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What’s going on at Cal Athletics?

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With the spring semester now underway, many of Cal’s intercollegiate teams have begun competition or will soon be starting their seasons — all within established and approved health and safety guidelines. The Golden Bears’ winter sports — basketball, gymnastics and swimming and diving – are well into their schedules, while spring sports, such as baseball, softball and track and field are preparing for their competitions. Even many of Cal’s fall sports will be active this spring after having their seasons postponed due to COVID-19.

And while family, friends and fans may want to watch their favorite teams in action, attendance this year is prohibited under state, local and Pac-12 protocols. While the in-person experience is on hold, there are several ways to follow the Bears. Many events will be televised, primarily on the Pac-12 Network, while others will be streamed live through Pac-12.com. Results will also be available on CalBears.com, or provided via in-game updates to team social media accounts. In addition, you can sign up for Bear Necessities, a free weekly newsletter delivered to your inbox every Thursday. Stay up-to-date on all 30 sports, exclusive information and more by registering at this link.

Outside of the field of play, opening weeks of the New Year have been a busy time for Cal Athletics. In early January, Dr. Ty-Ron Douglas officially joined as the department’s first Associate Athletic Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging. Athletics has also begun the official rollout of the innovative Cameron Institute and The California Way to support student-athlete development. Finally, Michael Saffell, who earned his degree from the Haas School of Business and is now in the Master of Information and Data Science program, was named the Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year for football.

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