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Golden Nuggets: Golden Bears on the Move

Cal alum and superstar Alex Morgan is traded to the NWSL's expansion franchise in Orlando to be closer to her Golden Bear husband, Servando Carrasco, midfielder for Orlando City SC. Meanwhile Jerome Randle signs with Adelaide, an Australian professional basketball club, and USA Swimming sits down with Nathan Adrian for "20 Questions".

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Alex Morgan Traded to NWSL Expansion Orlando Team

Golden Bear Spotlight: Arielle Ship

Men's Soccer - Pac-12 All-Century Team

Carr, Soares and Birnbaum Selected to All-Century Team to Represent Cal

SAN FRANCISCO - Pac-12 Networks revealed the Pac-12 All-Century Men's Soccer roster on ‘Pac-12 Sports Report' Monday night that was comprised of six forwards, seven midfielders, seven defenders and three goalkeepers. Three of those on the All-Century Team are California Golden Bears; defenders Steve Birnbaum (2009-13) and A.J. Soares (2007-10), and forward Calen Carr (2002-05) were all selected after stellar careers in Berkeley, to join the pantheon of success in Pac-12 men's soccer history.

Swimming & Diving - Nathan Adrian


Nathan Adrian's 50 free career could have stood on its own and been a solid legacy. However, when he won 100 free gold in London, his reach was expanded, and his career changed moving forward. The former Cal standout has become a model of consistency in his pro career, and he's got a big year -- and challenge -- in front of him, as he explains in this week's 20 Question Tuesday.

4. Building a pro career like this and endorsing companies and making such a good living, is that beyond what you could have hoped for?

Nathan: Let me back up and say that I have been extremely blessed in going to Cal and developing my professional career while still training here. Specifically, Natalie Coughlin has been an absolute trailblazer and has helped me so much. She was invaluable when I was choosing an agent and what had been important to her when she was looking for one. So I chose one based on what is important to me, and it has worked out better than I could have ever dreamed - and ironically I have the same agent Natalie does. I have someone who, whenever I am on trip, can find me a 50-meter pool and a place to work out. I just came back from Chicago, and that's not an easy city to find a place for me to train, but it got done. Professional swimming is a tough balance; right now is obviously when the most opportunities are available but the important thing to me more than ever is having a place to get my workouts, in and out of the pool, done and being in bed by 9:30 p.m.

5. You talk about fit, and how well Cal has aligned with who you are, your goals and your development?

Nathan: Cal was and is the perfect fit for me. That goes back to the beginning of choosing a place where I could get a good education. Where I could come close to my potential. That being said, we've had amazing support from some of our alumni in making sure we have what we need as a team to be successful, especially during my time in college when the economy wasn't as good as now and the funding wasn't here in the state of California.

13. I've talked to Josh Prenot, Jacob Pebley and some of the current Cal guys and they are the smartest, most fun oddballs I have ever talked to - what's that group like for you?

Nathan: It's a lot of fun. There is really no two ways about that. I think something that happens at Cal is that we really embrace individuality. That has been something that has been happening before I got here and I hope it is something that continues well after I am gone. I think that is how you get the most out of anybody; you get them be themselves and develop as their own person instead of putting them in some kind of mold that you have had success with before. You don't say, "Well, you are like this person so let's change this and this." It's like, "You are Jacob. You can do this. Let's find a way to make it work for you."

Women's Golf - Photo Day

Men's Basketball - Jerome Randle Signs With Adelaide 36ers

New Adelaide 36ers import Jerome Randle ready to step in and immediately help Sixers in their NBL quest

ADELAIDE 36ers' new NBL import Jerome "Handles" Randle can score, facilitate or simply wow teammates and opponents alike, but mostly he just wants to win.

"This is a great group of guys," the 175cm dynamo said after practice with the Sixers today.

"I see a great group that can play the game and it's my job to bring my knowledge to this team, bring everything I can to win a championship."

Randle, 28, is a big name in a year of big names seeking out NBL playing contracts.

Men's Basketball - Blue and Gold Scrimmage

#20 California @ UCLA - Tonight, 6:00 p.m.

Kragen And Lawler On Midseason All-Pac-12 Teams

BERKELEY - Cal senior defensive end Kyle Kragen and junior wide receiver Kenny Lawler have been named to midseason All-Pac-12 teams recently announced. Kragen is a member of lists produced by both ESPN and the Bay Area News Group while Lawler is on the latter list. Lawler was also added to the watch list for The Biletnikoff Award last week