Pac-12 Power Rankings: Week 5

NORTH DIVISON No. 1: Stanford (4-0, 2-0) The Cardinal are still sitting pretty at the top of the Pac-12 with a spotless record, and Andrew Luck has gotten so bored playing quarterback that he spotted at wideout in a 45-19 win over UCLA. Even after losing linebacker Shayne Skov for the season,
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Cal vs. Oregon at Memorial Stadium. Cal lost 13-15.

Heartbreak City

The setting: Memorial Stadium, Nov. 13, 2010. The game: No. 1 Oregon squeaks by Cal, 15-13. The legacy: The sports staff shares its memories.

On the evening of Nov. 13, 2010, Giorgio Tavecchio lined up 24 yards away from the uprights. Knock through three points, and the Bears would have a 16-15 fourth-quarter lead. Tavecchio had a shaky reputation as it was, but surely, he’d nail this chip shot. But he jumped too early, and the
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GBaum’s World: Save the life of my child

In his hit song “Over,” R&B icon Drake proclaims that he is “really too young to be feeling this old.” The cocky ex-Degrassi star and I share, well, absolutely nothing common, but I’m going to go ahead and free ride off that lyric for a bit. The difference is that
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Junior Christoffer Konigsfeldt began singles qualification on Monday.

Bears head to ‘grand slam tournament’ in Oklahoma

During preseason, the Cal men’s tennis team participates in a bevy of tournaments, each one presenting an opportunity to improve play and ramp up for the start of spring. That’s all they really are — competitive practices. However, this it not the case at this week’s ITA Men’s All-American Championship,
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Cal feels no pressure to repeat after banner year

How does a defending national champion enter the season as an underdog? The 2010-11 Cal men’s swim team capped one of the most spectacular seasons in the program’s history with a national championship, holding off Texas to win the Bears’ first team title since 1980. After finishing second to the
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Women's Volleyball vs. Arizona 9/30/11

Above the Net

Around the Pac-12 There were no real surprises around the Pac-12 this weekend, which is reflected in the national polls. Five of the six of the Pac-12 squads held their positions in the coaches’ poll, including four in the top five. Despite winning both weekend tilts against Arizona State and
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Bears look to repeat at Edean Ihlandfeldt invitational

In sports, winning the same tournament two years in a row is considered extremely difficult. The No. 15 Cal women’s golf team will be looking to go one better with a three-peat when it tees off at the Edean Ihlandfeldt Invitational in Sammamish, Wash., beginning on Monday. The Bears’ main
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Melton leaves impression in first tournament

With the match tied at 1-1, Cal’s Chase Melton came into the third set against Andre Almeada of Fresno City College looking to rebound from his second set loss and earn his first win in the Bears’ uniform. With a score of 6-4, Melton did just that. On Friday at
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