- Cal qualified for the NCAA Regionals for the fifth year in a row. This came despite battling many injuries including a mid-season injury to Olympian Toni-Ann Williams, which would turn out to be season ending. They will head to Fayetteville, Arkansas for the April 1 meet and will compete against Arkansas, Utah, Denver, Auburn and Central Michigan, with the teams with the two highest scores moving on to the NCAA Finals.
- Last season, the Bears finished second in the Tuscaloosa Regional to qualify for the Finals for the first time in 24 years and hope to make it two in a row this year. Golden Blogs will have more coverage on this in the coming days.
- The Bears up-and-down season came to an end as they lost, in blowout fashion, to host and No. 1 seed Baylor last night. The Bears appeared to be hanging tough with Baylor in the first quarter, but a big run in the second quarter by the Lady Bears pretty much sealed their fate.
- Despite the loss, Ben Parker is optimistic about next season.
- Before that though, the team was able to have a good showing in front of a National TV audience with a win over higher-seed LSU.
- A huge positive about the win over LSU was six three pointers by freshmen Asha Thomas. The official Cal Bears website posted a feature about her before the Baylor game.
- As I’m sure you all are aware by now... last week did not go so well for the Men’s Basketball team. They were one of the first four teams left out of the NCAA Tournament, they lost Jabari Bird to injury, a blowout loss at home in the NIT... and oh yeah, our coach left...
- Daily Cal writer Vikram Muller did not like the way Cuonzo handled his final 24 hours as Cal coach.
- Another Daily Cal article about the unknown future of the basketball team, also by Muller.
- Ben Parker grades the Cuonzo era season-by-season and overall.
- As covered by Golden Blogs, the Bears lost 2 out of 3 to Oregon, but at least came through with a solid pitching performance in Game 3 by Joey Matulovich.
- David Esquer with a video interview with Ryan Gorcey following the Sunday win.
- Overall, it was not a good weekend for the Bears on the diamond against the Oregon Ducks. Softball loses all 3 in Eugene. Though it should be pointed out that Oregon is one of the top teams in the nation.
- The Bears will regroup, play at Sacramento State tomorrow, then host rival Stanford at Levine-Fricke field this Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
- The Bears finished second to Stanford in the NCAA Finals. In case you missed it, our own Ruey Yen was at the game and had a solid recap. Here is the Daily Cal recap as well.
Spring Practice is finally here! We have recaps here, but here are some notable stories if you missed them. ($$$ denotes articles that require a paid subscription)
- Cameron Saffle has moved to linebacker, he talks about it with our pal Trace and Rivals. ($$$)
- Trace also spoke with defensive coordinator Tim Reruyter. ($$$)
- Video interviews: Another linebacker, Devante Downs, spoke with Gorcey. So did quarterback Ross Bowers and offensive coordinator Beau Baldwin.
- Athlete David Eure of Gardena, says he wants to visit Cal over the summer and says they were his childhood dream school.
- Tight end Jake Peters from Saint Margarita Catholic also enjoyed his visit to Cal, but is not officially offered at the moment.