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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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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Showtime: A look at the preseason All-Pac-12 teams

The prolific Phil Steele has churned out his latest preseason accolades. The industry workhorse will release his All-American list on June 1 and is slowly rolling out his national top 25, but he’s already locked in the all-conference teams. Here are a few highlights from his inaugural preseason All-Pac-12 selections.

Tedford picks Maynard as the Bears’ starting quarterback

In recent years, Cal football coach Jeff Tedford has kept the public waiting to find out who will be starting under center. That won’t be the case this season. Tedford announced Saturday that junior Zach Maynard will be team’s starting quarterback, ending a competition that began at the close of
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