Another Pac-12 Championship is coming to Berkeley!
For the third-straight year, our Men’s Swimming and Diving team wins the Pac-12 Championship!
When it was all over, the Golden Bears won 4 relays and 10 individual titles to claim 14 Pac-12 championships out of the 21 total events, 18 of them swimming.
Before this year, the Cal Bears have won the conference team title 6 times: 1980, 1981, 2013, 2014, 2018, 2019, and individual/relay/diving titles 205 times with 97 under head coach Dave Durden. Time to update those numbers to 7 team Pac-12 titles and 219 total titles with 111 under Durden in his 13 seasons at Cal.
Read on for more good Cal news (along with some bad Cal news) and a new commitment in Football!
- The Golden Bears fall 16–9 to the undefeated #8 USC Trojans.
- California rolls on to a 62–22 win over Army at the Cal Invitational.
- Some inspiring footage of Robert Paylor standing up on his own. If you’d like, you can support his recovery here.
I have officially stood up completely on my own into my walker! This is a massive accomplishment towards my independence and goal of walking full-time again. pic.twitter.com/EfcpzZH0XZ— Robert Paylor (@RobertPaylor5) March 6, 2020
Track and Field
- Starting off the outdoor season strong with 11 wins—just shy of a dozen!
Women’s Water Polo
- In a top-ten battle, #8 California lost to #5 UC Irvine.
- Is there a better way to celebrate Senior Day than by setting a season-high team score?
- The Bears continue their nine-game win streak with wins over the Sun Devils and the Trojans
This is only the 2nd time in the short program history that Cal Beach Volleyball has beaten USC, who won the first two NCAA Beach Volleyball Championships in 16/17. Bears also beat then No.4 Trojan 3-2 in 2018 from a neutral site (Seattle). #GoBears— Ruey Yen (@YRueyYen) March 8, 2020
- The Bears spend the final weekend of the regular season with losses to the #13 Oregon Ducks (recap) and the Oregon State Beavers (recap).
- The Bears had a stellar upset win over #24 Arizona State—beloved Bear Nick Kranz wrote about the game here.
- At the JMU Dukes Invitational, California lost in the championship game to Connecticut and then to the hometown heroes of JMU.
- In a Bay Area bash, the Bears beat the San Francisco Dons.
- Our doubles team of (not Dustin) Huffman/(not Don) Draper—which is 38th-ranked—lost in the semifinals of the Pacific Coast Men’s Doubles Championship to two Trojans.
- If you like it when USC loses, then you’d love to hear that #21 California defeated #37 USC, 6–1.
- SPRING FOOTBALL IS UPON US. Learn all about the happenings in the first and second practices for the California Golden Bears, including the return of the fullback in Zach Angelillo moving over from linebacker.
- Three/four-star defensive end Akili Calhoun, Jr. announced his commitment to play for the Bears.