Jorge Gutierrez is the first player in Pac-12 history to win Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year honors. The senior guard has cemented his legacy on the Cal program in his four years in Berkeley.

Heart and bones

Pac-12 Player of the Year Jorge Gutierrez is the rare star who excels not just because of talent but through will, resolve and heart. Not yet graduated, the senior guard has already become a legend at Cal.

Most kids dream about hitting game-winning shots. As the clock ticks down in their imaginary NBA Finals or NCAA Tournament, they step back and release. Swish. Not Jorge Gutierrez. His dream scenario: diving for a steal and hurling the ball down court for a transition dunk. “I just want the
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Confessions of a displaced Jayhawk

“Damn.” All parents have that story of their child’s first time cursing. “Taylor! You can’t say that!” To which four-year-old me responded, “I know Mommy. It’s only OK when I’m watching Kansas.” Boy, did my dad get in trouble for that one. March Madness has been in my blood since
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Jorge Gutierrez and Cal received an at-large bid in the NCAA Tournament.

Nerve-wracking Selection Show ends with 12 seed for Cal

Bears in play-in game following semifinal loss in Pac-12 tourney

Three regionals had been announced during Sunday’s NCAA Tournament Selection Show, and Cal’s name still hadn’t been called. Fifty-one teams were on the bracket, and the Bears still didn’t know if they were going dancing. “It was kind of nerve-wracking,” said Justin Cobbs. “A lot of 11s go by.” “I
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Buffs knock Cal out of Pac-12 tourney in semis

LOS ANGELES — Cal probably needed one Pac-12 Tournament win to ensure itself a spot in the NCAA Tournament. The Bears got that win Thursday evening. Now, after Colorado knocked Cal out of the Pac-12 Tournament, 70-59, on Friday night, the Bears will just have to wait and see. It
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Bears fall apart when it matters most

STANFORD, Calif. — Harper Kamp choked back tears, trying in vain to navigate the fall. Sitting in the bowels of Maples Pavilion, his eyes reddened. He should have been celebrating, he and the rest of the Cal roster clinching its second Pac-12 title in three years. Instead, they sat with
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