Pac-12 North Preview: Stanford

The Year That Was Stanford had one of its best seasons in program history — going 12-1, finishing second in the Pac-10 and  crushing Virginia Tech, 40-12, in the Orange Bowl. Its No. 4 ranking at the end of the year was the program’s highest since 1940. More than the
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Cal second baseman Tony Renda dives for third base after running from first on a single. He was thrown out to end the third inning.

Bears washed away in Big Series loss

Cal ends regular season by losing five of last six conference games

Save Cal Baseball banners were still around to help close out Evans Diamond’s final showing this spring, the annual Big Series against Stanford. Some fliers were stacked at the front desk, and T-shirts still popped up in the season-high crowd of 1,358 — even if the Bears’ reinstatement was already
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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.