Beast Mode himself sat down with local news station KTVU to discuss a little more than just that action, boss. Marshawn Lynch discussed how his upbringing in that area prepared him for his future, including his experience at Berkeley giving him a perspective for just how big the world is.
From five-years-old, having some of your homeboys killed at that age, it prepares you for a lot.
Lynch spends his offseason back in the Bay Area, working with his non-profit group, the Fam 1st Family Foundation, where he helps other children from similar underprivileged backgrounds. While the group uses sports to interact with the kids, Lynch aspires to teach them to work for success in all aspects of their lives.
[Sports] is not what you might be doing in the future, but that shouldn't stop you from [chasing] it.
Lynch has had his share of off-field issues, including an arrest for driving under the influence, right before he was to conduct another of his camps. While he has been criticized for these transgressions, he has taken an important next step and used the to grow and mature, calling it the best thing that could have happened in his life.
Lynch is motivated to be successful in a life beyond football—heeding the very advice he gives to the children he works with—and is looking to finish his college degree in social welfare.
- More academic recognition for Cal, with three Bears named NFHCA Scholars of Distinction thanks to their ridiculous GPAs of 3.90 or higher
Women's Swimming and Diving
- A great day for the Bears at the NCAA Championships, with the team winning the 800-yard freestyle relay and Missy Franklin setting a new American record in the 200 free
- Emotional footage of Franklin after her big day
- If you've ever wondered what it's like to tumble, but lacked the ability of a collegiate gymnast, Alicia Asturias and a GoPro are here to help
- A feature on Victoria Jones, whose soccer background helped her become the versatile weapon that can be plugged in anywhere
- It's been a busy—but insanely successful—weekend for Cal (16–11), sweeping Grand Canyon in a doubleheader on Thursday, earning a mercy-rule win over Grand Canyon (again) at the Marriott Round Robin on Friday, followed by another mercy-rule win over Princeton in their next game at the Marriott Round Robin
Track and Field
- At the California Multis, Andrew Cruikshank recorded a personal record and placed second in the decathlon while Jaci Powell won the heptathlon
- Some great footage of the Bears prepping for March Madness
- A last-minute shot by Brittany Boyd pushed the Bears past Fordham in the first round of the NCAA Tournament
- Some highlights from Jorge Gutierrez's latest game as a Net. It just isn't the same without that hair!
- Clips of a Bears win + (kind of) M83? Yes please!
- The Golden Bears (1–2) were defeated by USF, but the team of Lara Vukasovic and Sarah Cole remain undefeated
- QB Jared Goff talks with Uncle Ted about last year's disastrous season and the Bears' future
- WR DeSean Jackon's future remains uncertain, with the Panthers and the Raiders popping up as possibilities after the Patriots and the 49ers were previously reported; the Jets and their new QB Michael Vick are also an option (video autoplays)
- Cal 64, Fordham 63: Bears survive behind Brittany Boyd's double double
- Cal football recruiting: Cameron Scarlett, Kyahva Tezino, Dechaun Holiday among West Coast targets
- Jake Browning visits Cal, Nebraska offers Brady White, Josh Rosen picks UCLA
- Cal spring football, RBs preview: Khalfani Muhammad, Daniel Lasco take the lead
- Fabiano Hale case: Cal football player internally punished to avoid criminal charges