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Football: Captains

Cal’s captains today are quarterback Kevin Riley, running back Jahvid Best, linebacker Mike Mohamed and linebacker Eddie Young.

Posted on Saturday, September 26th, 2009
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Basketball: Cal recruiting target at Stanford today

Anthony Brown, rated among the top wing prospects in the country, is visiting Stanford this weekend and expects to decide among the Cardinal, UCLA and Cal within a few weeks, scout.com reported.

Brown, a 6-foot-6 senior from Huntington Beach, refuted rumors that he has eliminated Cal from his final three.

“All three are even,” Brown told scout.com. “Definitely, I hear a lot of, ‘Oh, he’s going to UCLA hands down, or Stanford hands down,’ but all three schools are even.”

 Brown, expected to play shooting guard in college, is rated the No. 62 overall prospect in the country and the No. 5 shooting guard by rivals.com. Scout.com has Brown as the No. 7 small forward prospect, the No. 41 prospect overall.

Posted on Saturday, September 26th, 2009
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Football: Thompson update

Syd’Quan Thompson is dressed and warming up on the field. He appears to be moving OK.

Posted on Saturday, September 26th, 2009
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Football: Gameday links

–Cal-Oregon at a glance.

–Columnist Cam Inman sets up today’s game with the sights and sounds of Eugene.

–ESPN.com’s Ted Miller says today’s game is about the quarterbacks.

–A win could make the Ducks’ start a distant memory.

–A scouting report.

Posted on Saturday, September 26th, 2009
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Football: Greetings from Autzen Stadium

Hi, everyone. Up here in the press box now at Autzen Stadium. It’s an absolutely gorgeous day. Should be the opposite of last year’s mud bowl in Berkeley.

I’ll be back with some links in a bit. One thing I’m watching this morning is how Syd’Quan Thompson is warming up. When the Bears arrived, he appeared to be walking pretty gingerly. But he’s now out on the field doing some jogging. I’ll update his status as soon as I know more.

Posted on Saturday, September 26th, 2009
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Football: Friday afternoon links

Well, after a flight into Portland and too long of a drive down to Eugene, I’m finally here. Here are some links:

–Jokester Jeremy Ross is ready to seriously produce.

–Here’s a transcript from Thursday’s live chat.

–ESPN.com’s Ted Miller on Jahvid Best.

–Oregon is taking an us-against-the-world mentality.

The running game, on both sides, could decide Saturday’s game.

–Jahvid Best and Kevin Riley are all grown up.

–Oregon feels like their linebackers are fast enough to contain Jahvid Best.

Posted on Friday, September 25th, 2009
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Football: Thursday night update

If something were to happen to Kevin Riley in Saturday’s game, there’s no guarantee that it would be Brock Mansion replacing him.

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Posted on Thursday, September 24th, 2009
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Basketball: Self addresses KU basketball fights

Kansas coach Bill Self said he was “disappointed” by players involved in a couple brawls this week involving KU football players.  

Here’s an update tonight following an impromptu press conference involving Self and several of his players.

The Jayhawks, expected to be the nation’s No. 1 team when the preseason poll comes out, will host Cal on Dec. 22 at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence.

Posted on Thursday, September 24th, 2009
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Football: Thursday reading

–Cal has proven it’s well-equipped to contend with Oregon’s spread offense in recent years.

–Columnist Monte Poole says Jeff Tedford is a different coach for this trip to Eugene.

–Oregon’s punter had to stop rooting for Cal once he got to Eugene.

–Offensive coordinator Andy Ludwig returns to Oregon, where he had his share of critics.

Posted on Thursday, September 24th, 2009
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Football: Live chat reminder

Reminder that we will have our weekly live chat Thursday from 1-2 p.m. Here’s the link to participate.

Posted on Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009
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