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Robert Edgren: Cal's First Olympian

Note: This is the first in a series of stories about early Cal Olympians. Over the past 106 years, nearly three hundred athletes from the University of California have participated in the Olympic...

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Remembering the Sacrifices of Sons and Daughters of California

The first page of the program for the 1923 Big Game - the first game played at California Memorial Stadium 117,000 Americans died in World War I. 416,000 Americans died in World War II....

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Cal Softball Playoff Video: First Cal vs. Arkansas Game - Reid Steals Home

Saturday afternoon's 3-2 loss to Arkansas was not a lot of fun for Cal fans. But there was one unquestionably great highlight for the Bears. In the fourth inning, singles by Jamia Reid and Britt...

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Softball Playoff Video: Cal vs. Iona

It was a good win for the Bears last night against the Iona Gaels. The Bears won 8-0 in five innings, via the "mercy rule," by scoring 5 runs in the bottom of the fifth. Because of the lack of TV...

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Cal Men's Crew Earns Second Place at the Pac-12 Championships

Yesterday, we looked at the Cal women's crew team, which won the Pac-12 Championship last Sunday at Lake Natoma, near Sacramento. Today it's time to look at Cal men's crew. The #4 ranked Cal...

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Cal Women's Crew Dominates the Pac-12 Championships

Is there any finer sight than a Cal team holding up a Pac-12 Championship banner? Well, yes -- the sight of that team holding up a national championship banner. But let's take one thing at a...

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John Tuggle: Cal's Extraordinary "Mr. Irrelevant"

Most football fans these days are familiar with the term "Mr. Irrelevant." It is the title given to the last player selected in the last round of the NFL draft. And the name says it all: this...

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The Year USC Caused Stanford to Play a Home Game in Berkeley

No, I am not making this up. In 1924, the actions of the University of Southern California resulted in the Stanford football team playing a home game at California Memorial Stadium. Against Utah....

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Remembering the First Harmon Gym

Cal basketball fans who are, shall we say, slightly older, like to wax nostalgic about old Harmon Gym, as it was before the expansion and modernization turned it into Haas Pavilion. Those fans...

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The First College World Series Champions: The 1947 Golden Bears

The 2011 University of California baseball team was the stuff of legend: the team told that the sport was going to be dropped, a massive fund-raising effort by alums and families, a season of...

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DBD 12.13.11 Three Cheers for Heineken Sandy!

Here at California Golden Blogs, we are well aware that our athletic program is one of the finest in the nation. Last year we finished second in the Director's Cup (omitting the cheating and...

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Nion Tucker: Cal's Only Winter Olympics Champion

Nion Tucker: Cal's Only Winter Olympics Champion

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Upsetting Stanford - Cal's Top 10 Big Game Triumphs

We take a look at the history of the Big Game. What are the greatest upsets by the California Golden Bears football team over the Stanford Cardinal, and how many feature Joe Kapp?

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The Greatest Cal-Utah Game Ever

This Saturday will mark the first-ever conference game between the University of California Golden Bears and the University of Utah Utes. What more fitting way to honor this momentus occasion and...

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Brick Morse: Cal's "Eternal Sophomore"

Clinton R. "Brick" Morse may be responsible for creation and preservation of more early Cal sports history and traditions than any other single individual.  It began in the 1890s, when Morse was a...

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DBD 8.10.2011 Who's Second Best?

A few weeks ago I was at the Sacramento SPCA book sale, when I came across a book called Big Games: College Football's Greatest Rivalries, by a guy named Michael Bradley.  It contains entries on...

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Son Kai-Kee and George Fong: Cal's Asian American Football Pioneers

For much of the twentieth century, there was a widely-held stereotype that Asian Americans could not compete in athletics. It has only been in recent years that significant numbers of successful...

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The First Lady of Tennis: Cal's Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman

Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman may well be the single most significant athlete ever produced by the University of California. That is a bold claim to make about a women's tennis player from the Class of...

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The Bear Essentials: 10 Things Every Cal Fan Must Know

What are the requirements to be a Cal football fan?  A love of the game, of course. A strong affection for the University of California helps a lot. So does having the ability to keep hope alive...

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Hot Off the Presses: The 1920 Big Game Program

We have a brand new addition to California Golden Blogs: a digital version of the 1920 Big Game Program.  I happen to be the lucky owner of an original 1920 Big Game Program.  Our very own...

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Cal's Greatest Football Coaches: #1 Andy Smith

Note: This is the final installment in a series by OhioBear and CalBear81 about the eight greatest football coaches in Cal history.  Click here for the earlier installments: #8 Mike White, #...

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Cal's Greatest Football Coaches: #2 Pappy Waldorf

Cal football's second greatest head coach is Pappy Waldorf. Do you agree with this assessment?

Henderson is off to Cal to play scholarship softball with her sister Jolene, an All-America pitcher...

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Henderson is off to Cal to play scholarship softball with her sister Jolene, an All-America pitcher for the Bears who set area records at Sheldon. . . . Henderson hit .563 with 11 doubles and 13 home runs. Sheldon coach Mary Jo Truesdale said Henderson might be the most underrated softball star in area history, though she also wonders if Henderson isn't the best player to come out of the region in some time.

CAL RECRUIT DANIELLE HENDERSON IS NAMED THE SACRAMENTO BEE'S SOFTBALL PLAYER OF THE YEAR
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Cal's Greatest Football Coaches: #4 Stub Allison

Stub Allison has been ranked as the 4th greatest Cal football coach of all time. Where do you think he ranks among the best of the California Golden Bears?

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Cal's Greatest Football Coaches: #6 Nibs Price

Cal Football's Greatest All-Time Coaches. Who comes in at #6?

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Cal's Greatest Football Coaches: #7 Garrett Cochran

Note: This is the second in a series by OhioBear and CalBear81 about the eight greatest football coaches in Cal history.  Click here for the first installment: #8 Mike White Garrett Cochran...

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Cal Crew: The Oldest and Grandest of Golden Bear Sports

The California Golden Bears men's and women's crew teams represent the most classic of all Cal athletic traditions.

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The World's First Women's College Basketball Team: The California Golden Bears

It is not widely known that it was the University of California, Berkeley, which gave the world the very first women's college basketball team. The Cal women played the first game ever by a women's...

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The Murder of Jane Lathrop Stanford

Was Stanford University co-founder Jane Lathrop Stanford murdered?

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DBD 02.17.11: The Murder of Mrs. Stanford

Wait a minute!  Where did the story about the murder of Mrs. Stanford go!?!?!  By popular demand (if annoying emails from the internet's most successful troll can be considered "popular demand"),...

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