The University of California at Berkeley is one of the most exciting and experienced softball teams in the Pac 12 Conference. The Lady Golden Bears play an exciting brand of softball that has seen many of their teams go on to amazing success in league play and beyond. The Lady Bears are often among the top softball teams in the nation and they are able to attract top talent from throughout the country to the program.
Softball players at the school are also among the Continue Reading »
The world of women’s soccer is booming now more than ever before. People that have witnessed the championship teams roar with great victories are interested in more from exciting women divisions.
The great thing about women in soccer is their intensity. There is a lot of dedication that comes with this sport simply because the females have a lot to prove. These women are sometimes rated as the underdogs in the area of the sport. Continue Reading »
For fans of the Cal Golden Bears Men’s soccer team, if you are looking to keep up with the team, their players, records, and overall standings, there are several places where you can turn to for the most coverage on the team. However, making sure that you find a sporting source which offers you the information you are looking for and the most in depth and up to date coverage, is something you really want to look for, when finding the right source to get information about your Cal Golden Bears.Didn’t catch that? This explains it. Although a general internet search might give Continue Reading »
Rugby in northern California has always been a huge success with rugby teams in the area winning major national championships and finding great success. The Cal’s Rugby has won well over twenty national championships at the division one level. This is a huge success for one team to accomplish. Maintaining that success sin their program over so many years is a major business and one the team does not take lightly. Recruiting the best players in the world has been one of the best ways the team continues Continue Reading »
The California Golden Bears, coming off an 18-15 season which ended with a loss in the NIT to Colorado, are optimistic about the upcoming 2011-12 season. Head coach Mike Montgomery, entering his 4th season at Berkeley, welcomes back three starters, F Harper Kamp, PG Jorge Gutierrez, and SG Allen Crabbe. In addition, part-time starter PG Brandon Smith and reserve PF Richard Solomon return.
Montgomery welcomes four freshmen along with redshirt freshman wing Alex Rossi, out last season due to an abdominal injury. The four new Bears Continue Reading »
You may be able to get most of the Bears games on your DirectStarTV sports channels but shouldn’t this be the year you make it to most of the games in person? Here are a few of our best tips for scoring Cal season tickets this year…
Get in Early: If you haven’t already put in a request, do so ASAP. Season tickets start selling out around September and even if you’ve had them in the past you’re not guaranteed any this Continue Reading »
The last time the Bears sat at home come bowl season, the year was 2002, with coach Tedford in his first season at the helm. Still that 2002 season was far more successful than the 2010 endured by Bears fans, as Tedford’s inaugural squad at least compiled a winning 7-5 record, simply overlooked at bowl selection time, an injustice at the time according to many analysts. In fact, 2010 marks the first time in coach Tedford’s career at Cal in which the team has lost more than they’ve won, finishing at a disappointing 5-7, good for an abysmal 8th in the Pac-10. So where did it all go wrong?On November 6th, the Bears sat at 5-4, fresh off a win against Washington State, with three games left to play. Needing only one win to lock up an even record, thus qualify as bowl eligible, the task at hand was much larger than expected upon closer review. Consecutive contests with top 10 teams (1 Oregon and 5 Stanford), the Bears hardest two games on the schedule, quickly turned a promising 5-4 into an alarming 5-6, needing a win in the season finale against Washington to break even. Continue Reading »
If the football season were a game in itself, the Golden Bears would be well into the 4th quarter, though not capable of a resounding victory at this point, still within arm’s reach of a win. After missing out on a major upset against 1 ranked Oregon over the weekend, Cal still has a chance to salvage their season, needing only 1 win to become bowl eligible, a benchmark to separate a wasted season from solid effort. At 5-5, the season has seen highs and lows, never more optimistic than the early September thumping of Colorado, a Buffaloes group that looked potentially potent until their 4th game meeting with Missouri to boot. Unfortunately for the Bears, back to back losses to Nevada and Arizona quickly tempered expectations.Perhaps the biggest issue facing the Bears this season has been maintaining a level of consistency. Taking a two point defeat to Oregon shows the talent is there to hang with the top teams in the country, though a brutal loss to Oregon State just before Halloween suggests otherwise. Looking for trends from start to finish, the Bears have played a lot better at home, running a 4-1 record in friendly confines, the one loss coming to Oregon. This is indicative of a lack of poise or maturity, though with senior quarterback Kevin Riley at the helm up until his season ending injury, it doesn’t add up. There’s no reason to expect a team with plenty of veteran leadership to be subject to so such a home vs. away discrepancy. Continue Reading »
The University of California-Berkeley has the privilege of serving as a stepping stone for many talented individuals who go on to succeed across a variety of careers, only one of which is professional athletics. Fortunately, for those who are quick with their minds and feet alike, the Golden Bears storied football program has a proud history of placing successful football players in the NFL. Taking a look across today’s football landscape, former Bears players are impacting the league at an unprecedented level, with these key contributors perhaps the best of their generation to don Yale Blue and California Gold.
- Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers After laying in waiting behind Brett Favre during his first three years in Green Bay, Rodgers has become the new face of the franchise while establishing himself as one of the best young quarterbacks in the game of football. Rodgers posted an impressive 103.2 quarterback rating in 2009, throwing 30 touchdown passes for the first time in his career compared to only 7 interceptions, earning his first Pro Bowl selection in the process. Rodgers has managed to top the 4,000 yard plateau in both his seasons as the Packers’ starter.
- Nnamdi Asomugha, Oakland Raiders While his name may be a mouthful for announcers, Asomugha’s coverage skills prove to be quite the handful for opposing receivers. Often forgotten in the Oakland shuffle, the Raiders’ cornerback is among the elite defensive players in the game, one of only a handful of true shut-down corners in the NFL, not to mention the highest paid DB in the league. Continue Reading »
It may seem too early to take a gander over to the hardwood, what with the Golden Bear football squad only 2 weeks into their regular season, but as the dog days of August are now securely in the rear view mirror, the tip-off of the college basketball season will be upon the Cal campus sooner the later. Entering his 3rd year as the Golden Bears basketball coach, Mike Montgomery will face his most daunting coaching challenge thus far in his short stay in Berkeley. After taking the team to the NCAA Tournament in each of his first 2 seasons, Montgomery will try to make a gourmet meal out of mostly leftovers, with all four of 2009-10′s top scorers no longer on the roster. The team does boast the luxury of top billed incoming talent, via the high school recruiting ranks. Guards Allen Crabbe and Gary Franklin, both rising freshmen, will have to make an immediate impression and play key roles for the Bears to rival the success of seasons past. Continue Reading »