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A Cal football player and his lucky socks

On Wednesday, Cal football linebacker Brennan Scarlett was sent back to the locker room. But it wasn’t because of his athletic play — it was his psychedelic socks. Surprisingly, the coach preferred monochrome black or white socks to the eccentric pair Scarlett was wearing: a maroon pair bedecked with glasses-wearing dogs.
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5 reasons to be inspired by Missy Franklin

Team USA Olympic gold-medalist swimmer Missy Franklin (that’s an accomplished mouthful if we’ve ever heard one), is becoming a Golden Bear this fall! That’s old news, of course, but we thought with the school semester fast approaching (what, we have to do homework again?!) you could use an extra boost
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SoPac Regional - UCSD vs Cal

Batter up: Cal club baseball heads to NCBA World Series

On a baseball diamond three miles uphill from the UC Berkeley campus, senior Ian Paratore peers out from underneath his blue and gold baseball cap. He adjusts his grip on his baseball bat. Friday afternoons mean batting practice on Caldecott Field, the home of Oakland’s Little League tournaments. Still, tykes
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Player Alec Sundly takes a shot

Introducing Goalball, Cal’s most inclusive sport

What do you get when you combine the efforts of the chief medical officer of the Beijing Olympics, a former professional soccer player turned Chancellor’s Public Scholar, a former Paralympic athlete, a coach from the Bay Area Outreach and Recreations Program, the director of the American Cultures Engaged Scholarship program,
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Emma Lantos

Brutus Hamilton: an athlete and a gentleman

Brutus Hamilton was not Cal’s winningest coach, highest paid coach or even Cal’s manliest coach (that last award would clearly go to Jack Clark), but there’s a good reason that this past weekend Cal hosted a Brutus Hamilton Invitational Meet at Edwards Stadium. So let’s take a trip down memory
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Cal shows off its human-powered vehicle

Cycling competitions are notoriously difficult, but even Tour de France athletes don’t built their own bikes from scratch. That would be silly for mere cyclists to even attempt. Fortunately, the 10 undergraduate members of Berkeley’s Human Powered Vehicle team are far from the average cyclist. These men and women excel
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The finish line

Cal Triathlon’s journey to Nationals

Crammed amid thousands anxious college students from across the United States, 40 brave racers representing Cal Triathlon inched toward the edge of their seats and crossed their fingers last Saturday. It had been a long three days in Tempe, Ariz., for these athletes. Stepping off the plane on Thursday afternoon,
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Allen Crabbe is Cal's leading scorer and the Pac-12's leader in 3-point field goals.

Why Allen Crabbe might miss Cal

The man responsible for most of the athletic entertainment these last few months – and entertaining it surely was – is set to no longer be a Bear. Yes, Allen Crabbe, Cal’s best basketball player, is slated to forego his final year at Cal and declare for basketball’s highest stage.
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