From athlete to spectator

“À table!” screamed my Papa in French from the kitchen. “Cinq minutes!” I mumbled. I doubted my voice carried even to the hallway, but I couldn’t be bothered to move. I was too mesmerized by the sport that had come onto the tiny television. Gliding above the water were eight
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Cal alumni Jahvid Best to represent St. Lucia in Rio Olympics

After his promising NFL career was cut short because of continued and worsening concussion symptoms, former Cal football running back Jahvid Best has again found a sport to dominate. The former Detroit Lions first-round draft pick will be running track for St. Lucia in Rio de Janeiro next month, making
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Alumni hope to represent Cal rugby at the Olympics

The Cal rugby team hopefully turned some heads this season and propelled rugby into the minds of fans who otherwise don’t see much of the sport. They made history by becoming the first team to win the national championship in 15s and 7s in the same year. This summer, several
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Weekender Picks

A selection for the week ahead

1. Sochi, Russia, is hilariously ill-equipped to host a massive international congregation. Read Drew Magary’s primer on how to properly hate on the crazy-pants Russian infrastructure and the TV event that will shortly take over your life. 2. Be the most cultured person at your Oscar party! Impress your friends
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5 summer gym routine reminders

Bam, it’s June. If you haven’t carried a water bottle and earphones while wearing sweatpants and exercising shoes at the same time, this probably means that your fitness thing isn’t working out so well. According to get-fit tradition, summer’s like Christmas. The idea is to work your buttocks off for
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Brutus Hamilton: an athlete and a gentleman

Brutus Hamilton was not Cal’s winningest coach, highest paid coach or even Cal’s manliest coach (that last award would clearly go to Jack Clark), but there’s a good reason that this past weekend Cal hosted a Brutus Hamilton Invitational Meet at Edwards Stadium. So let’s take a trip down memory
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Bear legends: Matt Biondi

Success often gets into athlete’s heads. It tends to confuse their priorities, to the point where they can’t enjoy the important things. They turn into egomaniacs with power and money, and they often misuse the gifts they’ve been given. Think Oscar Pistorius, Michael Phelps, Marion Jones, Lance Armstrong and a whole
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