Mikayla Cowling, an incoming sophomore basketball player from St. Mary's High, has given an oral commitment to Cal.
A 6-foot-1 forward, Cowling still has more than two years before she can sign her letter of intent. But she is a longtime fan of the program.
"I love the school," said Cowling, whose father, Larry, was an NCAA champion hurdler in 1981 for the Cal track team. "I've been there many times with my family and have grown to love it. From the beginning I wanted to go to Cal."
Cowling averaged 8.2 points as St. Mary's reached the Division IV state title game last season.
Richard Solomon scored 18 points and Allen Crabbe contributed 17 points and 13 rebounds as Cal beat Uppsala 76-74 at Stockholm, Sweden, improving to 2-0 on its tour of northern Europe. Brandon Smith had 17 points for the Bears, who played without seniors Jorge Gutierrez (sprained ankle) and Harper Kamp (sore knee). The Bears' next game is Wednesday against the Norwegian national team in Oslo.
On the heels of its national runner-up finish last season, the Cal women will begin this season at No. 3 in the American Volleyball Coaches Association Division I top-25 preseason poll -- their highest preseason standing ever. Stanford is No. 6.
The Texas A&M Board of Regents has given President R. Bowen Loftin the authority to move the Aggies out of the Big 12. The board gave Loftin the OK to take any action he deems necessary when it comes to conference alignment. The SEC has reaffirmed its 12-school alignment but left the door open for expansion.
NCAA investigators visited the University of Miami campus looking into claims that more than a dozen former or current football players received gifts and services from convicted Ponzi schemer Nevin Shapiro, his attorney said.
Former Cal star Lauren Boyle won two gold medals at the World University Games in Shenzen, China, shattering her own New Zealand 800-meter freestyle record (8 minutes, 26.50 seconds) and also capturing the 400 free (4:07.78).
Bay Area News Group and Associated Press contributed to this roundup.