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Pac-12 Strong As Ever Begins 2017-18 Facing Tough Foes

Pac-12 Strong As Ever Begins 2017-18 Facing Tough Foes

A strange thing happened in the preseason polls when it came to the Pac-12. After back-to-back historic seasons with seven teams earning NCAA tournament bids last season, everyone knows that the Pac-12 is one of the toughest, if not the…

Cal’s 2017-18 high hopes based on combo of veteran talent, leadership and youth

Cal’s 2017-18 high hopes based on combo of veteran talent, leadership and youth

BERKELEY, Calif. – After a season that ended in the second round of the NCAA tournament, Cal follows up by starting 2017-18 with a schedule jam packed with some of the best teams in the nation. Before hyper-competitive Pac-12 play…

UCLA tops Pac-12 Preseason Media Poll, Preseason All-Pac-12 team announced

UCLA tops Pac-12 Preseason Media Poll, Preseason All-Pac-12 team announced

Last month, UCLA topped the Pac-12 Preseason Coaches’ Poll. Today, the conference announced that the Bruins were also voted No. 1 in a poll of media members. UCLA received 242 points and 14 first-place votes. Oregon is second place in…

2017 Pac-12 Media Day: Commissioner Larry Scott emphasizes extensive TV coverage as a bedrock of women’s basketball success

2017 Pac-12 Media Day: Commissioner Larry Scott emphasizes extensive TV coverage as a bedrock of women’s basketball success

SAN FRANCISCO – Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott opened the conference’s 2017 women’s basketball media day reiterating how much he loves the sport and expressing his dedication to make sure it remains a successful part of the league. “Particularly a delight…

For 2017-18, Cal eyes a return to top of the Pac-12 and a deep NCAA tourney run

For 2017-18, Cal eyes a return to top of the Pac-12 and a deep NCAA tourney run

BERKELEY, Calif. – Like many other programs around the country, Cal held an open practice for fans in early October, marking the beginning of official practices for Division I women’s basketball. Die-hard Golden Bears fans who showed up last Saturday…

Kelsey Plum named Pac-12 Player of the Year, Scott Rueck tabbed as Pac-12 Coach of the Year

Just a few days after becoming the NCAA women’s basketball all-time career scoring leader, Washington senior guard Kelsey Plum was named the Pac-12 Player of the Year. She joins Giuliana Mendiola (2003) as the second Washington player all-time to earn…

Alanna Smith buoys Stanford in Battle of the Bay sweep vs. Cal, Cardinal seniors play their last game at Maples Pavilion

Alanna Smith buoys Stanford in Battle of the Bay sweep vs. Cal, Cardinal seniors play their last game at Maples Pavilion

.@StanfordWBB tops rival Cal to take this Sunday Showdown! #Pac12WBB pic.twitter.com/xGtU65r1nM — Pac-12 Network (@Pac12Network) February 20, 2017 STANFORD, Calif. – No. 10 Stanford (24-4, 14-2 Pac-12) defeated California (17-11, 5-11) Sunday evening to sweep the “Battle of the Bay”…

Stanford rallies to beat Cal 72-66 in first game of 2017 Battle of the Bay

Stanford rallies to beat Cal 72-66 in first game of 2017 Battle of the Bay

BERKELEY, Calif. – In the first game of the 2017 “Battle of the Bay” series, No. 10 Stanford (23-4, 13-2 Pac-12) rallied to overtake California in the last two minutes of the game for a 72-66 victory at Haas Pavilion.…

Battle of the Bay Part I: Cal looks to recover, Stanford aims to continue streak

Battle of the Bay Part I: Cal looks to recover, Stanford aims to continue streak

No. 10 Stanford (22-4, 12-2) at California (17-9, 5-9) Thursday, Feb. 16 • 8 p.m. PT Haas Pavilion, Berkeley, Calif. TV/: Pac-12 Network, Pac-12 Bay Area (Kate Scott, Mary Murphy & Kerith Burke) Radio: KALX 90.7 FM Berkeley History of…

Cal completes weekend sweep, Penina Davidson leads Bears in 63-56 win over USC

Cal completes weekend sweep, Penina Davidson leads Bears in 63-56 win over USC

BERKELEY, Calif. – California (17-7, 5-7) survived a close game and fourth quarter rally from Southern California (12-11, 3-9) to complete a sweep of the Pac-12’s Los Angeles schools with a 63-56 victory over the visiting Trojans Sunday morning at…

Kristine Anigwe’s record-breaking 50 points helps Cal rout Sacramento State, 97-73

Kristine Anigwe’s record-breaking 50 points helps Cal rout Sacramento State, 97-73

And that's FIFTY points for @KristineAnigwe! Most ever for any Cal Basketball player – men's or women's! #GoBears pic.twitter.com/kY9gaageYg — Leslie Mitchell (@Lesmitch529) December 9, 2016 BERKELEY, Calif. – In a game that California (8-0) dominated from beginning to end…

Led by Courtney Range Cal remains undefeated, topping Duquesne 86-66

Led by Courtney Range Cal remains undefeated, topping Duquesne 86-66

BERKELEY, Calif.  – California (6-0) continued its winning ways Saturday afternoon with an 86-66 win over Duquesne (4-3) in the title game of the Cal Classic. The Bears defeated San Francisco 75-52 Friday to advance to the final while the…

Cal dominates San Francisco, 75-52, moves to 5-0

Cal dominates San Francisco, 75-52, moves to 5-0

BERKELEY, Calif.  – California (5-0) made sure to not repeat last year’s first-game performance in its annual tournament this season after losing in the first round in 2015. The Bears dominated San Francisco (3-2) Friday afternoon for a 75-52 win on…

Cal Classic features Duquesne, Western Carolina and San Francisco, Bears look to go 5-0

Cal Classic features Duquesne, Western Carolina and San Francisco, Bears look to go 5-0

Cal Classic Friday and Saturday, Nov. 25 and 26 Haas Pavilion, Berkeley, CA Live stream BERKELEY, Calif. – While many teams are on the road over Thanksgiving week, Cal is hosting its 38th annual Classic tournament at Haas Pavilion. In…

Notre Dame tops first-ever Hoopfeed NCAA Division I women’s basketball poll

Notre Dame tops first-ever Hoopfeed NCAA Division I women’s basketball poll

Notre Dame (4-0) tops the first-ever Hoopfeed NCAA Division I women’s basketball poll. With the majority of first-place votes from a 12-member panel, the Irish lead the pack. Connecticut (3-0), South Carolina (3-0), Louisville (6-0) and Baylor (3-1) round out…

Cal survives tough West Coast Conference team Saint Mary’s, 74-67, crucial prep for another WCC squad

Cal survives tough West Coast Conference team Saint Mary’s, 74-67, crucial prep for another WCC squad

MORAGA, Calif. – California (1-0) capitalized on a chance to exact revenge on Saint Mary’s (0-1) Friday evening with a 74-67 victory over their opponent, a win characterized by key plays committed at crucial moments by first-year Golden Bears. The…

Cal Golden Bears hungry and motivated for 2016-17 with experience and talented youth

Cal Golden Bears hungry and motivated for 2016-17 with experience and talented youth

Back in early October when Cal hosted an open practice for fans, it was obvious to observers that each returning member of the squad worked hard over the summer to get in better shape and improve their skills. The U.S. Basketball…

Media select UCLA to win Pac-12 title

In a polling of media members who cover Pac-12 women’s basketball, UCLA was voted to win the 2016-17 Pac-12 regular-season title, the Conference office announced today. The Bruins received 233 points and 13 first-place votes to grab the top spot.…

Cal: Lindsay Gottlieb gets contract extension through 2020-21

On the morning of the 2016-17 Pac-12 women’s basketball media day, Cal announced that head coach  agreed to a contract extension through the 2020-21 season. Hired in April 2011, Gottlieb is entering her sixth season as the Golden Bears’ head coach…

Cal’s 2016-17 non-conference schedule features seven 2016 postseason participants

California’s 2016-17 non-conference schedule features seven 2016 postseason participants including local competition. After an exhibition contest against Westmont on Sunday, Nov. 6, the Bears open the regular season on Nov. 11 at Saint Mary’s in Moraga. The Gaels bested Cal…

Former Vanderbilt assistant, Wendale Farrow, joins staff at Cal

Wendale Farrow joins Cal as an assistant coach after a one-year stint at Vanderbilt. He begins his duties at Cal on June 1. Farrow landed at Vanderbilt after two seasons at UCLA under head coach Cori Close, where he served…

No. 10 seed Cal beats No. 2 seed Arizona State in Pac-12 quarterfinals for biggest upset in Pac-12 tournament history

No. 10 seed Cal beats No. 2 seed Arizona State in Pac-12 quarterfinals for biggest upset in Pac-12 tournament history

FINAL | CAL 75, No. 10 ASU 64. Biggest upset in #pac12hoops history.#MARCHMAGIC pic.twitter.com/BpGhH4782y — Cal Basketball (@CalWBBall) March 4, 2016 Making good on their promise to be the team that “no one wants to play” in the Pac-12 tournament,…

Cal upsets Utah in first round of Pac-12 tourney, Utes lose but exceed preseason expectations

Roll on in the #Pac12Hoops Tourney, you @CalWBBall Golden Bears! pic.twitter.com/YPI0CkQGnE — Pac-12 Network (@Pac12Network) March 3, 2016 No. 10 seed Cal (14-16, 5-14 Pac-12) topped No. 7 seed Utah (17-13, 9-10), 66-63, in a hard-fought overtime contest in the…

Media votes Jillian Alleyne and Jamie Weisner as Pac-12 Players of the Year

Media votes Jillian Alleyne and Jamie Weisner as Pac-12 Players of the Year

A panel of Pac-12 women’s basketball media members who cover the league voted seniors Jillian Alleyne of Oregon and Jamie Weisner of Oregon State the Pac-12 Players of the Year. Additionally, the panel selected California’s Kristine Anigwe the Pac-12 Freshman of…

Upset-minded Cal enters Pac-12 tournament ready to be “a team that nobody wants to play”

Upset-minded Cal enters Pac-12 tournament ready to be “a team that nobody wants to play”

Pac-12 tournament game one: No. 10 Cal vs. No. 7 Utah 11:30 a.m. PT/2:30 p.m. ET, KeyArena (Seattle, Wash.) TV/Streaming: Pac-12 Network/Pac-12 Bay Area/Pac-12 Mountain/Pac-12.com Audio: ESPN 700 (Utah) Tournament bracket It has been five years since Cal (13-16, 4-14…