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Golden Nuggets: Golden Bears Shine on Sunday Night Football

Richard Rodgers, Aaron Rodgers, and Cameron Jordan all break out in big ways in New Orleans.

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Rugby

#3 Cal sealed a six-match sweep of the Battle in the Bay 7s with 33 unanswered points to beat Arizona State, 40-12.

Volleyball

The Golden Bears nearly took a two to one lead in sets, but ultimately fell to #17 UCLA in four sets.

Inside the Lair: Candace Novoselnik teaching, coaching after pro career.

By Jonathan Okanes, Cal Athletic Communications

Sixteen years after she left Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C. as a blue-chip recruit, Candace Novoselnik is back at her alma mater coaching perhaps the next elite volleyball, basketball or track athlete.

Novoselnik, the former Candace McNamee, played volleyball at Cal from 1998-2001. She ranks fifth on the school's all-time list with 3,622 assists and is tied for eighth with 102 career aces. She is also the only student-athlete in program history to record three triple-doubles during her career.

Marty James at the Napa Valley Register has a great piece on senior defensive specialist Marlee Davis.

Marlee Davis thought her coach at UC Berkeley, Rich Feller, was playing an April Fools' Day joke when he asked to meet with the Bears' defensive specialist this past spring.

Davis was an invited walk-on, a nonscholarship player when she joined the Cal volleyball team in 2011. There were no promises or guarantees or assurances that Davis would get a scholarship, regardless of whether she earned a starting spot or not.

For a moment, Davis thought Feller was kidding when he informed the Vintage High School graduate that she deserved to be put on scholarship for her senior season with the Bears.

Yes, it was April 1, but this was no joke. Feller had a full-ride scholarship available and he gave it to Davis, one of Cal's top back-row players and passers.

Women's Tennis

How do you win every match in a tournament but not win the tournament? Read on to find out how Cal was jobbed at the Saint Mary's Fall Invitational.

The Big Give

Cal Athletics Proud to Participate in the Big Give

BERKELEY, Calif. -- Cal Athletics is a proud partner in a first-of-its-kind campus initiative set for Big Game week. On Thursday, Nov. 20, all Cal Athletics donors, season ticket holders, letter winners, family, friends and fans are invited to join in the Big Give, a 24-hour fundraising blitz.

Women's Soccer

Cal overcame a 1-0 halftime deficit to draw against Arizona in double overtime.

Haley doing some posed action shots for her upcoming feature in the Daily Cal...look for it out Tuesday!

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The Giver: Haley Lukas' charity work energizes her as a person and player

Michelle Lee - Staff, The Daily Californian

Five-year-old Haley Lukas did not want to give up chocolate for Lent.

In the lives of many Christians, Lent is a time of sacrifice and penance in preparation for the Easter season. But for a kindergartener, Lent is mostly 40 days with less sugar: a daunting thought for high-energy children. Faced with this prospect, Lukas asked her mother, Shari Lukas, why this sacrifice was important, unable to see the purpose of surrendering chocolate. So instead of sweets, Shari Lukas implored her daughter to offer something else: her time.

"When I was in kindergarten, I didn't know why that was important," Lukas says. "My mom thought, ‘Hey, you should give up your time because that's actually a part of your life.' Kindergarten is when it started - from that learning moment from my mom."

Men's Water Polo

Golden Bears defeat UC Irvine 19-15 on freshman Luca Cupido's four goals.

National Basketball Association

The Hornets waived Justin Cobbs, while the Grizzlies waived Patrick Christopher. The Thunder signed Richard Solomon to training camp on a non-guaranteed contract, only to waive him.

Men's Basketball

Women's Basketball

Bishop O'Dowd basketball star Asha Thomas picks Cal over Washington, Oregon, and Seton Hall.

Thomas, who announced her oral commitment on Sunday via Twitter, used an analytical approach to make her decision.

"I was mainly focused on three things: academics, of course basketball, and the atmosphere," said the 5-foot-4 Thomas today. "I wanted a family feel."

Her familiarity with a lot of the Cal players and the coaches played a role in her decision, as well as the basketball team being on the rise, she said.

Football

Cal announced Monday that it will play Auburn in a home-and-home series in 2019 and 2020, marking the first time the schools will meet in football.

National Football League

Richard Rodgers

The Packer's rookie tight end Richard Rodgers was heavily involved in the passing game Week 8 at New Orleans, with 58 yards receiving on four passes, more than doubling his season receiving total.

Aaron Rodgers

Rodgers threw for 418 yards on 29-38 passing, but injured his left hamstring in the third quarter. Thankfully, the injury doesn't look serious.

Cameron Jordan

Cameron Jordan named Landry's Community Player of the Week

Jordan tripled his season sack total (from 1 to 3) with two sacks against Aaron Rodgers on Sunday night.