Get Your PhD In Cal History!

Well, we have had a lot of great posts here on Cal History.  Posts about Big Games (literally!) from the past.  Posts about Cal Spirit.  Posts about many different kinds of sports at Cal.  We wanted to put them in a central location, so it is easy to keep track of them.  If you read through ALL these posts, you should graduate with honors with a PhD in Cal Sports!  Feel free to call yourself a Doctor.  It's all legit.  An internet website says so!   Many thanks to CalBear81 for helping organize the links and write up the quick synopses.  GO BEARS!

    Cal Sports



    • 100 Harmon Gym - One man's love for a basketball gymnasium, now long gone.
    • Following The Legal Saga Of Lou Campanelli (Parts 12, and 3) - After being fired from Cal, former basketball coach Louis Campanelli sued Cal.  Yes!  Sweet litigation.
    • Cal-UCLA 1986:  The End Of The Streak - By 1986, UCLA had beaten Cal in 1,240 straight basketball games (all numbers approximate).  With video of the entire game in this post, Kodiak takes us through one of the finest moments in Cal sports history.  
    • The World's First Women's College Basketball Team:  The California Golden Bears - The beginning of women's college basketball in Berkeley where, in 1892, Cal fielded the first women's college basketball team ever, and in 1896, the Bears played Stanford in the very first women's intercollegiate basketball game -- all more than a decade before the men started playing the game.


    • Cal Crew:  The Oldest And Grandest Of Golden Bear Sports - A history of one the most spectacularly successful Cal sports, which has won 39 Olympic Medals (33 of them Gold), and 19 National Championships, focusing on the three Golden Olympic years of 1928, 1932 and 1948.
    • Helen Wills Moody:  Cal's Great Wimbledon Champion - The life of Cal tennis great, Helen Wills Moody, who won 31 Grand Slam titles, 8 Wimbledon singles titles, and two Olympic Gold Medals, among many other accomplishments.
    • The First Lady of Tennis: Cal's Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman: The extraordinary life and career of one of the most important athletes who ever graduated from Cal. Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman won 17 Grand Slam titles and two Olympic Gold Medals, essentially invented women's international team tennis, coached and mentored scores of young women players, including numerous future Grand Slam champions, and was a tireless fighter for opportunities for women athletes, from the 1910s through the 1970s.   

    Cal Spirit:

    • Stanford Jonah:  The Mystery Continues Part I and Part II - Did we steal Stanford Jonah from Georgia Tech?  Did they steal it from us?  And how does the 1929 Rose Bowl get involved in all this?
    • Interview With UC Rally Comm Card Stunt Coordinator - Did you know that Cal invented card stunts and has been doing them for over 100 years?  We find out more inside!
    • Interview With A UC Cannoneer Part I and Part II - You've heard it explode at Cal games (unless you went solely to Cal games from 1996 to 2001).  Now, learn more!
    • Interview with Ken Montgomery - One of the greatest mic mans of all time!  
    • The Bear Essentials: 10 Things Every Cal Fan Must Know: A look at the most important Cal football traditions, games, stories, events, athletes, and coaches, which all Cal fans must know about if they want to avoid embarrassing themselves in front of other Cal fans.
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