Bears open season against Cal Poly

Cal men’s swimming is not the same as it was last year. Given the success of last year’s team, that might cause some to worry. Last year’s squad finished the 2010-11 season No. 1 in the country, culminating the year with its first NCAA team championship since 1980. But as
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Cal hosts preseason tournament in Napa

Before the regular tennis season officially commences in the spring, the Cal men’s tennis team participates in a new preseason tournament practically every weekend. Yet this weekend is actually different from the others, as the tournament is the Bears’ very own. Eleven years ago, Peter Wright, head coach of the
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Cal to face top competition at first major meet

After a series of tune-up meets, the Cal cross country team will participate in its first major meet this Saturday when it travels to Falcon Heights, Minn., to compete in the 26th Roy Griak Invitational. Run on the beautiful University of Minnesota Les Bolstad Golf Course, the invitational is traditionally one
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Bears head to Stanford to play unfamiliar Vermont squad

The Cal men’s soccer team treks across the Bay to the Farm this Friday afternoon — but not to face off against Stanford. The Bears (2-2-2) play against Vermont (5-1) as part of the Stanford Nike Classic, which also features the Cardinal and Harvard. Friday’s 4:30 p.m., tilt at Laird
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Golfers look to build on early success

After starting the year off with a bang, tying a course record in its season opener two weeks ago, the Cal men’s golf team hopes to carry its momentum into a more competitive field. The team will travel to Burlington, Iowa to compete in the Golfweek Conference Challenge beginning this
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Bears to compete in Queen of the Pool meet

The Cal women’s swimming team will start the season at Cal Poly in a nontraditional two-day meet in San Luis Obispo, Calif., on Friday and Saturday. On Friday, swimmers will vie for the Queen of the Pool title in five 100-yard events. The swimmer with the lowest combined times in
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No. 1 Bears head to L.A. for first Pac-12 trip

Memories of the Galen Center on the USC campus are particularly vivid for some members of the Cal volleyball team. “We had match point,” junior Correy Johnson said. “And we lost it ourselves. We had a hitting error into the net on match point.” The Trojans handed the Bears their
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West Coast supremacy at stake in Cal’s trip to Stanford

For one second, let’s just put aside all the implications that come with any traditional Cal-Stanford matchup and look objectively at the significance of this Friday’s 7 p.m. game at the Cardinal’s Varsity Turf. It could be said that the respective field hockey programs for the No. 8 Cardinal and
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Bears prepared to bite back at Huskies after last year’s sting

The Cal football team ended its 2010 season with a nasty dog bite. Last November, Washington drove the length of Memorial Stadium and scored a touchdown as time — and the Bears’ postseason aspirations — expired. The loss still stings for Cal, making Saturday’s 12:30 p.m. face-off at Husky Stadium
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