Gutierrez silences country’s top scorer in 20-point win

After the Cal men’s basketball team’s win over Austin Peay in November, guard Brandon Smith claimed he is happiest whenever the other team’s best player is a shooting guard. Why? Because that means Jorge Gutierrez will be defending him. On Friday night, the assignment was Weber State’s Damian Lillard: The
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Bears run over Tigers in 73-46 win

For the first time in his Cal career, Allen Crabbe came off the bench. When he finally stepped on the court, the star shooting guard was already warmed up and ready. Penalized for being late to the morning shoot-around, Crabbe lit up visiting Jackson State with a game-high 17 points,
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Bears survive close first half for 75-58 victory

The freshmen on the Cal women’s basketball team are explosive. Brittany Boyd has already cemented a spot in the starting lineup, while Rashanda Gray captured the Cal Classic MVP last weekend. Headlined by Justine Hartman and Erica Johnson, the nation’s seventh-best recruiting class sees major minutes and critical plays in
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Fall sports awards

Best Male Athlete: Ivan Rackov Because he did not win an NCAA championship ring in four years at Cal, Ivan Rackov doesn’t consider his collegiate career a success. But his record and his past performance are both against him on that account. As the 2010 National Player of the Year
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Turn my swag on (at the Holiday Bowl)

A Best Buy gift card, Tourneau watch, hooded sweatshirt and FlexFit cap — the Holiday Bowl’s Christmas gift to the Cal football team. Before stepping on the field, the players will already win small, expensive victories. Watches and shopping sprees are the among the most common products pushed in the
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