Press Room Banter: A San Jose Sharks fan is born

I’m not a bandwagon fan. I love the Green Bay Packers because my dad hails from Wisconsin and I grew up around cheese heads and Brett Favre jerseys. Hell, I’m still hanging in there with the L.A. Dodgers, even though it might have been far less heart-wrenching to switch my
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Early upset can’t deliver Bears a victory over Vols

Cal bounced in round of 16 despite knocking off Tennessee's top-ranked doubles team

Thursday had all the makings of a classic underdog story. With the score sitting at 6-4 in favor of Tennessee, the nation’s top-ranked tandem of Boris Conkic and John Patrick-Smith were two points way from securing the doubles point against Cal in the NCAA round of 16. But in a
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Juricova’s loss ends Cal’s postseason run

Leading, 4-1, in the third set against  Georgia’s  Chelsey Gullickson, top-ranked  Jana Juricova looked poised to carry the Cal women’s tennis team into the next round in the NCAA tournament. With the match locked at 3-3, Juricova was the perfect player for the Bears at a time like this. However,
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Jones roughed up by Bruins in Sunday loss

Sophomore left-hander lasts just three innings as Cal drops rubber match

LOS ANGELES — Justin Jones said his hip bothered him Sunday afternoon, and given the numbers he put up, the news wasn’t surprising. The Cal baseball team’s usual Saturday starter, rested an extra day after pitching four innings Tuesday at UC Davis, had arguably his worst outing of the season,
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Henderson propels Cal into Super Regionals

Cal's ace posts her second shutout of the Louisville Regional

Jolene Henderson has proven all year long that few things can slow her down. Cal’s sophomore pitcher has battled through tough opposing lineups, injuries and even a nasty case of the stomach flu en route to a 37-7 record. On Sunday, she conquered the elements, too. Less than a day
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Young Cal squad sets new milestones in 2011

Bears earn first conference crown, take second at NCAAs

Last season was a breakthrough campaign for the Cal women’s water polo team. After capping the program’s first ever NCAA Tournament appearance with a third place finish, the program had established itself as a national power — conference championships and title game appearances would not be far off. Apparently, coach Richard
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No rest for Bauer in 2-1 win over Cal

Righty pitches seven straight complete game

The dugouts at Jackie Robinson Stadium emptied after 8 1/2 innings, the frustrations of a tightly fought 2-1 decision — a home win for UCLA — boiling over Saturday afternoon. Bruin starting pitcher Trevor Bauer was covering first base on the final play, closing his eighth complete game this season
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Vols end Cal’s run in round of 16

Bears can't take advantage of doubles upset

For the No. 15 Cal men’s tennis team, the dual season was filled with highs and lows. Its final match against No. 3 Tennessee was no exception. Despite starting off the day with a doubles upset, the Bears eventually fell, 4-2, to the Volunteers in Thursday’s round of 16 at
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CAL OUTLASTS BYU TO CAPTURE PROGRAM’S 26TH TITLE

Late defensive stops help seal Cal’s victory over the Cougars

Cal rugby has faced some formidable obstacles off the field this season — the Bears battled for reinstatement, traveled for every game, and had just half a field for practice. But on Saturday evening in Sandy, Utah, the most challenging opponent stood on the pitch in the form of a
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Henderson blanks Cardinals, leads Bears to second win at Louisville Regional

Cal one win away from advancing to Super Regionals

The Cal softball team’s postseason opener against Jacksonville State on Friday could have been another shutout for Bears’ ace Jolene Henderson. However, the Gamecocks broke it up with three runs in the seventh inning. In the second game of the Louisville Regional on Saturday, Henderson wouldn’t be denied. The Pac-10
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