Hall of Famer LB Dave Wilcox dies at age 80April 19, 2023 GMT
Hall of Fame linebacker Dave Wilcox, who made the Pro Bowl seven times in his 11 seasons with the San Francisco 49ers, has died. He was 80.
The Pro Football Hall of Fame said Wilcox, who is also the father of California football coach Justin Wilcox, died on Wednesday.
Cal fires offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave and OL coachNovember 14, 2022 GMT
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — California fired offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave and offensive line coach Angus McClure on Sunday with the Bears on a six-game losing streak.
The Bears (3-7) rank near the bottom of the Pac-12 in total offense (5.42 yards per play), rushing (3.40 yards per carry) and scoring (23.2 points per game).
Colorado plays 1st game under interim coach when Cal visitsOctober 13, 2022 GMT
California (3-2, 1-1 Pac-12) at Colorado (0-5, 0-2), Saturday, 2 p.m. ET (Pac-12 Network)
Line: California by 14 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
Ott rushes for 274 yards to lead Cal past Arizona 49-31September 25, 2022 GMT
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Jaydn Ott ran for 274 yards and three touchdowns and California opened Pac-12 play with a 49-31 victory over Arizona on Saturday.
Ott scored on a 73-yard run on the second play from scrimmage, an improbable 18-yarder in the third quarter after he had appeared to be stopped for a short gain, and then another 72-yarder to ice it late in the fourth.
California, UNLV meet for 1st time following opening winsSeptember 8, 2022 GMT
UNLV (1-0) at California (1-0), Saturday, 4 p.m. ET (Pac-12)
Line: California by 13 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
California opens season against FCS-level UC DavisSeptember 1, 2022 GMT
UC Davis (0-0) at California (0-0), Saturday, 4 p.m. ET (Pac-12 Bay Area)
Line: No early line from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Cal DL Brett Johnson out for season with lower-body injuryAugust 27, 2022 GMT
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — California defensive lineman Brett Johnson will miss a second straight season after going down with a lower-body injury.
Coach Justin Wilcox said Saturday that Johnson got hurt in practice on Thursday and will miss the entire season.
Wilcox stayed at Cal with hopes of making Bears a contenderAugust 18, 2022 GMT
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — After five mostly mediocre seasons at California, coach Justin Wilcox could have been forgiven if he had decided to go after the head coaching job at his alma mater Oregon.
But instead of trying to escape to a school with more resources and a much better recent history, Wilcox chose to stay at Cal where he still believes he can turn the Golden Bears into a Pac-12 contender.
Cal coach Justin Wilcox signs extension through 2027January 20, 2022 GMT
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — California football coach Justin Wilcox has signed an extension through the 2027 season.
Wilcox was rewarded with the extension Thursday after leading the Golden Bears to two bowls in five seasons as coach.
UCLA, Cal looking to avoid hangovers from rivalry game winsNovember 26, 2021 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — UCLA is bowl eligible and has secured its first winning season since 2016.
The Bruins have one more goal going into their regular-season finale against California on Saturday night at the Rose Bowl — not having a letdown after a huge win over Southern California.
Cal excited to return for Big Game after COVID breakNovember 18, 2021 GMT
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — The level of excitement for Big Game week is always high at California, with the opportunity to beat rival Stanford and win The Axe among the top goals for the Golden Bears.
Cal coach says team followed protocols before COVID outbreakNovember 11, 2021 GMT
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — California coach Justin Wilcox said his team followed all the proper protocols before a COVID-19 outbreak that led to dozens of positive tests and the first postponement of a major college football game this season.
Cal-USC game postponed over positive COVID-19 testsNovember 10, 2021 GMT
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — California's game against Southern California was postponed on Tuesday after a series of positive coronavirus tests in the Golden Bears program, the first major college football game to be rescheduled this season because of COVID-19.
Garbers leads California past Oregon State 39-25October 31, 2021 GMT
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — After three straight Pac-12 losses to open the season, California is starting to find its stride.
Chase Garbers threw one of his three TD passes one play after a partially blocked punt and the Golden Bears beat Oregon State 39-25 Saturday.
Cal’s improved defense in for tough test vs. Oregon StOctober 28, 2021 GMT
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — After an uncharacteristic poor start to the season on defense for California, coach Justin Wilcox's squad is rounding into form in recent weeks.
Cal is coming off its best defensive performance in years when the Bears beat Colorado last week for their first conference win of the season.
Garbers sets school QB rushing mark, Cal thumps ColoradoOctober 24, 2021 GMT
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Chase Garbers passed for two touchdowns and broke the school record for career rushing yards by a quarterback, leading California past Colorado, 26-3, on Saturday.
The Golden Bears (2-5, 1-3 Pac-12 Conference) made several big plays offensively to go with a solid afternoon from their defense and special teams while snapping a three-game losing streak.
Cal finding encouraging signs heading into Colorado gameOctober 21, 2021 GMT
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Even though his team has lost five of its first six games, California coach Justin Wilcox has been encouraged by how the Golden Bears have responded to the adversity.
Cal is off to its worst start since Wilcox took over in 2017 and will need to make a remarkable turnaround over the final month and a half to avoid missing out on a bowl game for a second consecutive season.
Chase Garbers thrives despite Cal’s strugglesSeptember 30, 2021 GMT
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Chase Garbers is on the cusp of breaking California legend Joe Kapp’s record for career rushing yards by a quarterback. Garbers is also about to slip past Aaron Rodgers on the Golden Bears' list for touchdown passes.
Cal and Washington meet for 100th time to open Pac-12 playSeptember 23, 2021 GMT
SEATTLE (AP) — California coach Justin Wilcox and Washington coach Jimmy Lake both finished off the nonconference portion of their schedules with major unknowns.
Garbers leads California past Sacramento State 42-30September 19, 2021 GMT
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — After opening the season with a couple of tight losses, California coach Justin Wilcox will take any sort of win — even if it was closer than he wanted against a lower-level team.
Winless Cal looks to get on track vs. Sacramento StateSeptember 16, 2021 GMT
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — California coach Justin Wilcox finds himself in some unfamiliar territory, still searching for the Golden Bears' first win of the season after a couple of frustrating close losses.
TCU’s Patterson unbeaten against Pac-12 going into Cal gameSeptember 9, 2021 GMT
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — TCU coach Gary Patterson has never lost to a Pac-12 team, surviving a few overtime games through the years and an interception-filled postseason game against California.
That bowl game three seasons ago was TCU's only previous meeting against the Golden Bears (0-1), and its last against a Pac-12 team until hosting them on Saturday.
Cal hopes full offseason helps QB Chase Garbers shineAugust 19, 2021 GMT
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — After a pandemic-shortened 2020 season, the California Golden Bears are excited to show off what they hope will be a much more dynamic offense with respected longtime NFL coordinator Bill Musgrave and veteran quarterback Chase Garbers.
Cal player tests positive for coronavirus, game in jeopardyNovember 5, 2020 GMT
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — California's season-opening game Saturday night against Washington is in jeopardy following a positive coronavirus test Wednesday on the Golden Bears that has caused what coach Justin Wilcox said is a "significant" number of players needing contact tracing...