Keep those expectations to yourself

If each and every Cal swimmer turns in the meet of his life this weekend, the Cal men’s swim team has a chance to leave Seattle with its second consecutive national championship. And if the squad wins another national title, the city of Berkeley needs to throw a ticker-tape parade
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Cal vs. ASU Swimming

Bears peaking at right time as NCAAs approach

The regular season just didn’t mean that much to the Cal men’s swim team. Meets, with few exceptions, were nothing more than opportunities to practice in front of a crowd. Training trumped hard-fought competition; expectations for each meet were always tempered. The regular season had the feel of another sport’s
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200 medley relay backstroke starter, Marcin Tarczynski

Relays only bright spots as Bears fall in Big Meet

STANFORD, Calif. — The Big Meet ended as it began: full-throated whistles punctuating the electric air, a spirited anchor leg from a charging challenger, a raucous crowd’s crescendo as two competing hands reached for final wall in sync. For three minutes each, two relays befit the Cal-Stanford rivalry at its
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Bears win decisive victory against USC

In a matchup of teams ranked just a spot apart in the national rankings, No. 5 USC and No. 6 Cal were supposed to play it close. If either team was to blow the other out of the water, it would be the higher-ranked Trojans. But in Friday’s dual meet
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Bears look to upset talented USC squad

The USC men’s swim team consistently ranks among the best in the nation. In the 11 dual meets against Cal since 2000, the Trojans have been nationally ranked all but twice, reaching the top 10 seven of those years. Yet in spite of USC’s perennial talent, the Cal men’s swim
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