Cal Basketball: Injury Setback Shouldn't Derail Signee Grant Newell's Upside

Cal basketball signee Grant Newell may be surprised when he first steps onto the basketball court at Haas Pavilion and sees his last name emblazoned on it. “I don’t think he has any idea,” said Chad Myers, who coaches Newell at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, referring to the fact that the Bears’ playing surface is named in honor of the program’s late coaching legend, Pete Newell.
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Cal Heads to Arizona State to Begin Season's Final Pac-12 Road Swing

ARIZONA STATE (12-16, 8-10) at CAL (12-17, 5-13) WHERE: Desert Financial Arena, Tempe, Ariz. WHEN: Thursday, 5 p.m. Pacific time (6 p.m. Mountain time) CAL-ARIZONA STATE HISTORY: Arizona State leads the all-time series 48-41 but Cal won 74-50 on Jan. 2 in Berkeley, snapping a seven-game losing streak against the Sun Devils. That was Cal’s first win over ASU since February 2017.

Vic So'oto Hired to Coach Cal OLBs After Stops at USC and (Briefly) Colorado

Cal has hired Vic So’oto as its new outside linebackers coach, but exactly why the 34-year-old left Colorado after just two months depends on who's talking. Bruce Feldman first reported the news via Twitter that So’oto would join the Bears’ staff, filling the vacancy left when Keith Heyward departed last week after one season in Berkeley to become defensive coordinator at UNLV.

Cal's Jayda Curry, Pac-12's Top Scorer, Not on 15-Player All-Conference Team

The women's basketball all-Pac-12 team announced Tuesday includes 15 players, but the conference's leading scorer, Cal's Jayda Curry, is not among them. Hard to believe. In fact it has never happened before. The conference (Pac-12/Pac-10) has been naming women's all-conference teams every year since the 1986-87 season, and the conference's leading scorer was named to the all-conference first team every year. And in most of those seasons the first-team all-conference team consisted of only five or 10 players, not 15 like this season.

Pac-12 Basketball Talk: Arizona Makes History; Haase in Trouble; Oregon a Mystery

Three questions with Pac-12 tournament and NCAA tournament fast approaching. ---Question No. 1: How did Arizona become part of history by losing?. Second-ranked Arizona’s 16-point loss to unranked Colorado on Saturday was a stunner, but the Wildcats are still projected to be a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament. That’s because No. 1 Gonzaga lost to Saint Mary’s, No. 3 Auburn lost to Tennessee, No. 4 Purdue lost to Michigan State, No. 5 Kentucky lost to Arkansas and No. 6 Kansas lost to Baylor.

Former Cal Star Jerome Randle Out of Danger as Ukraine Endures Invasion by Russia

Jerome Randle, the leading scorer in Cal basketball history, is safely out of war-ravaged Ukraine, where he holds dual citizenship and plays professionally for a team in Kyiv. Randle, 34, was fortunate to be out of the country before Russia launched a widespread invasion this week. A member of Ukraine’s national team since 2015, Randle joined his teammates in Spain on Tuesday prior to a World Cup qualifying game on Thursday.

Cal Faces Stanford in Bears' Final Home Game

STANFORD (10-16, 3-13) at CAL (11-17, 4-13) WHERE: Haas Pavilion, Berkeley. WHEN: Saturday, 5:30 p.m.. TV : Pac-12 Network – Ted Robinson (play-by-Play), Don MacLean (analyst) RADIO: 810-AM CAL-STANFORD HISTORY: Cal leads the alltime series 153-129, but Stanford beat Cal 57-50 earlier this season on Feb. 1 at Maples...