Cal plays for Omaha tonight

There was a hell of an elephant in the room. Every question asked in the Cal baseball postgame yesterday seemed to be skirting around the real issue. It took about five minutes but, finally, a reporter asked the Bears how it felt to be one win away from Omaha. Coach
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Meeting the contenders: Kristen Meister

Kristen Meister is set to compete in her final collegiate competition today in Des Moines, Iowa. The senior high jumper entered the NCAA Championships after tying for first at the NCAA West Preliminary meet. Meister broke the school record in the women’s high jump earlier this season with a personal record
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More touching means more winning?

Should the Dallas Mavericks pull off an NBA Finals upset over Miami’s Big Three, everyone’s top two reasons will likely be: Dirk playing like Dirk, or LeBron James … not playing as well. Researchers from Cal have another hypothesis:

The 10th Hour, or How Cal Baseball Saved its Season

“We’ve been fighting ourselves a little bit toward the end of the season. Somewhere around the 10th hour out here, we found our team.” Coach David Esquer said this on Sunday night, after his team had scratched out two wins to preserve their season in what was a long, long
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Meeting the contenders: Ray Stewart

The lone junior from the Cal track and field team’s NCAA contingent has just as much experience as his senior teammates. A transfer from Merritt College in Oakland, Ray Stewart wasted no time in his first season as a Bear —  qualifying for the 110m hurdles at the NCAA Outdoor Championships
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Meeting the contenders: Tracey Stewart

For some athletes, the NCAA Championships are a chance to surpass themselves  — not just their competitors. Cal’s Tracey Stewart will be content to reach her full potential in the triple jump this week in Des Moines, Iowa.

Sevens tourney offers change of pace to end 2011

The Cal rugby team may have won the national championship two weeks ago, but its season isn’t over. The Bears return to action this weekend in 2011 USA Sevens Collegiate Rugby Championship in PPL Park in Philadelphia, Penn. Coach Jack Clark’s squad will open pool play against Ohio State at
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Meeting the contenders: Mike Morrison

Oregon’s three-time NCAA decathlon champion Ashton Eaton graduated last year, opening up the field this spring Cal senior Mike Morrison. With the nation’s highest score in the event this season (7,921 points), the transfer from Florida heads to Des Moines, Iowa as the favorite.