The Bears of Summer

Softball After just missing out on the Women’s College World Series in 2010, the Cal softball team seemed poised to take the next step in 2011. However, when Valerie Arioto — who split time between pitcher and first base and was devastating from both the circle and the plate —
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Drafting an All-Cal starting five

It’s NBA Draft time, folks — that magical time of year when teams, after much deliberation, dramatically add some (very expensive) pieces to their roster puzzles. The event brought up this fun exercise: which Cal athletes would make for a killer starting five on the hardwood? The only rules are
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Cal senior Mike Morrison set six personal bests on his way to taking the decathlon title at the NCAA Outdoor Championships.

Morrison finishes off career with NCAA decathlon title

Mike Morrison’s duffel bag was a little heavier on the flight home this past weekend. The Cal track and field squad’s star decathlete came back from an elbow injury sustained one season ago to capture the decathlon title at the NCAA Outdoor Championships on Friday. In his final bid for
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Meeting the contenders: Mike Morrison

Oregon’s three-time NCAA decathlon champion Ashton Eaton graduated last year, opening up the field this spring Cal senior Mike Morrison. With the nation’s highest score in the event this season (7,921 points), the transfer from Florida heads to Des Moines, Iowa as the favorite.

Steve Sodaro (front) took second in his heat in Eugene, Ore. to qualify for NCAAs in the 3,000m steeplechase.

Senior-heavy contingent qualifies for NCAA Championships

Sodaro to make return appearance in steeplechase

After a rocky start to his senior season, Steve Sodaro has the chance to end his collegiate career on a high note. He ran his fastest 3000m steeplechase of the season at this past weekend’s NCAA West Preliminaries to advance to next week’s NCAA Championships, where he will aim to
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