No. 14 Cal men’s basketball welcomes Rice on Friday

Opening day of the NCAA men’s basketball season is notoriously anticlimactic. Matchups such as those between No. 2 Kentucky and Albany typically dominate the airwaves — providing some insights, but generally leaving fans guessing what the season will really bring as nonconference tournaments approach. The No. 14 Cal men’s basketball
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The Lombardo Trophy: A toast to the plodders

Sports Illustrated dedicated its issue last week to the concept of speed. De’Anthony Thomas’ fleet feet flew by as you flipped the cover; they reappeared — blurred, as if print could not capture their quickness — 46 pages later. The section’s introduction ended with this claim: “Faster is better.” Such
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Maynard Mondays: Preseason speculation

Welcome to the inaugural edition of Maynard Mondays, where we’ll track senior quarterback Zach Maynard’s development on the field, improvement in accuracy and decision-making and growth of his neckbeard and frohawk. Maynard came in last season as a junior transfer from Buffalo, winning the starting job at the end of
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Cal alums Alex Morgan, Natalie Coughlin in SI Swimsuit issue

According to the opening paragraph of its Wikipedia page, Berkeley houses nine Nobel Prizes, 139 Guggenheim Fellows, three Pulitzer prizes, and is consistently ranked as the greatest public school in the history of the universe. But never has a Berkeley alum achieved the lofty status that Alex Morgan has recently
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