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THIS WEEK IN CAL ATHLETICS TAKE TWO

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Here's the latest edition of This Week in Cal Athletics without the need to follow a link anywhere else. Enjoy!




BASEBALL SWEEPS COMPETITION AT AT&T PARK

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AT&T Park has been good to the Bears the last couple of years, and with Cal football's move into San Francisco for its 2011 home schedule only six months and three days away (not that we're counting or anything), we can only hope this streak continues.

This past weekend, however, the home of the World Series champion San Francisco Giants was used for its original purpose - baseball. The Cal Baseball Classic hosted visitors Louisiana-Lafayette, Rice and Long Beach State at AT&T Park and the Bears escaped the weekend unscathed.

After beating Louisiana-Lafayette 7-6 on Friday night, No. 20 Cal turned around and beat No. 18 Rice by the same score in 15 innings on Saturday. The Bears closed out the weekend with a 6-1 win over Long Beach State Sunday afternoon.

We were on hand for all 15 innings of the Saturday evening game and spent most of the night in the dugout with the team. The game took close to five hours - the first pitch was thrown at 7:13 p.m. and the final run scored at 11:50 - and the Cal pitching staff managed to hold Rice scoreless for the final 10 innings of the match up.

The Bears will host the University of San Francisco at Evans Diamond on Wednesday afternoon before kicking off a weekend series with Ohio State here in Berkeley.

And if you didn't make it out to AT&T Park this weekend (or just couldn't survive the 15 inning marathon on Saturday night), here's a video of the game-tying run and game-ending celebration as well as some photos from inside the Cal dugout from the game.






Coach David Esquer looks out of the home dugout as Justin Jones throws the first pitch.


Coach Esquer from the dugout usually inhabited by the San Francisco Giants.


Catcher Chadd Krist waits to take an at-bat.


The Cal baseball team lasted 15 long innings but walked away with the win.

 

PRO DAY VIDEO FEATURE

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Here's the full video feature from yesterday's Pro Day held at Witter Rugby Field here in Berkeley. For more coverage, check out the Bear Blog's home page.




PRO DAY REWIND: CAMERON JORDAN

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Projected first-round pick Cameron Jordan did not participate in any measurable drills at Cal's Pro Day this morning, however he did take part in position drills and then joined us to talk about his day. Here's what he had to say.






Note: This footage will be edited into a full video feature to be posted later this week on the Bear Blog.


PRO DAY REWIND: SHANE VEREEN

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Former Cal running back Shane Vereen followed up a strong performance at the NFL Scouting Combine, which included 31 reps of the bench press at 225 pounds (the second highest total among running backs), by participating in position drills at today's Pro Day.

Vereen joined us after the day was over to talk about his performance and the NFL Draft process. Here's what he had to say.





Note: This footage will be edited into a full video feature to be posted later this week on the Bear Blog.


THIS WEEK IN CAL ATHLETICS

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There's a lot going on in the Cal athletic department this week. Thankfully, This Week in Cal Athletics saved us from having to summarize it here. Just watch this video to get filled in on everything that's going on this week.



DEFENDING NATIONAL CHAMPION TOM SHIELDS TALKS WITH THE BEAR BLOG

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Tom Shields is the defending national champion in the 100 butterfly. He's also a Cal sophomore. We caught up with him this morning before the Bears left for the Pac-10 Championships in Long Beach, California. Here's what he had to say.




CAL VOLLEYBALL WEIGHT ROOM WORKOUT

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After finishing practice on the floor of Haas Pavilion this morning, the Cal volleyball team went directly into the weight room across the hall and commenced a strenuous hour-and-a-half long workout.

Strength and conditioning coach Hank Behrens put the Bears through an extensive warm up before starting the workout with a lengthy, endurance building circuit including box jumps, burpies, hurdles, and more.

(Of course, if you follow the Bear Blog on Twitter you already saw a photo and video of this as it happened this morning.)

While the circuit alone would have been an admirable workout for a single day, it merely served as a precursor to the actual weight lifting that was about to begin.

All in all, the Bears were at it for about three hours this morning in the gym and weight room. Reigning national coach of the year Rich Feller certainly is wasting no time in preparing his team to return once again to the Final Four.

Here are some pictures from the Bears workout in the weight room earlier this morning. For more extensive volleyball news, follow the Cal Volleyball account on Twitter.



The Bears go through ab exercises during their warm up in the Haas weight room.


Elly Barrett does a side plank during this morning's work out.


Strength and conditioning coach Hank Behrens (back right) demonstrates proper technique while the Bears look on.


Lauren Loerch does 30 seconds worth of burpies during the circuit training portion of the workout.


Elly Barret (front) works with the weights while Kat Brown looks on.

THE BEAR BLOG'S ON CAMERA DEBUT

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Here is the Bear Blog's on camera from this week's episode of This Week in Cal Athletics. I'd say it's a decent effort for the first time out, but feel free to criticize away below. What else is the "comment" option for, anyway?


GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS' DUNK TEAM PERFORMS AT HALFTIME

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Cal struggled in the first half, shooting only 23% and trailing USC 33-22 at the intermission. The halftime show, however, didn't struggle at all.

The Golden State Warriors' Thunder Dunk Team performed at halftime, pulling all sorts of ridiculous stunts before throwing it down.

Thankfully, I don't have to come up with the words to describe their acrobatics since I caught the entire show on video. Check it out below.


LEVERENZ, NO. 4 CAL AXE NO. 1 STANFORD IN BIG MEET

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Cal fans can agree - perhaps the only thing that can sweeten a beautiful, 75 degree mid-February Saturday in Berkeley is beating Stanford in just about anything.

When the Stanford team knocked off by Cal also happens to be the top ranked team in the country, well, it's that much better.

That's exactly what went down on Saturday afternoon at Spieker Pool as the Golden Bears hosted the Cardinal for the final dual meet of the 2011 women's swimming and diving season and sent them back to Palo Alto defeated 155-145.

"Today was an absolutely beautiful day and we had more people than I think I've ever seen at a swim meet," said sophomore Caitlin Leverenz, who won three individual events and set two pool records, including one held previously by Cal swimming legend Natalie Coughlin. "We've only beaten them a few times, so that just makes this that much more special."

More specifically, it was only the fifth time that the Bears had beaten the Cardinal in a dual meet, and Leverenz believes it was the first time Cal had ever been successful doing so at Spieker Pool.

Despite the individual efforts of Leverenz, senior Amanda Sims (winner of the 100 and 200 butterfly) and junior Liv Jensen (winner of the 50 and 100 freestyle), it took a come-from-behind effort in the 400 freestyle relay for the Bears to capture their first Big Meet win since 2006.

Fortunately for you, you can see footage of that race and pictures from the meet here and nobody else. Check it out below and, while you're at it, subscribe to the Bear Blog's YouTube page to stay up to date on all your inside-access videos.


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The Cal band plays pre-meet for the fans at Spieker Pool.

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The Cal swimming and diving roster is introduced before the Big Meet.

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Sophomore Caitlin Leverenz (right) enters Spieker Pool for the 200 IM. She won the event as well as two others on the day.

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Head coach Teri McKeever looks on as her team celebrates knocking off No. 1 Stanford.

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Cal thanks the fans for attending the Big Meet on Saturday, February 12.


IMG_6300_web.jpg.jpgCoverage from the Bay Area College Football Media Day on Monday is posted at CalBears.com. Cal head coach Jeff Tedford, preseason honorable mention All-American linebacker Mike Mohamed and tailback Shane Vereen represented the Golden Bears at the event, which was hosted by the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl at Hotel Nikko in San Francisco.

 Video: Tedford | Mohamed | Vereen
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ESPN.com posted an interesting "Sport Science" video on Jahvid Best earlier this week ... take a look. 2010 NFL Draft starts in just over five hours.

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