Loads of football articles, so we’ll put that at the top.
- Cal’s official website has a video feature on the two seniors on Cal’s resurgent linebacking corps: Devante Downs (pictured in header) and Raymond Davison III.
- Cameron Saffle may be the representation of Cal’s switch to a 3-4 defense as he switched from defensive end to linebacker.
- The Daily Cal’s recap of Day 6 of training camp.
- The Daily Cal projects the Pac-12 North. It shouldn’t be surprising where Cal ended up.
- Kanawai Noa is “Cal’s Best Kept Secret” according to Trace Travers.
- This article on Tony Mekari’s touching family history appeared in the Summer edition of Cal Sports Quarterly. You can now view it here.
- Malik McMorris could be returning from injury soon and that would be real lift for the Bears.
- Video of the press conferences for Justin Wilcox, Ray Hudson and Derron Brown, and Beau Baldwin courtesy of Golden Bear Report.
- We have an update on Savannah Rennie. It was mid-July when the team tweeted that she was hospitalized for complications of her new liver, and now we unfortunately know that it is Non-Hodgkin Post-Transplant Lymphoma. It is treatable and she is undergoing treatment while still participating in team activities, but it is unclear whether she can play this season.
- Training Camp did start for the Volleyball team, the Cal Bears “Inside the Lair” feature has the scoop.
- “Inside the Lair” also has you covered on Men’s Soccer’s training camp.
- Women’s soccer was picked 4th in the preseason coaches poll. The good news that is their 5th consecutive preseason ranking inside the Top 4. The bad news is their 3 California rivals are the teams above them.
- Meanwhile, the defending National Champion Men’s water polo team was selected to win the MPSF in their coaches poll. They actually finished in a tie (13 points) with runner up USC, but Cal had more first place votes.
- The Bears are heading down under! Cal women’s basketball heads down to New Zealand and Australia today for a 10 day tour where they will play against two collegiate teams and just enjoy the sights. This is also a homecoming for senior Penina Davidson (from New Zealand) and redshirt-sophomore Sara Anastasieska (from Sydney) who get to see their families at home.
- Daily Cal writer Zulaika Zulkephli laments the lack of respect womens sports (including Cal’s) gets from the public. As one would expect, the comments section is terrible and should be avoided, but its a good read.
Go Bears! Time to get over this stomach virus I have...