Cal must reinstate fire in postseason play

A friend of mine said a while back that the worst thing that ever happened to the Cal baseball team was getting reinstated. Calm down — it’s a joke. A program as storied as the Bears’ is a cornerstone of the athletic department, and its revival in early April was
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Oklahoma!: Cal headed to first Women’s College World Series since 2005

Henderson rebounds from game two defeat, shuts out Wildcats to clinch Super Regional

After her ace suffered her first five-inning mercy rule loss this season on Sunday, Cal softball coach Diane Ninemire had Jolene Henderson go into the locker room. Henderson even redid her hair. For the nation’s ERA leader coming into the weekend, an 8-0 run rule loss to Kentucky in game
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Juricova advances to singles title match

Bears unable to reach double championship match

For the second consecutive year, Jana Juricova will play for the NCAA singles title. In Sunday’s semifinal match, the top-seeded Juricova defeated Stanford’s eighteenth-ranked Nicole Gibbs in a tight three-set match, 6-7 (5), 7-5, 7-6 (2), on Gibbs’ home court at Taube Tennis Center.  Looking for her first ever NCAA
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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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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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Henderson blanks Wildcats in Super Regional opener

Echavarria's solo shot provides lone run for Bears

Already a proven road team, the Cal softball team may have found a home away from home in the Bluegrass state. The No. 5 Bears (43-10) took a 1-0 decision over Kentucky at the UK Softball Complex in Lexington, Ky., in the first game of the best of three  series.
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Poor execution dooms Bears against Card

The Cal baseball team was silent. They packed their bags wordlessly and quietly tidied the Evans Diamond infield. Vince Bruno slamming together the soles of his cleats was the only thing that broke them out of their reverie, but even that was only momentary. As soon as he was done
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Andersson posts big upset, advances with Juricova at NCAAs

In the first three days of the NCAA Singles and Doubles Championships, senior Mari Andersson produced the biggest upset of the tournament — bouncing No. 2 Maria Sanchez of USC, 6-2, 6-3, in Thursday’s second round of singles at Stanford’s Taube Tennis Center. After defeating Georgia Tech’s Jillian O’Neill in
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Early doubles loss ends Cal’s NCAA run

The Cal men’s tennis squad concluded its run at the NCAA Championships on Thursday when junior Nick Andrews and sophomore Christoffer Konigsfeldt fell in the first round of the doubles tournament. The  Bears’ 23rd-ranked tandem lost 6-4, 7-5, to the No. 17 duo of Sekou Bangoura Jr. and Alexander Lacroix
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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.