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SAN FRANCISCO -- Lindsay Gottlieb wants California to be in the conversation when it comes to top-tier womens basketball. Wholesale NFL Jerseys .She has built a program in Berkeley that is still growing, and Gottlieb is sticking around to see it through for the long haul.Last week, the sixth-year coach finalized a contract extension through the 2020-21 season, adding three more years to her previous deal.You look at womens basketball and there are a handful of programs that are elite, Gottlieb said Thursday. I want to be one of those places where people associate Cal with womens basketball. ... I really do believe in what were doing here.The school announced the move Thursday, when Gottlieb was in attendance at Pac-12 media day.From the moment she returned to Cal as head coach in April 2011, Gottlieb spoke of developing a perennial NCAA Tournament contender -- and this move provides her program with stability going forward and benefits on the recruiting trail.The 39-year-old Gottlieb, the 2012-13 Pac-12 Coach of the Year, is 118-51 at Cal and guided the Golden Bears to the programs first Final Four in 2013. She signed a new deal after that taking her through the 2017-18 season.Gottlieb was previously a top assistant at the school, then spent three years as head coach at Santa Barbara before returning to Berkeley.Its where she wants to be, in the Bay Area and a place that supports women in basketball and all fields.Personally, the place has changed my life. Its been the greatest impact on my professional career, she said. An extension to say, `We want you here for the next five years, is really for me very meaningful.The Bears are picked sixth in the preseason poll by the conference coaches.Stability in the coaching ranks is so important if you ask 20th-year Arizona State coach Charli Turner Thorne, who appreciates seeing coaches and universities finding ways to maintain that such as in Gottliebs case.It is a recipe when a coach can continue at a university, Turner Thorne said. Usually it means that theyve built up a culture and a program thats having continued success. In this day and age where its big business and a lot of times administrations might pull the plug because theres a couple down years ... it is in my mind a little bit shortsighted at times because that consistency within a program means a lot. Obviously you have to have the right person for the job.While Gottlieb was hired by former athletic director Sandy Barbour, now in the same position at Penn State, the coach has developed a strong working relationship with new AD Mike Williams.Lindsay has done an exemplary job leading our womens basketball program, Williams said. From taking the Bears to their first Final Four to becoming a constant presence in the community, Lindsay is completely invested in the success of our student-athletes, both on and off the court. We are thrilled for her to continue as an integral member of the Cal family and look forward to much continued success. Cheap Stitched NFL Jerseys . Aaron Harrison scored a 22 points for Kentucky (6-1), which has won four in a row following a Nov. 12 loss to current No. 1 Michigan State. Julius Randle overcame a scoreless first half and added his sixth double-double in as many games with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Wholesale Jerseys China .C. -- When North Carolina freshman Ryan Switzer reported to training camp in August he was a little miffed to learn he was third on the depth chart at punt returner. http://www.wholesalechinanflcheapjerseys.com/ . Ryan Garbutt had a goal and two assists as Dallas snapped a six-game losing streak with a 5-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night. Rajkot was ready. A man who had grown up among them - in some cases with them - was in the middle. On 99.Whooooooaaaaaaa, they went as the bowler ran in. Oooooohhhhhhh, they sighed when it was defended. They had to wait for a pesky tea interval. Then came a short and wide one outside off.Cheteshwar Pujara dabbed it to the right of point and those wobbly knees, both of which have undergone surgery, got cranking. They beat a direct hit and their owner kept running. Pujara had got his captain up on his feet. And so too his coach. He had given the entire crowd the very thing they would have been talking about since they realised Test cricket was finally coming home.Somewhere in those stands was a man who had sat through the entire days play with his hands folded across his chest. Maybe he thought crossing his fingers just wasnt strong enough. He finally got up, abandoned the pose and probably clapped the hardest. On the eve of the Test, Arvind Pujara said he had never seen his son bat in international cricket live. Four days later, he was surrounded by fans, each taking turns to shake the hand of the man who had gone to great pains to teach a young Pujara the game they all loved.Why should he stop there? Arvind had said on Tuesday, when asked how he would like for Cheteshwar to make a century in his home town. To be very honest, I was hoping to get a double-hundred, Cheteshwar said today after making 124. Like father, like son. Obviously before I played this game there were many nervous moments but I told myself that I will just focus on the things I have to do on the field, Pujara said. Because there were expectations - many family members and close friends were watching this game, even the crowd was expecting me to score big runs. But I told myself that I dont need to think about it, looking at the kind of position India was in, we wanted a good total, I just wanted to focus on the process and things turned out well for me.There was even a hint of destiny about it all. Pujara was givven out lbw on 86 and normally he would have been forced to walk off to the dressing room and ponder over what could have been. Wholesale Jerseys. This time, though, he had the right to an appeal. This time India had DRS at home.Initially, when the ball hit me I thought it was hitting high, Pujara said. It did not hit me on the front pad, it hit me on the rear pad. I confirmed with Vijay and he felt it was high. Then I was confident in taking DRS.As the ball-tracker showed it would have bounced over the stumps, Pujaras wife, Pooja, broke into a big grin, leapt up and down, absolutely elated.After years of opposition - most of which was centred around an issue with lbw calls - the fates had aligned to such an extent that DRS would overturn an lbw decision against an Indian batsman in its first match on home soil, and that same batsman would go on to make a century. It seems all good stories need a bit of irony.There was a villain as well. One who dared to hit Rajkots Pujara right in front of them. Chris Woakes rapped the batsman on his helmet three times in three overs in the morning.I got a couple of good bouncers. I thought I did not judge it well. But overall, in international level, I expect bowlers to bowl bouncers, said Pujara. Usually, I am very good at short balls. So, I think there were a couple of occasions where I did not judge properly. I told myself that even if I get hit on the helmet or body, I will take it. I know the conditions very well, a couple of short balls dont disturb me and my gameplan.And they didnt. Pujara moved smoothly past that phase and, though he couldnt get the double-hundred he wanted, he has put India in a much better position to draw the game. The cheers as he walked off, raising his bat one more time were deafening. For once, Indian fans wanted their No. 3 to stay just a bit more than they wanted to see the No. 4 coming out. ' ' '
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