McGill, Jim
Jim McGill
Editor in Chief
Jim has been with Bear Insider since 2003. He's covered Cal Athletics with an emphasis on football, basketball and recruiting for nearly two decades. Jim is a Cal grad (Class of ’88). His wife Susan is also a Cal grad (Class of '89) and he has three kids - two in college and a high school senior. He has followed Cal football and basketball since childhood in the early 70s and has been on the NFL Network and several ESPN, Fox Sports and local radio and podcast outlets providing Cal football analysis.
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New Bears in Town: Cal Grad Transfer ILB Liam Johnson
Cal Bears Football ⋅ 1 day ago by Jim McGill
Ivy League Defensive Player of the Year inside linebacker Liam Johnson talks about his transition to Cal
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New Bears in Town: Grad Transfer MLB Teddye Buchanan
Cal Bears Football ⋅ 2 days ago by Jim McGill
Hard-hitting UCD MLB talks about transition to Cal, what he brings to the field and more in our continuing series introducing the newest additions to the roster
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Numbers all assigned, roster complete
2 days ago by Jim McGill
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Saying Goodbye to the Pac-12
4 days ago by Jim McGill
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Bears Win Big Recruiting Battle Adding Kahuku Safety Aiden Manutai
7 days ago by Jim McGill
Huge recruiting win for Bears, adding 2x all-state Hawaii safety over UW, Tennessee and more
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New Bears in Town: Portal Transfer WR Kyion Grayes
Cal Bears Football ⋅ 7 days ago by Jim McGill
Former 4 star Ohio State WR transfer talks about transition to Cal
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New Bears in Town: Cal Soph Portal Transfer Ryan Yaites
8 days ago by Jim McGill
In today's installment of New Bears in Town highlighting the newest arrivals on campus, former LSU soph safety talks about his transition to Cal
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Cal, UCLA Schedule 4 Games From 2026-29
Cal Bears Football ⋅ 9 days ago by Jim McGill
Golden Bears, Bruins To Battle In Nonconference Contests For First Time
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Bears Get Their Top QB Target With Commitment from Jaron Keawe Sagapolutele
Cal Bears Football ⋅ 11 days ago by Jim McGill
Bears add key piece to 2024 recruiting class with the commitment of 6-3/205 Campbell (Ewa Beach, Hawaii) High School QB Jaron Keawe Sagapolutele?
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New Bears in Town: Cal Frosh WR Trevor Rogers
Cal Bears Football ⋅ 12 days ago by Jim McGill
In today's installment of New Bears in Town highlighting the newest arrivals on campus, former Acalanes wide receiver Trevor Davis talks about his transition to Cal and his Cal family legacy
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New Bears in Town: Maryland Grad Transfer TE Corey Dyches
16 days ago by Jim McGill
In today's installment of New Bears in Town highlighting the newest arrivals on campus, Maryland grad transfer tight end Corey Dyches talks about his transition to Cal
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OT: Was anyone else at the Foreigner & Styx concert cancelled by power outage?
19 days ago by Jim McGill
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New Bears in Town: Cal Frosh QB EJ Caminong
Cal Bears Football ⋅ 20 days ago by Jim McGill
In today's installment of New Bears in Town highlighting the newest arrivals on campus, frosh QB EJ Caminong talks about his transition to Cal and why he close the Bears
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Bears Add the Last Piece of their 2024 Class With WSU Transfer Forward Spencer Mahoney
Cal Bears Basketball ⋅ 20 days ago by Jim McGill
Bears add former ESPN 4 star prep with four years of eligibility
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Serra Safety Tre' Harrison Calls it For Cal
21 days ago by Jim McGill
High 3 star multi-sport athlete commits to Cal following last week's visit
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New Bears in Town: Defensive Lineman TJ Bollers
22 days ago by Jim McGill
In today's installment of New Bears in Town highlighting the newest arrivals on campus, junior defensive lineman and Wisconsin portal transfer TJ Bollers talks about his transition to Cal
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Alex Morgan left off the US women's Olympic soccer team
23 days ago by Jim McGill
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Recruits Break Down OV Weekend at Cal
Cal Bears Football ⋅ 23 days ago by Jim McGill
Stellar group impressed by visits
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Cal Football Summer Reading Challenge Inspires Local Youth
Cal Bears Football ⋅ 24 days ago by Jim McGill
What began as a tribute to the joys of reading nearly a decade ago has blossomed into a successful local outreach in the community
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Liberty OT Mike Klisiewicz Stays Local With Cal
Cal Bears Football ⋅ 24 days ago by Jim McGill
Bears get commitment from Liberty OT after official visit
 
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