This FanPost should not be confused with The Maharg's autobiographical diary entry of last Tuesday night entitled "Way To Suck RoyRules22." This one is totes diff. It has a comma!
RoyRules22 sucks, bc his DBD only got like 380 comments. I mean c'mon! And there wasn't even a DBD II. It's like he wasn't even trying out there. This is the California Golden Blogs, you gotta bring your A game. I mean, OK, if this is UWDawgpound or Building The Dam, thats probably a suitable effort. Hell, if this is Hall of Canes, thats the greatest post they've ever had!
So, thanks for your effort yesterday, but please. Either go big or go home. None of this 380 comments bullshit. Break 400 or never show your face here again!
Rivals says Mack Draddy is an All-American.
BERKELEY - California senior center Alex Mack was selected as a first-team All-American by Rivals.com on Wednesday. Mack, who was first-team All-America selection last season by Sporting News, has piled up several awards already this season, and collected a big honor on Tuesday night as the recipient of the National Football Foundation's Draddy Award given to the top football scholar-athlete in the country.
Mack, who landed a spot on the Pac-10 first-team all-conference team for the third straight year on Monday, is also a semifinalist for the Rotary Lombardi Award and a finalist for the Rimington Trophy presented to the top center in college football. He was named a first-team mid-season All-American by both the Sporting News and College Football News.
Mack is a two-time first-team Pac-10 All-Academic choice as well as a finalist for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award for athletic and academic achievement. He was named one of 15 National Football Foundation Scholar-Athletes, which comes with a $15,000 postgraduate scholarship.
Randle drains a late 3 to push Cal past Utah:
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Jerome Randle scored 21 points and hit a 3-pointer with 6.1 seconds left to lead Cal to a 72-69 win over Utah on Wednesday night.
His intentional foul on Utah's Carlon Brown with just under a minute left in the game allowed the Utes to score three straight points and tie the game 69-69 with 40 seconds left.
Cal ran down most of the clock before Randle hit the game-winning shot.
Luke Nevill led Utah (5-3) with 18 points, while Tyler Kepkay added 17 and Brown had 15.
Two VBall players receive honor:
The California volleyball team had four players recognized today as the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) announced the 2008 all-region teams. Junior outside hitter Hana Cutura and sophomore setter Carli Lloyd were each honored with first-time selections to the All-Pacific Region team. Senior outside hitter Am'ra Solomon and junior middle hitter Mindi Wiley received honorable mention notice. Cutura received honorable mention a year ago and was later honored as a second-team AVCA All-American.
Cal has had multiple all-region players honored only two other times in program history and set a new high with four players recognized this year. Last season, outside hitter Angie Pressey was selected to the team with Cutura receiving honorable mention. In 1989, Lisa Arce and Tiffany Rochelle were each selected to the All-West Region second team. Since 2002, under head coach Rich Feller, Cal volleyball has had six selections to the all-region team; all six have gone on to become All-American honorees.
Cutura leads the team in kills with 482 (4.42 kps; second in the Pac-10, 13th nationally) and service aces with 33 (0.30 saps; third in the Pac-10). She also puts in her share of work on the defensive side of the net, as third on the team in digs with 257 (2.36 dps). She has already notched the ninth best single-season output for kills this season and moved into fifth place all-time in kills with 1,359 and eighth place in all-time attacks with 3,172.
Two XC players are All-Pac10:
BERKELEY - Two members of the California men's cross country team have earned All-Pac-10 honors, as announced by the conference. Senior Yosef Ghebray was a first-team selection, while fellow senior Mark Matusak was named to the second team. This is the second straight year that Ghebray made the first team and Matusak made the second team.
Soccer players also get honor:
Dec. 10, 2008
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BERKELEY - The National Soccer Coaches Association of America honored California senior Tyler Barry, junior Stefan Frei and sophomore Andrew Wiedeman with spots on the NSCAA Far West All-Region first team today. Sophomores Hector Jimenez and A.J. Soares were selected to the all-region third team. This marks the most players Cal has had make the all-region team in the history of the program.
"Andrew, Stefan, Tyler, Hector and A.J. had outstanding seasons this year," said Cal head coach Kevin Grimes. "It is great to see them get recognized with the NSCAA Far West honors."
Wiedeman, a forward from San Ramon, Calif., was recently named to the All-Pac-10 first team and the Pac-10 All-Academic second team. He finished a strong sophomore campaign with a team-best 29 points (12G, 5A). He ended the season recording at least a point in the final six games and scored Cal's last three goals of the year. Wiedeman earned Pac-10 Player of the Week honors after a five-point weekend to open the campaign. He scored in double overtime when Cal beat UC Santa Barbara in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
Softball to host winter showcase:
Berkeley - California softball coach Diane Ninemire announced that the Golden Bears will host a Winter Showcase designed for players who are looking to develop their skills for competitive softball. The Showcase (Jan. 31, 2009) is ideal for athletes focused on playing the game at the highest levels. Hitting, fielding, throwing, pitching, base running, and all other aspects of the game will be featured.
All information on the Winter Showcase, including registration can be found at http://calbears.cstv.com/camps/softball.html or by Clicking on Winter Showcase Registration and Info.
Story on Utah game:
SALT LAKE CITY — Harper Kamp never saw the shot that Cal teammate Jerome Randle took with the game on the line at Utah on Wednesday night.
The sophomore forward had set the screen that freed Randle as the final seconds ticked away in a tie game.
"I just crashed the boards," Kamp said. "With Jerome, most of the time crashing the boards is going to be a waste of time."
With 6.1 seconds left, Randle swished a long 3-pointer as 6-foot-10 Kim Tillie arrived late to defend, and the Bears escaped the Huntsman Center with a 72-69 victory.
"They didn't hedge really well the whole game coming off screens, so I just figured I'd rise and put up a shot,'' said Randle, a 5-10 junior point guard. "I really didn't shoot threes well the whole game, so I felt like one had to fall for me. I knew it was going in."
"Everybody in the building knew Randle was going to shoot it," Utah coach Jim Boylen said. "You've got to give the guy credit — he made the shot."
This was a big win for the Bears. By toppling Utah 72-69 on Jerome Randle’s game-winning 3-pointer with 6.1 seconds left Wednesday night, Cal returns home with a 7-2 record and feeling good about itself.
“It’s a road win against a pretty good basketball team. They beat Oregon, which means nothing other than they’re capable,” coach Mike Montgomery said. “The mental set was better tonight. We didn’t force a whole bunch of shots. Just little things that made a big difference.”
Utah is a good, not great team, but the Utes have lost just 36 home games the past 19 years, so winning at the Huntsman Center is an achievement. Added to Cal’s win at UNLV over Thanksgiving weekend, and the Bears have a couple road wins in their resume.
Is it too early to wonder how all this might — yes, might — impact the Bears’ long-term prospects?
Great Cal teams:
To commemorate the 100th season of Cal basketball, today we begin unveiling our choices of the 10 best teams in school history.
We’ll count them down, one each day, leading to the No. 1 team in a century of Cal hoops on Saturday, Dec. 20, the day the Bears return to action against Nevada after a break for final exams.
Team’s record: 16-9.
Achievements: Ties for third in Pac-8.
Record vs. Stanford: 2-0.
Record vs. UCLA: 0-2.
Coach: Jim Padgett.
Top players: G Phil Chenier (16.8 ppg), G Charlie Johnson (13.6 ppg), C Ansley Truitt (16.6 ppg, 12.2 rpg), F Jackie Ridgle (17.3 ppg).
Bottom line: This team makes the list because its talent level is superb. Chenier and Johnson later become NBA guards, Truitt is a powerhouse in the middle and Ridgle a hard-nosed and productive forward. The Bears score 100 points or more four times, but are less interested on defense.
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