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Cal junior swimmer Emily Bibb posted another blog entry - and more photos - from the team's training trip in Hawaii.
It happened four days ago, but it's worth having another look at the 67-yard touchdown run by former Cal tailback Marshawn Lynch that led Seattle to a thrilling 41-36 NFL Wild Card Weekend victory over defending Super Bowl champion New Orleans. Here you go!!!
Cal junior swimmer Emily Bibb posted a new blog entry and photos from the fifth and sixth days of the team's Hawaii Training Trip in Oahu. The trip began Jan. 5 and ends on Jan. 14.
The Golden Bears return to action when they open the Pac-10 dual-meet season on Jan. 21 at Arizona State and on Jan. 22 at Arizona.
Cal junior swimmer Emily Bibb is writing a blog about the women's swim team's current training trip in Hawaii. The Golden Bears arrived in Honolulu on Jan. 5 and will return to the mainland on Jan. 14 You can find Emily's first entry here http://www.calbears.com/sports/w-swim/spec-rel/010711aaa.html.
Volleyball is playing in their first-ever national
championship game when they face Penn State, Saturday, Dec. 18 at
5:30pm PT. If you're in the Bay Area, here are a few hot spots to watch
the match - thanks to our awesome sponsors. So gather your friends and family, break out the blue and gold, and get ready to cheer on your Golden Bears!
If you can't make it out, we encourage you to watch on ESPN2, or online at ESPN3.com.
Let's Go Bears, do work and bring this trophy home!
With the NFL in its final three weeks of the regular season, have a look at the 33 former Cal players currently on an NFL roster here.
Cal alumnae Natalie Coughlin and Dana Vollmer as well as Cal and U.S. head coach Teri McKeever were busy today, Wednesday, on the first day of the FINA Short Course World Championships in Dubai, UAE.
Vollmer anchored the fourth-place 800-meter freestyle relay for the United States, which posted a time of 7:38.42 in the final. Coughlin qualified for the 100-meter backstroke final by taking fourth place in the semifinal with a time of 57.61. She swam the fifth-fastest time (57.91) in the 100 back in Wednesday's preliminary heats.
With the fall semester coming to a close, it's time to reward our current Men's Basketball student pass holders with even more cool stuff.
On Wednesday, Dec. 22, all 2010-11 Men's Basketball student season pass holders can each bring ONE FRIEND FOR FREE to the highly anticipated match-up against Kansas at Haas Pavilion, scheduled for an 8pm tip-off!
HERE ARE THE DETAILS
- Student season pass holders can bring one (1) friend for free to the Cal-Kansas game on Dec. 22
- Your friend DOES NOT have to be a Cal student, it can be anyone - so bring mom or dad, your bro or sis, your cousin, or your BFF who goes to another school, etc. etc. etc!
- You and your friend MUST enter through the student gate at Haas Pavilion (Gate 5)
- If a student pass holder transfers their ticket, the recipient is also allowed to bring a friend
Remember, seating capacity on The Bench is limited to about 400 pass holders/friends, so get to Haas early for the best available seating - doors open at 6:30pm!
Got questions? Call the Athletic Ticket Office at (800) GO BEARS, M - F, 9am-4pm.
If you don't have your student season pass yet, what are you waiting for? Click here to get yours today so you can bring a friend to the Kansas game!
Check out what former Cal linebacker Mike Mohamed had to say about his trip to New York City for the National Football Foundation's Annual Awards Banquet held at the Waldorf=Astoria in New York City on Tuesday, Dec. 7. Mohamed was one of 16 NFF National Scholar Athlete's that was recognized and a finalist for the prestigious William V. Campbell Trophy that was won by Sam Acho of Texas.
California head coach Teri McKeever was named the head coach of the U.S. women's Olympic swimming team for the 2012 London Summer Olympics on Wednesday. Look for more information on this announcement on CalBears.com later today.
With 2 seconds left and 4th and goal from the 1, Washington called timeout. RB Chris Polk took the ensuing handoff and plunged into the end zone, and, after no PAT was attempted, Cal lost to the Huskies, 16-13.
Cal takes over 1st and 10 from its 32 after a UW punt, as the rain really starts falling. 6:20 left in the 4th with the score still Cal 13 and UW 10.
On the ensuing UW drive, Hukies eventually at 1st and 10 from their own 24, then a Locker run gets UW to a 1st and 10 at their own 35. 9:10 left in 4th
Giorgio Tavecchio hits another Cal field goal, and the Bears lead, 13-10, with 10:53 left in the 4th quarter.
Shanee Vereen with 101 yards today.
Game's tied at 10-10 at the end of the 3rd quarter.
Cal has a 1st and 10 at its 44. 0:01 left in the 3rd
Erik Folk converts a field goal from 37 yards, and the game is tied 10-10 with 0:08 seconds left in the 3rd.
UW has a 1st and 10 at the Cal 40 after a long KR from Jess Callier. 3:21 to go in the 3rd
Cameron Jordan recovered a Jake Locker fumble and returned it for a Cal TD! PAT is good, and Cal leads, 10-7.
Bryan Anger punts 51 yards, and Cal downs the ball inside the UW 10. 1st and 10 for UW at its own 7. 5:56 left in the 3rd still 7-3 UW
Cal starts its next series at its 35 after an 8-yard punt rerturn. UW leads, 7-3, still, with 7:25 to go in the 3rd.
After a 57-yard punt by Bryan Anger, UW starts its next series with a 1st and 10 from its 24. 8:09 to go in the 3rd quarter
Cal starts its next drive 1st and 10 from its 13. Eventually 2nd and 10 from the 13 after an Allen reception for no yards.
UW's D'Andre Goodwin battled a Cal DB for the Locker's pass along the right sideline, the ball popped up as the DB fell down and Goodwin caught the ball and ran in it in all alone for what turned out to be an 80-yard TD pass. PAT's good. UW leads, 7-3, with 10:22 left in the 3rd.
Cal's Anger punts 51 yards and through the end zone. UW has a 1st and 10 from its 20 with 10:36 left in the 3rd quarter. Cal still leads, 3-0. Rain stopped in the 1st quarter.
After a UW kickoff and Cal penalty, Cal's ball 1st and 10 on the Golden Bears' 14-yard line.
Tavecchio hits a 53 yard field goal as time expires in the 1st half to give Cal a 3-0 lead. With 17 seconds before halftime, Cal took over the ball at its 34-yard line. Eventually with 1st and 10 at the UW 43, Cal threw a 6-yard pass to get to the UW 37. Cal called a timeout with one second left, and Tavecchio hit his FG. It's the 5th time this year Cal has shut out an opponent at halftime.
4th and 23 from the UW 39, Cal punts. Fair catch UW on its 12-yard line with 7:35 to go in the 2nd quarter. Big play on this Cal drive was Keenan Allen 45-yard run after he took a direct snap.
Marc Anthony intercepts a UW pass in the end zone! 1st and 10 Cal at the 20 with 11:06 to go in the 2nd quarter.
Cal 1st and 10 from its 29 after recovering UW RB Callier's fumble. 13:28 in the 2nd quarter. But UW Richardson No. 28 intercepts Mansion's ensuing long pass . 1st / 10 UW from its 35
UW ball 1st and 10 from its 35
The score is 0-0 at the end of the 1st quarter. Cal has the ball with a 3rd and 13 from their own 38.
On this new series, Cal's Vereen runs, but there's an offside penalty on UW. Cal takes the penalty, so now it's 1st and 5 from Cal's 21. 1:40 left in the 1st quarter
Cal's Shane Vereen with his first 59 yards of the game is in sole possessin of 10th place on Cal's all-time single-season rushing list with (1,120 this season).
Cal went for it on 4th and 10 from the UW 34. Unsuccessful, so now it's UW ball, less than 3 minutes to go...The Huskies have a 3rd and 7 from their 37
Shane Vereen has 59 yards on 5 rushes for the game, with Cal now 2nd and 8 from the UW 45.
The teams exchanged punts, and Cal has the ball back with a 1st and 10 at its 20 with 7:27 left in the 1st quarter.
UW punts at 4th and 1 from Cal's 46. Touchback. Cal ball 1st and 10 at its 20 with 12:17 left in the first half.
Cal kicks off to UW, which takes the ball at the 6 and returns it to the 28. 1st and 10 UW
Both the Cal and Washington teams are warming up under the rain at Memorial Stadium roughly 45 minutes before kickoff.
Cal's longtime radio play-by-play man Joe Starkey will be honored during today's game by the National Football Foundation. Starkey, now in his 36th season behind the mike, is the 2010 recipient of the Chris Schenkel Award, given for distinguished service in college football broadcasting. NFF President and CEO Steve Hatchell is in town to present the award to Joe. The formal ceremony will take place early next month at the NFF's Hall of Fame Dinner in New York. Congratulations, Joe!
When the California Marching Band first walked onto the field for its morning practice, a few members of the horn section burst into a little "Singin' in the Rain" - quite appropriate with steady precipitation falling on the turf. Now fully into practice, the full band is definitely getting into its rendition of Kook and the Gang's "Jungle Boogie."
Good morning and welcome once again to the final gameday of the 2010 regular season. The Bears have an opportunity to close out the year in style. Not only does today mark the final contest in Memorial Stadium before construction begins on the renovation and retrofit of the 87-year-old facility, but a victory would secure a bowl berth for an eighth consecutive year.
Here are links to a few local stories to help set the tone for the match-up with the Washington Huskies. As a reminder, kickoff is at 12:30 p.m.
San Francisco Chronicle - Bidding farewell - with hopes of an encore
Contra Costa Times - Bowl hopes are on the line against Washington
Contra Costa Times - Derrick Hill: Cal player's imprint left on and off field
Fans are encouraged to check in to California Memorial Stadium using Facebook® Places on the Facebook iPhone application or touch.facebook.com and share their experiences with friends on Facebook.
Through a special Facebook Deals promotion, on Saturday, Nov. 27, fans are asked to visit the Facebook Deals tent in FunZone outside the stadium prior to kickoff of the Cal-Washington game. Beginning at 9:30am, the first 20 fans to check-in to "California Memorial Stadium" using Facebook Places and show the check-in to our staff at the Facebook Deals tent in FunZone will be selected to form the fan tunnel the team runs out of onto the field before the game. All fans who show their check-in to our Deals tent will also receive a free Memorial Stadium commemorative pin and print.
The Cal-Washington game marks the final home game in California Memorial Stadium under its current seating configuration. The stadium will undergo a retrofit and renovation while Cal plays its 2011 home schedule at San Francisco's AT&T Park.
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The Cal women's swimmers look destined to finish in second place behind Stanford Saturday night in the Arena Invitational in Long Beach, Calif. Check out the recap on CalBears.com later tonight.
The Big Game ends in Berkeley, 48-14.
Isi Sofele takes a lateral from Keenan Allen, after the latter caught a pass, and runs it in for a TD, and the PAT is good with 15 seconds remaining. Cal trails, 48-14.
Stanford's Nate Whitaker converts a 41-yard field goal and the Cardinal leads, 48-7, with 7:04 left in the fourth quarter.
Keenan Allen throws - yes, throws - a 17-yard TD pass to Jones with 14:27 left in the fourth quarter. PAT is good. Cal trails, 45-7. That's Jones' 10th career TD catch.
Wilkerson runs it in from 3 yards for Stanford. PAT is good. Stanford leads 45-0.
This marks Cal's 43rd consecutive home game with 50,000+ fans.
Cal has to punt. After a 24-yard return, Stanford starts its drive on its own 44. The attendance today is 67,793.
Stanford's drive ends with Taylor's 4-yard TD run on 1st and goal from the 4. PAT is good, and Cal trails, 38-0, with 12:09 to play in the third quarter.
Cal kicks off to start the second half. Stanford takes over on its own 36. 14:54 left in the 3rd.
After the ensuing Stanford kickoff, Cal took a knee as the first half winds to a close. Stanford leads, 31-0, at halftime.
Stanford scores on Luck's 19-yard TD pass to cap a 61-yard drive. The PAT is good, and Cal trails, 31-0, with 22 seconds remaining in the first half.
Manson's INT gives Stanford the ball with less than two minutes remaining.
Luck's 13-yard TD toss caps a 90-yard drive for Stanford. 24-0 for the Cardinal with 2:47 remaining till halftime.
It started raining on the Bears' next drive, around when Brock Mansion ran for a first down. But it ends in an Anger punt for 49 yards. Stanford takes over on its own 10 with 7:46 left in the 2nd.
Taylor scores his second short running TD, as Stanford scores on 1st and goal from Cal's 1. PAT is good. Cal trails, 17-0, with 10:44 remaining in the second quarter.
Cal drive ends in an Anger punt; 43 yards, no return. Stanford 1st and 10 from its own 14.
Cal's ensuing drive takes the Golden Bears to their 36 as the first quarter ends. The Bears face 3rd and 22 after the short break. Cal still trails, 10-0.
Stanford's Taylor scores a TD on a run on first and goal from the 4. The PAT is good, and Cal trails, 10-0.
Stanford 3rd and 5 from their own 21, Luck ran 58 yards into Cal territory. Now it's 1st and 10 from Cal's 21.
Brock Mansion threw an INT; Stanford's Richard Sherman with the pick on the Cardinal's own 5 yard line. Stanford will start its second drdive with 8:05 left in the first quarter.
Here's a quick summary with 8:53 remaining in the first quarter: Stanford kicked a 29-yard field goal after recovering a Cal fumble. 3-0 Stanford. Also, with his first carry of the game, Cal RB Shane Vereen ran for 10 yards to pass the 1,000 mark for the season. He moved to 1,008 with that carry. Cal has the ball and is driving.
The California Marching Band practices its pre-game routine before Saturday's Big Game vs. Stanford early Saturday morning.
Today's Big Game program cover features original artwork by Evan Kerr of Cal's Creative Services department. When Kerr, a Cal graduate, returned to campus to work for the department, he brought back a tradition of creating unique program covers for the Big Game programs. Today's cover shows Oski and the Stanford Tree within the uprights of Memorial Stadium.
Inside the program, you can find features on ...
* the 1937 Thunder Team that captured the '38 Rose Bowl
* memorable Big Game moments
* defensive back Chris Conte
* the men's basketball team
* Josh Daniels of the men's swimming swimming team
* Linebacker Keith Browner
Cal kicked off the weekend in style Friday night with the men's water polo Bears downing Stanford in the Big Splash, 9-6, and the Cal volleyball team defeating the Cardinal, 3-1, in the Big Spike to earn a season sweep in the series for the first time in 31 years.
Water polo, ranked No. 1in the country and winner of 13 games in a row, next heads to the MSPF Championships as the top seed. Cal will also host the NCAA Championships in Spieker Aquatics Center Dec. 4-5.
The fourth-ranked volleyball team is 24-2 overall and 14-2 in the Pac-10. The Bears have already set a school record for most conference wins in a season and have the inside track for their first Pac-10 title. Cal hosts Arizona State at 7 p.m. Wednesday and Arizona at 12 noon Friday to close out the regular season.
Good morning and welcome to Big Game Saturday from Berkeley, where the sun is rising over the East Bay hills, there are a few breaks in the clouds and, perhaps most importantly, no rain is falling. With plenty of stories fulling the Bay Area newspapers today, here is a sample to help get you in the Big Game spirit.
San Francisco Chronicle - A golden challenge to Cardinal's high hopes
San Francisco Chronicle - Cal beat Jim Plunkett's Rose Bowl team in 1970
San Francisco Chronicle - Big Game won't settle Stanford's bowl fate
Contra Costa Times - Five keys for Cal
San Jose Mercury-News - Cal needs defense, receivers to deliver
ESPN.com - Q&A with Cal defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast
Cal senior linebacker Mike Mohamed will be a guest on "The Razor and Mr. T." radio show on Wednesday, Nov. 17 (6 p.m. PT). Among the topics Mohamed is expected to discuss is his final Big Game when the Golden Bears host Stanford at Memorial Stadium this Saturday, Nov. 20 (12:30 p.m. PT).
Derrick Hill had the first forced fumble of his career and the first fumble recovery of his career. As he chose to recover that ball in the end zone, Hill also just scored the first touchdown of his career.
Cal down by just two, 15-13 with just over nine minutes left in the third quarter.
Check out the pics from the first half of the Cal/Oregon football game.
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Actually, this is the fourth game that Oregon has trailed this season. They previously trailed Tennessee 6-3, Stanford 21-3, and USC 10-8.They trail Cal 7-0 in the second quarter.
Shane Vereens' five consecutive rushes put Cal in the end zone and gave the Bears a 7-0lead. Vereen took a second-down hand-off 31 yards to start the drive (his 4th longest rush of the season). He followed with a 9 yarder, two fours, and a one-yard jump into theend zone for Cal's 7-0 first quarter lead.
Today's game is being broadcast in both 2D and 3D on Versus. The 3D broadcast takes an entirely different set of cameras, such as this one with dual lenses.
It's Scout Day at Memorial Stadium. The FunZone was crawling with scouts of all ages. The scouts were also treated to an autograph session with some Cal Bear players.
Not only is today's Cal-Oregon football game being televised nationally in HD by Versus, but the contest will be shown in 3D by the network. In addition, ESPN Radio has brought its Gameday program to Berkeley and is set up on Maxwell Family Field, where it will air live from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Of course, fans can still purchase tickets to this afternoon's 4:30 kickoff between the Bears and No. 1 Ducks, or listen on the IMG Sports/Cal Football Radio Network (locally on KGO AM 810).
ESPN Radio set up on Maxwell Family FIeld
Cal Athletics has been selected as one of 22 launch partners for Facebook Deals, a free beta program starting in the U.S. that allows local businesses large and small to offer special discounts to people who check into a local business' Facebook Place. Cal is one of three university athletic departments and one of five sports teams taking part in the launch.
Fans are encouraged to check in to "California Memorial Stadium" using Facebook® Places on the Facebook iPhone application or touch.facebook.com and share their experiences with friends on Facebook. While a larger promotion is planned for the Cal-Washington game on Nov. 27, the Cal Athletics Marketing Department also has a deal scheduled for the Cal-Oregon game.
Beginning at 2:30 pm PT on Saturday, Nov. 13, fans can check in to "California Memorial Stadium" using Places on touch.facebook.com or the latest Facebook for iPhone application and 50 lucky fans will win two free tickets to the Cal men's basketball game versus Cal State Northridge on Tuesday, Nov. 16. Fans should follow the instructions on their screens to take part.
Defensive end Trevor Guyton is having the biggest game of his career for the Bears. With 10:41 left in the game, he has seven total tackles, four tackles for loss and 2.5 quarterback sacks. As a team, the Bears have 5 sacks on the day.
Shane Vereen has moved up to ninth on Cal's all-time rushing list rush, passing John Olszewski, who had 2,504 yards from 1950-52. At the end of the third quarter, Vereen had 2,512 yards.
Wide receiver Jeremy Ross scored on a 27-yard end-around in the third quarter, his second rushing TD of the year. He also had a 19-yard effort against Arizona State.
Midway through the third quarter, Cameron Jordan already has set career highs for total tackles (11) and tackles for loss (4).
Brock Mansion's 28-yard run at the start of Cal's touchdown drive was the longest for a Cal quarterback since Aaron Rodgers had a 36-yard rush at Washington on Nov. 13, 2004.
Safety Sean Cattouse registered his first sack of the year (and of his career) on the first play from scrimmage for Washington State, resulting in a one-yard loss.
California head coach Teri McKeever led the Cal swimmers past host Colorado State in a dual meet today on her birthday, Saturday, Nov. 6, in Fort Collins, Colo. The Cal women's divers are competing on the final day of the Trojan Diving Invitational today at USC. The official recap(s) will go up later today on CalBears.com.
Check out a few photos from early warm-ups at Martin Stadium. All photos are courtesy of GoldenBearSports.com.
Tailback Shane Vereen
From left: wide receiver coach Kevin Daft, strength & conditioning coach John Krasinski, offensive tackle Mitchell Schwartz
Quarterback Brock Mansion
Safety Sean Cattouse
Punter Bryan Anger
Good morning and welcome to today's gameday blog. We'll be providing notes and updates throughout the day from Martin Stadium in Pullman as the Golden Bears take on the host Washington State Cougars.
The team arrived from its hotel in Moscow, Idaho, around 10:30 and will soon be out on the field to start its warm-ups.
To get you up to speed on what to expect, here are links to a few previews from the Bay Area and Washington newspapers ...
San Francisco Chronicle - Mansion's first start is Cal's last chance for road win
Contra Costa Times - Cal football team ought to be aware of upset potential
Seattle Times - California enjoys its success running past Washington State
Spokane Spokesman Review - Cougars focus on Cal running game
Oregon State has scored on all four of its possessions and now leads Cal, 28-0, with 6:17 remaining in the second quarter. The most recent Beavers score came on a 17-yard pass from Ryan Katz to Joe Halahuni to cap a five-play, 76-yard drive in 2:31.
Oregon State has made it 14-0 in Corvallis on a two-yard run by Jacquizz Rodgers and an extra point from Justin Kahut with 1:36 to go in the first quarter. The scoring play culminated an eight-play, 76-yard drive.
Oregon State has put the first score on the board on an 11-yard touchdown pass from Jacquizz Rodgers to Colby Prince to put the Beavers ahead 7-0. Extra point was good by Justin Kahut. The touchdown drive was five plays, 57-yards.
Cal and Oregon State are underway. The Golden Bears are in white tops and gold bottoms.
Pics from the first half are up! Thanks to Michael Pimentel at GoldenBearSports.com for getting us these. And make sure to check out GoldenBearSports.com for game action from football and all of Cal's sports.
Keenan Allen ran a kickoff back 98 yards for what seemed to be a score. An illegal block in the back sent it back to the 44-yard line, still giving Allen a 61-yard return, the longest kickoff return of the season for the Bears (previous best was 41 by Sofele at USC).
The illegal block in the back penalty was the first flag thrown against Cal in the game.
Cal settled for three points with the possession capped by a 26-yard Tavecchio field goal.
Chris Conte just blocked the ASU punt, recovered the fumble, and then ran the ball in for a touchdown. It is the first time since 2008 that Cal has returned a blocked punt for a touchdown.
Cal's up 40-3.
Shane Vereen takes the direct snap in for a five-yard TD run. It capped a 51-yard, 6-play drive to open the second half. The Bears now lead this one 33-3.
FYI: The Bears record (under Tedford) when they score 30 or more points is 54-5.
The rains seem to be making an impact as the slippery pigskin just evaded several players (both Sun Devils and Bears) on the ensuing kickoff, before ASU finally landed on it on the three.
Cal starts the first half with a 26-3 advantage.
Marvin Jones has 101 receiving yards in the first half. It was the third 100-yard receiving game of his career.
Riley logged his 50th career TD.
Unfortunately, the second half is going to be starting just as the rain is beginning to fall. It held off for the entire first half.
Ball is on the tee. Allen and Sofele are back to receive. Here we go...
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