A record-breaking season for the Cal women’s basketball team ended in agonizing defeat Sunday, but the Bears’ first Final Four appearance is just the first rung in a high ladder for Lindsay Gottlieb’s program.
Throughout the season, Gottlieb said one of her team’s goals was to “put Cal in the conversation of the most elite teams in the country.” Cal succeeded. Read More
NEW ORLEANS — The subtitle to the 2013 women's Final Four might as well be: The Big East throws one last bash in the Big Easy.
Three of the four teams — Connecticut, Louisville and Notre Dame — hail from a league that has long thrived in both women's and men's college basketball, but which is breaking apart after this season. Read More
Sandy Barbour raised some eyebrows when she hired Sonny Dykes to replace Jeff Tedford as Cal’s football coach in December. Dykes’ Louisiana Tech team didn’t qualify for a bowl game last year, his defense allowed 526 yards per outing (the most in the nation) and his Texas roots seemed to clash with Berkeley’s uber-lefty persona. Read More
The longest conference-winning streak in the history of women’s college basketball now stands at 81 games.
Chiney Ogwumike scored 26 points and Amber Orrange added 15 as No. 5 Stanford extended its historic Pac-12 winning streak with a 62-53 win over No. 7 Cal at Haas Pavilion on Tuesday. Read More
No. 9 seed Cal used a spurt over the closing minutes of the first half and the opening minutes of the second to take control of its first-round NCAA Tournament game against No. 8 Iowa and hung on to beat the Hawkeyes 84-74 on Sunday in South Bend, Ind. Read More
If any team is capable of beating No. 2 Stanford at the Pac-12 women’s basketball tournament this week, it’s probably Stanford itself. And even that’s a long shot. Read More