Dissecting the Pac-12 open

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After a disappointing opening weekend, Cal has dropped to No. 25 nationwide. The team still looks to find a leader in the wake of Tarah Murrey’s graduation. After snagging the Pac-10 championship title and making an NCAA Final appearance two years ago, the Bears dropped off last season with a second-round NCAA exit. Fast forward to this season and it is looking bleak for Coach Feller and his squad.
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Middle hitter Shannon Hawari finished the 2011 year second in kills behind standout Tarah Murrey, who graduated last year.

Cal looks to adjust without star Murrey

The 2011 Cal volleyball team started its season ranked second in the fiercely competitive Pac-12 conference. After a Pac-10 title and an appearance in the 2010 NCAA championship, the Bears felt confident they could reproduce the same success. If the team’s current sixth-place ranking in the most recent Pac-12 coaches’
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The top 10 moments in Cal sports this year: Part one

The last year was a memorable one in Cal athletics for a variety of moments. From softball’s run to the Women’s College World Series to the national titles for both swim teams, there were more great moments than we could fit. Read on to see which ones made our list.

This is the first in a two-part installment of the top 10 moments from Cal sports this year. The last year was a memorable one in Cal athletics for a variety of moments. From softball’s run to the Women’s College World Series to the national titles for both swim teams, there were more great moments than we could fit. Read on to see which ones made our list.
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Volleyball Cal vs. Oregon

Cal opens postseason play with familiar opponent

A year removed from reaching the national championship, the No. 10 Cal volleyball team opens NCAA tournament play this week with hopes of replicating its best postseason in school history. And even before the tournament has started, it’s already reminiscent of last year’s as the squad will takes on North Carolina,
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Cal explodes in fourth set to clinch Big Spike

STANFORD, Calif. — In Friday night’s 74th Big Spike, there were 41 ties and 17 lead changes over three sets. But there weren’t any in the fourth frame. Leading two sets to one, the No. 10 Cal volleyball team trampled No. 6 Stanford at Maples Pavilion to finish the regular
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Extras from Cal volleyball’s two losses

Murrey dazzles despite loss on Senior Night It’s hard to find a silver lining that shone throughout Cal’s implosion in the final three sets to fall to Oregon on Saturday. But Tarah Murrey was that star.

The Bears put up 17 total blocks against Oregon, but couldn't slow down the Ducks' attackers in the last three sets of Saturday's loss.

No. 3 Bears suffer two upsets at home

Whenever she is struggling, Tarah Murrey’s father tells her, “It’s never failure. It’s only feedback.” That’s the message the senior outside hitter relayed to the Cal volleyball team on Saturday night following the No. 3 Bears’ second five-set loss in as many days. “If we put our heads down, if
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