California women's lacrosse placed 13 student-athletes on the 2015 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation All-Academic team, the conference announced on Friday.
Calling it one of the deepest and most complete classes in Cal history, PrepVolleyball.com has given the Bears' 2015 group of incoming freshmen a No. 9 national ranking in its annual ratings of the top-30 recruiting classes in the country.
All five California men's crew entries will race for a National Championship today as each of the Golden Bears' boats advanced to the Grand Finals following racing yesterday at the Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championships.
California varsity eight remains undefeated after capturing its semifinal heat yesterday at the NCAA Division I Women's Rowing Championships in Gold River, Calif. as both of the Golden Bears' eights claimed berths in today's Grand Finals.
C.L. Brown, ESPN Staff Writer
It's never too early to start looking ahead to next season. Over the coming weeks, we will examine what comes next for each team in the Power 5 conferences and also those outside the Power 5 who could make noise on the national stage. Today: the California Golden Bears.
Normally, the Cal creating a buzz from spring signing period is Kentucky Wildcats coach John Calipari. But second-year Golden Bears' coach Cuonzo Martin managed to do something the Wildcats did not in the Class of 2015: sign two top-10 recruits. Cal is now sitting with arguably its best class ever, making its basketball program relevant during the months it usually has quietly bowed into the shadows.
The Bears finished eighth in the Pac-12 last season and did not appear in the NCAA tournament or NIT for the first time since 2007. But there's a noticeable difference in Berkeley. The anticipation for the 2015-16 season is greater than it has been in some time.
As preparation for the 2016 NFL draft gets going within scouting departments throughout the league, teams with a potential need for a franchise quarterback should start by taking a close look at Jared Goff.
The California Golden Bears football program has fallen on tough times the past few years, and the 2015 draft reflected that. It was the first draft since 1986 in which Cal-Berkeley did not have a single player selected.
The 2016 draft should be a different story, however, if Goff declares after his junior season.
FIFA Women's World Cup
HARRISON, N.J. — The Women's World Cup starts in nine days for the U.S., and forward Alex Morgan, the biggest star on the American team, has not played in a competitive game for club or country in the last 49 days. Those are the sobering facts for U.S. fans after Morgan, who has been suffering from a left knee contusion, watched the Yanks tie South Korea 0-0 from the sidelines on Saturday at Red Bull Arena.
When the U.S. began its three-game Send-Off Series in San Jose earlier this month, coach Jill Ellis said Morgan's absence from the first two games was precautionary and indicated her knee wouldn't be an ongoing concern once the World Cup started. But after Saturday's game, Ellis gave every indication that Morgan would not start the World Cup opener against Australia on June 8 and certainly wouldn't be playing for 90 minutes in the early games of the tournament.
"In terms of Alex, we're building her," said Ellis. "Realistically, she's been off for a while. So in terms of minutes, that's something I think we're going to have to build through the early games to be ready. We don't want to blow her up too early in terms of physically being ready."
The Golden Bears swept their pool Saturday at the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship at PPL Park, beating Boston College, Notre Dame and Virginia Tech by the combined score of 84-17 to earn the top overall seed in today's championship rounds, which pit No. 1 California against No. 8 Michigan in a 10 a.m. ET/7 a.m. PT quarterfinal.
Third-seeded Cal (36-19, 18-12 Pac-12) defeated the top-seeded Texas A&M Aggies (46-12, 18-10 SEC) 2-1 in 14 innings on a walk-off home run by junior outfielder Mitchell Kranson on Saturday night at Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park. The Bears are now in the Regional final of this double-elimination format tournament, and will play tonight against the winner of the Texas A&M-Coastal Carolina game earlier in the day.