Cal's football team, which had avoided serious injury through the first week of training camp, announced the loss of three players after Wednesday's practice, including a season-ending knee injury to projected starting middle linebacker Nathan Broussard.
Coach Sonny Dykes said Broussard was diagnosed with a torn ACL to his left knee after twice "tweaking" it in recent days. Broussard, a junior, suffered the same injury to the same knee during August workouts last year and missed the season.
Freshman safety Quentin Tartabull, expected to be a contributor this season, tore his left ACL during practice Wednesday.
Sophomore reserve running back Jeffrey Coprich is out 4 to 8 weeks after breaking his left foot during practice Tuesday. Cal has scheduled home-and-home football series against North Carolina and Texas Christian, the school announced.
Cal will face North Carolina in Chapel Hill on Sept. 2, 2017, then host the Tar Heels on Sept. 1, 2018.
The series with TCU begins with a game at Berkeley on Sept. 5, 2020. Cal travels to Fort Worth, Texas, for a rematch Sept. 11, 2021. Sam Piraro, who retired in 2012 after 25 years as San Jose State's baseball coach, has been hired as Willow Glen High's baseball coach, prep2prep.com reported. Piraro, 62, replaces Mike Riley, who retired. "I've done Division I, and it's business," Piraro told the website. "This (coaching at Willow Glen) is purely enjoyment to me. I want to give back and work with the kids." Jonathan Garrick of Atherton advanced to the second round of match play in the U.S. Amateur Championship in Johns Creek, Georgia. Garrick will face Eli Cole of Los Angeles on Thursday. Garrick defeated Michael Gellerman of Sterling, Kansas, 3 and 2 on Wednesday. Stanford's Kassidy Cook finished third in the women's 1-meter competition at the U.S. national diving championships in Knoxville, Tennessee. SaberCats nose tackle Jason Stewart was named to the All-Arena Football League first team, and linebacker Francis Maka was selected to the second team. Jeremy Rathjen homered in the 11th inning to give the host Rancho Cucamonga Quakes a 2-1 win over the San Jose Giants.
The Associated Press and wire services contributed to this report.