdown pass to Gavin Reinwald. The Ducks responded nearly two minutes later when Brown connected with Jaylon Redd on a 20-yard scoring pass, tying the game at 17-17.

An 11-yard touchdown run by Travis Dye gave the Ducks their second lead of the night at 10-7 with 5:55 remaining in the first half. Dario Longhetto’s 45-yard field goal at 8:45 of the third quarter tied the contest at 10-10.

Oregon scored first early in the first quarter when Camden Lewis booted a 49-yard field goal. The Bears took their first lead at 5:57 of the first period on a 9-yard touchdown pass from Garbers to Jake Tonges, putting Cal up 7-3.

Next week, the Bears return home to host Colorado. Game time is 12:30 p.m.