Cal says aloha to ranked competition

On the third day of the Waikiki Beach Mariott Rainbow Wahine Showdown, the Cal women’s basketball team will reunite with former head coach Joanne Boyle. Only this year, Boyle won’t pace the length of Cal’s bench. She now presides at the helm of No. 22 Virginia, whom the Bears (2-1)
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Mizzou hands Bears first loss in 39-point romp

Many milestones sum up the Cal basketball team’s kowtow to Missouri Tuesday night. The Bears’ worst loss in 106 games under head coach Mike Montgomery. Fourth-worst loss since 1937. Worst non-conference loss ever. Missouri, ranked just a spot below No. 20 Cal, steamrolled the Bears in the final of the
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Pac-12 Power Rankings: Week 12

No. 1: Oregon (9-2, 7-1) Voters must not watch Pac-12 games. That’s the only explanation for the Ducks falling behind Stanford in the latest AP and BCS rankings. Oregon has two losses to the Cardinal’s one, but the first came against LSU, the best team in the country, and the
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Through the rough

Steve Desimone has never taken anything lying down. Now he’s seeing his perseverance pay off as head coach of the nationally prominent Cal men’s golf team.

“Let’s be pioneers in this.” That was exactly the answer current Cal golf coach Steve Desimone was looking to hear from the headmaster of the College Preparatory School in 1972. His second day into his new position, Desimone, a basketball coach who knew little about soccer, faced his first predicament
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Bears can redeem themselves on ESPN

The Worldwide Leader has not been good to the Cal football team. This fall, ESPN has broadcast three Cal games. The first two, both slotted into barren Thursday nights, saw the Bears blown out by Oregon and USC in back-to-back weeks. (Cumulative score: 73-24.) Both programs are at the top
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Fresh off three devilish defeats, ASU hosts Cal

Arizona State flopped. The Sun Devils lost the Territorial Cup at home to Arizona, fell one game behind UCLA in the Pac-12 standings and dropped its third consecutive game despite being favored in each. The Cal football team impressed. The Bears fell just short of defeating their heavily favored archrival,
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