Flemer comes from bullpen to start for Bears

On Saturday, righty Matt Flemer is slated to take the hill at Pacific Klein Family Field in Stockton, Calif., for Cal’s second tilt against Pacific. Unlike most of last season, he won’t be entering late in the game hoping to earn a save. Flemer returns to the starting rotation in
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Player of the Week: Valerie Arioto

The accolades just keep on coming for the Cal softball team. After a 4-0 showing at the Kajikawa classic in Tempe, the Bears ascended to the No. 1 position in the ESPN rankings. And now, first baseman/pitcher Valerie arioto has received some accolades of her own. The USA softball national team
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Game Questions: Cal vs. Oregon

How can the Ducks slow down Allen Crabbe? Allen Crabbe seems to like playing against Oregon. In his three career games against the Ducks, the sophomore guard has averaged 21 points. Last year, he made 7-of-14 threes in the two games.

Players to Watch: Cal vs. Oregon

E.J. Singler Just call him Mr. Consistency — at least, that’s what Ducks do. The junior forward is coming off quite the banner week: after posting  game-high 23 points against Washington State last Saturday, Singler snagged Pac-12 Player of the Week.

Softball ranked No. 1 in country

This early in the season, it doesn’t get any better than No. 1. In the entire nation. The Cal softball team received top honors in the ESPN/ USA Softball polls this week, after sweeping four straight schools in last weekend’s ASU tournament.

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Cal alums Alex Morgan, Natalie Coughlin in SI Swimsuit issue

According to the opening paragraph of its Wikipedia page, Berkeley houses nine Nobel Prizes, 139 Guggenheim Fellows, three Pulitzer prizes, and is consistently ranked as the greatest public school in the history of the universe. But never has a Berkeley alum achieved the lofty status that Alex Morgan has recently
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Jorge Gutierrez likely lost his frontrunner status for Pac-12 Player of the Year after going scoreless Sunday in a Cal loss at Colorado.

Points and Shoot: Sports Photo of the Week

Senior guard Jorge Gutierrez dove for a loose ball in Thursday’s loss to Arizona. Danielle Lee’s photo catches the raw emotion (and perhaps pain) of the Cal men’s basketball team’s leader.   Don’t like our caption? Write your own in the comment section. What is Jorge thinking?

Freshman point guard Brittany Boyd is the Daily Cal sports desk's player of the week for the first week of February.

Player of the Week (2/1-2/7): Brittany Boyd

Trying to find a concise definition for “swag?” Two words: Brittany Boyd. Alongside first-year head coach Lindsay Gottlieb, the true freshman has completely revamped the Cal women’s basketball team.

Justin Cobbs and the Bears are expected to continue their home winning streak and defeat the Wildcats on Thursday night.

Cal vs. Arizona: Gameday predictions

Cal: 71, Arizona: 65 Allen Crabbe was seen wearing a boot on Tuesday, but the move may be precautionary. If Cal’s leading scorer did suffer a serious injury, the Bears will be in dire straits.

Cal vs. Arizona: Players to watch

Jordin Mayes Jordin Mayes’s numbers aren’t up much from his freshman campaign last year. The backup guard plays four more minutes per game and averages not even one more point. But as he showcased in the NCAA tournament last year, Mayes can come up huge when it counts.