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Basketball: UCLA’s Lee to have surgery

UCLA guard Malcolm Lee tore the meniscus in his right knee in while playing basketball last weekend and will undergo surgery next week, according to coach Ben Howland.

Lee, who will be a junior next season, is expected to be sidelined about six weeks.

Posted on Friday, May 28th, 2010
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Football: AT&T is next year

Amid all the discussion around Cal’s move to AT&T Park, one important detail appears to continue to get mixed up by some fans.

Cal is playing its home games at AT&T Park in 2011, not this upcoming season.

There have been some around the football program who have been surprised how many people think the move to AT&T is for this upcoming season. In a way, it’s somewhat understandable. The announcement was made earlier this month, four months before the 2010 season even gets underway. But the athletic department decided to make the move public now to allow fans to being planning for 2011, and undoubtedly to start drumming up excitement.

But indeed, there still is this season to be played at Memorial Stadium. Coach Jeff Tedford has been one that has consistently heard the mistake being made about the timing of the move, and provided these comments to help ensure people actually show up to Memorial Stadium this season.

“Our football program is focused on preparing for the 2010 campaign. We
still have an entire season to play at Memorial Stadium before we even start thinking about what it will be like at AT&T Park.”

“I would like to reiterate that we’re excited to have the opportunity to
play the 2010 season at Memorial Stadium, before moving to AT&T Park the following year while Memorial Stadium is undergoing renovations. We’re going to need everyone’s support to help make it a great 2010. We look forward to the continued support that creates such a home field advantage.”

So just to clarify: If you show up at AT&T Park on Sept. 4 expecting to see the Cal-UC Davis game, you might get a little lonely (the Giants play at the Dodgers that day, so you won’t even have that going for you).

Posted on Thursday, May 27th, 2010
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Football: Tedford on the air

Cal coach Jeff Tedford will appear on XTRA 860 Radio today at 1:10 p.m. He will be interviewed by Geoff Sheen, J.J. Stokes and Cal basketball announcer Roxy Bernstein.

Posted on Thursday, May 27th, 2010
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Basketball: Wednesday links

Check out my story in this morning’s editions, providing a spring update on what’s happening with Cal basketball.  

Also, here’s the L.A. Times’ story on twins David and Travis Wear signing as transfers with UCLA.

Posted on Wednesday, May 26th, 2010
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Football: Tedford appearance

You can check out Jeff Tedford’s appearance on “Chronicle Live” here. One interesting development: Tedford said the school is in discussions with Fresno State to play a game at a neutral site during the 2011 season.

Posted on Wednesday, May 26th, 2010
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Football: Tuesday notes

–Cal coach Jeff Tedford will appear on “Chronicle Live” tonight on Comcast SportsNet Bay Area. The show begins at 5 p.m. and will air live remotely from AT&T Park, will the Bears will play their home games in 2011.
–A transcript of yesterday’s live chat with Cal running back Shane Vereen.

Posted on Tuesday, May 25th, 2010
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Football: Chat link

Here’s the link to chat with Cal running back Shane Vereen, today from 1-2 p.m.

Posted on Monday, May 24th, 2010
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Football: Chat reminder

Don’t forget our live chat tomorrow with Cal running back Shane Vereen from 1-2 p.m. Again, I will post the link to participate as soon as it is active. Hope to see you all there.

Posted on Sunday, May 23rd, 2010
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Football: Thompson signs up

Been busy working a few production shifts the past couple days. Some of you may have seen this, but cornerback Syd’Quan Thompson signed a four-year contract with the Denver Broncos over the weekend. He’s the first Broncos draft pick to sign.

Posted on Sunday, May 23rd, 2010
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Basketball: NBA draft combine data

Here’s an interesting chart from NBAdraft.net with measurements taken at the NBA draft combine in Chicago. But don’t expect to find Cal’s Jerome Randle, who wasn’t invited, despite being MVP at the Portsmouth camp, or Washington’s Quincy Pondexter, who stayed home because of an injury.

Posted on Sunday, May 23rd, 2010
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