David Bush
Staff Writer
David has been writing for Bear Insider since 2009. A Cal alum (Class of 1967) he began his professional sports-writing career as an undergrad. On weekends he covered high school sports for his hometown paper The Hayward Daily Review. He also worked for the Daily Californian, serving as sports editor as a senior as well as correspondent for the San Francisco Examiner. In 1972, he joined The San Francisco Chronicle sports department and remained there until 2006. In his tenure at the Sporting Green, he covered the gamut of Bay Area sports, the Raiders, the 49ers, the A's, the Giants and of course Cal. His work has also appeared in The Washington Post, Newsweek, Sports Illustrated and the Dallas Morning News. He and his wife Lesly live in Walnut Creek.
Saffell is Centered on Preparing for Cal Football Season
6 days ago by David Bush
Senior working out strenuously at home, besides leading Summer Reading Challenge
Thursday Webinar: Wilcox Says Bears Could Hold Training Camp Outside Berkeley
Cal Bears Football ⋅ 18 days ago by David Bush
"Everything is on the table"
Webinar interviews with coaches Kelly, Edwards and Smith
Cal Bears Football ⋅ 19 days ago by David Bush
Webinar interview with Pac-12 coaches Dorrell, Whittingham and Lane.
Cal Bears Football ⋅ 19 days ago by David Bush
Cal's Virtual Fanfest produces some interesting observations
Cal Bears Football ⋅ 21 days ago by David Bush
Wither the football season? No answer before mid-Jun
Cal Rugby Player Robert Paylor's Road Back From Devastating Injury
28 days ago by David Bush
Told he would never walk again, his inspiring story continues to resonate
Former Cal Basketball Star McNamara Dies
Record-setting center was 60. He played eight years in NBA
Former Cal Baseball Star Matt Einspahr Now Scores as Paramedic
1 mo ago by David Bush
Award-winning Bear, long-time member of Berkeley FD, finds new challenges in pandemic.
Cal's Weaver Goes to Cardinals in NFL Draft
Cal Bears Football ⋅ 1 mo ago by David Bush
Linebacker is chosen in sixth round by Arizona
Cal's Ashtyn Davis Goes to Jets in 3rd Round of NFL Draft
1 mo ago by David Bush
Safety chosen in third round with 68th pick
Bears Anxiously Await NFL Draft
Cal Bears Football ⋅ 1 mo ago by David Bush
Davis and Weaver virtual locks to be chosen, Hawkins a longer shot
DB Elijah Hicks Making Big Plays to Help Hungry Kids
1 mo ago by David Bush
With school and sports shut down, many Cal athletes doing good works in their communities
Fox Staying In Touch With Recruits, Players
In interview, basketball coach discusses how he maintains contact during period of lockdown
Pro Day Cancellation Impacts Bears' NFL Prospects
Cal Bears Football ⋅ 2 mo ago by David Bush
Davis, Weaver, Hawkins had hoped to improve stock in Berkeley with a Pro Day that did not happen. Where does that leave them as the NFL Draft on April 23rd gets nearer?
Wilcox Staying Up to Date on Players' Progress
Cal Bears Football ⋅ 2 mo ago by David Bush
With no spring practices, technology helps coaches monitor academic, physical progress.
Basketball Freshmen Gained Valuable Experience
Despite some tough times, Fox says young Bears learned lessons that should pay off in the future
Fox Reflects on Basketball Season, Expects No More Departures
Coach Optimistic About Future After Abrupt End
Marcel Dancy a Real Role Model
Cal Bears Football ⋅ 2 mo ago by David Bush
Bears running back earns plaudits for his work with youth
Spring Practice Day 4: Bears Put on the Pads
2 mo ago by David Bush
Wilcox sees plusses and minuses.
Jordan Mathews: At Loose Ends in Italy
With play suspended because of coronavirus in Italian pro league, former Cal guard uncertain of his next step.
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