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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
23 hours 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
1 day ago

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
1 day 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
1 day 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
1 day 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
2 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 Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Cal prepares for Australia trip

The Cal Golden Bears have plenty on their plate with replacing their starting quarterback. Challenge No. 2? Getting everyone to Australia.
Via The Oregonian
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Cal 5-star WR Demetris Robertson lands awesome 63-inch box jump

Demetris Robertson is looking to make a big impact for the Cal Golden Bears going into the 2016 season, despite his college career having a pretty odd start. He didn’t let that distract him from the task at hand and he showed off his athleticism to everyone on Sunday. The Golden Bears shared a tweet from their official strength and conditioning Twitter account of Robertson pulling...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Watch Cal 5-Star Freshman WR Demetris Robertson Land 63-Inch Box Jump

The California Golden Bears may have had to wait until May of this year to land their highest-rated recruit for the 2016 cycle, but it appears five-star true freshman wide receiver Demtris Robertson was well worth the wait.  This weekend, Cal’s strength and conditioning coach posted this awesome video to Instagram of the No. 1 wide receiver in the country casually landing a 63...
Via College Spun
June 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Celtics considering Jaylen Brown at No. 3

A dark horse has emerged from the shadows for consideration by the Boston Celtics with the No. 3 overall draft pick: Cal forward Jaylen Brown. According to a report by Chad Ford of ESPN on Saturday, Brown may be rising in the draft after a strong showing in workouts, and the Celtics are “seriously considering” taking him at No. 3. Brown, 19, averaged 14.6 points per game, 5...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Former Kentucky F Marcus Lee commits to Cal

The Cal Golden Bears just got a little stronger on Saturday when former Kentucky forward Marcus Lee announced his commitment to the team. The announcement came after he announced his transfer from the Wildcats last month. Lee had originally declared for the NBA Draft, but he decided to withdraw his name from consideration and return to school. However, he would not return to Lexington...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Kentucky's Lee Transferring To Cal

Former Kentucky power forward/center Marcus Lee is transferring to Cal, according to multiple reports.  CBSSports’ Jon Rothstein broke the news on Twitter.  BREAKING: Kentucky transfer Marcus Lee has committed to Cal, sources told @CBSSports. — Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) June 12, 2016 Lee played in all 36 games for the Wildcats this season, making 20 starts. He averaged...
Via College Spun
June 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Sam Bradford not interested in playing for Chip Kelly, Jets not interested in him

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford is disgruntled in the wake of his team’s trade up to No. 2, presumably for a quarterback. He is demanding a trade, but there are two teams that don’t appear to be a fit, despite the fact both need a franchise passer. The New York Jets still need to figure out their quarterback situation but are reportedly are not interested, per...
Via Sportsnaut
April 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Jared Goff: It would be great to play for the 49ers

The University of California held its pro day in the Bay Area on Friday. Among those NFL teams with the biggest presence in Berkeley were the San Francisco 49ers. With 49ers head coach Chip Kelly in attendance, Goff reportedly dominated the workout, further cementing his status as a potential top 10 pick in next month’s draft. A local boy, Goff grew up about 20 miles north of...
Via Sportsnaut
March 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Cal fires assistant coach accused of sexual harassment

While Cal’s men’s basketball program will begin preparing for the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, Yann Hufnagel will instead be looking to defend himself in a sexual harassment investigation that has cost him his job with the program. The university released a statement Monday stating Hufnagel has been let go following an investigation into his alleged violation of the school’s...
Via The Comeback
March 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Bill Walton gave pregame pep talk to UCLA rival Cal

Bill Walton might find himself viewed as an enemy among UCLA fans after turning on his alma mater by delivering a pregame pep talk to one of the Bruins’ opponents this week. Walton called the UCLA-Cal basketball game for ESPN2 on Thursday, a game which Cal won 75-63. It turns out the Golden Bears had some motivation from Big Red. From the game recap: California raced out to...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Jared Goff 'not worried' about being drafted by Browns

The Cleveland Browns have traditionally been a place where highly-touted young quarterback careers go to die, but that isn’t worrying Jared Goff. Goff is one of the consensus top quarterbacks in the 2016 draft. The Browns hold the number two pick, and there is a belief that Cleveland will go quarterback. So is he afraid of what might become of him if he winds up in Cleveland?...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 15, 2016  |  Discuss

University of California admits liability in death of football player

The University of California-Berkeley has admitted liability in the 2014 death of a Golden Bear football player. Ted Agu, a walk-on defensive lineman, died Feb. 7, 2014, following a conditioning workout in which players had to repeatedly sprint up and down a hill while jointly holding a rope. Following Agu’s death, his family brought a wrongful death lawsuit against the school...
Via The Comeback
January 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Armed Forces Bowl: Jared Goff declares his readiness for the NFL

The California Golden Bears didn’t get everything they wanted this season, but they did make a bowl game, marking a modest but real step forward for the program. The man at the heart of this improvement project in Berkeley was Jared Goff. He dazzled in September, especially when he rang up 45 points on a Charlie Strong- and Vance Bedford-coached Texas defense in the belly of the...
Via The Student Section
December 29, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: UCLA K Ka'imi Faibarin sets school record with 60-yard FG

Just when it looked like Cal was gaining a little momentum heading into the half, UCLA kicker Ka’imi Fairbairn put one between the uprights from 60 yards out as time expired, setting a new school record.  It looked like it could have been good from even further out. Ok Ka'imi Fairbairn. We see you. This guy knocks a 60-yard field goal to put @UCLAFoobtall up 26-10 at the...
Via College Spun
October 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Sonny Dykes takes shot at Jameis Winston in praising Jared Goff

Sonny Dykes took an inadvertent shot at Jameis Winston while praising his quarterback, Jared Goff. Cal is off to a 3-0 start, and that has been leading to a lot of extra publicity for Goff, the team’s star quarterback. Goff broke the school’s records for completions, passing yards and total offense in Saturday’s win over Texas, and there is talk about him being one of the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 22, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Texas caught faking injury against Cal

Texas’ football team was caught faking an injury in its game against Cal on Saturday. Cal was at the Texas 1-yard line and trailing 24-14 before halftime when the shenanigans began. Linebacker Edwin Freeman was trying to figure out whether he should come off the field or not and was caught in between, so he just dropped to the ground and faked like he was injured: what is this...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Texas DC compares Cal's Jared Goff to Aaron Rodgers

Jared Goff may ultimately become one of the first quarterbacks taken in the 2016 NFL draft, but Texas defensive coordinator Vance Bedford had even higher praise for the gunslinger from Cal. Kirk Bohls of the Austin American-Statesman notes Bedford compared Goff to reigning NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers. Bedford said of Goff: "This is Aaron Rodgers. He's the...
Via Sportsnaut
September 16, 2015  |  Discuss

California WR Erik Brown leaves team for personal reasons

The California Golden Bears were excited about the potential that freshman wide receiver Erik Brown had, but they aren’t going to see what kind of player he can become. According to a report from Sports Illustrated, Brown has decided to leave the California football program due to undisclosed personal reasons. Brown was the top receiving recruit in California’s 2014 class, but...
Via Campus Sports Net
September 14, 2015  |  Discuss
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