Latest California Golden Bears football News

OJ Simpson a 'completely free man'; parole ends in Nevada

Dec. 14, 2021 16:36 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — O.J. Simpson is a free man. The 74-year-old former football hero and actor, acquitted California murder defendant and convicted Las Vegas armed robber was granted good behavior credits and discharged from parole effective Dec. 1, Nevada State Police spokeswoman Kim...

Cyclones RB Hall, Bears' Aranda, Pitre win AP Big 12 honors

Dec. 09, 2021 19:52 PM EST

Iowa State running back Breece Hall is The Associated Press Big 12 offensive player of the year for the second season in a row, while conference champion Baylor has the league's top defender and coach. Baylor senior safety Jalen Pitre was named defensive player of the year and...

Cal's defense rises up, hands USC fourth straight loss

Dec. 05, 2021 03:20 AM EST

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Trey Paster scored on a 55-yard fumble return in the second quarter, California’s defense made a clutch stop near the goal line, and the Golden Bears held off Southern California 24-14 in the season finale for both teams. Christopher Brooks...

USC, Cal wrapping up season after earlier postponement

Dec. 02, 2021 13:06 PM EST

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — USC will play its final game of the season Saturday in Berkeley, but the Trojans won’t have Lincoln Riley calling plays from the sidelines. Riley, who was hired this week after five years at Oklahoma, is trying to settle in and set up shop in...

UCLA runs past Cal 42-14 to wrap up 8-win regular season

Nov. 28, 2021 03:28 AM EST

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The Rose Bowl was chilly, and the crowd was fairly sparse. The UCLA Bruins still celebrated their regular season-ending victory over California to honor the seniors who persevered through their difficult four-year transformation into a winner. ...

UCLA, Cal looking to avoid hangovers from rivalry game wins

Nov. 26, 2021 13:39 PM EST

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...

Super 7: More than super seniors, some players in 7th season

Nov. 25, 2021 10:18 AM EST

Luc Bequette redshirted after first getting to Cal as a freshman back in 2015. The 24-year-old defensive end is now finishing his college career with the Bears after a full season away at Boston College. Thad Mangum is in his second season with South Florida after five...

Garbers returns from COVID to lead Cal past Stanford 41-11

Nov. 20, 2021 23:55 PM EST

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Now that California had nearly its entire team back, the Golden Bears delivered a record-breaking Big Game performance. Chase Garbers returned from a bout with COVID-19 to throw the longest pass in the history of the rivalry against Stanford,...

USC hopes break will lead to defensive improvement vs UCLA

Nov. 18, 2021 19:23 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California needed a break. “You get into a grind,” defensive coordinator Todd Orlando said. “You push into the middle of November, whether you’re a coach or whether you’re a player, it can beat you up quite a bit.” ...

Cal excited to return for Big Game after COVID break

Nov. 18, 2021 12:59 PM EST

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. When the Bears hit the practice field Monday for the first time this...