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Golden Nuggets: The Cal Football Draft Experience

Cal Athletics follows Jared Goff around to document his Draft Day Experience.

Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports


Cal Rallies To Finish Sweep Of Stanford

STANFORD, Calif. - If the Cal softball team wanted to walk away from Smith Family Stadium with a sweep of rival Stanford late on Sunday night, the Bears needed a hero to emerge in the last few innings of a tie ballgame.

Kylie Reed was ready for the chance.

A three-run triple by the Cal junior keyed an explosive top of the seventh inning as the Bears put up six runs in their final at-bat to finish off a series sweep with an 11-5 victory over the Cardinal at Smith Family Stadium.

Men's Golf

Cal Second, Limbhasut Third At Pac-12's

SALT LAKE CITY - Cal (350-343-355-383 - 1431, +11) held onto second place at the Pac-12 Championships co-hosted despite a difficult day Sunday for its best finish at the event since winning back-to-back titles in 2012 and 2013. The Golden Bears were never able to make a run at third-round leader and eventual winner Stanford (352-336-348-366 - 1402, -18) but held off the remainder of the field despite having the second-highest round of the day at The Country Club.

"Sometimes golf can win and today was one of those days the teams that teed off last paid a price," head coach Steve Desimone said referring to increasing winds throughout the day. "But there was no quit in the guys. They played every hole all the way through. It just wasn't meant to be today. It's unfortunate, but sometimes that's just the way it goes."

Men's Crew

Cal Wins At Big Row

REDWOOD SHORES - Last Saturday, April 30th, California raced Stanford at the Big Row in Redwood Shores. No. 2 ranked Cal crews won all their races by a convincing margin and posted some solid times on a course they have raced three weeks in a row. The squad used the racing to refine their technique and practice their race plans in the final races before the Pac-12 Championships, May 15th at Lake Natoma.

The Big Row is an annual event held by California and Stanford in support of lung cancer research. The California crews raced in their "Team Jill" uniforms in remembrance of former Cal women's coxswain Jill Costello. Jill passed away following a battle with lung cancer in 2010. Through all the chemotherapy and radiation treatment, she kept competing when well enough to race. She coxed Cal's Varsity 8 to a fourth place finish at NCAA in May 2010 and passed away just weeks after. While the racing was competitive, the Big Row brought together Stanford and California athletes in recognition of Jill's Legacy and allowed competitors from both sides to reflect the close bond shared by the universities.

"I was really glad to see our student-athletes finish out our regular season with three out of three wins on Saturday. While the racing is competitive and the Cal Stanford rivalry is historic, the real reason for the Big Row is to honor Jill Costello and her battle with lung cancer." said head coach Mike Teti.

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