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Hearing Cal PF Richard Solomon has refined his jump shot during the off-season. Should be one of...

Hearing Cal PF Richard Solomon has refined his jump shot during the off-season. Should be one of the PAC-12's breakout players in 12-13.

Jon Rothstein Twitter with encouraging news!

His name is Shaq. He profiles like Deion. And he is close to being a Red Sox. According to a major...

His name is Shaq. He profiles like Deion. And he is close to being a Red Sox. According to a major league source, the Red Sox are close to finalizing an agreement with 18th-round draft pick Shaq Thompson, an outfielder out of Grant High School in California. Within days, he is expected to join the Red Sox to begin his pro baseball career. However, Thompson is better known as one on the most celebrated football recruits in the country. Later this summer, he will start his football career as a defensive back at the University of Washington, a school that Thompson decided to attend after initially committing to Cal. The reason for Thompson’s decision to attend Washington was of particular interest to the Red Sox: The UW Athletics Department said that it was fine having Thompson play football while also pursuing a professional baseball career. And so, the Red Sox were comfortable drafting him with the knowledge that, by signing him, they’ll get the chance to work with Thompson outside of the football season, with the hope that he can develop despite playing on a compressed baseball schedule.

Via WEEI

An important member of the California softball team was absent when the Golden Bears faced...

An important member of the California softball team was absent when the Golden Bears faced Washington for a berth in the College World Series last weekend in Berkeley. Barbara Wiggs, better known as Bebe to her friends—which is to say, to everyone who's ever met her—had a previous engagement at Disneyland, but her teammates didn't hold it against her. Bebe is only five years old, and besides, the Bears feel that she's with them even when she's not. Last Friday, the day before the opener of the best-of-three series, Bebe was on the phone with assistant coach Tammy Lohmann, giving her a pep talk to pass on to the players. She wanted them to stay strong and be sure not to get discouraged even if something somehow went wrong (which wasn't likely, considering that Cal, the top-ranked team in the nation, entered the series with a 54--5 record). The Bears took the words of their honorary teammate seriously because Bebe has a 50-year-old's wisdom in her five-year-old soul. "When she talks about strength and about not giving up, it carries more meaning," says pitcher Jolene Henderson. "If there's anyone who knows what it takes to keep fighting, it's her."

This was printed in this week's back page column of Sports Illustrated by Phil Taylor

The young starlet [Alex Morgan] has been enjoying a supremely productive 2012. She’s tallied her...

The young starlet [Alex Morgan] has been enjoying a supremely productive 2012. She’s tallied her last 14 goals in this calendar year alone. Oh, and they’ve all come in just 12 appearances. She has now scored 13 of the USWNT’s last 28 goals. And here’s the most impressive statistic yet. If Morgan continues on this pace, she’ll have the third most prolific year of any USWNT striker in the program’s history.

http://prosoccertalk.nbcsports.com/2012/05/28/tracking-alex-morgans-record-setting-goal-tally/ Tracking Alex Morgan’s record-setting goal tally

DANBURY MINT CAL MEMORIAL STADIUM REPLICA- Just wondering if anyone had one of these and would be...

DANBURY MINT CAL MEMORIAL STADIUM REPLICA- Just wondering if anyone had one of these and would be willing to sell it to myself. I collect the college stadiums I've been to, and upcoming road trips. Looking forward to visting the renovated stadium next year. Would pay 200. Thanks

5. Cal Class of 2005 Top Players - DeSean Jackson, Tyson Alualu, Syd'Quan Thompson, Zack Follett,...

5. Cal Class of 2005 Top Players - DeSean Jackson, Tyson Alualu, Syd'Quan Thompson, Zack Follett, Desmond Bishop, Cameron Morrah, Anthony Felder, Lavelle Hawkins Cal has earned a reputation for bringing in top talent but never really being able to win with it and the fact that they didn't win more games with this huge haul that they brought in with the 2005 class is very supportive evidence for that argument. Jackson was one of the most explosive players in recent conference history and Alualu, Thompson, Follett and Bishop were All-Conference stalwarts.

In our Pacific Takes recruiting rankings, the greatest Cal class of all-time finishes 5th overall among the best Pac-12 recruiting classes of the past decade.

1. J.J. Arrington - RB - Class of 2003 - Rocky Mount, NC - College of the Canyons (Santa Clarita,...

1. J.J. Arrington - RB - Class of 2003 - Rocky Mount, NC - College of the Canyons (Santa Clarita, CA) - Cal Cal scored big when they snagged Arrington out of College of the Canyons, where he had been placed by East Carolina in hopes that the tough running back would return after completing his JC degree. After a controversial recruiting battle between Cal and Oregon where Ducks running back coach Gary Campbell forged Arrington's father's signature (How he kept his job after this is confounding), Cal got Arrington for two years and he made them count. After a solid junior season, Arrington put together one of the best seasons any running back has ever had in college football, racking up more than 2,000 yards and 15 touchdowns.

J.J. Arrington gets ranked number one among the sleeper recruits this past decade. Another Bear also gets mentioned in this article (you can probably guess who it is)!

In the next season I will play in Zags uni!

In the next season I will play in Zags uni!

Karnowski picks Gonzaga. Another recruiting loss, although the Zags were heavy favorites since the beginning. Time to ride the Thurmanator? It's a good thing Monty is so good at this whole winning thing. Otherwise I don't know what we'd do! UPDATE: Alex Rossi confirms transfer to Valparaiso.

According to his father, WR Kenny Walker will sign with #UCLA tomorrow

According to his father, WR Kenny Walker will sign with #UCLA tomorrow

Biggins.

The Lions interviewed Washington running back Chris Polk, Ohio State running back Daniel Herron and...

The Lions interviewed Washington running back Chris Polk, Ohio State running back Daniel Herron and [Boise State running back Doug] Martin during this week's Senior Bowl in Mobile. Detroit running back Jahvid Best is still recovering from a series of concussions and many within the organization are concerned if he will play football again.

Are the Detroit Lions getting ready to move on without Jahvid? For his part, Jahvid told the Detroit Free Press three weeks ago that he would "definitely" be back next season.
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