Cal looks to build off rough end to 2011

This may be the year for No. 2 Cal women’s water polo. In 2009, the Bears finished No. 5. In 2010, the team finished third and in 2011, second. Only time will tell where the Bears will finish in 2012, yet the squad has a legitimate shot at winning the program’s
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Amid season of uncertainty, new Bears seek old results

Every season, the ultimate goal for Cal rugby is to win yet another national championship. And while that remains true for the 2012 season, how the Bears will go about doing so remains to be determined. A year after winning the USAR Premier division national championship over BYU, Cal announced
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A good, though not ideal, career move

I feel sad that some celebrities have death as their best career move. Michael Jackson’s life became centered on his music and career again, not the allegations he had faced not too long before. Heath Ledger had been widely loved but his career reputation rose to new heights once he
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Conference Questions

Is UCLA head coach Ben Howland on the hot seat? If not for a once-in-a-generation Florida team, Ben Howland could have led the Bruins to consecutive championships in 2006 and 2007. He took squads without big-time recruits, and taught them defense. The result: two Final Fours. But UCLA’s third consecutive
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Bears change pace with winning streak

What a difference three weeks can make. Three weeks ago, the Cal women’s basketball team lost to UCLA, 60-55, in a frantic-paced game that came down to the last minute. On Sunday against Washington State, in a tilt that played eerily similar to the aforementioned contest, the Bears this time
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Bears inconsistent despite weekend sweep

On paper, it looked like a perfect weekend for the No. 2 Cal women’s water polo team. The Bears went undefeated in the Spartan Invitational for the second straight year. In doing so, they outscored their opponents 49-23, beat two ranked teams and had 14 different players score. But Cal
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Cal stuns WSU in sixth straight win

The second half was utter pandemonium. Haas Pavilion was electrifying on Sunday as the Cal women’s basketball team fought through a nail-biter against Washington State. Since the onset of the second half, the Cougars held the Bears’ precarious lead to around 10 points, and a quick spree suddenly tied the
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Thin roster still hungers for title

When the Cal men’s basketball team started this season, fans were thinking championship or bust. With over a month to go, some may already be leaning bust. The Bears are still tied for first in the Pac-12, but the blue and gold faithful have plenty of reasons to cry doom
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