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Memorial Stadium has taken a “slight” change to their look

The “Kabam”  logo has been installed on Memorial Stadiums 50 yard line.

A couple of months ago, Kabam, Inc., the western world’s leader in free-to-play mobile games for traditional players and the University of California, Berkeley agreed on a 15 year/18 million dollar contract.

The contract terms were that Kabam would have naming rights to the field at California Memorial Stadium. Additional elements include a scholarship program, an internship program, speaking engagements and other partnerships on campus around innovation and technology. 

ESPN writer Ted Miller wrote some of his opinions on Cal Football

“The problem Sonny Dykes inherited was talent. He didn’t have enough to be consistently competitive in the North, and then the guys he had got hurt.

Is Dykes the long-term answer? We should get a better idea of that this fall. The Bears need to show improvement, even if that doesn’t include reaching the .500 mark.

But to your question about what might be holding Cal back, there is nothing exceptional you could point to, as there is with, say, Utah (three years removed from non-AQ conference) or Washington State (isolated location with limited recruiting base).

Cal can win, which means it should win. All it takes is the right coach and right players.”

Kameron Rooks, Center for the Bears’ basketball team, tore his ACL.

Cal is likely to play the 2014-15 basketball season without center Kameron Rooks, who has undergone surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, the school reported Thursday.

Rooks was on the mend from a late-season stress fracture in his left foot. “Kameron has worked hard this offseason to return from a previous foot injury and it is very unfortunate to have a setback like this,” Bears coach Cuonzo Martin said. “It is difficult to predict when we can expect him back.”

Haanif Cheatham has the Bears down as one of the top 6 schools

Haanif Cheatham is a 6’5  four star recruit SG that has offers from some of the best basketball schools in the nation. But in the midst of them stands Berkeley. It would be huge if Cheatham goes to the Bears. He is a top prospect that holds skills such as great shooting, nice handles, and a natral feel for the game.

Cooking with the Bears

Members of the California men’s basketball team recently spent an afternoon learning how to properly preprare nutritious meals that will benefit them on the court and in their everyday lives.

Under the direction of Sports nutritionist Suzanne Nelson, ScD RD and head men’s basketball strength & conditioning coach Nicodemus Christopher, the Bears engaged in a great hands-on session of cooking techniques in the kitchen. Each member in attendance got a chance to help prepare a lasagna that the group enjoyed that evening for dinner.

From using the right amount of ingredients in daily cooking to proper eating habits overall that will benefit them in recovery from workouts, the group learned a great deal in the class. 

This one is from a while ago, but let’s remember Bebe Wiggs that was adopted by Cal Softball.