SALT LAKE CITY - Cal's KK Limbhasut (66-66 - 132, -10) is on top of the individual leaderboard and the Golden Bears are second as a team at the Pac-12 Championships after the first 36 holes of play Friday at the par-71, 7,209-yard Salt Lake Country Club. Stanford (352-336 - 688, -22) is five strokes ahead of Cal (350-343 - 693, -17) with 36 of the 72 holes remaining in event co-hosted by the Pac-12 and Utah. The Bay Area rivals ran away from the field while third-place USC (356-348 - 704, -7) is the only other team under par.
"I feel like I played very smart today," Limbhasut said. "I stayed conservative when it was windy early on and took advantage when the wind died down. I am happy for the team. We have been working very hard the entire season and it is great to see that we have a chance to win the conference."
"KK has really been on a tremendous roll," head coach Steve Desimone said. "When he gets it going he has a tendency to keep it going."
BERKELEY - No. 2 seed California faces undefeated and national No. 1-ranked Brigham Young Saturday, May 7, in the national collegiate championship of the 2016 Penn Mutual Varsity Cup, kicking off at 2 p.m. MT on South Field in Provo, Utah, and airing live on NBC Sports Network.
The Golden Bears (19-2), who are seeing BYU (19-0) for the 13th time in their postseason histories and 10th time in a national title contest for the 15-a-side crown, will take on the talented and experienced Cougars for the second time in the past four years on BYU's home field.
Cal head coach Jack Clark called BYU "the most talented team in the competition, probably the best team in the United States. It will be a hard assignment for our boys, but we relish the challenge."
BERKELEY - Jerry Figone, for over three decades the team manager and director of operations for California rugby, received an honorary membership award from the Big C Society at its annual Senior Recognition Banquet April 19 at the International House.
"What a well-deserved honor," head coach Jack Clark told the audience during his remarks. "Jerry really has been a dedicated servant to all things Cal, and I think the lion's share of that beneficiary has been our rugby program."
In addition to his wife, Valerie, for her support; associate head coach of Cal rugby, Tom Billups, for nominating him; and the Big C Society, the entity that awards varsity letters in athletics, for voting for his recognition, Figone thanked coach Clark for "continuing to give me the opportunity every day to work with my colleagues and have a shared learning experience with our world-class student-athletes. It's a true honor to receive this honorary membership and be noted for all time with the other honorary members and recipients who make the Big C Society so wonderful."
"Jerry Figone's willingness to work and the selflessness of his time commitment is unmatched on our campus," said coach Billups. "His inclusion to the Big C Society is just reward for all he has done for the rugby program, the Intercollegiate Athletics department and the university."
Check out the sights and sounds from Goff's first day in Los Angeles
Our Franchise Quarterback's First Day in L.A.https://t.co/4gLn7dEyLj— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) April 30, 2016
How big was this pick? How long have people waited?
The first chant for the first Los Angeles Rams draft selection in more than two decades occurred 15 minutes before he was even selected.
"Ja-red Goff, Ja-red Goff," shouted the several thousand fans jamming the L.A. Live courtyard on a blindingly bright April afternoon.
Soon thereafter it became official, the chant turning into a roar, Youngblood jerseys jumping on Dickerson jerseys hugging Bettis jerseys, the past bumping chests with the future as the Rams gave a new and shiny jersey to No. 1 overall pick quarterback Jared Goff.
Los Angeles, meet your newest kid rock star, a tall and blond 21-year-old from Cal with a resume of resiliency, an arm straight from Sunday afternoon, and seemingly the savvy to be the face of a reborn franchise.
"To get a player who we believe can be a big difference-maker in this town, at this time, it's unbelievable," said Rams owner Stan Kroenke.