Tag: Cal

  • Cardinal bleed Mustangs dry: Women’s basketball leans in youth for Cal Poly rout

    No. 6 Stanford (3-0, 0-0 Pac-12) defeated Cal Poly (1-4, 0-0 Big West) 86-32 in a routine win at Maples Pavilion Thursday night. Head coach Tara VanDerveer entrusted her younger stars with a sizable role in the game, which was a foregone victory after only one quarter.  But Stanford’s dominance was not immediately apparent from…

  • Rooting for the story: Q&A with Stanford professor and Cal alumnus Gary Pomerantz

    When communications professor Gary Pomerantz watches the Big Game, he does not root for the teams — he roots for the story. As an accomplished sports writer who has covered the NFL for The Washington Post — in addition to multiple Super Bowls, World Series, Rose Bowls and Wimbledons — Pomerantz knows sports.  The Stanford…

  • Q&A with Daily Cal Sports Editor Mia Wachtel

    Saturday will mark the final Big Game between Stanford and Cal before they leave the Pac-12 for the Athletic Coast Conference. Although both have rich histories behind them, they each enter the matchup under .500 for the third year in a row. However, as is the case with any Big Game, plenty is at stake…

  • Ranking the 15 best football players from Stanford and Cal

    In the 131-year history of the Big Game, some great players have suited up for both the Stanford Cardinal and the California Golden Bears. Many of them continued into the NFL, with some becoming legendary figures in the sport.  In preparation for the 126th meeting between these two storied programs, here’s a (relatively unbiased) ranking…