Sitting on the stairs in Sproul Plaza as a Cal undergrad, Ahmad Anderson said “it didn’t take but a moment” to pen the three short sentences that become the enduring Cal chant, “Bear Territory.”
Every Cal fan is familiar with the cheer: “You know it. You tell the story. Tell the whole damn world this is Bear Territory.”
Anderson wrote it 30 years ago, meaning it shares a birthday of sorts with The Play, which Cal pulled off a month later in the 1982 Big Game against Stanford.
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