California Rumors & News

  • Pumphrey runs for 281 yards; San Diego State upends Cal

    The Sports Xchange "San Diego State running back Donnel Pumphrey rushed for 281 yards to lead the Aztecs to a 45-40 victory over California 45-40 on Saturday night in San Diego in a game with 1,067 yards of total offense for both teams. The Golden Bears threatened after recovering an onside kick with 56 seconds..." September 11

  • Cal tops Hawaii to kick off season

    The Sports Xchange "Senior quarterback Davis Webb passed for four touchdowns and rushed for one in his California debut and junior receiver Chad Hansen had the best game of his career as the Golden Bears rolled to a 51-31 nonconference victory over Hawaii in college football's season opener at Sydney, Australia, on..." August 27

  • Safety Damariay Drew’s Cal career ends with knee injury

    San Francisco Chronicle "Safety Damariay Drew has played his final game for Cal, head coach Sonny Dykes said after practice Wednesday. Dykes had previously kept open the possibility of Drew, who suffered a torn ACL in spring practice, returning late this season. With little more than a week until the Bears’ opener in..." August 18

  • Muhammad Ali's Grandson Commits to Cal

    TMZ "Muhammad Ali's grandson -- high school football star Biaggio Ali-Walsh -- has committed to Cal ... after receiving offers from several top colleges. B.A.W. made his announcement while visiting the Cal campus over the weekend -- saying, "I've discussed with my family and I am blessed to say I..." August 15

  • Cal names Davis Webb starting QB

    East Bay Times "What little suspense existed in Cal's quarterback competition vanished Thursday morning when the Bears named Davis Webb the starter for the 2016 season. Webb joined the program in the late spring as a graduate transfer from Texas Tech, with loads of Big 12 experience and 46 touchdowns on his..." August 04

  • Watch Cal 5-star WR recruit Demetris Robertson nail 63-inch box jump

    Fox Sports "Demetris Robertson, the five-star wide receiver who was a late signee for Cal, showed off some of his freakish athleticism in Berkeley this week, as evidenced by this 63-inch box jump." June 25

  • 3-star QB Chase Garbers commits to Cal

    San Francisco Chronicle "Chase Garbers has committed to Cal, the three-star quarterback announced Tuesday on Twitter. The 6-foot-3, 210-pounder, who received his Bears offer in April, completed 226 of 329 passes for 2,715 yards and 33 touchdowns with three interceptions as a junior for Corona Del Mar High School..." June 23

  • QB Davis Webb getting comfy at Cal after early culture shock

    ESPN "Davis Webb's football career has been both consistently twisting and promising. He's seen a lot, experienced impressive successes, and suffered through injuries and a frustrating rejection. So don't assume that he doesn't understand the conflicted emotions, complications, and potential..." June 21

  • Former Texas Tech QB Davis Webb reveals why he picked Cal over Colorado

    Fox Sports "Davis Webb said it was one of the hardest things he's ever had to do. The grad transfer quarterback from Texas Tech, though, wanted to make sure the coaches at Colorado didn't hear the news from someone else first. Webb, a coach's son, had committed to CU in late January, signing financial aid..." May 24

  • Davis Webb explains decision to leave Colorado for Cal

    Fox Sports "Davis Webb said it was one of the hardest things he's ever had to do. The grad transfer quarterback from Texas Tech, though, wanted to make sure the coaches at Colorado didn't hear the news from someone else first. Webb, a coach's son, had committed to CU in late January, signing financial aid..." May 23

  • Davis Webb spurns Colorado, transfers to Cal

    The Score "Colorado's bad dream has turned into a reality. Months after committing to the Buffaloes as a graduate transfer from Texas Tech, quarterback Davis Webb is spurning Colorado and heading to California instead, he told Bruce Feldman of FOX Sports. Webb served as a backup last season, but..." May 19

  • Last 2016 5-star football recruit, WR Demetris Robertson, commits to Cal

    SB Nation "Receiver Demetris Robertson, the last uncommitted five-star prospect in the class of 2016, has decided to play his college football at Cal, he announced Sunday. The Savannah Christian Prep (Ga.) product is ranked as the top wide receiver in the country on the 247Sports Composite, as well as the..." May 01

  • Meet the fitness guru who shapes up Jared Goff and Carson Wentz

    Fox Sports "Heard of Ryan Flaherty? My hunch is you probably haven't, but he's about to have a unique distinction. After Thursday's NFL Draft, the 33-year-old former Utah State wide receiver-turned-strength/speed coach will have trained the top two overall picks in each of the past two drafts. Last year it..." April 28

  • Cal, Under Armour reach 10-year deal

    ESPN "The University of California-Berkeley and Under Armour have agreed to a 10-year deal that will begin with the 2017-18 school year. Sources say the deal is worth almost $86 million in cash and product. It includes a $3 million signing bonus, $3.5 million in cash per year and an average annual..." April 22

  • Cal's Hardy Nickerson transferring to Illinois to play for father

    San Jose Mercury News "Cal's football team lost a key defensive player Thursday when senior linebacker Hardy Nickerson announced he will graduate this summer and transfer to Illinois to play for his father, the Illini's new defensive coordinator. Nickerson, who led the team in tackles last season, said the decision..." April 22

  • UC pays $4.75M in suit over Cal football player Ted Agu’s death

    San Francisco Chronicle "The family of Cal football player Ted Agu, who died after a team drill in 2014, and the University of California settled a wrongful-death lawsuit for $4.75 million, bringing months of negotiations and litigation to a close, the two sides said Thursday. Agu, a defensive lineman and pre-med..." April 14