LOS ANGELES - The Cal volleyball team closed out the 2015 season with a 25-11, 25-21, 25-19 loss at No. 1 USC on Friday afternoon at the Galen Center.
The Bears finish the year with an overall record of 9-21, 3-17 in the Pac-12.
LAS VEGAS -- Freshman Kristine Anigwe's first collegiate double-double wasn't enough to lift No. 16 Cal women's basketball past No. 10 Texas A&M as the Aggies handed the Golden Bears their first loss of the season, 75-58, at the South Point Shootout hosted by the South Point Hotel and Casino. The loss snapped Cal's four-game win streak to push Cal's record to 4-1 in 2015-16.
BERKELEY - Cal will open the 2016 season August 27 in Sydney, Australia when the Golden Bears play Hawai'i in the first college football game of the 2016 campaign, the schools announced Saturday in conjunction with the New South Wales Government, TLA Worldwide and TEG. The Sydney College Football Cup will take place at the 83,500-seat ANZ Stadium originally constructed for the 2000 Olympic Games.
Soon after joining Cal's staff in January, Brandon Jones reviewed video from the previous season. The offensive line coach noted that one of the Bears' most skilled blockers had piled up critical penalties.
In his first one-on-one meeting with Jordan Rigsbee, Jones challenged him to better control his emotions. It is advice that will carry merit Saturday night at Memorial Stadium.
Shortly before kickoff against Arizona State, Rigsbee will pose for pictures with family at Cal's Senior Night ceremony. Then, he'll try to keep the tearful embraces from wearing on his ability to protect quarterback Jared Goff from perhaps the nation's most potent pass rush.
"It's going to be awesome," Rigsbee, the younger brother of former Cal offensive tackle Tyler Rigsbee, said of his Memorial Stadium finale. "It's going to be cool for the whole family because we've been a part of Cal for the last seven, eight years straight."
As the team leader with 47 career starts, he has weathered the brunt of Cal's rebuilding. Rigsbee has started at four of the line's five positions, adapted to a new coaching staff and helped unite his position group amid mounting defeats.