CALIFORNIA GOLDEN BEARS NEWS

Cal basketball to play San Diego State in Sacramento in 2016, San Diego in 2017, Berkeley in 2018

What are your thoughts? The California Golden Bears have played a lot of basketball games recently against the San Diego State Aztecs. They've lost all of their matchups with them this decade--Cal got blown out by Kawhi Leonard and San Diego State in 2010-11, lost a nailbiter in San Diego in 2011-12, and then got routed in the second half in Vegas last year. Cal will try and even...
Via California Golden Blogs
11 hours ago

Rio 2016 Olympic Calympian: Olivier Siegelaar, Men's rowing, Netherlands

The Cal Mechanical Engineer alum and 3rd time Olympian with the Netherlands is still seeking his first Olympic medal after two close calls. Olivier Siegelaar Sport: Men's Rowing (Eight) Country: Netherlands Twitter: Olivier is not on Twitter (as far as I can tell) but his boat @hollandacht is (but most tweets are in Dutch) Birthday: October 24th, 1986 (age 29) Hometown: Delft...
Via California Golden Blogs
12 hours ago

Rio 2016 Olympic Calympian: Dana Vollmer, Women's Swimming, USA

The 3rd time Olympian and 4x Olympic Gold medalist will seek her first Olympic medal since becoming a mother last year. Dana Vollmer (California Golden Blogs Hall of Fame, Class of 2011 inductee) Sport: Women's Swimming (100 Fly, 4x100 Free relay, 4x100 Medley relay) Country: U.S.A. Twitter: @danavollmer Birthday: November 13, 1987 (age 28) Hometown: Granbury, Texas...
Via California Golden Blogs
16 hours ago

Cal's Sonny Dykes sees benefits in Australia trip

The Cal Golden Bears could cash in on their season-opening trip to Australia to face Hawaii.
Via Contra Costa Times - Cal
1 day ago

Rio 2016 Olympic Calympian: Luca Cupido, Men's Water Polo, USA

The current Cal student is one of two Calympian (along with alum John Mann) on the Team USA Men's Water Polo squad. Luca Cupido Sport: Men's Water Polo Country: U.S.A. Twitter: @LucaCupido95 Birthday: November 9th, 1995 (age 20) Hometown: Newport Beach, California (Native of Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy) Cal affiliation: current California Golden Bears student (rising...
Via California Golden Blogs
2 days ago

Rio 2016 Olympic Calympian: Will Dean, Men's Rowing, Canada

The Cal Men's Crew alum will be making his 2nd Olympic games appearance when he rows in the quadruple sculls boat for Team Canada. Will Dean Sport: Men's Rowing (quadruple sculls) Country: Canada Twitter: @will13dean Birthday: June 10th, 1987 (age 29) Hometown: Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada Cal affiliation: California Golden Bears alum (English '10) Years at Cal: 2006...
Via California Golden Blogs
2 days ago

Cal football to give out Marshawn Lynch bobble heads on Nov. 5

Earlier this year, longtime Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch officially announced his retirement from the NFL. On Wednesday, Lynch’s alma mater, the California Golden Bears, announced they would be honoring the former Cal star on Nov. 5 when they host the Washington Huskies. Cal will be honoring Lynch with some special bobbleheads that commemorate the star running back’s...
Via Campus Sports Net
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cal defensive line preview: Meet the Golden Bears front four

With experienced starters and unproven backups, how will this year's defensive line shake out? As the football season slowly (so...very...slowly) approaches, our unit previews roll on. This time around we'll discuss the defensive line, under the guidance of third year Cal coach Fred Tate. The unit, though nowhere near as thin as the linebacking corps, will have to contend with the...
Via California Golden Blogs
2 days ago

Nothing will get you hyped for college football quite like this UNLV weight room video

Today is July 26th, which means the 2016-17 college football season is exactly one month away from commencing when the California Golden Bears will face the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia.As opening weekend approaches, practices will intensify, tough decisions will be made, and hype will continue to escalate.Speaking of hype: No video on the internet...
Via FOX Sports
3 days ago

Rio 2016 Olympic Calympian: Farida Osman, Women's swimming, Egypt

The rising Cal senior and the pride of Egypt will be making her 2nd Olympic games appearance in Rio. Farida Osman Sport: Women's Swimming (50 Free, 100 Fly) Country: Egypt Twitter: @FaridaOsman Birthday: January 18th, 1995 (age 21) Hometown: Cairo, Egypt (born in Indianapolis, Indiana) Cal affiliation: current California Golden Bears student (the rising senior is a Media...
Via California Golden Blogs
3 days ago

Cal basketball recruiting: Ira Lee has Golden Bears in his unofficial top six

Cal faces stiff competition if they want to keep Ira Lee in Northern California for his collegiate basketball career. I wrote about 2017 4-star prospect Ira Lee back in May, you can read that article here if you missed it, but there has since been new information in his recruiting process. In a recent interview with Scout's Ryan Gorcey, Lee talked about a variety of topics surrounding...
Via California Golden Blogs
3 days ago

Rio 2016 Olympic Calympian: Lily Zhang, Women's table tennis, USA

Cal student and 2x Olympian Lily Zhang will be representing the United States in table tennis in Rio. Lily Zhang Sport: Women's Table Tennis (singles and team) Country: U.S.A. Twitter: @lilyannzhang Birthday: June 16, 1996 (age 20) Hometown: Palo Alto, California (her father is a math professor at Stanford) Cal affiliation: current California Golden Bears student, she is...
Via California Golden Blogs
4 days ago

Rio 2016 Olympic Calympian: Ryan Murphy, Men's swimming, USA

The rising Cal senior is the best bet among the Calympians to not only win multiple Golds, but also challenge a couple of world records. Ryan Murphy Sport: Men's Swimming (100 Back, 200 Back, 4x100 medley relay) Country: U.S.A. Twitter: @ryan_f_murphy Birthday: July 2nd, 1995 (age 21) Hometown: Ponte Vidra, Florida Cal affiliation: current California Golden Bears student...
Via California Golden Blogs
4 days ago

Rio 2016 Olympic Calympian: Yvette Kong, Women's swimming, Hong Kong

Yvette Kong will be a first time Olympian in Rio, competing in two individual events and a relay. Yvette Kong (Man-Yi), 江忞懿 Sport: Women's swimming (100 Breast, 200 Breast, 4x100 medley relay) Country: Hong Kong Instagram: @manyi8 / Facebook: @yvettemanyikong Birthday: January 18th, 1993 (age 23) Hometown: Born in Toronto, Canada; grew up in Hong Kong; graduated high...
Via California Golden Blogs
5 days ago

Rio 2016 Olympic Calympian: Ryan Patterson, Men's gymnastics, South Africa

Recent Cal alum and 1st time Olympian Ryan Patterson will represent South Africa in the men's gymnastics event in Rio. He will be South Africa's first Olympic gymnast in 50 years. Ryan Patterson Sport: Men's Gymnastics (all-around) Country: South Africa Twitter: N/A ; Facebook Birthday: January 10th, 1994 (age 22) Hometown: Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, Ryan Patterson...
Via California Golden Blogs
5 days ago

Rio 2016 Olympic Calympian: Damir Dugonjic, Men's swimming, Slovenia

Cal alum Damir "Dugi" Dugonjic will be a 3rd time Calympian in Rio, but he is still seeking that first Olympic medal. Damir Dugonjic CGB's 2012 London Calympian profile Sport: Men's swimming (100 Breast) Country: Slovenia Twitter: @iamdugi / Instagram: @iamdugi / Personal Website: damirdugonjic.com Birthday: February 21st, 1988 (age 28) Hometown: Ravne na Koroškem, Slovenia...
Via California Golden Blogs
6 days ago

Rio 2016 Olympic Calympian: Dora Antal, Women's water polo, Hungary

Current Cal student Dora Antal is a 2nd time Olympian in Rio with the Hungarian team. She is looking for her first Olympic medal. Dora Antal Sport: Women's water polo Country: Hungary Twitter: N/A Birthday: September 9th, 1993 (age 22) Hometown: Eger, Hungary Cal affiliation: current California Golden Bears student-athlete (will be a redshirt junior in 2017) Years at Cal...
Via California Golden Blogs
6 days ago

Rio 2016 Olympic Calympians: 42 athletes and 8 coaches/staff to Rio

A full list of 50 Calympians: 42 athletes competing and 8 supporting staff along with their competition dates. We are merely two weeks away from the Rio 2016 Olympic games opening ceremony. Actually some of the competitions (like soccer match featured Calympian Alex Morgan and U.S.A. against Calympian Betsy Hassett and New Zealand) get underway before the ceremony (the previously...
Via California Golden Blogs
7 days ago

Rio 2016 Olympic Calympian: Natan Wegrzycki-Szymczyk, Men's rowing, Poland

The first time Olympian will represent his native Poland in the single sculls. Natan Wegrzycki-Szymczyk Sport: Men's rowing (single scull) Country: Poland Instagram: @natanszymczyk Twitter (not really active): @NatanW_S Birthday: January 5th, 1995 (age 21) Hometown: Krakow, Poland Cal affiliation: current California Golden Bears student (rising junior) Years at Cal: 2014...
Via California Golden Blogs
8 days ago

Cal Football Wide Receivers Preview - Wideout Depth Galore!

The Bear Raid will be filled with all sorts of new cubs in 2016. The old stalwarts are gone in Bryce Treggs, Trevor David, Stephen Anderson, Maurice Harris, Darius Powe, and Kenny Lawler. A whole new crop of wideouts are sorting themselves out this summer as the Bears get ready for their 2016 campaign. Cal fans are in for a whole new generation of playmakers. Let's check-out...
Via California Golden Blogs
8 days ago

Rio 2016 Olympic Calympian: Betsy Hassett, Women's soccer, New Zealand

Cal Golden Bears alum Betsy Hassett is back at another Olympic games. Unfortunately, she and her Football Ferns are in the same group as the favorite United States. Betsy Hassett Her 2012 London Calympian profile Sport: Women's soccer Country: New Zealand Twitter: @betsyhassett12 Birthday: August 4th, 1990 (age 26 by the Rio games) Hometown: Auckland, New Zealand Cal affiliation...
Via California Golden Blogs
9 days ago

Rio 2016 Olympic Calympian: Carli Lloyd, Women's indoor volleyball, USA

The first time Olympian and former National Player of the Year who led Cal Volleyball to two Final Fours will be one of three setters on the Team USA roster. Carli Lloyd (California Golden Blogs Hall of Fame, Class of 2013 inductee) Sport: Women's volleyball Country: U.S.A. Twitter: N/A (I can't find our Carli Lloyd on the social media, unlike the soccer version) ...
Via California Golden Blogs
10 days ago

Rio 2016 Olympic Calympian: Nathan Adrian, Men's swimming, USA

Nathan Adrian, Olympic vet with 4 medals from two games, can double his medal counts in his 3rd Olympic in the Rio 2016 games. Nathan Adrian (Ghar-jun) (California Golden Blogs Hall of Fame, Class of 2012 inductee) Sport: Men's swimming (50 Free, 100 Free, 4x100 medley relay, 4x100 free relay) Country: U.S.A. Twitter: @Nathangadrian Birthday: December 7th, 1988 (age...
Via California Golden Blogs
11 days ago

Cal's Australia game is new move to take football Down Under

LOS ANGELES (AP) California coach Sonny Dykes has prepared for the travel challenges associated with a season-opening game in Sydney. Dykes has spoken with NFL coaches who have taken their teams to London, prepared onboard exercises for players and consulted Nike for compression apparel they can wear during the flight when the Golden Bears depart the Bay Area on Aug. 20 and arrive...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Rio 2016 Olympic Calympian: Camille Cheng, Women's swimming, Hong Kong

The recent Cal alum will be a first time Calympian in Rio to represent Hong Kong, along with two other Cal swimming alumni. Camille Cheng (Lily-mei) Sport: Women's Swimming Country: Hong Kong Twitter: @calcamel Birthday: May 9th, 1993 (age 23) Hometown: Beijing, China Cal affiliation: California Golden Bears alum (Psychology '15) Years at Cal: 2011-2015 Olympic appearances...
Via California Golden Blogs
13 days ago
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