Bears shoot down Hawks to open Philly trip

It’s one down and two to go for the No. 11 Cal field hockey. The Bears took the first match of their three game trip to Philadelphia, a 5-2 victory over Saint Joseph’s. Thursday afternoon’s match exemplified the type of offensive success the Bears (9-2) have found in their victories
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Volleyball vs. Colorado

Bears turn inward after crushing losses

Coming off its first two losses of the season, the No. 4 Cal volleyball team added another layer of training this week — and another coach. In addition to honing their technical skills, the Bears are focusing on their psychological approach to the game with the help of mental training
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Men's Water Polo 9/3/11

Bears draw from deep bench for SoCal Invitational

The biggest drawback to a weekend water polo tournament is the fatigue that inevitably plagues a team, the kind that results from quick turnarounds between games. But the No. 2 Cal men’s water polo team isn’t the only squad that will encounter this problem this weekend at the SoCal Invitational
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Blossoming Bears battle Bruins to begin Pac-12 blueprint

The youth are in revolt. As the Bears prepare to face off against perennial Pac-12 power UCLA this Friday at 7:30 p.m., the Bears seem to be gathering a strong sense of youthful exuberance. True freshman midfielder Seth Casiple is leading the team with five assists, true freshman midfielder Connor
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Freshmen to get experience at Bulldog Classic

So far during preseason play, the Cal men’s tennis team has focused mainly on its returning upperclassmen, bringing them to compete in tournaments as the younglings watch. This weekend the newbies will get their time to shine. From Friday through Sunday, the Bears will be competing in the 2011 Men’s
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Women's Soccer vs. Kent State 9/2/11

Bears prepare for road ahead without Benz

Since star striker Katie Benz suffered a season-ending injury at Santa Clara on Sunday, the No. 21 Cal women’s soccer team has affirmed that the rest of the season will be dedicated to Benz. “We are more motivated than ever now because we are going to play for Katie,” forward
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Feature photo of Steve Birnbaum of the Men's Soccer Team

Here and now

Junior defender Steven Birnbaum is relishing each moment in his new captain role. And he's leading the team one game at a time.

It’s the 93rd minute. Steven Birnbaum stands at the other end of the field. The ball isn’t near him. Neither is the play. But it’s about to be. Birnbaum runs 80 or so yards to the opposing penalty box for an ensuing corner kick. Teammate Anthony Salciccia plays a perfect
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Cal’s organization, mental toughness key in long year

Despite never winning an NCAA title, Cal women’s golf coach Nancy McDaniel believes her team is capable of winning an NCAA Championship this year. In their first two tournaments, the Bears finished fifth and 10th, but look to improve before the national championships in May. “This is a top 10
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