New coach aspires for old success

On April 10, former head coach Joanne Boyle — the winningest coach in program history — left the Cal women’s basketball team to accept a job at Virginia. With the Bears’ coaching job vacant, all signs for a new coaching job pointed towards Lindsay Gottlieb, Boyle’s former assistant coach from
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Cal falls to Rutgers in season opener

If only the Cal women’s basketball team could have ended Sunday’s matinee against No. 16 Rutgers at the half, the Bears would have emerged with an upset win to start the season. After 20 minutes at the Luis Brown Athletic Center in Brunswick, NJ. the Scarlet Knights had taken more
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New-look Cal opens season on the road

Guard Layshia Clarendon usually doesn’t like to travel, but she will make an exception this year. It’s not that Clarendon misses the airline food or the long airport lines. She is just fired about traveling with the Cal women’s basketball team and building camraderie that was lacking in the previous
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Cal crushes Vanguard in exhibiton

The first time Lindsay Gottlieb saw collegiate action in Haas Pavilion this year, she was watching a Cal volleyball match. When the announcer called the Bears’ lineup, the new Cal women’s basketball coach suddenly realized that this same scenario would unfold in front of her own team soon. “I got
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New kids on the block

Extras from Cal's exhibition win over Vanguard

Cal women’s basketball team under new coach Lindsay Gottlieb won its exhibition game against Vanguard, 99-58, at Haas Pavilion on Thursday night.

Sports In Brief

Robert Thurman headlines Cal hoops’ European Tour Robert Thurman tallied three points all of last season. Don’t tell Europe that. The Cal men’s basketball power forward poured in 38 points in the final two games of the Bears’ European Tour. Cal defeated the Danish National Team, 81-73, on Saturday at
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All the world’s a stage

Summertime is traditionally a dead-zone for sports and — most importantly — a time for unyielding relaxation after a grueling school year. Apparently, no one told these Cal athletes. Many have passed up on the comforts of leisurely sunbathing to continue competing on the national and international levels. Here’s a
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Bears Breaking Out: Talia Caldwell

Breakout Players: Richard Solomon | Anett Schutting | Kyle Porter | Ted Jones |  Nick Andrews and Christoffer Konigsfeldt | Aleksa Saponjic By now, you probably recognize the hot-shot names in Cal athletics: Keenan Allen. Jorge Gutierrez. Tony Renda. Nathan Adrian. But with every new season comes a set of budding stars who are ready to make their mark.
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2011-2012 Storylines: How quickly can Lindsay Gottlieb lead a turnaround?

Other 2011-2012 Storylines: Baseball | M. Hoops | Volleyball | Tennis | Swimming | Water Polo If the Cal women’s basketball team plays to its potential, then first-year head coach Lindsay Gottlieb should be able to turn things around in one season. Getting the Bears to play to their potential has been the problem, though. Last season was a disappointment for
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