Allen Crabbe is the Best Player in the Pac-12

Allen Crabbe is a laid-back kind of guy. Throughout his entire college basketball career, he’s been told he’s not aggressive enough. His inconsistencies on the court have clouded his reputation as a stellar shooter, and his lack of one-on-one explosiveness is a major defect in his play. All these upsetting
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Mixed Martial Coaching

A coach’s job is to motivate. When a first-team All-PAC-12 player like Allen Crabbe is shooting five for 13, the coach knows he has to step in and hit the reset button. Even if he has to shove that reset button. Cal’s basketball coach Mike Montgomery’s controversial physical altercation with
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Winter sports recap

Men’s Basketball Eleven seconds away from beating the No. 21 team in the country on Dec. 9, the Cal men’s basketball team appeared poised to crack the top 25 and stake its claim as an early contender for the Pac-12 championship crown. But Quintrell Thomas grabbed an offensive rebound and
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Cal passes first road test with win in Denver

After the Cal men’s basketball team’s 78-65 win over Cal State Bakersfield on Sunday, coach Mike Montgomery called out his big men, saying that they had to do a better job finishing around the basket. And senior Robert Thurman and sophomore David Kravish responded Friday night in Denver, collectively finishing
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Cal athletic teams show ambiguous academic progress

The Cal football team ranks 11th in the Pac-12 in the NCAA’s most recent Academic Progress Report (APR), released Wednesday for a four-year period ending with the 2010-11 academic year. With a score of 936, the Cal football team’s APR score falls beneath the Division I football average of 948.
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Look past the pigskin and the hardwood court

News flash: People care about football and basketball teams more than other Cal sports! Until Ivan Rackov becomes a household name like Aaron Rodgers, that’s not going to change. Tens of thousands will flock to Memorial Stadium on Saturday afternoons, Haas Pavilion will host thousands more throughout the winter, and
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Raising a red flag

CAMPUS ISSUES: The Graduation Success Rate of Cal’s football and basketball teams are entirely unacceptable for a university of our caliber.

UC Berkeley has a distinguished tradition of athletic prowess that includes 84 team national championships. Past, present and future students all revel in wins and wallow in losses — but all take pride in knowing that these student-athletes represent our great institution. But there is a reason why “student” comes
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Cal forward Solomon ruled academically ineligible

Forward Richard Solomon has been ruled academically ineligible and will miss the remainder of the 2011-12 season. His departure ends what has been a up-and-down winter for the 6-foot-10 sophomore, and leaves the Cal men’s basketball team — tied with Stanford for first in the Pac-12 — with very little
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Cal vs. Utah: Quick Notes

Cal blows out Utes, 81-45

Stat of the Day Three, as in the number of field goals Utah made over the last 14 minutes of the first half.