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Golden Nuggets: Sonny Dykes Coach of the Year?

Does surpassing the win total from the past two years give Sonny the edge for Coach of the Year?

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Field Hockey

Cal falls to UC Davis 1-0 in the third-place game of the NorPac Tournament, and settled for fourth place.

Women's Tennis

Golden Bears occupy three of the four final spots in the USTA/ITA National Women's Indoor Intercollegiate Championships.


Bears drop a tight four-set match to #20 Arizona State, 26-28, 25-22, 26-24, 25-22.

Men's Water Polo

#5 Cal fell to #2 Stanford in the Big Splash, 11-9.


Freshman Bethan Knights and junior Chris Walden were named to the All-Pac-12 First and Second Team, respectively.

Men's Basketball

Men's Swimming and Diving

Cal men's swimming and diving defeats Wisconsin on Friday, 169-116.

Women's Swimming and Diving

The fourth-ranked Golden Bears on the women's side also defeated Wisconsin in the Bear's final home dual meet of the fall season.

Men's Soccer

Coming off a thrilling upset of top-ranked UCLA, the Bears drop a heartbreaker to Oregon State, 4-3.

Women's Soccer

Getting to Know: Emily Boyd What made you choose Cal?

Boyd: Emily Boyd: The moment I stepped on the Berkeley campus it felt like home. I felt so welcomed by the team and the coaches. Along with the soccer, who wouldn't want to go to the best public school in the world? This is an opportunity of a lifetime. What are your hobbies outside of soccer?

Boyd: I really like making food, and watching the food channel. I also really like art, I hope to get into an art class soon.

Inside the Lair

Family Time: Cal Football alum Keala Keanaaina returns to school to finish his degree.



The Golden Bears blasted through pool play at the PAC 7s Rugby Championship with ease, finishing 4-0 against Stanford, Oregon State, Arizona and Arizona State. The Bears head into a semifinal match against Utah today with a combined score of 147-5 in pool play.


Sonny Dykes is named by Pigskin Grind as a potential Coach of the Year nominee.

Sonny Dykes, California

Cal needs one more win to become bowl eligible. That is an incredible turnaround for a team that went a combined 4-20 in the previous two seasons.

Chris Adcock, James Langford and Griffin Piatt were elected to the 2014 Capital One Academic All-District 8 Team.

Both Trevor Davis and Kenny Lawler should be ready to face off against USC on Thursday. Read on with Scout and Ryan Gorcey.

BERKELEY -- For the first time in three weeks, California had both Trevor Davis and Kenny Lawler on the field at the same time, and both caught passes for the Bears in full pads as Cal prepares for a Thursday clash with USC. Before they went down, they accounted for 11 of the Bears' 36 passing plays of 20 or more yards. Since they went down, Cal has just seven over the past two games.

It's certainly a welcome sight for outside receivers coach Rob Likens, who sums up the return of his two downfield treats in just a single word.

"It's confidence," Likens says. "One thing about Kenny and Trevor, going up and getting balls, when [Jared] Goff gets in trouble, he knows that, last resort, if his first or second read's not there, he can always turn back or he can find one of those guys and just throw it up with great confidence, knowing that they're either going to catch it, or prevent an interception, so that's great for the quarterback."