Bears look to conclude season on high note at NCAAs

Cal needs to finish in the top three of Thursday's NCAA qualifier to advance to Saturday's team championships.
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Cal needs to finish in the top three of Thursday's NCAA qualifier to advance to Saturday's team championships.

Following its most disappointing performance of the year two weeks ago at the MPSF championships, the Cal men’s gymnastics team has spent its last days of practice before the NCAA championship regaining its confidence and becoming as healthy as possible. “Since not doing as well as we were capable of
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Bears fail to live up to expectations

With some of the best talent in the country, the Cal men’s gymnastics team had high expectations for itself. But talent was not enough for a national championship, as a Cal squad that had been felled by injuries most of the year finished a disappointing fourth at NCAAs. The the
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Ishino wins title, Cal finishes fourth at NCAAs

Glen Ishino won a national championship in his final act as a member of the Cal men’s gymnastics team. It just was not the one that everyone was hoping for. The senior struggled in the team competition, but found his footing when it meant the most, winning pommel horse both
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Men's gymnastics was cut — and reinstated — in McNeill's first year as coach.

Up in the Air

Tim McNeill spends the whole week calming them down. He’ll have them visualize their routines, being in the most comfortable place.  He tells them not to look at any numbers or scores — no matter how big the meet is. All you can do is focus on what you can
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