Bears Breaking Out: Richard Solomon

Many are eager to see the kind of sophomore season Allen Crabbe has for Cal. But the second-year progress made by his former high school teammate may be just as important for Mike Montgomery’s Bears. With center Markhuri Sanders-Frison leaving, Cal will need a big man to step up and
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Bears Breaking Out: Talia Caldwell

Breakout Players: Richard Solomon | Anett Schutting | Kyle Porter | Ted Jones |  Nick Andrews and Christoffer Konigsfeldt | Aleksa Saponjic By now, you probably recognize the hot-shot names in Cal athletics: Keenan Allen. Jorge Gutierrez. Tony Renda. Nathan Adrian. But with every new season comes a set of budding stars who are ready to make their mark.
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2011-2012 Storylines: Can Cal pull off a water polo sweep?

Other 2011-2012 Storylines: Baseball | M. Hoops | W. Hoops | Volleyball | Tennis | Swimming  Cal water polo saw a pair of terrific seasons end bitterly in 2010-2011. The women set milestone after milestone during a banner campaign, capturing their first-ever MPSF tournament crown and making the program’s NCAA title game debut — only to lose to Stanford for the 31st
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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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