- Three of the four major Cal sports (major being defined as the 4 programs required for Pac-12 membership) will be beginning a new head coaching era in the Fall 2017 semester. Rich Feller, who has been the coach for 18 years, announced his retirement Monday morning on the Bears website. He led the Bears to several successful tournament runs including two that ended in the Final 4 and one that ended in the Championship game. The Bears recent string of poor seasons does not diminish what has been a great era of volleyball at Haas. More coverage of this to come.
- Support for Feller came from around the campus and the nation. Here are some of them:
From court rushes as a student, to filming fun VB vids at the start of my career, to calling matches ... always a pleasure. Congrats, Coach! https://t.co/S0rlcGuEky— Kate Scott (@katetscott) April 24, 2017
Forever grateful to have been a member of the CAL volleyball team. Thank you for the opportunity, Rich! Go Bears https://t.co/pV7ny6LPkd— christina (@christinaarenae) April 24, 2017
(Rich was the head coach of Colorado State before coming to Cal)
- For his two walkoff home runs this weekend, of course Andrew Vaughn would get an honor. Well, he got two! He was named Pac-12 Player of The Week and National Player of the Week by Collegiate Baseball. He is the first National Player of the Week since Brian Celsi and Lucas Erceg received honors in 2015, and first Pac-12 Player of the Week since Brett Cumberland won it twice last season.
- Susie Ropp was named MPSF Rookie of the Week after the Women’s Lacrosse team defeated Fresno State.
- Daily Cal’s recap of the Spring Game, posted after my last Golden Nuggets: Cal football shows fresh faces in Spring Game.
- Jon Wilner does a in-depth analysis of the roster after the Spring Game (Not the same article from Sunday.)
- Nam did his well-known Novel feature for the game.
- Pac-12 Network President Lydia Murphy-Stephans stepped down this weekend. Wilner has his take on it. Spoiler alert: The DirecTV debacle wasn’t on her, but this could improve the poor relationships between the networks and the school (and may negatively impact olympic sports coverage... which is a good thing if you’re thinking just about ratings)