- I recently put Athlon Sports in my rotation to look at every time I do a GN... here’s an old rankings list from early May. Ross Bowers ranked 55 in a list of starting quarterbacks from around college football. That’s 54 in front of him, but also 75 behind him. Not bad.
With 17 returning starters back, California should take another step forward under coach Justin Wilcox in 2018. The Golden Bears have room to improve after averaging 26.4 points in Pac-12 games last fall, but coordinator Beau Baldwin has one of the league’s top receiving corps, five starters back up front, and a 1,000-yard rusher in Patrick Laird. Bowers had a solid debut last year, connecting on 59 percent of his throws for 3,039 yards and 18 touchdowns. South Carolina transfer Brandon McIlwain could push Bowers for the starting job in fall camp.
- Trace Travers’ rundown of the Cal roster continues with numbers 31-40.
- Sam Baum joins the coaching staff for the men’s rowing team as an assistant. A great find to start the Frandsen-era. His main accolades come from being an assistant across the country at Yale, but he is a Berkeley native and Berkeley High alum.
- The Pac-12 announced their Volleyball schedule today. Here is a look at Cal’s schedule: They open the season at home on August 24 when they play teams like Chicago State, Rutgers and Colgate. September 19 is the conference play home opener and the Big Spike against Stanford.
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