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Golden Nuggets: Fall Sports Schedules, More Countdown Articles

Articles on Charmin Smith

UC Berkeley


  • Golden Bear Report looks at the best returning offensive lineman in Jake Curhan.
  • They have been releasing near, if not, daily articles counting down 100 days left until the Cal Football season, which has been great for my articles! They are working on worst-case-scenarios. I posted two last week, here are three scenarios: DeRuyter, Alexander, and Wilcox being hired off the team.
  • When the countdown hit 69, they made an article on the “Nicest” Cal player, Giorgio Tavecchio.
  • When the countdown hit 70, Trace Travers recalled his memories of when Cal scored 70 against Baylor in Jeff Tedford’s debut.

Women’s Basketball

  • Charmin Smith was considering a job in engineering before getting advice by Tara Vanderveer to consider coaching. Now she is Cal’s head coach.
  • If you missed the press conference, Trace has you covered with a very good recap.
  • Jeff Faraudo covers the players’ reaction to the hire.

Fall Sports Schedules

Three of the top fall non-revenue sports unveiled their schedule this week.

  • Volleyball: The season begins with three non-conference tournaments all on the road. The Bears finally have their home opener on September 19 vs. Saint Mary’s (then a road game in Moraga a couple days later.) The following week is the Pac-12 opener at home against defending champions Stanford on September 26. The season ends on November 29 at Stanford. The team will play their first season with new head coach Sam Crosson.
  • Men’s Soccer: The Bears begin play on August 30 against Omaha at home. Like the Volleyball team, the team’s conference season begins with Stanford at home (September 20) and ends at Stanford (November 14).
  • Women’s Soccer: The Bears begin play on August 22 (which is probably also when the entire Cal Athletics season starts) against Weber State. Bears travel to UCLA on September 27 to begin Pac-12 play. However, like the two above, the season does indeed end at Stanford. (November 8)

Congrats to Quentin Selma on being the first Cal Baseball player to be selected to participate in the College Home Run Derby! Go Bears!