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Maddy Kerr Earns All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention

BERKELEY – Cal libero Maddy Kerr received All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention on Monday.

Kerr, who completed her Cal playing career in the Golden Bears' 2016 season finale Friday at Stanford, finished the regular season ranked sixth in the Pac-12 at 3.89 digs per set. She also had the third-highest single-match dig total by any conference player this season when she registered 30 against UC Riverside.

It marks Kerr's second conference honor, as she was named to the Pac-12 All-Freshman Team in 2013. The Bears have now had 72 all-conference honorees in program history, and have placed at least one player on the all-conference team for 15 consecutive seasons.

Cross Country

Cross Country Earns Pac-12 All-Academic Honors

SAN FRANCISCO --- Fourteen members of the California men's & women's cross country teams were named to the Pac-12 Conference's All-Academic teams, the league announced today.

Leading the Golden Bears selected for their academic and athletic achievements were First Team selections Garrett Corcoran and Georgia Bell, along with Second Team honoree Kai Benedict - all first-time choices for the teams.


Aaron Rodgers Stares Down Fate

PHILADELPHIA — This city can be an unfriendly place for visiting NFL teams. It can be even less kind toward those who leave with a win. Moments after the Packers’ 27-13 victory over the Eagles on Monday night, Aaron Rodgers was headed back to the locker room when the voice of one relentless heckler rose above the crowd at Lincoln Financial Field, baiting Rodgers with a jeer about his personal life.

Without breaking stride, Rodgers turned his head back toward the stands. The fan may have been out of earshot by that point, but the quarterback, in essence, told him to shut the hell up. Then, steely-faced, he entered the locker room having silenced all of his critics.

After a four-game losing streak, and after being out-dueled by Kirk Cousins and Marcus Mariota, and after much speculation about why Aaron Rodgers hasn’t been playing like Aaron Rodgers, the 32-year-old quarterback delivered a gem of a performance in Green Bay’s must-win Week 12 game. With a loss, the Packers would have fallen three games back in the NFC North—and 2.5 games back in the conference wild-card race—with only five left to play.

Men’s Basketball

Bears Battle Bulldogs Tomorrow

BERKELEY -- Fresh off a win over Southeastern Louisiana on Sunday, another Pelican State foe awaits the Golden Bears this week as Cal men's basketball plays host to Louisiana Tech on Wednesday. Game time is set for 6 p.m. in Haas Pavilion, where the Bears carry a 23-game home winning streak.

Cal got to win No. 23 with a 22-point performance by freshman phenom Charlie Moore along with Ivan Rabb's third consecutive double-double (17 points, 10 rebounds). Kingsley Okoroh (10 points) and Grant Mullins (13 points) also produced double-digit scoring efforts, and Okoroh reached career-high totals for both points and assists (3).

Cal is 20-2 in non-conference home games under head coach Cuonzo Martin and 61-5 on Pete Newell Court vs. non-Pac-12 opponents since the start of the 2009-10 campaign.