Archive for Cal Basketball

California 88, Washington 85 (3OT)

(Torrent is here; highlights of the final minutes of regulation and overtime are here, here, here & here; video tribute by danzig is here) Only watched the game on my Blackberry last Saturday, so didn’t get time to see it until an hour or so ago. Here are the notes I typed up while watching. […]

Posted by: Avinash on Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

BREAKING: Cal Starting Quarterback Announced

Given all the buzz behind Nate Longshore and Kevin Riley, Jeff Tedford has made a surprise decision about who his quarterback will be at a special 9 am press conference early this morning. “After much deliberation…

Posted by: Avinash on Wednesday, June 25th, 2008


So I just got back from Vegas, and despite all the money I’ve lost right now, I feel quite vindicated. While some of you doubters might have thought that the NBA Finals was the Powe-show, I don’t think any of you are doubting now. [youtube NWy1gcJ9d_0] Oh yeah. As we get ready for Game 3, […]

Posted by: Avinash on Tuesday, June 10th, 2008

Leon Powe is Roaring

The NBA, where 4 points 4 rebounds in nine minutes happens. They might be talking about Paul Pierce’s fake knee injury and KG’s thunder dunking and Kobe making nine of the most amazing shots ever (and missing seventeen of the most amazing shots ever). But on the Best Coast, this day belongs to Leon Powe, […]

Posted by: Avinash on Friday, June 6th, 2008

The Bears Are Roaring: Week of 5/21

Big movement brewing to Gold Out Memorial Stadium (with the students in blue to have a Gold C form the stadium). I was thinking about travelling next fall, but if the fans keep on coming up with great suggestions like this, I might just buy season tickets. I’ll have to ponder it. DeSean Jackson sits […]

Posted by: Avinash on Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

Cal Sports Weekend Links

As much as I’d like to, I can’t report on everything…and for some reason, my auto weekly responder didn’t report the links I compiled last week. So here are spring links on Cal from a week ago. Mad Dog Blog – Mike Montgomery to Cal Berkeley! Mark Madsen has some preliminary thoughts. to mikemontgomery […]

Posted by: Avinash on Sunday, April 13th, 2008

Mike Montgomery to Cal

I swear when I read the opening headlines on the Cal sites this morning, my football-addled mind thought James Montgomery was coming back. Former Stanford and Golden State Warriors coach Mike Montgomery has agreed in principle to replace Ben Braun at rival California, according to a source with knowledge of the negotiations. Braun was fired […]

Posted by: Avinash on Friday, April 4th, 2008

“A Turn For The Awesome” (Ben Braun Memories)

Because I only caught the tail end of Cal basketball under Braun (the NBA consumes too much of my life to follow college in earnest), I can really add nothing to personal memories of Ben Braun. I just watched what I saw on TV, and it was kind of like watching paint dry, then repainting […]

Posted by: Avinash on Sunday, March 30th, 2008

BREAKING: Ben Braun Out

In sad developments in Cal sports, Ben Braun could not capture his second coveted “national championship”. So close to being 66th. So damn close! Unfortunately, that was the cutoff-line for Sandy Barbour. Cal fired men’s basketball coach Ben Braun Wednesday after 12 seasons, citing lack of NCAA tournament appearances over the last five years. Braun […]

Posted by: Avinash on Wednesday, March 26th, 2008

Cal Sports Weekend Links

As March Madness rages, in between commercial breaks and CBS lunges, I thought you might be interested in some other Cal material. Remember when I created those primitive Pac-10 recruiting maps (here they are again)? Well, someone much better than me created something far more visually pleasing. Below are the 2008 HS and JUCO and […]

Posted by: Avinash on Saturday, March 22nd, 2008