Catch Golden Bear Basketball in Haas Pavilion
Pac-12 season is well underway for Cal’s men’s and women’s basketball teams with just a few chances remaining to catch the Bears in Haas Pavilion. For schedules and ticket information, visit CalBears.com or call (800) GO BEARS (462-3277) and press option 3.
Cal’s women’s team has been ranked among the nation’s top 25 most of the year and is led by senior forward Kristine Anigwe, who is considered the best back-to-the-basket player in the country. She had a double-double in each of her first 16 games of the season and, as of mid-January, led the NCAA in rebounding by more than one rebound per game. She’s also closing in on Cal’s all-time scoring record with more than 2,000 points to her credit already.
The Golden Bear men’s squad is a young unit that continues to battle it out on the court as Cal’s top nine scorers are all in their first or second years with the program. Four student-athletes – sophomores Justice Sueing and Darius McNeill, junior transfer Paris Austin and freshman Matt Bradley – all contribute more than 10 points per game, and Bradley has become one of the better 3-point shooters in the Pac-12, making more than 50% of his attempts behind the arc.
Sports for Just About Every Taste
With all the intercollegiate athletics action happening on campus this spring, there’s an option for just about every fan. Cal’s nationally ranked men’s and women’s gymnastics teams will be featured in Haas Pavilion through March, while the Bears’ men’s and women’s swimming & diving squads feature some of the top talent in the world and will be in the pool with home dual meets through February. Among those to watch, men’s swimming coach David Durden was recently named the head men’s coach for the 2020 U.S. Olympic team, and junior sprinter Abbey Weitzeil captured a pair of medals at the 2016 Games in Rio.
Junior Andrew Vaughn headlines the Cal baseball team for the 2019 season, which gets underway in February. Last year, Vaughn batted .402 and captured the Golden Spikes Award given to the top amateur baseball player in the country. The Golden Bear softball team has advanced to the NCAA Tournament 31 out of the last 32 years and has a talented roster set to add to that total in the spring.
Cal’s rugby team annually challenges for the national title – the Bears have 31 crowns in their history – and have a competitive schedule slated for Witter Rugby Field again this spring. On the water, the Bears’ men’s and women’s crews race at Redwood Shores on the Peninsula and also should be in the hunt for national championships. The women earned their second NCAA title in the past three years last spring, and the men are a consistent top-3 squad and their eyes on the prize. The Pac-12 Championships are scheduled for May 19 at Lake Natoma near Sacramento, and the men’s will return to the course for the IRA Championships May 31-June 2.
Other sports to watch on campus include men’s and women’s tennis, men’s and women’s track & field, lacrosse, beach volleyball and women’s water polo. While the Cal golf teams don’t play on campus, if you are in the neighborhood of one of their tournaments, you can watch some of the best players in the country. In particular, Collin Morikawa of the men’s squad was named the 2018 National Player of the Year and is back for his senior campaign.
For more details, including schedules, visit CalBears.com.