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For Now, 4th is Fine for Cal

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The road to Las Vegas and the Pac-12 tournament this season has been a perilous and treacherous one for these California Golden Bears this season, but after all the injuries, glitches, and nail biting finishes, Mike Montgomery’s squad have secured 4th in the conference and a first round-bye to boot. They play on Thursday at 2:30 pm PST against the ... Read More »

Cal Bears Weekly Wrap: Bears Split So-Cal Schools at Home

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After sweeping the Washington schools, Cal returned home this past week to take on UCLA and USC, two schools heading in complete opposite directions. The Bruins  came into Haas Pavilion hot and on the heels of Pac-12 leaders Arizona while their Southern California nemesis, the USC Trojans, stumbled into Berkeley as the worst team in the conference. Last Wednesday night ... Read More »

Cal Bears Weekly Wrap: Bears Complete Sweep of WSU and UW

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When Washington State and the University of Washington came to Berkeley earlier in the Pac-12 calendar, their visits were short, swift, and resoundingly unsuccessful. When the California Golden Bears traveled to the state of Washington this week, the means were altered a bit, but the ends remained true as Mike Montgomery’s men were able to complete a clean sweep of ... Read More »

Cal Bears Weekly Wrap: Contrast Brings Upset of #1 Arizona

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Perhaps, the greatest way to understand the meaning of contrast would be to look at what the California Golden Bears basketball team accomplished this week. It provides a better scope of the word than day and night, than liberal and conservative, than land and sea. On Wednesday night, the Bears executed a second half comeback against Arizona State to force ... Read More »

Cal Bears Weekly Wrap: The State of Washington Feels Cal’s Wrath

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158 – 111. That was the combine score over the week inside Haas Pavilion in Berkeley, California. Fresh off their road triumphs, the California Golden Bears returned home to face the Washington Huskies and the Washington State Cougars. And unless you wore purple on Wednesday night or red on Saturday afternoon, you left Haas feeling elated, entertained, and confident in ... Read More »

Bay Area College Football Players of the Year: Offense

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  QB David Fales – San Jose State: Spartans quarterback David Fales showed that his first season heroics were no fluke. Many critics felt Fales would regress against Mountain West competition during his senior year, but Fales put up 4189 yards passing, 33 touchdowns and 13 interceptions which was basically the same numbers he had against the WAC. “In my ... Read More »

Sloppy Golden Bears Defeat Fresno State 67-56

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Perhaps, junior guard Ricky Kreklow, said it best after tonight’s game, “It’s better to win ugly than to lose pretty.” While Kreklow’s words prompted chuckles from Richard Solomon during the post game press conference, the truism behind tonight’s 67-56 score cannot be downplayed. With a home crowd energized for the team’s first weekend home game, the California Golden Bears started hot ... Read More »

Little Defense, Plenty of Buckets as Cal Bears Beat Nevada 92-84

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After a combined six points in a losing effort against the UC Santa Barbara Guachos, Mike Montgomery chose to sit starting guards, Jabari Bird and Tyrone Wallace against the visiting University Nevada Wolf Pack in favor of Jordan Mathews and Ricky Kreklow.   “We’re just trying to develop our depth, there’s no real rhyme or reason to it,” explained Mike ... Read More »

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