Longing for the chance to see a likely dominant Cal victory on TV? A dual meet involving both the men and women of Cal Swimming at Arizona will be broadcasted live by the Pac-12 Networks on Saturday. The meet starts at 10:20 AM but the TV coverage will begins at 11 AM.
“@Pac12Networks: Want to head to the pool? Swimming returns to Pac-12 Networks on Jan. 24. http://t.co/6fZvCNSnpK pic.twitter.com/xkjKp3viOa”— Cal W Swim/Dive (@CalWSwim) January 15, 2015
The swimming meet (both men and women) vs. Arizona State today at noon will also be streamed live.
Since the students are back, several Cal teams will kick off their winter/spring semester home schedule this weekend. Women's Gymnastics hosts Arizona State, San Jose State, and Denver in the home opener.
See landings like this and more...this Sunday! #findaway #unleashcal #GoBears pic.twitter.com/BboR9h5DLy— Cal W Gymnastics (@calwgym) January 22, 2015
Cal Rugby hosts Cal Poly with a reserve grade match to follow the main match, on Saturday at 1 pm.
Both men and women's tennis (ranked 15th and 6th in the country, respectively) will also be home this weekend, hosting the ITA kick-off for the chance to advance to the ITA top 16. The Bears will re-open the newly renovated Hellman Tennis center.
Come out to Hellman Friday & Saturday for the ITA Kick-Off Weekend & Saturday for the Hellman reopening ceremony! http://t.co/0Hw6faV3kp— Cal Men's Tennis (@CalMensTennis) January 23, 2015
Cal v MSU 10 am Sunday starts the ITA Kick-Off Weekend! Fresno St & Saint Mary's also vying for the #ITATennis title! http://t.co/CGOtLz2Fxx— Cal Women's Tennis (@CalWomensTennis) January 23, 2015
|Men's Tennis||ITA Kick-Off: Harvard|
|Women's Swimming & Diving||Arizona State|
|Men's Swimming & Diving||Arizona State|
|Men's Tennis||ITA Kick-Off: Mississippi St. vs North Carolina St.|
|Women's Water Polo||Santa Barbara Invitational: CSU Bakersfield|
|Women's Water Polo||Santa Barbara Invitational: Azusa Pacific|
|Women's Basketball||USC *|
|Track/Field||All Comers Meet|
|Men's Tennis||ITA Kick-Off: Consolation Match|
|Women's Swimming & Diving||Arizona|
|Men's Swimming & Diving||Arizona|
|Rugby||vs. Cal Poly (Reserve-grade match follows)|
|Men's Tennis||ITA Kick-Off: Championship Match|
|Women's Water Polo||Santa Barbara Invitational: Long Beach State|
|Gymnastics||Stanford, Oklahoma, California, Nebraska|
|Women's Water Polo||Santa Barbara Invitational: Michigan|
|Women's Tennis||ITA Kick-Off: Michigan State|
|Women's Tennis||ITA Kick-Off: St. Mary's vs Fresno State|
|Women's Gymnastics||California, Arizona State, San Jose State, Denver|
|Women's Basketball||UCLA *|
|Men's Golf||Arizona Intercollegiate (Host: Arizona)|
|Women's Tennis||ITA Kick-Off: Consolation Match|
|Women's Tennis||ITA Kick-Off: Championship Match|
|Men's Golf||Arizona Intercollegiate (Host: Arizona)|
You know you can always count on Cal Rugby to bring you some good news. Opening the Rugby 15s season last weekend down in LA in the Storer Classic, the Bears rolled through the competition (as expected) to improve to 4-0 on the year. Spreading the playtime amongst the 50 players that traveled down to LA, the Bears left no doubts who is the best rugby program in the UC system.
It's the 10th straight Storer Classic (named after the famed UCLA rugby coach) tournament win for the Golden Bears.
Here are the scoring timelines:
Cal 22, UC Davis 3
The Scoring Timeline vs. UC Davis
15:00 Anthony Salaber 5
20:00 Patrick Barrientes 5, Jamie Howells 2
Halftime Score: California 12, UC Davis 0
24:00 John Spradling 5
33:00 Christian Hess 5
36:00 UC Davis (Josh Campos)
Final Score: California 22, UC Davis 3
The Starting XV vs. UC Davis
15. A. Salaber, 14. Hess, 13. Todd, 12. Barrientes, 11. Honens, 10. Howells, 9. Okusi, 1. de Gentile-Williams, 2. Haynes, 3. Vrame, 4. Hendrickson, 5. Zerbino, 6. N. Salaber, 7. Spradling, 8. Gaffney
Cal 57, UC Santa Barbara 0
The Scoring Timeline vs. UC Santa Barbara
05:00 Billy Maggs 5
07:00 Harry Adolphus 5, Jake Anderson 2
12:00 Jake Anderson 5
15:00 Harry Adolphus 5, Jake Anderson 2
18:00 Alec Gletzer 5, Harry Adolphus 2
20:00 Harry Adolphus 5
Halftime Score: California 36, UC Santa Barbara 0
22:00 Connor Sweet, Jamie Howells 2
28:00 Brian Joyce 5, Jamie Howells 2
33:00 Harry Libarle 5, Jamie Howells 2
Final Score: California 57, UC Santa Barbara 0
The Starting XV vs. UC Santa Barbara
15. Anderson, 14. Milne 13. Adolphus, 12. Welch, 11. Maggs, 10. Bosco, 9. Boyer, 1. Walsh, 2. Bush, 3. Sullivan, 4. Kondrat, 5. Sina, 6. Sweet, 7. Gletzer, 8. Tandy
Cal 62, UC Santa Cruz 0
The Scoring Timeline vs. UC Santa Cruz
02:00 Billy Maggs 5, Matthew Coyle 2
06:00 Travis Moscone 3, Matthew Coyle 2
10:00 John Goena 5, Matthew Coyle 2
12:00 Drew Gaffney 5
18:00 Henry Baylor 5, Matthew Coyle 2
20:00 Billy Maggs 5, Matthew Coyle 2
Halftime Score: California 40, UC Santa Cruz 0
30:00 Matt Ternan 5, Matthew Coyle 2
32:00 Billy Maggs 5
35:00 Drew Gaffney 5
40:00 Beau Hershberger 5
Final Score: California 62, UC Santa Cruz 0
The Starting XV vs. UC Santa Cruz
15. d’Auriol, 14. Tavenner, 13. Maggs, 12. Ternan, 11. Goena, 10. Coyle, 9. Goodwin, 1. Harmon, 2. Moscone, 3. Baylor, 4. Kosinski, 5. Zerbino, 6. Hershberger, 7. Spradling, 8. Gaffney
Cal 32, UC Los Angeles 7
The Scoring Timeline vs. UCLA
06:00 Harry Adolphus 5, Jake Anderson 2
09:00 Jake Anderson 3
11:00 Jake Anderson 3
20:00 Anthony Salaber 5, Jake Anderson 2
Halftime Score: California 20, UCLA 0
24:00 Connor Sweet 5
28:00 UCLA (Grant Penney) 5, (Ben Francis) 2
33:00 Alec Gletzer 5, Jake Anderson 2
Final Score: California 32, UCLA 7
The Team vs. UCLA
15. Anderson (A. Salaber @ 36:00), 14. Milne, 13. A. Salaber (Maggs & 36:00), 12. Okusi, 11. Barrientes, 10. Adolphus, 9. Bosco (Boyer @ 25:00), 1. Walsh (de Gentile-Williams @ 25:00), 2. Bush, 3. Vrame, 4. Kondrat (Hendrickson @ 35:00), 5. Sina (Zerbino @ 25:00), 6. N. Salaber (Tandy @ 25:00), 7. Gletzer, 8 Sweet
Cal Women's Water Polo
At the Lou Tully Invitation in San Jose last weekend, 4th ranked Cal Women's Water Polo opened the year in dominant fashion as well, beating UC Davis 15-4 and then Fresno Pacific 25-1.
Freshman Carla Carraga, who scored 5 goals in 2 games, earned MPSF Newcomer of the Week honor.
Congratulations to freshman Carla Carrega for being named the MPSF Newcomer of the Week! #CalWWPolo.— Cal W Water Polo (@CalWWPolo) January 20, 2015
Check out the latest blog entry from Victoria Williams:
Victoria Williams checks in with her second edition of "Vic's View." http://t.co/ekbexoihra. #CalWWPolo.— Cal W Water Polo (@CalWWPolo) January 22, 2015
They face some tougher competitions at the Santa Barbara Invitational this weekend.
Cal Women's Gymnastics
This is all you need to know about the Cal Women's Gymnastics season so far:
#DYK: Cal is 7-0 for the first time in program history? pic.twitter.com/WBRcrKRqbd— Cal W Gymnastics (@calwgym) January 22, 2015
This and that one of the win is over those Stanford Cardinal.
Freshman Toni-Ann Williams earns her first Pac-12 Freshman of the Week honor.
Congrats to @toniann_william on her first @pac12 Freshman of the Week honor! MORE: http://t.co/CG4WKiOGbA— Cal W Gymnastics (@calwgym) January 19, 2015
Cal Men's Gymnastics
8th ranked Golden Bears finished 2nd at the Stanford Open last weekend behind host No.4 Stanford.
The #Bears finish with a team score of 427.900 and place second at the #Stanford Open, behind the No. 4 Cardinal (435.500) #UnleashCal— Cal Men's Gymnastics (@CalMensGym) January 18, 2015
Full recap can be found here (CalBears.com).
It's back to The Farm again this weekend for the Bears.
California again travels to Stanford next Saturday, this time for a quad-meet against the Cardinal, No. 1 Oklahoma and No. 10 Nebraska. The meet will begin at 4 p.m. PT at Burnham Pavilion.
Cal Women's Swimming
Like I have mentioned a few times, Cal Women's Swimming has really upped their Social Media game this season. Here is the latest video from freshman Maija Roses.
Freshman Jasmine Mau is also recently featured.
Freshman Jasmine Mau finds support in Cal ‘Ohana’ in this http://t.co/ep7zu5nWyb feature: http://t.co/KcDAdvOvNE pic.twitter.com/qWn0qCNrG7— Cal W Swim/Dive (@CalWSwim) January 21, 2015
Current, past, and future Golden Bears have had a good outings at the Arena Pro Swim Series at Austin (despite the Pro in the name, the meet includes more than just "pros").
Austin Grand Prix highlights: frosh @noemie_thomas 1st in 100m fly; soph @MarinaG94 2nd in 200m breast. Full results: http://t.co/drQ9KbGWg4— Cal W Swim/Dive (@CalWSwim) January 16, 2015
At the Austin Grand Prix Friday, @FaridaOsman18 wins 50m free & @cleverenz is 2nd in 400m IM. Go Bears!— Cal W Swim/Dive (@CalWSwim) January 17, 2015
African record holder Farida Osman crushes 50 with 24.9 (Video Interview) http://t.co/kaqwmJPcHV— SwimSwam (@swimswamnews) January 17, 2015
Final day of Arena Pro Swim Series: Katie McLaughlin T1st 200m fly; @NatalieCoughlin 2nd 100m back & @cleverenz 2nd 200m IM— Cal W Swim/Dive (@CalWSwim) January 18, 2015
Cal Men's Swimming
Bears kick off the 2015 season by visiting ASU and Arizona this weekend.
As usual Head Coach Dave Durden previews the meets, both can be viewed either online (ASU today) or on TV (vs. Arizona on Saturday on the Pac-12 Networks).
Cal Women's Tennis
Congrats to Cal sophomore Maegan Manasse for being named Pac-12 Player of the Week.
.@OregonMTennis' Farin, @CalWomensTennis' Manasse earn #pac12ten weekly honors http://t.co/LD0p1m8Zgw pic.twitter.com/VhyqisNHHc— Pac-12 Conference (@pac12) January 19, 2015
Manasse was the star of the Cal Winter Invitational last weekend, winning not only the singles title but also the doubles title (with partner Denise Starr).
As a team, the Bears are now ranked 6th in the country. Can the Bears move up even higher by winning the ITA Indoor Championship?
Cal moved up to No. 6 in today's @ITATennis rankings! http://t.co/yzw1Eiagfi New singles & doubles rankings don't come out till Feb. 10— Cal Women's Tennis (@CalWomensTennis) January 20, 2015
Cal Men's Tennis
Ahead of hosting No.21 Mississippi State, No.27 North Carolina State, and No.30 Harvard in the ITA Kick-off this weekend, the Bears junior and Denmark native Mads Engstad is featured in this week's CalBears.com Getting to Know.
CB: How do you pronounce your name?
ME: Mass Engste. I often have to repeat it when people ask me my name. When I have to explain it to someone I usually say you don’t pronounce the Ds.
CB: How did you first hear about Cal?
ME: I knew one of the older guys on the team, Christoffer Konigsfeldt. He was a senior on the team when I was a freshman here. I knew him from Denmark, that he went to Cal and that he liked it. I also knew Morten Christensen; he used to be an assistant coach for coach Wright. There are a lot of Danish tennis players who started going to college. It was always in the back of my head that was something I probably wanted to do.
CB: Plenty of tennis players from around the world play tennis at U.S. universities. What makes Cal such a good place for them to play and go to school?
ME: For me I also care a lot about school. Cal is obviously a great academic school. I probably want to go back to Denmark and get a master’s. Cal is pretty much the best school I could get into in order to get into a master’s program back home. Academically it’s great. And I went to recruiting trips in Tennessee and Texas, and the culture in the Bay Area reminds me a little bit more of Europe than some places in the South. It’s a little bit more international in the Bay Area, I would say, and that’s another thing I found quite attractive. On the tennis team there are quite a few foreign guys on the team, so I’m not the only foreign guy.
CB: Do you want to try to play professional tennis after Cal?
ME: I still have three semesters left. I’m not entirely sure on what I want to do. The most likely thing is I’ll go back to Denmark for grad school. It’s free in Denmark. And also, as far as professional tennis, when you’ve been part of a team for so long and traveled as a team, it would tough to be out there and play by yourself. It’s different.
Grad school in a lot of fields are also "free" in the US, not sure what kind of grad school he is looking into.
Here he mentions his favorite TV shows and video games.
CB: What are your hobbies outside of tennis?
ME: I love playing a lot of different sports – golf, soccer – and watching TV shows as well. “Friends” is definitely my favorite show, and I like “Entourage” also. I used to watch three or four episodes of “Friends” every day since I was 15 maybe. That’s by far my favorite show.
CB: Do you play any video games?
ME: I play FIFA. That’s what I probably do most in my free time. I love that.
And your obligatory Chipotle shoutout...but he also mentioned Gypsy!
CB: What’s one of your favorite things about Cal or Berkeley outside of tennis?
ME: I love the food in Berkeley. You don’t just have to go to fast food restaurants. There are a lot of really good, small places. Even though I’ve been here a while, I still find a great place to go and eat. I love Gypsy’s. That’s a great place. And even though it’s a well-known restaurant, I go to Chipotle a lot.
Cal Women's Golf
Cal Women's Golf players Alice Jeong and Morgan Thompson give us a tour of the Simpson Center. Other than the somewhat awkward mini-embrace that they all the sudden get into to open the video, it's an interesting look at the facilities.
Women's Golf will begin their spring schedule on Valentine Day weekend in Palo Alto.
Cal Men's Soccer
Joining 1st and 2nd round picks Connor Hallisey and Stefano Bonomo, Seth Casiple was also draft in the MLS Super Draft. Casiple was taken by the Portland Timbers in the 4th round.
With @scasiple heading to #PDX, three #Bears were picked by @MLS clubs (@c_hallisey to #SKC and @bonomo_93 to #NYRB) pic.twitter.com/poYhTts3FN— Cal Men's Soccer (@CalMensSoccer) January 21, 2015
The former Pac-12 Freshman of the Year has taken almost all of the corner kicks for the Bears in the last 4 years.