Surging Cal takes strong current to Pacific

No matter what happens this Sunday, when the Cal field hockey team visits Pacific, it still might feel like a letdown compared to last weekend’s results. Behind sophomore forward Jordan O’Reilly’s two-goal performance, the Bears were able to overtake No. 13 Michigan State, 4-3, in overtime this past Sunday. This
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Gabriel Baumgaertner

Embrace the mystery of the unknown

This opening game is not underwhelming. It’s unfamiliar. For many of you, it’s probably uninteresting. Let’s face it, students: Memorial Stadium’s one-year sabbatical and last year’s losing season don’t have you as excited about football. The Big Game loss definitely plays a small role too, even if you successfully blocked
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Golden Flashes streak into Cal Invitational

Last week, the Cal women’s soccer team poured goals into North Dakota State and Hawaii’s nets, outscoring both teams, 10-0. But for coach Neil McGuire, he still saw shot efficiency as an area for improvement. “We are trying to increase our shots on goal percentages,” McGuire said. “We are doing
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Cal vs Arizona

Just what are we watching on Saturday…?

In 15 seasons as the Fresno State head coach, Pat Hill has abided by the relatively simple mantra of “anytime, anywhere.” A coach never afraid to schedule difficult non-conference opponents (insert the already-tired but still relevant Presbyterian joke here), Hill leads his notoriously tough Bulldogs into Candlestick to take on
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Shannon Elmitt logged an assist on Cal’s winning goal over Michigan State.

Fast start gives Bears reason for optimism

The Cal field hockey team started the season ranked outside the top-20, but two games into the season, expectations have already been raised. The Bears have positioned themselves for a high national ranking with two impressive upsets over No. 16 Louisville and No. 13 Michigan State. “It raises expectations in
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Bears to be tested on the road early

The Cal men’s soccer team journeyed across the bay against the University of San Francisco last week to open the season. This week, the team treks across the country to Bridgeview, Ill., to face Northwestern. After the No. 7 Bears finish Thursday night after a 5 p.m. tilt at Toyota
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Cal vs Oregon

Pac-12 Preview

The Daily Cal sports desk gives its predictions for the 2011 Pac-12 conference season. Pac-12 Championship Game: Oregon over Utah Defensive Player of the Year: Mychal Kendricks, Cal Offensive Player of the Year: Andrew Luck, Stanford Coach of the Year: Kyle Whittingham, Utah NORTH DIVISION 1. Oregon The Ducks, if
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All bets are on for Cal-Fresno State football game

Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin is taking all sorts of risks — not dealing with politics but sports. Swearengin has made two friendly wagers over Saturday’s football game between Cal and Fresno State at Candlestick Park in San Francisco — one with Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates and another with San Francisco
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