2011-2012 Storylines: Can men’s hoops rise atop the Pac again?

Other 2011-2012 Storylines: Baseball | W. Hoops | Volleyball | Tennis | Swimming | Water Polo Cal was slated to finish near the bottom of the conference before Mike Montgomery took the Bears dancing in his first year. One season later, they stood atop the Pac-10 conference for the first time in half a century. After an overachieving 2010-2011 campaign, which
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2011-2012 Storylines: How quickly can Lindsay Gottlieb lead a turnaround?

Other 2011-2012 Storylines: Baseball | M. Hoops | Volleyball | Tennis | Swimming | Water Polo If the Cal women’s basketball team plays to its potential, then first-year head coach Lindsay Gottlieb should be able to turn things around in one season. Getting the Bears to play to their potential has been the problem, though. Last season was a disappointment for
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2011-2012 Storylines: Which swim team is more likely to repeat?

Other 2011-2012 Storylines: Baseball | M. Hoops | W. Hoops | Volleyball | Tennis  | Water Polo 2011 was a big year for Cal aquatics — specifically for the men’s and women’s swimming teams. Both squads conquered their respective swimming worlds, bringing national championships back to Berkeley. For the men, this was hardly surprising. Led by an unrivaled senior class, one
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2011-2012 Storylines: How far can volleyball go without Carli Lloyd?

Other 2011-2012 Storylines: Baseball | M. Hoops | W. Hoops |  Tennis | Swimming | Water Polo This past year in athletics was a wild one, to say the least. The Bears became swimming pool royalty — and nearly pulled off a similar sweep in water polo to rule aquatics altogether. Cal squads set notable milestones, both good (see: softball) and
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Drafting an All-Cal starting five

It’s NBA Draft time, folks — that magical time of year when teams, after much deliberation, dramatically add some (very expensive) pieces to their roster puzzles. The event brought up this fun exercise: which Cal athletes would make for a killer starting five on the hardwood? The only rules are
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How the Bears survived again: Notes on Cal-Texas A&M

OMAHA, Neb. — For a game unfurled quietly and quickly for the first four innings, Cal’s final 7-3 win to knock out Texas A&M Tuesday afternoon ended up becoming surprisingly lopsided. The Bears, as they were in the Houston Regional, were on the verge of elimination after losing their College
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Esquer wins National Coach of the Year

OMAHA, Neb. — Surprises keep coming for the Cal baseball team. Tuesday morning, coach David Esquer was named National Coach of the Year, an honor that caught even him off guard. “You don’t expect something like that, and you don’t coach for honors,” Esquer said. “You coach to teach, and I’m
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td ameritrade panorama

Omaha: Look at me now!

OMAHA, Neb. — Above these words is a shot of the TD Ameritrade Park, which is hosting the College World Series for the first time ever. As you can tell, it’s filled to the brim for last Saturday’s Florida-Texas game, which the Gators ended up winning, 8-4. The move into
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