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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Cal disappointed with outing in 83-7 whipping of Broncos

It’s not normal for a team’s weakest performance of the season to result in an 83-7 win. But Cal rugby is not a normal team. “This was definitely our worst performance of the year, but the score doesn’t reflect it,” freshman flanker Michael Bush said. “We’ve definitely got a lot
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Bears fall into first-place tie with loss to WSU

Chaos reigns in the Pac-12. A game that saw the Cal men’s basketball team fall out of sole possession of first place ended in appropriate flurry. Washington State’s Davonte Lacy drained a 3-pointer with 17 seconds left, drawing the foul for a shot at a four-point lead. The shot was
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Cal hires Todd Howard to coach defensive line

Former Washington State assistant coach Todd Howard has been named Cal’s new defensive line coach, head coach Jeff Tedford announced on Saturday. Howard spent five seasons as UCLA’s defensive line coach before holding the same position with the Cougars in 2011. “This is an outstanding opportunity for me to work
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