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Golden Nuggets: Grading the Pac-12 Head Coaches

Alaysia Styles had a rough childhood and overcoming that has made her such a tough Cal basketball player.

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NCAA Football: California at Southern California Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports


  • Justin Wilcox is in the middle of the Pac as Wilner gives him a C grade for his 2018 coaching performance.

Justin Wilcox gets high marks for Cal’s defense — no unit in the conference, on either side of the ball, was better coached — and low marks for Cal’s offense. One could argue that mismanagement of the quarterback position cost the Bears at least one victory (Arizona) and possibly a second (Washington State). The offensive offense in the Cheez-It Bowl was a fitting end. If Wilcox doesn’t rectify the situation, the Bears’ promising trajectory will flatline.


  • Alaysia “Bird” Styles did not have an easy upbringing, battling homelessness and basketball ineligibility at some points, but overcoming those has made her into a tough D-1 ball player.
  • Some more pictures and stories from the men’s trip to Shanghai last November.


  • Former Cal gymnast Sean Bryan has made a name for himself on America Ninja Warrior.
  • The women’s water polo team has a new signee!