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Golden Nuggets: Baseball smokes Cougars in Game 1, Wilner and Roxy chat.

Tough few days for Softball and Beach Volleyball. We also have a preview of the Big Splash.

Cal Baseball from Friday’s win over WSU
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For now, going to keep this to two a week, but hope to bring it back to the normal tri-weekly schedule as football season starts to take shape again.

Water Polo

  • The Big Splash is coming up in Berkeley! The women’s water polo team takes on Furd this Sunday at 4PM at Speiker. While the evil Lobsterbacks are favored, this should be a fun one and it will be on Pac-12 Network. Here is the official Cal preview.


  • Cal scored four runs in the first inning and did not look back. They would go on to score 12 runs (9 in the first 4 innings) while starter Jared Horn threw six shutout innings (Cougars would score 2 late) and it was a 12-2 Bears win. Can they do it again tonight? Find out at 6PM. No TV, so head to Evans Diamond, listen to KALX, or follow @GoldenBlogs for updates!

Home run on your birthday? That's Cameron Eden for ya. #GoBears

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  • Not a good day for Softball yesterday as they get hammered by Arizona 7-0. Arizona is a staggering 35-1 and #4 in the country, so this will be a tough task for the Bears as they look to pull at least one upset today (4pm) and tomorrow (12pm) at home. The entire series is on Pac-12 Network.
  • A foul ball by Arizona player Jessie Harper hit one of the cameras dead on, disabling it for the rest of the day (and maybe the series?) Poor Pac-12 Networks... I’m sure the viral highlight got them some good attention though!

Beach Volleyball

  • Tough roadtrip for the Bears. They had to play #6 Long Beach State, #3 UCLA (Both at Long Beach) and at #1 USC in succession. Unfortunately they did not get a win against any of them. They lost 5-0, 4-1, and 5-0 respectively. They did at least notch wins against Loyola Marymount and Cal State Northridge (Both at Northridge) before heading home.


Women’s Basketball

“Playing in the best conference in the country and having to compete every game,” Smith says. “Being a part of the growing program coach Lindsay and the rest of the coaching staff built, and being able to play with everyone that's on the team now. So excited about it all.” - Kianna Smith

Men’s Basketball


"Honestly Cal was my number one decision for a school to go to," Alftin said about why he committed so quickly, "education wise and athletics. I love the new coaching staff in place. I love the commits they have so far, Adrian Martinez, Omari Harris, and JH Tevis. They’re all really cool guys, they all look like athletes, and they play tough football, so I love that, and I want to put the Bears back on top." - Nick Alftin


Go Bears!

REMINDER: Check out Women’s Gymnastics in the Fayetteville Regional at 2PM. Here is our preview from Ruey.