The Stanford and Cal softball teams have both have their fair share of success on the national stage over the years. But this season, neither will be playing in a super regional.
Stanford fell 10-5 to Nebraska in the Lincoln Regional on Sunday, while Cal dropped a 3-1 game to host Michigan in the Ann Arbor Regional, ending both schools’ season.
Senior pitcher Teagan Gerhart threw her final game in a Stanford uniform, ending the year 21-13 overall. Read More
No. 1 Cal fired a school and course-record 23-under-par score of 265 in Thursday’s opening round at the NCAA Pullman Regional to take the lead after the first 18 holes of the 54-hole event hosted by Washington State. Cal leads the regional by two strokes over second-place St. Mary’s (267).
Joël Stalter and Michael Weaver paced the Bears with matching 7-under-par 65s. Read More
BERKELEY — After sharing the Pac-12 Conference regular-season title, the Cal women’s basketball team earned a No. 2 seed for the NCAA Tournament and a first-round date with Fresno State. Read More
BERKELEY — Allen Crabbe has joined an exclusive Cal club that seems to be growing every March.
The junior guard won Pac-12 Conference Player of the Year on Monday after leading the league in scoring. He is the seventh Cal player and third in the last four years to win the conference’s most prestigious award, joining Jason Kidd (1994), Shareef Abdur-Rahim (1996), Ed Gray (1997), Sean Lampley (2001), Jerome Randle (2010) and Jorge Gutierrez (2012). Read More
Shove or no shove, this season could prove to be Mike Montgomery’s finest piece of work in his 30-plus years of coaching.
On the court, the Cal men’s basketball team would probably get blown out by his 1998 Final Four squad from Stanford, and would likely get beaten by the Bears clan that won the Pac-10 Conference title in 2010, too. Read More
The best start in 40 years of Cal women’s basketball will be truly historic if the Bears snap Stanford’s 80-game Pac-12 Conference winning streak tonight at Haas Pavilion in Berkeley. Read More
The climb to the NCAA Tournament is steeper for the Cal men’s basketball team in the wake of its 74-64 loss to No. 16 Creighton on Saturday.
The Bears finished second in the Pac-12 Conference at 13-5 last season, but they didn’t pick up a single win against a ranked opponent. As a result, Cal was assigned to the tournament’s First Four round when the selection committee drew up its brackets. Read More
BERKELEY — A dejected Allen Crabbe sat in front of the room and tried to explain how the Cal men’s basketball team let a golden opportunity slip away against UNLV in the final seconds.
“It was a perfect day to show what we can do,” he said softly, “and it came down to one play. We just made a defensive play ... we were right there.” Read More
Stepfan Taylor ran for a career-high 189 yards and one touchdown, and No. 22 Stanford overwhelmed rival California 21-3 on Saturday for its third straight Big Game victory. Read More
Last year, Cal and Stanford finished in the top 10 in the same sport six times. No college rivalry in the country was as competitive in more sports than the Battle of the Bay.
But nationally, Cal-Stanford is a blip on the screen compared to Ohio State-Michigan, Duke-North Carolina and Florida-Florida State.
That might change soon now that the Pac-12 Conference has launched its own television networks, bringing the action to 48 million living rooms. Read More