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Golden Nuggets, 10/20: The Bears Back in Berkeley

A look around at what’s happening in Berkeley with your Bears back in town

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: DEC 30 Redbox Bowl - Cal v Illinois Photo by Cody Glenn/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The California Golden Bears are back in Berkeley, and big things are set to happen. Sure, we’re far removed from the high aspirations at the turn of the calendar year for the football team, but there’s still a great chance for making waves in the Pac-12.

The Cal basketball team is back at practice and it sure is great to hear the sounds of the team back at Haas.

The coronavirus pandemic has absolutely tempered expectations for just about every program across the country as we’re not sure how many games each team will even be able to play this season but one thing is for certain, it’s great to have the Bears back in Berkeley.

And so with that — and with the trials of actually getting media coverage on anything athletics-related this season — we hit the news shelves to see what the biggest storylines have been this week.

Your Golden Nuggets for this week hit topics from gridiron to hard court and everything in between.

Reminder — Cal kicks off their football season on November 7 versus Washington.

Here’s what’s happening around Berkeley for your favorite sports teams.

(Got a news story, feel free to find @CamMellor on Twitter and send it there!)

Football News:

How a 3,000-yard back from Texas wound up at Berkeley | CalBearsMaven

Five issues facing the Bears before the season begins | Mercury News

ESPN projects every Cal game | 247Sports

Healthy Will Craig solidifies starting OL | CalBearsMaven

Cal, Stanford coaches discuss college football during pandemic | NBC Bay Area

At Cal, a Covid survivor keeps watch over football’s return | New York Times

Basketball News:

Mark Fox expects transfers to help 3-point shooting | CalBearsMaven

Latest Covid-related headache is rescheduling non-league games | SI

Other sports:

Women’s soccer alumnae continue the fight for justice | CalBears.com

Cal to host NCAA Championship Events | CalBears.com