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Encyclopedia > California Golden Bears football
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Program Information
Nickname: Golden Bears
Conference Affiliation: Pac-10
Current Head Coach: Jeff Tedford
(5th year, 43-20)
Awards
National Titles: 2
Conference Titles: 14
Heisman Winners: 0
Consensus All-American Selections: 26
College Football Hall of Famers (players and coaches): 18
Records
All-time Record: 590-458-51
Conference Record: 257-291-21
Bowl Record: 8-8-1
BCS Record: 0-0
Pageantry
Colors: Blue and Gold
Outfitter: Nike
Fight songs: Fight for California
Big 'C'
Sons of California
Mascot: Oski
Marching Band: Cal Band
Stadium: California Memorial Stadium (c. 73,347, Momentum Turf)
Rivals: Stanford
USC
UCLA

The Golden Bears football team is the college football team of the University of California, Berkeley. The team plays its home games at picturesque California Memorial Stadium. Built to honor Berkeley alumni, students, and other Californians who died in World War I, and modeled after the Colosseum in Rome, Memorial Stadium was named one of the 40 best college football stadiums by the Sporting News.[1][2] The team also has produced two of the oddest and most memorable plays in college football: Roy "Wrong Way" Riegels' fumble recovery and run toward the Cal goal line in the 1929 Rose Bowl, and The Play in the 1982 Cal-Stanford game with the winning kickoff return after five laterals. The current head coach is Jeff Tedford, who began his tenure in 2002. Image File history File links Soccerball_current_event. ... The 2007 California Golden Bears football team represents the University of California, Berkeley in the college football 2007-2008 season. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Pacific Ten Conference (Pac-10) is a college athletic conference which operates in the western United States. ... Jeff Tedford (born November 2, 1961 in Lynwood, California) has been head coach of the California Golden Bears college football program since 2002. ... The NCAA Division I-A national football championship is the only Division I NCAA-sponsored sport without an organized tournament to determine its champion; in fact, while various other organizations (as described below) designate a national champion at the Division I level, the NCAA itself does not award a championship... “Heisman” redirects here. ... An All-America team is a sports team composed of star players. ... College Football Hall of Fame front. ... A bowl game is a post-season college football game, typically at the Division I-A level. ... BCS Logo 2006-Present with logo of Television Rightsholder Fox Broadcasting Company The Bowl Championship Series (BCS) is a selection system designed to pair the top two teams in college football against each other in the BCS National Championship Game, with the winner crowned the BCS national champion. ... For other uses, see Blue (disambiguation). ... Gold is a shade of the color yellow closest to that of gold metal. ... Nike, Inc. ... Fight for California is the official fight song of the University of California, Berkeley. ... Big C is a fight song of the University of California. ... Sons of California is a fight song of the University of California, Berkeley. ... Oski or Oski the Bear (named after the Oski Wow-Wow yell) is the official mascot of the University of California, Berkeley and was introduced in 1941. ... The Cal Band is the marching band for the University of California at Berkeley. ... Officially named California Memorial Stadium, Memorial Stadium is the current home for Cal football. ... The Stanford Cardinal is the mascot of the athletic teams at Stanford University. ... Head Coach Pete Carroll 6th Year, 65-12 Home Stadium Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Capacity 92,500 - Grass Conference Pac-10 First Year 1888 Athletic Director Mike Garrett Website USCTrojans. ... Head coach Karl Dorrell 5th year, 30–20 Home stadium Rose Bowl (stadium) Capacity 92,542 - Grass Conference Pac-10 First year 1919 Team records All-time record 514–345–37 Postseason bowl record 13–13–1 Awards Wire national titles 1 Conference titles 17 Heisman winners 1 Pageantry Colors... A college football game between Colorado State and Air Force. ... Sather tower (the Campanile) looking out over the San Francisco Bay and Mount Tamalpais. ... Officially named California Memorial Stadium, Memorial Stadium is the current home for Cal football. ... “The Great War ” redirects here. ... The Colosseum by night: exterior view of the best-preserved section. ... The Sporting News (TSN) is an American-based sports newspaper, currently affiliated with the Fox network. ... Riegels, 1929 Roy Wrong Way Riegels (April 4, 1908–March 26, 1993) played for the University of California, Berkeley football team from 1927–1929. ... The Rose Bowl can refer to: The Rose Bowl stadium in Pasadena, California. ... The Play refers to a last-second kickoff return during a college football game between the University of California, Berkeley (California or Cal) Golden Bears and the Stanford University Cardinal on November 20, 1982. ... The Stanford Cardinal is the mascot of the athletic teams at Stanford University. ... Jeff Tedford (born November 2, 1961 in Lynwood, California) has been head coach of the California Golden Bears college football program since 2002. ...

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History

Football was first played on the Berkeley campus in 1882, albeit in a form that resembled rugby. It was not until 1886 that American football began play. Football was put on hiatus in 1906 when it was decided by the administration that American football was too dangerous a sport and rugby once again took over the scene. Football returned for good in 1915 and Cal has fielded a team in every year since. For other uses, see Rugby (disambiguation). ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ...


The 1920s "Wonder Teams"

The 1920s saw the first golden age of California football, as the Golden Bears went 50 straight games without a defeat from 1920 to 1925, with a record of 46 wins and 4 ties. As of 2006, this is the 3rd longest unbeaten (not to be confused with winning) streak in NCAA history. The 1920-1924 squads were so dominant that they were nicknamed "The Wonder Teams." The "Wonder Teams" were coached by Andy Smith. One of the stars during this era was Brick Muller and the University later established a freshman leadership group called the Brick Muller Society. Cal won four Pacific Coast Conference championships and made three trips to the Rose Bowl during this decade, in 1921 (28-0 win over Ohio State), 1922 (0-0 tie with Washington and Jefferson College), and 1929 (8-7 loss to Georgia Tech). One of the most famous (or infamous) moments in college football history occurred in the 1929 Rose Bowl Game. In the second quarter, Cal's defense forced a Georgia Tech fumble on their own 30 yard line, and the loose ball was scooped up by Cal center Roy Riegels. He began to run towards the Georgia Tech end zone for a score, but then in trying to get around the Tech players he inexplicably turned around and headed in the other direction. Riegels advanced all the way to the Cal one yard line before teammate Benny Lom was able to stop him, whereupon he was immediately tackled by what seemed like the entire Georgia Tech team. Cal elected to punt on the next play; the punt was blocked for a safety, giving the Yellow Jackets a 2-0 lead and what turned out to be the decisive points.[1] Cal Logo The California Golden Bears is the nickname used for 27 varsity athletic programs of the University of California, Berkeley. ... The Pacific Coast Conference (PCC) was a college athletic conference in the United States, now defunct. ... The Rose Bowl is an annual American college football bowl game, usually played on January 1 (New Years Day) at the stadium of the same name in Pasadena, California. ... The Ohio State Universitys intercollegiate sports teams and players are called the Buckeyes (after the state tree, the Buckeye), and participate in the NCAAs Division I in all sports and the Big Ten Conference in most sports. ... Washington and Jefferson College is a private, coeducational, liberal arts college located in Washington, Pennsylvania. ... The Georgia Institute of Technology, commonly known as Georgia Tech, is a public, coeducational research university, part of the University System of Georgia, and located in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, with satellite campuses in Savannah, Georgia, Metz, France and Singapore. ... Riegels, 1929 Roy Wrong Way Riegels (April 4, 1908–March 26, 1993) played for the University of California, Berkeley football team from 1927–1929. ... A safety or safety touch, is a type of score in American football and Canadian football where a defensive team gains two points when the offensive team is tackled or loses possession in their own end zone. ...


California football also achieved success in the 1930s, winning the PCC championship three times and appearing in the Rose Bowl in 1938, where they beat Alabama 13-0. Because of its staunch defense, the 1937 squad that went to the Rose Bowl was coined "The Thunder Team." In 11 games, Cal limited its opponents to only 33 points and 1,126 total yards. Athletic teams at The University of Alabama are known as the Crimson Tide. ...


1940s and 50s: Pappy's Boys

The early 1940s witnessed average success, but 1947 saw a dramatic turnaround as Lynn "Pappy" Waldorf became the head coach. Known as "Pappy's Boys," the Cal teams of 1947-1950 won 33 consecutive regular season games, earning three PCC championships and three Rose Bowl berths.[2] However Cal lost all three Rose Bowls (20-14 to Northwestern in 1949, 17-14 to Ohio State in 1950, and 14-6 to Michigan in 1951). Pappy Waldorf left Cal after the 1956 season, having compiled a record of 67-32-4. Cal again earned a conference title in 1958 and subsequently played in the 1959 Rose Bowl, where it lost to Iowa 38-12. Lynn O. Waldorf (October 3, 1902 — August 15, 1981), better known as Pappy Waldorf, was a Hall of Fame college football coach. ... The Northwestern Wildcats are the athletic teams that represent Northwestern University, a founding member of the Big Ten Conference, and the only private university member. ... The University of Michigan features 24 varsity sports teams called the Wolverines, who compete in the NCAAs Division I and in the Big Ten Conference in all sports except mens ice hockey which competes in the NCAA D1 Central Collegiate Hockey Association. ... The Iowa Hawkeyes is the team name used for all of the intercollegiate athletic teams that play for the University of Iowa. ...


1960s to 80s: Campus turmoil and football mediocrity

The 1960s was a period of particular mediocrity, as Cal had only one winning season (1968), although in that year after beating Syracuse Cal was ranked in the top 15. The coach during this era was Ray Willsy. Craig Morton, future Super Bowl quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys and Denver Broncos was an All-American in 1964. Craig Morton Larry Craig Morton (born February 5, 1943) was a quarterback in the National Football League for three teams: the Dallas Cowboys, the New York Giants and the Denver Broncos. ... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ... City Irving, Texas Other nicknames Americas Team, The Boys Team colors Silver, Navy Blue Head Coach Wade Phillips Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Northern Conference (1960) Eastern Conference (1961-1966) Capitol Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference (1970-present... City Denver, Colorado Other nicknames Orange Crush (1977-1979 defense) Team colors Orange, Broncos Navy Blue, and White[1] Head Coach Mike Shanahan Owner Pat Bowlen General manager Ted Sundquist Mascot Miles League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American...


In 1972, Mike White was hired. After two losing seasons, he brought home three winning seasons over the next four. In 1975, behind an NCAA leading offense anchored by All Americans Chuck Muncie, Joe Roth, Wesley Walker, Steve Rivera and Ted Albrecht, the Golden Bears were co-Champions of the Pacific 8 Conference, but UCLA went to the Rose Bowl based on their head-to-head victory. Steve Bartowski ('75) was another noted player who started for the Atlanta Falcons at quarterback. However, White left in a storm of controversy over recruiting violations. Roger Theder succeeded him and lead the Bears to three winning seasons, but each was less successful than the predecessor. In 1979, Cal played in the Garden State Bowl, losing to Temple 28-17 after a 6-5 regular season. Michael Christopher White (born June 28, 1970) is an American writer, actor, director, and producer for television and film. ... The term All-American has two uses: It can be used as a reference to an athlete selected as a member of an All_America team, as in Eddie George was named an All-American football player by both wire services in 1995. ... Muncie on the January 12, 1981 cover of Sports Illustrated Harry Vance Chuck Muncie (born March 17, 1953 in Uniontown, Pennsylvania) is a former American football running back who played for the New Orleans Saints and San Diego Chargers in the National Football League from 1976 to 1984. ... Joe Roth (died February 19, 1977) was an All-American quarterback at the University of California at Berkeley who played the 1976 season with melanoma and tragically died 3 months after his last game, in 1977. ... Wesley Walker was a wide receiver for the New York Jets from 1977 to 1989. ... The UCLA Bruins are the sports teams for University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). ... The Rose Bowl is an annual American college football bowl game, usually played on January 1 (New Years Day) at the stadium of the same name in Pasadena, California. ... City Atlanta, Georgia Team colors Black, Red, and White Head Coach Bobby Petrino Owner Arthur Blank General manager Rich McKay Mascot Freddie Falcon League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1966–present) Eastern Conference (1966) Western Conference (1967-69) Coastal Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference (1970-present) NFC West (1970... The Garden State Bowl was an annual post-season college football bowl game played at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, from 1978-1981. ... Logo Version - Temple Owl Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania has a prestigious and successful athletic division. ...


The 1980s saw a return to mediocrity, with Cal posting only one winning season in the entire decade. Joe Kapp was the most famous coach in this period. Kapp had been the quarterback of the 1959 Rose Bowl team, and later lead the Minnesota Vikings to the Super Bowl. Even so, he was not able to overcome the recruiting drag created by the off-field notoriety of the Berkeley campus. Of note, however, was the 1982 Big Game versus Stanford, which became famous for The Play. The Golden Bears used five lateral passes on the ensuing kickoff return to score the winning touchdown and turn defeat into a 25-20 victory. The Play has been named by numerous media organizations as one of the best football, and even American sports, moments.[3] Kapp on Sports Illustrated Cover Joseph Robert Kapp was an American football quarterback. ... City Minneapolis, Minnesota Other nicknames The Vikes, The Purple People Eaters Team colors Purple, Gold, and White Head Coach Brad Childress Owner Zygi Wilf General manager Rob Brzezinski Fight song Skol, Vikings Mascot Viktor the Viking League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1961–present) Western Conference (1961-1969) Central Division... Look up Berkeley in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The Big Game is the annual football game between Stanford University and the University of California, Berkeley (known simply as Cal), held in November. ... Having no offical mascot, the athletic teams at Stanford University are referred to as Stanford Cardinal. ... The Play refers to a last-second kickoff return during a college football game between the University of California, Berkeley (California or Cal) Golden Bears and the Stanford University Cardinal on November 20, 1982. ...


1990s: A brief return of football success

Bruce Snyder arrived at Berkeley in 1987, and slowly turned the program around. He was able to recruit a number of outstanding players, such as Russell White, from football power such as USC and UCLA. The reemergence of Cal football as a thriving programs was signaled by the October 19, 1991 game against the future national co-champion Washington Huskies. Cal lost 24-17 at home in a game that came down to the Bears' last possession deep in Husky territory and was probably the Huskies most difficult game that season. (The Oakland Fire erupted in the hills south of Memorial Stadium the next day.) Cal football had some success in the early 1990s, earning three postseason bowl berths and winning all three. Cal beat Wyoming 17-15 in the Copper Bowl of 1990, and Clemson 37-13 in the 1992 Citrus Bowl. Snyder resigned before that game to take a position at Pac-10 rival Arizona State. Iowa 37-3 in the 1993 Alamo Bowl. The Golden Bears attempted to steal some of the Huskies' magic by hiring assistant Keith Gilbertson, but he delivered only one winning season in the next four. Bruce Snyder was the head football coach of Utah State University from 1976 to 1982. ... Head Coach Pete Carroll 6th Year, 65-12 Home Stadium Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Capacity 92,500 - Grass Conference Pac-10 First Year 1888 Athletic Director Mike Garrett Website USCTrojans. ... Head Coach Karl Dorrell 3rd Year, 29-20 Home Stadium Rose Bowl (stadium) Capacity 92,542 - Grass Conference Pac-10 First Year 1919 Team Records All-time Record 514-345-37 Postseason Bowl Record 13-13-1 Awards Wire National Titles 1 Conference Titles 17 Heisman Winners 1 Pageantry Colors... College Football has a long and storied history at the University of Washington. ... Infrared aerial photograph of the firestorm. ... There are many stadiums known as Memorial Stadium. ... The University of Wyoming is a land-grant university located in Laramie, Wyoming, situated on Wyomings high Laramie Plains, at an elevation of 7,200 feet (2194 m), between the the Laramie and Snowy Range mountains. ... The Insight Bowl is an NCAA-sanctioned Division I-A post-season college American football bowl game played in Arizona since 1989. ... Clemson University is a public, coeducational, land-grant, research university located in Clemson, South Carolina, United States. ... The Capital One Bowl is an annual college football bowl game played in Orlando, Florida at the Citrus Bowl, and previously known as the Tangerine Bowl (1947-1982) and the Florida Citrus Bowl (1983-2001). ... The Alamo Bowl is a major American college football bowl game played annually since 1993 in the 65,000-seat Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. ... Keith Gilbertson was the head football coach for the University of Washington from 2003-2004. ...


After the loss of momentum, Cal hired Green Bay Packers assistant Steve Mariucci for the 1996 season. He lead the Bears to a winning regular season (and losing to Navy in the Aloha Bowl 42-38, but the San Francisco 49ers struck yet again (as with Waldorf) and hired Mariucci as head coach for 1997, ending the promise of an early revival. The rest the late 1990s saw little success, and the down period reached its nadir in 2001 when the Bears managed only one victory the entire season. Much-maligned coach Tom Holmoe resigned near the end of this season and was replaced with Jeff Tedford, previously the offensive coordinator from the Oregon Ducks. Worse yet, Cal lost seven straight to archrival Stanford. Packers redirects here. ... Steve Mariucci (born November 4, 1955 in Iron Mountain, Michigan) is a former National Football League coach, most recently for the Detroit Lions. ... Head coach Paul Johnson 6th year, 42–29 Home stadium Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium Capacity 34,000 - FieldTurf Conference Independent First year 1879 Website NavySports. ... The Aloha Classic is a now_defunct National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I_A college football bowl game played in Honolulu, Hawaii at Aloha Stadium. ... City San Francisco, California Other nicknames Niners, The Red And Gold, Bay Bombers Team colors Cardinal red, metallic gold and black Head Coach Mike Nolan Owner Denise DeBartolo York and John York General manager Lal Heneghan Mascot Sourdough Sam League/Conference affiliations All-America Football Conference (1946-1949) Western Division... Tom Holmoe was the head football coach of the Cal Golden Bears from 1997 to 2001. ... Jeff Tedford (born November 2, 1961 in Lynwood, California) has been head coach of the California Golden Bears college football program since 2002. ... The Oregon Ducks refers to the mascot and sports teams of the University of Oregon, located in Eugene, Oregon, United States. ... The Stanford Cardinal is the mascot of the athletic teams at Stanford University. ...


The Tedford Era

California began a renaissance under Tedford, who dramatically turned around the long-dormant program. Under Tedford the Golden Bears have posted five consecutive winning seasons, a feat that hadn't been accomplished since the days of Pappy Waldorf.[4] After being ruled ineligible for a bowl game in 2002 due to academic infractions under the previous administration, Cal has also appeared in four straight bowl games.


The Jeff Tedford era began with a bang, as California defeated Baylor 70-22, and went on to finish 7-5, their first winning season since 1993. The 2002 team defeated three nationally ranked opponents on the road for the first time in school history including Cal's first win over conference foe Washington in 26 years, and won the annual Big Game against archrival Stanford for the first time in eight years. Baylor Bears is the name for sports teams of Baylor University. ... The term properly applies to any sports team at the school. ... The Big Game is the annual football game between Stanford University and the University of California, Berkeley (known simply as Cal), held in November. ...


In 2003 the Golden Bears posted an 8-6 record, highlighted by a dramatic 34-31 triple-overtime victory over No. 3 ranked and eventual national co-champion USC. This victory revived a long moribund rivalry with the Trojans, even as the Trojans reemerged as a national power under Pete Carroll. In the Insight Bowl, the Bears edged Virginia Tech 52-49 on a last-second field goal. Head Coach Pete Carroll 6th Year, 65-12 Home Stadium Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Capacity 92,500 - Grass Conference Pac-10 First Year 1888 Athletic Director Mike Garrett Website USCTrojans. ... Peter C. Carroll (born September 15, 1951, in San Francisco, California) is the current head coach of the University of Southern California Trojans football team, having held that position since 2001. ... The Insight Bowl is an NCAA-sanctioned Division I-A post-season American college football bowl game played in Arizona since 1989. ... Virginia Tech sponsors 18 sports and competes at the NCAA Division I level. ...

2004 Big Game

In 2004, the Bears posted a 10-2 record under Tedford and quarterback Aaron Rodgers, with their only regular season loss coming against the eventual national champion, USC. California finished the regular season ranked No. 4 according to polls, and appeared to have an excellent chance to receive an at-large BCS bowl berth, most likely in the Rose Bowl. However, in a controversial case, the Texas Longhorns coach Mack Brown made impasioned pleas to media asking poll voters reconsider their final votes. 10-1 Cal was mysteriously rated as low as 7th by some coaches, and Texas received an increase in votes in the last Coaches Poll of the season--despite Cal's win in their final game--allowing Texas to pass the Bears into the No. 4 spot in the BCS rankings, guaranteeing Texas the BCS berth. Cal lost to Texas Tech 45-31 in the Holiday Bowl and finished the season ranked No. 9. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2272 × 1704 pixel, file size: 2. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2272 × 1704 pixel, file size: 2. ... Navy quarterback Aaron Polanco sets up to throw. ... Aaron Charles Rodgers (born December 2, 1983 in Chico, California, U.S.) is an American football quarterback. ... BCS Logo 2006-Present with logo of Television Rightsholder Fox Broadcasting Company The Bowl Championship Series (BCS) is a selection system designed to pair the top two teams in college football against each other in the BCS National Championship Game, with the winner crowned the BCS national champion. ... The Rose Bowl is an annual American college football bowl game, usually played on January 1 (New Years Day) at the stadium of the same name in Pasadena, California. ... Texas Longhorns athletics programs include the extramural and intramural sports teams of The University of Texas at Austin. ... The Holiday Bowl is a post-season NCAA-sanctioned Division I-A college football bowl game that has been played annually at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California, since 1978. ...


The next year, despite inconsistent quarterback play and an overall inexperienced roster, Cal finished 8-4 and earned a berth in the 2005 Las Vegas Bowl, beating BYU 35-28. The Pioneer PureVision Las Vegas Bowl is an NCAA-sanctioned Division I-A post-season college football bowl game that has been played annually at 40,000-seat Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada since 1992. ... The BYU Cougars are an amateur soccer team, that currently plays in the Premier Developmental League of the United States. ...

Big Game at California 2006. Cal fans rush the field.

In 2006, Cal went on to post a 10-3 (7-2 in Pac-10) record. Despite falling to the Tennessee Volunteers in their first game of the season in Knoxville, the team rebounded, winning eight straight games, including impressive victories over the 20th ranked Arizona State Sun Devils and the 11th ranked Oregon Ducks at home. On October 21, Cal rallied from an early 10-0 deficit to defeat the Washington Huskies 31-24 in overtime. Cal defeated the UCLA Bruins on November 4 38-24. On November 11, California was upset 24-20 by the Arizona Wildcats. The following week Cal lost the 2007 Rose Bowl bid on November 18, losing 23-9 to the USC Trojans. In the final game of the regular season on December 2, Cal defeated Stanford 26-17 in the 109th Big Game for the fifth straight time. Coupled with UCLA's upset of reigning conference champion USC on the same day, the victory earned Cal its first share of the Pac-10 champsionship since 1975.[5] Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2560 × 1920 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2560 × 1920 pixel, file size: 1. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Head Coach Phillip Fulmer 15th Year, 137-41 Home Stadium Neyland Stadium Capacity 104,079 - Grass Conference SEC - East First Year 1891 Athletic Director Mike Hamilton Website UTSports. ... Nickname: Location within the U.S. State of Tennessee. ... ASU Mascot Sparky // Arizona State University has nine mens and eleven womens varsity teams competing in the NCAA Pacific Ten Conference. ... The Oregon Ducks refers to the mascot and sports teams of the University of Oregon, located in Eugene, Oregon, United States. ... is the 294th day of the year (295th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The term properly applies to any sports team at the school. ... The UCLA Bruins are the sports teams for University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). ... is the 308th day of the year (309th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 315th day of the year (316th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The athletic teams at the University of Arizona are known as the Arizona Wildcats. ... The Rose Bowl is an annual American college football bowl game, usually played on January 1 (New Years Day) at the stadium of the same name in Pasadena, California. ... is the 322nd day of the year (323rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... // USC athletics participates in the NCAA Division I-A Pacific Ten Conference and has won 106 total team national championships, 86 of which are NCAA National Championships. ... is the 336th day of the year (337th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Big Game is the annual football game between Stanford University and the University of California, Berkeley (known simply as Cal), held in November. ...


Cal accepted an invitation to the 2006 Holiday Bowl, its second appearance there in three years. Cal went on to rout Texas A&M 45-10, the largest margin of victory for a bowl game in the 2006-2007 season, and finished with a No. 14 ranking, an improvement from the No. 20 spot that it started with at the beginning of the season. Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Holiday Bowl is a post-season NCAA-sanctioned Division I-A college football bowl game that has been played annually at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California, since 1978. ... Texas A&M University at College Station Texas A&M University, often Texas A&M, A&M or TAMU for short, is one of the flagship universities of Texas, and is the flagship institution of the Texas A&M University System. ...


Cal began the 2007 season ranked 12th in both the AP/USA Today Polls. In a nationally televised game on September 1st, the Golden Bears defeated the University of Tennessee Volunteers 45-31. After that victory they were ranked 10th in the AP/USA Today Polls. A 34-28 victory against the Colorado State Rams boosted California to the 8th seed in the country. Following their 42-12 defeat of Louisiana Tech they moved up two places to the No. 6 spot. Cal then extended its 2007 winning streak to 4-0 after a 45-27 win over the Arizona Wildcats. The following week, Cal defeated the then No. 11 ranked Oregon Ducks in Eugene 31-24. This win, combined with a series of losses from Oklahoma, Florida, and West Virginia, allowed Cal to break through into the top five. Cal had a bye the following week, but as a result of Stanford's surprise upset of then No. 2 USC on October 6, the Bears were ranked No. 2 in the country in the AP, Coaches, and Harris polls behind No. 1 LSU. This was the highest the team has been ranked since 1951.[6] With the LSU loss to Kentucky on October 13, 2007, the Bears had a shot at being the number one team in the nation (along with Ohio State), but an upset loss to unranked Oregon State that night squelched any hopes of a top ranking. The Bears followed that game up with disappointing losses at UCLA and Arizona State the next two weeks, dropping out of the Top 25. The three game losing streak was broken on November 3 with a victory over Washington State. Louisiana Tech University, located in Ruston, Louisiana, is a full fledged public university with an average 12,000 - 14,000 students each year. ... The athletic teams at the University of Arizona are known as the Arizona Wildcats. ... Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College, or simply Louisiana State University or LSU is a public university located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and the main campus of the Louisiana State University System. ... Head Coach Mike Riley 6th Year, 37-34-0 Home Stadium Reser Stadium Capacity 46,200 - FieldTurf Conference Pac-10 First Year 1893 Athletic Director Bob De Carolis Website OSUBeavers. ...


Tedford also has become a noted "quarterback" coach. After developing Joey Harrington at Oregon he produced two quarterbacks who went high in the NFL draft, Kyle Boller in the 2003 draft, and Aaron Rodgers in the 2005 draft. However, Tedford also was able to cobble together a winning season in 2005 without an outstanding quarterback, including an upset over Stanford. John Joseph Joey Harrington Jr (born October 21, 1978 in Portland, Oregon) is an American football quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons. ... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting[1]) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns, through seven rounds[2], selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... Kyle Bryan Boller (born June 17, 1981 in Burbank, California) is an American football quarterback who plays for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League. ... Aaron Charles Rodgers (born December 2, 1983 in Chico, California, U.S.) is an American football quarterback. ... The Stanford Cardinal is the mascot of the athletic teams at Stanford University. ...


Chronology of Cal Head Coaches

Coach Tenure Win Loss Tie Pct.
Andy Smith 1916-25 74 16 7 .799
Nibs Price 1926-30 27 17 3 .606
Bill Ingram 1931-34 27 14 4 .644
Stub Allison 1935-44 58 42 2 .578
Buck Shaw 1945 4 5 1 .450
Frank Wickhorst 1946 2 7 0 .222
Pappy Waldorf 1947-56 67 32 4 .670
Pete Elliott 1957-59 10 21 0 .323
Marv Levy 1960-63 8 29 3 .238
Ray Willsey 1964-71 40 42 1 .488
Mike White 1972-77 34 31 1 .523
Roger Theder 1978-81 17 28 0 .378
Joe Kapp 1982-86 20 34 1 .373
Bruce Snyder 1987-91 29 24 4 .544
Keith Gilbertson 1992-95 20 26 0 .435
Steve Mariucci 1996 6 6 0 .500
Tom Holmoe 1997-2001 16 39 0 .291
Jeff Tedford 2002-Current 48 20 0 .706

Bowl history

Cal's All-Century Football Team

chosen by Contra Costa Times, Walnut Creek, CA, November 18, 1999
Offense
Nibs Price was a 1920s coach for the University of California, Berkeley. ... Bill Ingram was a collegiate football coach at Cal, Indiana, and Navy. ... Leonard Stub Allison (1892-1970) was a college football coach for the University of California from 1935-1944. ... Buck Shaw (March 28, 1899 to March 19, 1977) was a football coach at Santa Clara University. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... Lynn O. Waldorf (October 3, 1902 — August 15, 1981), better known as Pappy Waldorf, was a Hall of Fame college football coach. ... Pete Elliott was the former head football coach at several colleges. ... Marvin Daniel Levy (born August 3, 1925 in Chicago, Illinois) is currently the General Manager and Vice President of Football Operations for the Buffalo Bills. ... Ray Willsey was the head football coach at the University of California from 1964 to 1971. ... Mike White is a former head coach of the Oakland Raiders. ... Roger Theder is an American college and professional football coach. ... Kapp on Sports Illustrated Cover Joseph Robert Kapp was an American football quarterback. ... Bruce Snyder was the head football coach of Utah State University from 1976 to 1982. ... Keith Gilbertson was the head football coach for the University of Washington from 2003-2004. ... Steve Mariucci (born November 4, 1955 in Iron Mountain, Michigan) is a former National Football League coach, most recently for the Detroit Lions. ... Tom Holmoe was the head football coach of the Cal Golden Bears from 1997 to 2001. ... Jeff Tedford (born November 2, 1961 in Lynwood, California) has been head coach of the California Golden Bears college football program since 2002. ... This is a list of University of California, Berkeley football bowl game appearances and results. ... The Contra Costa Times is a daily newspaper serving Contra Costa County, California. ... Looking east across Walnut Creek. ...

  • QB: Steve Bartkowski (1972-74) Edges another NFL first-round pick in Craig Morton (Cowboys). Consensus All-American in 1974 was first player taken in NFL draft, by Atlanta.
  • RB: Chuck Muncie (1973-75) Gained 1,460 yards rushing in 1975, leading Cal to 8-3 record and share of Pac-8 title with UCLA. Rushed for 100 yards or more 15 times in career.
  • RB: Russell White (1990-92) Bears' career rushing leader with 3,367 yards only Cal player to rush for at least 1,000 yards in three straight seasons.
  • TE: Tony Gonzalez (1994-96) First-round pick of Kansas City Chiefs in 1997 also played three years of basketball at Cal.
  • WR: Sean Dawkins (1990-92) Cal's all-time leader with 14 receiving touchdowns in 1992 was first-round pick by Indianapolis Colts.
  • WR: Wesley Walker (1973-76) Had eight catches for 289 yards against San Jose State in 1976.
  • OL: Todd Steussie (1990-93) Two-time All-Pac-10 tackle was first-round choice of Minnesota Vikings in 1994.
  • OL: Dan McMillan (1920-21) Bears were 18-0-1 during McMillan's two years as an offensive tackle, including a 127-0 demolishing of St. Mary's on Oct. 9, 1920.
  • OL: Rod Franz (1946-49) Guard was only three-time All-American in Cal history and helped Bears post unbeaten regular seasons (10-0) in 1948 and '49.
  • OL: Les Richter (1949-51) Consensus All-America guard in 1950 and '51 was just as good at linebacker.
  • OL: Bob Herwig (1935-37) Offensive center was narrow choice over fellow Cal Hall of Famer member Babe Horrell. Also played basketball for the Bears.
  • PK: Doug Brien (1991-93) Bears' all-time leading scorer (288 points) secured job by beating Arizona, UCLA with fourth-quarter field goals on back-to-back weeks in 1991.

Defense
Steve Bartkowski (born November 12, 1952) is a former American Football quarterback who played for the Atlanta Falcons (1975-1985) and the Los Angeles Rams (1986). ... Muncie on the January 12, 1981 cover of Sports Illustrated Harry Vance Chuck Muncie (born March 17, 1953 in Uniontown, Pennsylvania) is a former American football running back who played for the New Orleans Saints and San Diego Chargers in the National Football League from 1976 to 1984. ... Tony Gonzalez (born February 27, 1976 in Torrance, California) is an American football tight end who has played his entire NFL career for the Kansas City Chiefs. ... Sean Dawkins (b. ... Wesley Walker was a wide receiver for the New York Jets from 1977 to 1989. ... Todd Edward Steussie (born December 1, 1970) is an American football player who currently plays for the St. ... Dan McMillan (born June 29, 1898) was an American football player. ... Rod Franz (born February 8, 1925) was an American football player. ... Les Richter is a former Los Angeles Rams football player turned auto racing president of the Riverside International Raceway. ... Bob Herwig (born December 12, 1914) was an American football player. ... Douglas Robert Brien (born November 24, 1970) was an American football placekicker. ...

  • DL: Brick Muller (1920-22) Two-time All-American led ferocious defense and threw 50-yard touchdown pass in 28-0 win over Ohio State on Jan. 1, 1921, Cal's first Rose Bowl win.
  • DL: Stan Barnes (1918-21) Another Wonder Team member gets narrow nod over Pittsburg High School's Regan Upshaw.
  • DL: Ed White (1966-68) One of best NFL offensive linemen ever was four-time Pro Bowler and played in four Super Bowls with Vikings. Being inducted into College Football Hall of Fame next month.
  • DL: Sherman White (1969-71) Didn't play in high school football, but was all-conference pick in 1970 and '71, and was first-round pick of Cincinnati Bengals in 1972.
  • LB: Ron Rivera (1980-83) Consensus All-American in 1983 holds Cal single-season records for tackles for loss (26.5) and sacks (13).
  • LB: Sekou Sanyika (1996-[1999]) Hercules resident is Cal's all-time leader in tackles for loss and is expected to be first-round NFL draft pick next spring.
  • LB: Matt Hazeltine (1951-54) Two-time All-American played with 49ers from 1955-68.
  • DB: Carl Van Heuit (1949-50) Gifted athlete averaged 11.1 yards per punt return while helping Cal go to back-to-back Rose Bowls in 1950 and '51. Was All-American in 1950.
  • DB: Ken Wiedemann (1967-69) School's all-time interception leader with 16.
  • DB: Deltha O'Neal (1996-[1999]) Four interceptions returned for touchdowns this season set NCAA record.
  • DB: Jackie Jensen (1946-48) First Cal player in history to rush for more than 100 yards in a game. Had five carries for 109 yards in 47-14 rout of Washington State on Nov. 2, 1946.
  • P: Nick Harris (1997-[2000]) Averaging 42.6 yards per punt despite many pooches. Sure NFL player.
  • UTL: Walter Gordon (1916-18) Could play any position on the field better than anyone else.

Coach
Stan Barnes (born May 1, 1900) was an American football player. ... Edward White (1910-1994) a British composer of light classical music. ... Sherman White (born August 12, 1948 in Manchester, New Hampshire) is a retired American football lineman who played in the National Football League between 1972 and 1983. ... Ron (Chico) Rivera (born January 7, 1962 in Fort Ord, California) is the first American of Puerto Rican descent to play in the NFL (National Football League). ... Matthew Emory Hazeltine (born August 2, 1933 in Ross, California) is a former American football linebacker who played fourteen seasons in the National Football League with the San Francisco 49ers. ... Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Deltha ONeal. ... Jack Eugene Jensen (March 9, 1927 - July 14, 1982), born in San Francisco, California, was a Major League Baseball outfielder and right-handed batter who played for the New York Yankees (1950-52), Washington Senators (1952-53) and Boston Red Sox (1954-59, 1961). ... Nick Harris (born July 23, 1978) is an American football punter currently playing for the Detroit Lions. ...

  • Andy Smith (1916-25) Never had losing season while going 74-16-7 in 10 seasons at Cal. Record included 7-0-1 mark against USC and 6-1-1 ledger in Big Game. Beat USC 12-0 on Oct. 28, 1922, in first game played at the Rose Bowl.

Current NFL Players

References

  1. ^ "Wrong Way Reigels", Georgia Tech Alumni Magazine, Georgia Tech Alumni Association, Spring 1998. Retrieved on 2007-09-15. 
  2. ^ "Pappy's Boys" still hold an annual reunion each June at the Lair of the Bear, a family camp run by the California Alumni Association.
  3. ^ See extended discussion in The Play.
  4. ^ "Cal Football website". Retrieved on 2007-10-15.. 
  5. ^ "Cal continues recent dominance of Stanford", ESPNU, ESPN, December 2, 2006. Retrieved on 2007-10-01. 
  6. ^ "It's Unanimous: LSU No. 1 in AP's Top 25", AP, AP, October 7, 2007. Retrieved on 2007-10-07. 

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