BYU, which hosts winless North Alabama on Saturday, was idle this past weekend. Oregon, which picked up a 14-point win at Washington State for a second straight victory, hosts UCLA (1-1) next. The Cougars received two of three first-place votes, while the Ducks got the other. … [Read more...] about Best of the West poll: BYU, Oregon rank No. 1 and 2, CU Buffs climb to No. 4
Removal of the dams has been a much-watched pursuit that promises nothing less than restoration of a 255-mile river on the border of the two states and salvation for a historic salmon population. The four large hydroelectric facilities built nearly a century ago blocked passage of what was once the third-largest salmon run on the West Coast, crushing Northern California’s fishing industry and hurting the Karuk and Yurok tribes that rely on the fish for food and spiritual sustenance. … [Read more...] about Klamath River dams closer to removal after Newsom, Oregon governor sign deal
Story line: Cal had less than two days to travel to Southern California and prepare to play Sunday against UCLA, which represented the fifth season-opening opponent scheduled for the Bears because of complications with the coronavirus pandemic. After two weeks of being unable to practice with a full roster and the quick turnaround for the game in Pasadena, Cal didn’t look anything like the team expected to finish second in the Pac-12 North. “Practice has been really spirited. I’ll tell you that much,” said Cal head coach Justin Wilcox, who mentioned quite a bit of pad-popping as the Bears prepared for a bounce-back game against Oregon State. “Ultimately, we know that the test is on Saturday, and we’ve got to carry that over. We’ve got a challenge in front of us, but I expect us to improve. I thought our players’ mentality was right where it needed to be.” … [Read more...] about Cal vs. Oregon State football: Can Bears bounce back from season-opening debacle?
According to the school, one member of the team tested positive and “several” were placed into quarantine because of contact tracing. Cal doesn’t release names affected by COVID-19 because of privacy laws, so it’s unclear if that’s linked to the absence of left tackle Will Craig, left guard Valentino Daltoso and right tackle Jake Curhan. … [Read more...] about Cal missing 3 starting offensive linemen at Oregon State; new coronavirus case announced
California hurt its own cause on special teams. Nikko Remigio’s 88-yard first quarter punt return was called back due to an illegal block, and he had a 90-yard kickoff return in the third quarter negated by a holding call. … [Read more...] about Cal Bears Let 4th-Quarter Lead Slip in 31-27 Loss to Oregon State