Caitlin Leverenz won a bronze medal in the 200 IM, becoming the fifth Cal athlete to medal in London.

Olympics wrapup: Day four

First and foremost, although he’s not a Cal alum it bears mentioning that Michael Phelps became the most decorated Olympian in history after winning his 19th career medal. He anchored the men’s 800 free relay that won gold. Also, the U.S. women’s gymnastics team captured gold for the first time
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Dana Vollmer, who finished her Cal career in 2009, won a gold and set a world record in the 100 fly Sunday.

Olympics wrapup: Day two

Dana Vollmer didn’t just win Cal’s first gold medal of the Olympics, she did so in a special kind of fashion. Vollmer’s outer cap fell off in the first half of the 100 fly, and her time at the halfway point of the race was only the third-fastest. But a less-streamlined Vollmer swam the race of her life, setting a world record en route to her gold medal finish, becoming the first female swimmer to crack the 56-second barrier in the event.
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Olympics wrapup: Day one

Dana Vollmer stole the Cal show, setting an Olympic record with a time of 56.26 in her heat of the women’s 100 fly and finishing first in the semifinals. Vollmer’s performance establishes her as the prohibitive favorite to win gold for the United States in Sunday’s final.
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Team USA swimmers want you to call them, maybe

Team USA is expected to dominate the majority of the swimming events on both the men’s and women’s side. The squad certainly makes for a good story: the buildup of the Michael Phelps – Ryan Lochte drama alone is the sports-world equivalent of a Chris Nolan panel at Comic-Con. But
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Olympic Moment of the Week: Matt Biondi wins eight gold medals

Besides Mark Spitz and Michael Phelps, no swimmer has ever matched the eight golds Matt Biondi racked up from 1984-92 in Los Angeles, Seoul and Barcelona. Only five athletes have surpassed Biondi’s mark in any sport. You could make the argument that Biondi is not just the greatest swimmer Cal has ever produced, but the best athlete the school has had in any sport.
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Coughlin stars in SportsCenter commercial

Natalie Coughlin has set world records, won gold medals, and competed on Dancing with the Stars. Now the 11-time Olympic medalist can add one more line to her resume: acting. The 2005 Cal alum took part in a SportsCenter ad titled “Silver and Gold,” which shows the Olympian reprehending a
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Bears fall to 11th in latest Director’s Cup

The Cal athletics program consistently ranks among the top programs in the country. But this year, that rank is a little lower than normal. Cal finished 11th in this year’s Director’s Cup, an annual award which tracks schools’ success across each of their NCAA sports. A year after finishing third
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Arioto leads Team USA in World Cup of Softball

A month after the highly-favored Cal softball team failed to win the Women’s College World Series in Oklahoma City, Valerie Arioto is redeeming herself in the same venue for a different team: Team USA. With three home runs in two days, Arioto has led the U.S. national softball team to
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Workers are still constructing the Pac-12 Studios in San Francisco. The move-in date is set for July 9. (Anna Vignet/Senior Staff)

Extras from Pac-12 Networks

The setting, cast and future presentation of the brand new Pac-12 Networks

Lance MacDonald chooses his words carefully. When asked whether the construction of the Pac-12 studios will be done on time, the assistant project manager for Matt Construction says simply, it will be “substantially complete.” What does that mean? The brand new Pac-12 Networks office and studio, located at 370 Third
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