Neu kid on the block

Cal's new pitching coach, Mike Neu, uses his experience in the majors to inspire the next generation of pros.

The stinging sound of balls hitting mitts reverberates in Evans Diamond. Often the most robust pops come from the arm of the man wearing No. 11 on his back. But sometimes, Mike Neu’s power-packed throws are not accompanied by the smack of the glove. The 33-year-old Neu fires the ball
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Diamonds on the soles of her shoes

Jamia Reid broke Cal's stolen bases record as a freshman. Three years later, the senior is looking toward home.

Jamia Reid is a thrill seeker. She loves standing on the bag, scanning the field, her eyes sharp for an opportunity to bolt. “It’s a combination of strategy and speed,” says the senior outfielder. “I need to be ready at all times, for anything.” It is this edge that has
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Cal locked and loaded for national championship run

Make no mistake about it: this season, the Cal softball team is out for blood. After a crushing defeat to Georgia in last year’s Super Regional, the Bears look to rebound this year with only one goal in mind: the national championship. Cal returns all nine starters from last year’s
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All-MPSF upperclassmen look to lead balanced Bears attack

This year, the Cal lacrosse team has one goal: to be an “every-half” team. Because the Bears have had a tendency to pick up their game or pull through in the last 30 minutes of the match, they have been characterized as a “second-half” team. This spring, with the addition
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Bears to tee off on Palmer course at Hawaii tournament

The Cal men’s golf team is off to paradise this week as the squad begins its second tournament of the year. The team will play in the John A. Burns Intercollegiate tournament in Kuhuku, Hawaii Wednesday through Friday. “This tournament has become a tradition for us,” coach Steve Desimone said.
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Juricova in top form in solid weekend for Bears

The Cal women’s tennis team boosted its national reputation in the ITA National Women’s Team Indoor Championships, dominating two matches against esteemed programs before falling to No. 3 Duke, 4-1. The No. 7 Bears (6-1) advanced to the semifinal of the prestigious Charlottesville, Va., tournament for the third time in
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No. 4 Bears open year with sweep as Arioto returns

As the ball flew, and flew, and finally cleared the left field wall, Valerie Arioto made a decisive statement: She is back. Arioto’s home run was the result of her first at-bat since being out for over a year. After breaking her leg on the second day of practice of
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Cal bests Stanford, falls to Oklahoma at home

The blue and gold of the basketball court was barely visible Sunday afternoon beneath the chalk-covered blue mats at Haas Pavilion. The No. 7 Cal men’s gymnastics team hosted tri-meet against No. 1 Oklahoma and No. 5 Stanford before a diverse crowd that filled the stands. After an afternoon-long contest,
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