Junior two-meter Dana Ochsner totaled four goals during the UCI Invitational.

Cal can’t break through Trojan wall again

On Sunday, the Cal women’s water polo team had an opportunity to emerge from the wreckage of the UCI Invitational with a third-place victory. There was only one problem; No. 4 Cal was facing No. 3 USC, a team the Bears had lost to in a similar third-place match at
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MPSF finals preview for Cal at UCI Invite

The MPSF finals seems to have come early this year. Although the finals are still a few weeks away, the Cal women’s water polo team will travel to Irvine this weekend to compete in the UCI Invitational. Of the 16 teams in the tournament, all are ranked in the top 20.
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Bears to face Hawaii in season opener

After three hours of practicing, the Cal women’s water polo team is still going hard at Spieker Aquatics Center late into the night. Countless drilling of counter attacks and defensive possessions only increase the Bears’ determination. This is to be expected of the No. 2 team in the country about
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Turn my swag on (at the Holiday Bowl)

A Best Buy gift card, Tourneau watch, hooded sweatshirt and FlexFit cap — the Holiday Bowl’s Christmas gift to the Cal football team. Before stepping on the field, the players will already win small, expensive victories. Watches and shopping sprees are the among the most common products pushed in the
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Not warfare, but fanfare

In Don DeLillo’s “End Zone,” one of the characters remarks halfway through the novel that there is no need to metaphorically confuse football with warfare. The waving banners, bands and hordes of screaming fans do not recall military imagery, he says, and the warriors charging and bleeding up and down
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Homecoming 2011 editors’ note

For many Cal alums, San Francisco is the norm — they work, socialize and live there. For students, though, the City is usually little more than a chic afternoon getaway from the rigors Berkeley life. But this semester is different for us. This Homecoming is different for us. With Memorial
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OFF THE BEAT: Bleeding fandom. Kind of.

Three years ago, a sportswriter told me you should never be a fan of the team you cover. I’m still trying to decide if he was right. I now cover the football team for the Daily Cal, and I’m starting my second year on the job. It’s the coolest gig
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