Sports in Brief

Csikos leads Canada at FINA World Championships Cal’s Emily Csikos may be miles away from Berkeley, but that hasn’t stopped the women’s water polo team’s senior driver from scoring goal after goal. The two-time first-team All-American, who has racked up 102 scores over the past two seasons for the Bears,
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A Culture of Silence

Sports figures and social activism have not traditionally gone hand-in-hand. Why? And where do Cal's athletes fit into the picture?

In 1996, Jesse Helms, the late Senator from North Carolina, was in a hotly contested race for his seat with Democratic rival Harvey Gantt. Helms had beaten his opponent six years earlier. This race was much closer. As the race heated up and Helms’ notorious television ads become more acerbic,
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Position Preview: Quarterback

Position Previews: Running Backs | Receivers | O-line | Secondary | D-line Linebackers | Special Teams The Year That Was Kevin Riley declared that 2010 would be his best season ever.  Things didn’t go according to plan. Though Riley’s offensive line didn’t make it easy for him, the fifth-year senior
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Position Preview: Offensive Line

The Year That Was The boys up front were as inconsistent as the rest of Cal’s offense in 2010. They helped running back Shane Vereen surpass the 1,000-yard mark on the ground — though he often had to work for those gains. That doesn’t paint the whole picture, however. When
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Position Preview: Receivers

The Year That Was When Keenan Allen put on an opening-day show against UC Davis, it looked like the Bears had the makings of a top-flight receiving tandem. And while Allen and Marvin Jones were both steady in 2010, you had the feeling that the fall could have featured more.
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Position Preview: Running Back

The Year That Was Shane Vereen was very good, as everyone expected. At times, he was Cal’s only semblance of an offense. Those times increased in frequency after October, after senior quarterback Kevin Riley’s season-ending injury at Oregon State.

Almost Famous

With the London Olympics a year away, Nathan Adrian is on the edge of glory. And he's the last to know it.

Editor: Hey, we need to run a feature soon. Got any ideas? Katie: I just realized we’ve never written one on Nathan Adrian. How could that be? The guy’s one of the most decorated athletes in Cal history. I’m looking at his bio right now: 11 national championships, seven conference
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American resilience bodes well for future

Press Room Banter

I was at the 1999 Women’s World Cup Final. In sweltering heat and sun, I watched 14 women fight through 120 minutes of soccer only to decide the game with penalty kicks. Though it featured no goals, the match was the single most inspiring and exciting sporting event I have
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The Week(est) Links: Nostalgia Edition

Visit our football blog every Friday for a round-up of the week’s news about the Pac-12 and college football. With the Pac-12 era officially beginning this summer, the folks over at the University of Arizona’s Daily Wildcat have put together a list of the Pac-10 era’s top moments, players and
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