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Golden Nuggets: Cal bowl projections include Cactus, Armed Forces, Las Vegas

It's Ty Wallce and Jaylen Brown's turn to lead the Bears to another victory, and meanwhile, college football bowl projections become a lot more real as Cal Football becomes bowl eligible for the first time since 2011.

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Football - Bowl Projections

SBN has the Bears facing off against old bowl opponent Air Force in the Las Vegas Bowl on December 19.

According to ESPN, we will be returning to Fort Worth for the Armed Forces Bowl against Colorado State.

CBS Sports projects the Bears to the Cactus Bowl, formerly known as the Insight Bowl, where Aaron Rodgers won Offensive Player of the Game in 2003, to face off against another old foe, the Texas Tech Red Raiders.


The Cal volleyball team had the best offensive performance of any Washington opponent all season but the Bears fell to the No. 3 Huskies, 25-17, 25-18, 25-20 at Alaska Airlines Arena.

Men's Tennis

Andre Goransson closed a strong fall half of the season with a run to the main draw singles final at the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships, but the California junior lost in Sunday's title match to Tulane's Dominik Koepfer.

Women's Swimming and Diving

Senior Elizabeth Pelton placed in the A Final in two events on the final night of the Minnesota Arena Pro Swim SeriesSaturday at the University Aquatic Center at the University of Minnesota.

Women's Tennis

Maegan Manasse produced another major highlight at the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships. While a Saturday doubles rematch didn't go the way she had hoped, the California star earned the tournament's Sportsmanship Award, which is voted on by officials and opposing coaches.

Meanwhile, Klara Fabikova capped her last visit to the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships with a successful title run on Sunday, when the California senior captured the consolation singles final at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.

National Football League

Carolina head coach Ron Rivera became the last former Cal player in the NFL to be associated with an unbeaten team when his Panthers defeated Tennessee, 27-10, in a Week 10 game Sunday that was followed by a 10-6 loss to Houston on Monday night by a formerly unbeaten Cincinnati squad featuring Marvin Jones. Carolina and New England are the lone two remaining teams in the NFL.

Women 's Basketball

In one of the nation's premiere matchups of opening weekend, Cal (2-0) used its length and versatility to knock off eighth-ranked Louisville (0-1), 75-71, for its first win over a Top 10 opponent since Jan. 2013. The Bears start the season 2-0 for the third time in head coach Lindsay Gottlieb's career.

Men's Basketball

BERKELEY (AP) - Jaylen Brown made a steal and drove the floor for a highlight-reel left-handed dunk, providing a glimpse of the special player California added in its recruiting class along with local star Ivan Rabb.

Afterward, Brown had something else on his mind other than the spectacular slam: four turnovers.

"What I need to concentrate more on is the turnovers and do a better job of finding my teammates," the freshman said.

"Smart man," coach Cuonzo Maritn said.

Tyrone Wallace had 24 points and six assists, and Brown added 17 points and seven rebounds to lead No. 15 Cal past UC Santa Barbara 85-67 on Monday night.