Sonny Dykes

Head Coach Sonny Dykes of the California Golden Bears. (Stephen Lam/Getty Images)

Dykes Hopes To Mirror Stanford’s Turnaround At Cal

Cal has struggled mightily in Dykes’ first season, and the football team’s graduation rates are the worst among teams in major conferences. Entering the 116th Big Game on Saturday, Dykes is chasing the model that has made No. 10 Stanford a success on the field and in the classroom.

11/19/2013

Fabiano Hale (inset), a running back for the UC Berkeley football team, suffered a concussion during a fight in a locker room on November 1, 2013. (UC Berkeley Athletics, Stephen Lam/Getty Images)

Cal Suspends Unidentified Football Player For Locker Room Fight

California has suspended an unidentified football player for instigating a locker room altercation that sent freshman running back Fabiano Hale to the hospital.

11/15/2013

A general view of California Memorial Stadium during a game between the California Golden Bears and the Northwestern Wildcats on August 31, 2013 at California Memorial Stadium in Berkeley. (Stephen Lam/Getty Images)

Cal Player Hospitalized After Locker Room Fight, Police Investigate

Police are investigating an altercation in the California locker room that sent freshman running back Fabiano Hale to the hospital.

11/05/2013

The California Golden Bears rush with the ball against the Oregon Ducks  in 2012's game. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

No. 2 Oregon Prepares For Cal’s Bear Raid

New California coach Sonny Dykes and his re-tooled Golden Bears visit No. 2 Oregon with both teams coming off byes, giving them plenty of time to ponder what they might see Saturday night in the conference opener for both teams.

09/27/2013

Stanford v California

Cal Seeks More Big-Play Runs From Bigelow

“I’ve seen the plays he had last year,” first-year Cal coach Sonny Dykes said. “We’re ready for him to make some plays like that, some explosive plays. He hasn’t had a chance to do that so far up to this point. We need for him to do it.

09/11/2013

Sonny Dykes introduced as Cal football coach. (CBS)

Cal Opens Sonny Dykes Era Vs. #22 Northwestern

With a freshman quarterback, a new coaching staff and overhauled systems on both offense and defense, California comes into its season opener against No. 22 Northwestern on Saturday night with the element of surprise on its side.

08/30/2013

QB Jared Goff, #16, of the Cal Golden Bears. (Courtesy: Cal Athletics)

Cal Picks Freshman Goff To Start At QB

Freshman quarterback Jared Goff was picked to start for California by new coach Sonny Dykes. Goff has been competing since the spring with redshirt freshman Zach Kline and junior Austin Hinder.

08/16/2013

Sonny Dykes introduced as Cal football coach. (CBS)

QB Competition, New Coach Usher In New Era At Cal

The first major question Sonny Dykes must answer as football coach at California is the same one that bedeviled his predecessor Jeff Tedford in his final years as Golden Bears coach.

08/14/2013

Sonny Dykes introduced as Cal football coach. (CBS)

Cal Opens Fall Football Camp With QB Questions For New Coach

When Cal opens its first fall camp under new coach Sonny Dykes, the top priority will be identifying the starting quarterback. “I’m hoping it will happen quickly,” Dykes said.

07/30/2013

Sonny Dykes introduced as Cal football coach. (CBS)

Loyalty Goes A Long Way For New Cal Football Coach

Sonny Dykes didn’t need more than two seconds to come up with an answer to the question, “Best advice you ever got from your father?”

06/24/2013

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