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California quarterback Chase Garbers (7) hands off to running back DeShawn Collins (26) against Illinois during the second half of the Redbox Bowl NCAA college football game Monday, Dec. 30, 2019, in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

Garbers big day leads Cal past Illinois in Redbox Bowl

Dec. 30, 2019 8:58 PM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — As a freshman a year ago, Chase Garbers was benched at halftime for ineffectiveness during his first trip to a bowl game. The California quarterback made his second appearance in the postseason much more memorable for both himself and the Golden Bears. Garbers threw four...

California's Wilcox looks for 1st bowl win against Illinois

Dec. 29, 2019 10:11 AM EST

Redbox Bowl: California (7-5) at Illinois (6-6), Monday at 4 p.m. EST (Fox). Line: California by 6½. Series record: Illinois leads 7-3. WHAT'S AT STAKE The Bears are in the postseason for a second consecutive season under third-year coach Justin Wilcox. The Fighting Illini will be attempting to win a bowl...

California coach Justin Wilcox, left, talks to an official during the first half of the team's NCAA college football game against UCLA on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, in Pasadena, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

California takes on Illinois in Redbox Bowl

Dec. 29, 2019 10:03 AM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — As a defensive-minded coach trying to find his way in college football, California’s Justin Wilcox was naturally drawn to watching tapes of Lovie Smith’s teams at Illinois. When the two coaches got together a few weeks ago to promote Monday’s Redbox Bowl,...

California running back Christopher Brown Jr., right, runs the ball as UCLA defensive back Quentin Lake (37) gives chase along with several other UCLA players during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, in Pasadena, Calif. California won 28-18. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Brown Jr. scores twice as California defeats UCLA 28-18

Dec. 1, 2019 3:44 AM EST

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Chase Garbers and California were determined not to rest on their laurels after last week’s win over Stanford in The Big Game. The Golden Bears showed no signs of a letdown as they defeated UCLA 28-18 on Saturday night at the Rose Bowl. Cal (7-5, 4-5 Pac-12) was led by...

UCLA running back Joshua Kelley (27) carries the ball during the first half of the team's NCAA college football game against Utah on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

UCLA seniors, Kelley look to go out with win vs. California

Nov. 29, 2019 6:23 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — UCLA’s seniors will play their final college game on Saturday as one of the few classes in school history to have four straight losing seasons. But the Bruins are hoping to at least send the group out with a win when they face California on Saturday night at the Rose Bowl. UCLA...

Stanford quarterback Davis Mills (15) throws a pass during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Washington State in Pullman, Wash., Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)

California, Stanford limping into 122nd Big Game

Nov. 22, 2019 3:31 PM EST

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — The 122nd Big Game between rivals Stanford and California will likely be a battle of attrition. The Cardinal and Golden Bears have been depleted by injuries this season, to the point that it’s probable both teams will start their backup quarterbacks Saturday. For the...