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  • Mississippi State Men's Tennis off to Strong Start under First Year Coach Matt Roberts
    published on Fri, 30 Jan 2015 03:11:39 GMT
    MSU Men's Tennis coach Matt Roberts is continuing the tradition of a quality program in Starkville with a hot start to the 2015 season. Roberts joined the Daily Grind on Bulldogs Sports Radio this week....
  • Goulden Nuggets: How Crucial is Shane Vereen to the Patriots in SB Xlix?
    published on Thu, 29 Jan 2015 20:01:49 GMT
    Hello again from Berkeley! Since my last blog post, us Bears have been busy swimming, studying and racking up our frequent flier miles. After going home for the holidays, we made our way to Hawaii for one amazing training trip, and have returned to Berkeley to begin the Pac-12 racing portion of our season....
  • Charles Townes, who helped invent now-ubiquitous laser, dies
    published on Thu, 08 Jan 2015 08:00:00 GMT
    Charles H. Townes' inspiration for the predecessor of the laser came to him while sitting on a park bench, waiting for a restaurant to open for breakfast. On the tranquil morning of April 26, 1951, Townes scribbled a theory on scrap paper that would lead to the laser, the invention he's known for and which transformed everyday life and led to other scientific discoveries....
  • San Jose: Sculpture kiosk puts images in another dimesnsion
    published on Thu, 29 Jan 2015 03:04:31 GMT
    Twindom, a new kiosk store at Valley Fair, allows customers to take a photo in the company's 91-camera booth and then have it constructed into one of 3D sizes, 3", 5" or 7-inches at their Emeryville location and shipped to the customers door in 2-3 weeks. All the different sizes are seen here; the 3D sculptures are printed out of sandstone and pets are welcome....
  • McClymonds' renowned basketball coach back on the bench
    published on Thu, 29 Jan 2015 01:56:00 GMT
    He retired in 2008, having just led McClymonds High to a 32-0 record and the California Interscholastic Federation Division I state championship title. But Nathaniel agreed to become an assistant coach to one of his former players, Damario Sims, when Sims was hired as McClymonds boys basketball coach last spring....
  • Kreisberg Extends Playing Career With Wildcats
    published on Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:13:06 GMT
    The Northwestern graduate student and 6'10" center sports his usual thick beard and mustache at a recent practice, a look he perfected during his four years as an undergraduate at Yale. But a couple weeks ago, that beard was gone, replaced by a `stache that might have reminded some of Ron Burgundy....
  • Ambitious Tigerlily opens stealth-like in Berkeley's Gourmet Ghetto
    published on Wed, 28 Jan 2015 18:36:56 GMT
    It's rare these days that nearly any restaurant in the Bay Area can open without ample prior blog warning, let alone in one of the most famous food destinations in the region. But that's exactly what happened with Tigerlily , an ambitious new bar and dining spot that debuted quietly in the former Mint Leaf space in the heart of Berkeley's Gourmet Ghetto at 1513 Shattuck Avenue....
  • Charles H. Townes, Nobel laureate and laser pioneer, dies at 99
    published on Wed, 28 Jan 2015 06:20:23 GMT
    Charles H. Townes, then a Columbia professor, explained his invention of the maser at a news conference in 1955. The maser, a device for microwave amplification, was a forerunner of the laser, a device for lightwave amplification....
  • World Premiere at Berkeley Rep Tackles Football Injuries Head-On
    published on Wed, 28 Jan 2015 02:04:33 GMT
    The worlds of drama and sports collide in X's and O's , a new play at Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Playwright KJ Sanchez is a lifelong football fan, and her collaborator Jenny Mercein is the daughter of former NFL player Chuck Mercein, but X's and O's isn't a paean to the all-American gridiron spectacle....
  • Claude Steele To Deliver One Book One Northwestern Keynote
    published on Wed, 28 Jan 2015 01:44:02 GMT
    White people can't jump, and women perform worse than men in higher math and science. In his One Book One Northwestern keynote address on Feb. 4, social psychologist Claude Steele will shed light on the surprising ways these common stereotypes influence our behavior and lives and how to mitigate the effects....
  • Tuesday Must Reads: New Baseball Commissioner Pushes for A's...
    published on Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:45:00 GMT
    Manfred also said he was "hopeful" that that Oakland's new mayor Libby Schaaf would be able to make progress on a ballpark project. Manfred's comments also appear to close the door on any chance of the A's moving to San Jose....
  • Tucson Names First Female Assistant Chief
    published on Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:47:52 GMT
    From 1997 to 1999, she spent time at training camps in Phoenix, Detroit and Seattle, and was on the verge of breaking into professional basketball only a few years after it became a career option for women. "If you just try, you can't go back and say you never did," Baker said....
  • Football's Joys and Agonies Get a Thorough Dissection in Berkeley Rep's Dramatic X's and O's
    published on Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:13:48 GMT
    Gridiron triumph or disaster? Find the answer in the eyes of Marilee Talkington, Anthony Holiday, Eddie Ray Jackson, Dwight Hicks, Bill Geisslinger and Jenny Mercein. The course of ardent love needs to involve pain, and sometimes even agony or tragedy, doesn't it? That's the formula in theater, if not always in life....
  • No. 72 `Dogs Outlasted by Michigan State, 4-3
    published on Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:15:50 GMT
    The No. 72-ranked Fresno State women's tennis team fell 4-3 to Michigan State in Monday's consolation match of the ITA Kick-Off Weekend held at the Hellman Tennis Complex on the campus of University of California....
  • Brandon Singleton, Louisiana WR commits to Cal
    published on Mon, 26 Jan 2015 18:16:41 GMT
    DOMINOES! Cal gets another weapon for the Bear Raid as Louisiana WR Brandon Singleton commits to play football for the Golden Bears! The great westward mirgration of southern athletes continues as Sonny Dykes and Co dip in to Louisiana to nab the commitment of Boutte Hahnville wide receiver Brandon Singleton. Singleton was recently a Georgia Tech commit but reopened his recruitment and spent the weekend in Berkeley with a whole host of other recruits and commits from the 2015 class....
  • Ballghazi: Let's Inflate Our Knowledge Of This Scandal
    published on Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:23:15 GMT
    Usually we do not focus on NFL stories here unless they have a Cal hook. We were not planning on writing on Ballghazi until we were contacted by Alex Harris, equipment guy at Cal....
  • 2015 State of Bear Territory Address
    published on Mon, 26 Jan 2015 11:16:48 GMT
    While all the athletics of this great country deserve coverage, the following speech refers mostly, of course, to football, which is the sport I cover for CGB. If you didn't like this column idea, blame Avi....
  • Men's Tennis Splits ITA Kick-Off Weekend Matches Against Ranked Opponents
    published on Mon, 26 Jan 2015 06:17:45 GMT
    The Harvard men's tennis team split its weekend matches on its West Coast swing, winning one of two against highly ranked squads as part of ITA Kick-Off Weekend. The 30th-ranked Crimson fell to No....
  • Cal football recruiting visit weekend: Russell Ude, A.D. Miller, Brandon Singleton updates
    published on Mon, 26 Jan 2015 05:24:42 GMT
    Quick looks at what the latest Cal recruiting updates on the most important visit weekend leading up to National Signing Day. Frank Buncom attended the Cal basketball game with plenty of other recruits! Buncom has no more visits and will announce soon ....
  • No. 72 `Dogs Fall to No. 45 Saint Mary's at ITA Kick-Off Weekend
    published on Mon, 26 Jan 2015 01:28:12 GMT
    In the opening round of the ITA Kick-Off Weekend, No. 72 Fresno State fell 4-0 to No....