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The Green Bay QB and Cal football alum discount double checks the Chicago Bears six times before halftime.

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Women's Soccer

Cal plays host to the San Diego State Aztecs in the first round of the NCAA Women's Soccer Tournament on Saturday, Nov. 15 at 2 pm at Goldman Field.

Rugby

Cal defeated AZU 45-5 to capture its third straight PAC 7s Rugby Championship.

Women's Tennis

Maegan Manasse and Denise Starr captured the consolation doubles title at the USTA/ITA National Women's Indoor Intercollegiate Championships.

Men's Soccer

#7 Cal dropped a closely fought match against #3 Washington 3-2 on Sunday.

Volleyball

#16 Arizona defeats Cal in straight sets, 25-19, 25-19, 25-21.

Women's Swimming and Diving

Men's Swimming and Diving

Absolutely gorgeous! #NattyChamps #whenhardworkpaysoff #NumberTwo

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This was Cal's 3rd National Championships in 4 years (and 5th overall). A look at all 3 rings from the recently graduated Marcin Tarczynski.

Football

Cal can become bowl eligible with a win against USC Thursday night.

From ESPN's Pac-12 Blog

A Tasty Appetizer: California at USC

At 5-4, the Bears are one win away from bowl eligibility. This trip to Los Angeles and home dates against Stanford and BYU remain on the schedule. Conventional wisdom says that final game against the Cougars will be Cal's best chance to notch win No. 6, but since when does conventional wisdom mean anything in college football? The Bears are averaging 42 points per game this season. They trail only Oregon in the Pac-12, and that explosiveness makes them dangerous on a weekly basis. Jared Goff receives the majority of adulation in Berkeley, but he's enjoyed some critical support on the ground: Only two conference running backs have averaged over five yards per carry while rushing for at least 10 touchdowns. Oregon stud Royce Freeman is one, while Cal's Daniel Lasco is the other.

From Jon Wilner at the San Jose Mercury News

The Trojans have a talented front seven, and end Leonard Williams is the most dominant defensive force in the conference.

But the Bears' success on the ground this year raises creates the possibility of them running effectively Thursday ... which, in turn, would create the possibility of playing a competitive game against the Trojans ...

And wouldn't that be something?

Men's Basketball

Ryan Gorcey breaks down Cal's exhibition victory over Cal State San Marcos

Aaron Rodgers

From the Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel

Aaron Rodgers can't play QB position any better

Green Bay - One quarterback was hot, one quarterback was not at Lambeau Field on Sunday night.

And one player inside the Green Bay Packers locker room can see the difference between Aaron Rodgers and Jay Cutler.

"I feel like we believe in Aaron, as our leader," defensive end Datone Jones said. "That's what separates us from the Bears. I feel like the Bears really don't believe in Cutler. He's their franchise quarterback, so they need to believe in him.

"And I know how they feel. I've had a few quarterbacks in college where I was like 'Oh, man,' but you can never turn your back on your quarterback."

Rodgers certainly gave teammates another reason to believe in Sunday's 55-14 thrashing of the Chicago Bears. His domination of the division rival continued to the tune of 315 yards on 18-of-27 passing with six touchdowns and no interceptions. He was one touchdown shy of tying the NFL record; his six touchdown passes in the first half did tie an NFL record, set by Oakland's Daryle Lamonica in 1969.

Jordy Nelson talks to Dan Patrick about Green Bay's breakout performance and Aaron's... unique Christmas gifts to the team.