2014-10-23 17:49:35

The Seattle TimesThe Huskies lose for the first time at home against a Pac-12 opponent this season as C.J. Wilcox ties a season low with eight points. By Percy Allen. Seattle Times staff reporter. PREV of NEXT. Washington’s Andrew Andrews scores early in the first half …Huskies cool off after hot start, fall to Cal, 72-59Bellingham HeraldCal Storms Back...

Jill Broadhurst v Nicolas Heidorn For Oakland City Council Jill Broadhurst has a challenger in the race for the Oakland City Council District Four Seat: Nicolas Heidorn. Nicolas is a former intern to Cal Governor Jerry Brown. Jill is Executive Director of East Bay Rental Housing. This is her second run for the seat; it’s Nicolas’ first. With Rank Choice...

SportingNews.comAgu and some of his teammates were on a training run near Memorial Stadium on Friday and multiple members of the Cal medical staff were supervising, according to the Associated Press. MORE: College football icons | Top 10 for 2014. Team physician Dr.California football player Ted Agu diesThe Seattle TimesCal grieving over death of football player Ted...

ABC NewsBERKELEY, Calif. — California football player Ted Agu died Friday after collapsing during a training run with his teammates. He was 21. “This is one of those tragedies that no one can understand and comprehend,” an emotional coach Sonny Dykes said at a …Cal’s Ted Agu dies at 21ESPNCal was aware player had sickle cell trait at time...

San Francisco ChronicleScore it 2-0 in the Battle of the Bay, advantage Stanford. The Cal women could not accomplish on Sunday afternoon what its men’s counterpart did the night before in staging a significant upset over a highly ranked opponent. It was a routine victory for the …No. 4 Stanford women beat 21st-ranked Cal 79-64Auburn CitizenOgwumike, No....

San Jose Mercury NewsBERKELEY — Justin Cobbs couldn’t breathe, but he probably has never been happier. Cobbs swished a fall-away 17-footer from the left baseline with 0.9 seconds left as Cal stunned No. 1 Arizona 60-58 in front of a delirious capacity crowd of 11,877 fans at …Top-ranked Arizona suffers first loss in painful fashionFOXSports.comCal...

FOXSports.comBERKELEY, Calif. — Every time Arizona had been challenged this season, the Wildcats survived by making big plays and big shots in the closing moments of big games. They finally found out what it feels like to be on other end of a celebration. Justin Cobbs …Brandon Ashley injures footESPNCal upsets top-ranked Arizona on last-second shot, 60-58Los...

San Francisco ChronicleCal’s first overtime game of the season ended in its first home loss as Arizona State left Haas Pavilion with an 89-78 victory on Wednesday night in a thriller that turned into a bummer for the Bears. It was the third straight Pac-12 defeat for a suddenly slumping …Recap: California vs. Arizona StateKansas City StarASU basketball sweats...

Joe Tuman, who’s a candidate for Mayor Of Oakland, is the focus of this KTVU video about the need for a camera at in Crocker Highlands because drivers through the area generally fail to obey the stop signs placed on streets in the area. Alex Castro, Electronic Arts VP, Is Oakland’s “Fake Joe Tuman”, “Crocker Mom” Chris Fenolio, who lost his 2-year-old...

Chris McCain declares early for NFL DraftCalifornia Golden Blogs (blog)The names of starting Bears leaving Cal early is a bit staggering. Cornerback Kameron Jackson. Linebacker Khairi Fortt. Tight end Richard Rodgers. Defensive lineman Vei Moala. Running back Brendan Bigelow. We were really a talented group weren’t we? …read more Source: NFL Draft...

Brendan Bigelow, the Cal Football running back who dazzled California students, alumns, and the nation with his amazing 2012 performance against Ohio State, will join 102 other NCAA college football players who were granted “special eligibility” for the NFL Draft. He leaves with 871 total yards and five touchdowns, and was Cal’s leading rusher in 2013...

New York TimesFrans Nielsen, Calvin De Haan and Cal Clutterbuck scored third-period goals to lead the visiting Islanders past the Toronto Maple Leafs, 5-3, on Tuesday night. Enlarge This Image. Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press, via Associated Press. Casey Cizikas …Islanders-Maple Leafs SumsSan Francisco ChronicleIslanders brush aside LeafsFox NewsIslanders score...

FOXSports.comThat was an oddly fun USC season, wasn’t it? If the Trojans end 2014 at the Las Vegas Bowl, things won’t be so merry, but this year is a little different. From a bungled fall camp quarterback competition to scoring seven points at home against Washington …Fresno State overmatched by USCKansas City StarUSC finished strong with Las Vegas...

Tampabay.comLAS VEGAS — Cody Kessler realizes Southern California could have quit on this season after the coach was fired. Or after USC’s second coach resigned. Or before the storied program’s fourth coach in less than three months took over. But the quarterback …College football roundup: Southern Cal wins Las Vegas BowlBoston.comAfter three...

UPDATE: Oakland A’s Move To San Jose Rejected By Major League Baseball. The Oakland Athletics as owned by Lew Wolfe are prohibited from moving to San Jose, both by Major League Baseball and by U.S. District Judge Ronald Whyte. The much written about, but little-understood-by-the-media court records specifically say, in black-and-white, that the the City of San...

Bruins NationThe open thread for the second half of UCLA’s game against the Southern Cal Trojans. After two quarters UCLA leads Southern Cal by a score of 14-7. Tweet Share on Twitter Share Share on Facebook  Share Share with Bruins friends 131 Comments.USC-UCLA is a statement gameLos Angeles TimesCity pride at stake for No. 22 UCLA, No....

There has been a lot of chatter why UC Berkeley doesn’t have a larger black student base. One recent publication reported that more than half of African-American students who are accepted at Cal don’t go there because “they feel unwelcome.” The LA Times featured a story on Cal freshman Kashawn Campbell, a straight A student from predominantly-black...

The 2013 Cal-Stanford Big Game Luncheon annually held the week of the Cal-Stanford Big Game was a rousing success – considering. First, Stanford Head Football Coach David Shaw skipped the event for the second straight year. The last time Coach Shaw came up from The Farm to San Francisco for the Guardsman’s Fairmount Hotel mid-day party and charity to raise...

Ruoyang Wang is not a celebrity, not someone this blogger knows, not anyone who you’ve heard of. But to his parents in China, Ruoyang Wang was their son. Their promise. Their hope for the future. And their dream come true. Their son, Ruoyang Wang, was a Berkeley student. Ruoyang Wang died in a car accident that happened on Interstate 5, not far from Bakersfield,...

Cal Coach Sonny Dykes’ first season as the Head Coach of The California Golden Bears has got off to a bad start, as his squad has posted a 1 win, three-loss record. The last loss to The Oregon Ducks, 55-16, came on the heels of a giant loss to Ohio State 52 to 34. As the losses mount, Cal Coach Sonny Dykes is lining up a rather questionable series of quotes, like...

Lane Kiffin lost his job after a horrible USC Trojans loss to Arizona State 62 to 41 Saturday night. Thus ends the Lane Kiffin USC era, and makes those who asked for his head happy. In all Coach Kiffin posted an 8–5 record his first year, 2010, then 10–2 in 2011, 7–6 in 2012, and finally 3–2 in 2013 before he was released last night. Overall, under Lane Kiffin,...

The Yosemite Fire is spreading and not contained as of this writing. Here’s a Cal / UC Berkeley update As I was on the Cal Alumni Board and Awards Committee (1998-2003), I just received a memo from CAA’s Executive Director Jefferson Coombs on the status of The Bear’s Lair and Pinecrest Chalet given their proximity to the giant Rim Fire. Jeff writes: ...

This is a press brief on President Obama’s call to California Governor Jerry Brown on the matter of the Yosemite Fire: Readout of the President’s Call to California Governor Jerry Brown Yesterday, President Obama called Governor Jerry Brown to receive an update on the fires in California, including the Rim fire that is impacting families, communities, and businesses,...

The Yosemite Fire is growing to fantastic proportions, and if you have any doubts about that statement, look at the photo that’s included here. According to reports, the Yosemite Fire has grown to a point where it’s estimated to be three-times the size of San Francisco, which places it at about 147 square miles in size. In fact, it’s growing so fast,...

Mike Silver, my friend from Cal days past and present and future, has finally landed at the NFL Network, and in the process gone fully from old to new media. Mike previously spent six glorious years at Yahoo! Sports, and before that was the legendary Senior Writer with Sports Illustrated. Here’s a talk with Mike, or “Sil,” at the NFL Draft lunch at...

Rupert Murdoch Divorces Wendy Deng today, bringing an end to a 14 year marriage between the 82-year-old media billionaire and his totally hot 44-year-old wife and film producer. Cal State Northridge grad Wendy Deng Murdoch is best known for the right hook she gave to Jonathan May-Bowles, a protestor who tried to throw a pie in the face of Rupert Murdoch during the News...

Who are Oakland’s top three basketball players of all time? That’s the question posted in Twitter by Oaklandish today. And while such a question can yield hours of talk and debate, time is precious, so here’s my answer: 1. Bill Russell – While Russell was born in Louisiana, he and his parents moved to Oakland along with the large influx of...

Carolyn Moos, the ex-fiancee of Jason Collins, the NBA Washington Wizards’ star who said he was gay in a Sports Illustrated article on Monday of this week, talked to this video-blogger in an 18-minute interview that was designed to cover a number of questions viewers had provided. Ms. Moos was set to marry Mr. Collins in 2009, but he called off the wedding. Then,...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9_mpebblTc Dion Jordan has the size such that he reminds this blogger of Justin Tuck of the New York Giants. Make no mistake about it: while listed as an outside linebacker, he’s also big enough to play defensive end. As for his best games ever, Dion Jordan mentioned almost every Pac 12 team – except Stanford and Cal. ...

The MIT Shooting caught an already on-edge America off guard on the day of the release of photos of alleged at-large suspects in the Boston Marathon Bombing. UPDATE: the police officer reported as in the hospital is now dead. Really sad: RT @nbcconnecticut: #Breaking : Mass State Police confirm #MIT officer wounded in shooting has died. — Amy Wood(@TVAmy) April...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jL9pRYO3ngY Well, Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn went ahead and confirmed what this blogger suspected for some time – that they’re dating. Woods and Vonn did it using Facebook, with joint messages on each of their pages. The reaction? Well, a mix of a lot of well-wishers, including me, and then the usual bag of the people...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFPxFvQLv0k Cal Basketball Coach Mike Montgomery was rightfully tired of the play of his now-previously lethargic California Golden Bears, and without really thinking about it, decided to do something about it. That something came in the form of a kind of chest-bump, “Let’s get this thing going” action made to Alan Crabbe....

The SEC ruled National Signing Day 2013, with schools like Alabama and Ole Miss snatching up the best players in the country, and Ole Miss shocking the nation with it’s draw of the best player of all: Defensive end Robert Nkemdiche from. But who is Robert Nkemdiche? He’s 6-5, 260 pounds and comes from Loganville (Georgia) Grayson, which means that Ole Miss...

Tony Franklin is set to join new Cal Head Coach Daniel “Sonny” Dykes at Cal-Berkeley as Cal’s new offensive coordinator. Franklin was Dyke’s OC at Louisiana Tech, but a close look reveals that Cal Athletic Director Sandy Barbour has brought two of the original architects of the Airraid Offense, and a couple of true ball coaches to Berkeley. The...

Gotta say it. Looks really bad for Cal Football to have never hired a black head football coach. Not that new Cal Football Head Coach Sonny Dykes is bad hire, but when this blogger learned we passed on Hue Jackson, it took the luster off the selection of Dykes. This, even with the fact that there are more well-qualified black candidates than ever before, like Hue...

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