Position Preview: Defensive Line

The Year That Was Cal’s defense excelled in 2010, and All-Pac-10 defensive end Cameron Jordan was a primary reason why. He had 62 tackles, 12.5 for a loss and 5.5 sacks his senior season. Jordan, along with fellow starting end Ernest Owusu and nose tackle Derrick Hill, anchored the Bears’
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Position Preview: Linebackers

The Year That Was New defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast brought some aggression to the Cal defense, and it resulted in a team that produced the second-most sacks in the Pac-10, up from fourth a year prior. (The Bears’ 34 sacks was behind only Stanford’s 36, and the Cardinal played an
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DeSean’s return or Marshawn’s run?

Before Abby Wambach’s last-minute goal for the U.S. women’s national team made it all moot, two former Cal stars were in the running for Best Play at the ESPYs. First, there’s DeSean Jackson’s scintillating last-second punt return that shell-shocked the New York Giants and — even more impressively — elicited signs
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Cal pitching coach leaves for USC

Hubbs takes same position at alma mater

Looks like there’s no place like home — not even a miraculous season that ended in Omaha. Less than a month after the Cal baseball team exited the College World Series, pitching coach Dan Hubbs is returning to USC, where he took the mound from 1990 to 1993. Hubbs will
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Position Preview: Secondary

The Year That Was Cal was statistically the best defensive team in the Pac-10 last season, and that had a lot to do with its secondary. The Bears ranked first in pass defense, giving up just 187 yards per game in the air and 15 touchdown passes, both tops in
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Position Preview: Special Teams

The Year That Was A mixed bag on most fronts. Giorgio Tavecchio blew key field goals against Arizona and Oregon and made a few long ones that didn’t end up winning any games. The senior improved on kickoffs, but remained a middling placekicker, finishing fifth in the Pac-10 in field goals
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The Year That Was

Looking back at 2010-2011's defining moments in Cal sports

We’re already looking ahead to next year! Visit our Sports Blog for 2011-2012’s top stories: Baseball | M. Hoops | W. Hoops | Volleyball | Tennis | Swimming | Water Polo 1. Campus cuts — then reinstates — five teams It was supposed to be the only viable option. Sandy Barbour looked grim. Chancellor Birgeneau smiled through it. On Sept. 28, 2010,
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Thumb Wars: All-Star Games

Love Them What’s not to like about All-Star games? It’s a chance to see the greatest players in the world, on center stage, playing in the same game together In a World Series game, or even during the regular season, you won’t see Roy Halladay stare down Jose Bautista or
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Report: Cal received services of controversial scout

Cal’s football program is one of two others to have used the recruiting services of Will Lyles, a Houston-based scout currently under NCAA  investigation for his involvement with the University of Oregon. Invoices obtained by The Oregonian show that both Cal and LSU bought recruiting packages from Lyles which included
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Alex Morgan scored a pair of clutch late goals for the U.S. women's national team last year.

Fast Forward

Former Cal striker Alex Morgan helped America qualify for the Women's World Cup. Now she and the U.S. take aim at the title.

Alex Morgan didn’t waste much time between her collegiate and international soccer careers. In fact, there was barely a transition at all. “It kind of overlapped,” the former Cal captain and current U.S. national team member says. “I was at a point in my junior and senior year where I
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