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From baseball to water polo, Cal Athletics offers something for every fan

Cal Athletics has plenty to offer fans this spring. More than two-thirds of the Golden Bears’ 30 teams are in action, giving fans plenty of options to enjoy their favorite sports on campus and around the state. For complete schedules and details on tickets, please visit CalBears.com.

Competition inside Haas Pavilion will be intense for the next several weeks because the Cal men’s and women’s basketball and gymnastics teams are in the heart of their schedules. Both basketball programs are being led by first-year coaches — Mark Fox (men) and Charmin Smith (women) — and are building a culture of success. There are a number of exciting home games remaining through end of February. The gymnastics teams, always fan favorites, are ranked among the top 10 in the country and will welcome some of the top teams in the nation to Berkeley.

As winter comes to an end,, the Bears who compete outside on the tracks, fields and courts will be fully engaged in their seasons. Cal baseball is coming off a 2019 NCAA Tournament appearance. The teams’ lineup features players like infielder Darren Baker and outfielder Max Flower. Over at Levine-Fricke Field, the Bears’ softball team will be aiming for its 32nd all-time berth in the NCAA Tournament. The team has 11 newcomers.

Eleven of the 15 2019 national champion Cal rugby players will return this season., Meanwhile, inside California Memorial Stadium, the Bears’ lacrosse team is led by returning first-team All-Pac-12 selection Lizabanks Campagna.

Cal’s beach volleyball team competes on the Clark Kerr Campus and is coming off its most successful season yet with a No. 11 ranking at the end of the 2019 season. Most of the team’s key players are returning, including All-American Mima Mirkovic and Pac-12 Freshman of the Year Jordan Polo.

Over on the west side of campus, look for the Cal tennis teams (Hellman Tennis Complex), track & field teams (Edwards Stadium) and women’s water polo team (Spieker Aquatics Complex). Each program has full home schedules through the end of the semester.

Cal’s rowing teams are always in the hunt for a national championships. The teams race at Redwood Shores on the Peninsula, while the Golden Bear golf programs compete around the state and around the country, so look for them if they visit your area.

Lastly, spring also means football for the Bears, and anticipation for the 2020 season is high following a year in which Cal recaptured The Axe in the 122nd Big Game against Stanford, closed the regular season with a win at UCLA and defeated Illinois in the Redbox Bowl.

With most of the key performers on the team returning, many early polls have the Bears ranked in the top 25. Fans can get an early look at the squad at the Spring Game on Saturday, April 11 at Memorial Stadium. And to reserve your seat for any or all of the seven home games, call (800) GO BEARS (462-3277) to speak to a Gold Standard representative.

Female tennis player

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Men's basketball

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Water polo player

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