Running back Brendan Bigelow, who will miss Cal football spring workouts because of injury, said he will be at full strength in time for fall camp.

Bigelow, expected to become a starter, had surgery late last month to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee -- the same knee in which he underwent two anterior cruciate ligament surgeries while in high school.

"It's feeling good, like I could go ahead and run a 40 right now. I really want to play," Bigelow said.

By August? "Full capacity. Full throttle," he said.

The Bears begin their first spring practices under new coach Sonny Dykes on Monday. Workouts will run four straight weeks, climaxing with the March 23 spring game.

Dykes said he is not worried about Bigelow's health.

"Believe it or not, kind of an unrelated injury," Dykes said. "It's really not that big of an injury. Pretty minor surgery. He's one of those guys we could probably push him a little and he could participate in the back end of spring, but we're not going to."

Bigelow rushed for 431 yards on just 44 carries last season.

  • Four Stanford pitchers combined on a five-hitter as the No. 15 Cardinal baseball team won its home opener, 5-0 over Cal in a nonconference game at Sunken Diamond.

    Stanford (2-2) scored twice in the first inning on RBI singles by Danny Diekroeger and Austin Slater off Cal starter Chris Muse-Fisher. Justin Ringo had an RBI triple in the fifth.

    David Schmidt was the winning pitcher, allowing three hits in 32/3 innings.

    The Bears, coming off a three-game home sweep of Michigan, fell to 3-1.

  • Host UC Davis (4-1) banged out 23 hits in a 22-4 rout of San Jose State (2-2). SJSU's Nick Schulz had an RBI double in his fourth consecutive multihit game.

  • No. 1 Cal has a three-shot lead over second-place New Mexico, and the Bears' Joël Stalter is the individual leader after the first round at the John A. Burns Intercollegiate men's golf tournament in Kahuku, Hawaii.

    The Golden Bears fired a 4-under par 284 at the Arnold Palmer Course at Turtle Bay Resort. Stalter's 5-under 67 was one stroke ahead of New Mexico's Gavin Green.

  • Stanford is fifth at 6-over 290 after two rounds at the Prestige at PGA West on the Greg Norman Course in La Quinta.

    The Cardinal trails co-leaders Washington and UCLA by 10 strokes. Senior Andrew Yun led Stanford in the second round with a 3-under 68.

  • Cal pitcher Jolene Henderson and Stanford shortstop Jenna Rich have been named top-30 candidates for the 2013 Senior CLASS Award, which honors NCAA Division I senior softball players for achievements in four areas -- community, classroom, character and competition.

    Also among the 30 finalists are Oklahoma pitcher Keilani Ricketts (Archbishop Mitty High-San Jose) and Northwestern shortstop Emily Allard (Deer Valley-Antioch).

    The winner will be announced during the Women's College World Series, which runs May 30-June 5.

  • Patrick Baker, associate head coach of the Cal women's soccer team the past two seasons, has accepted the head coaching job at Florida Atlantic.

    Soccer

    The Earthquakes drew 0-0 with AIK (Sweden) in their second game of the Portland Preseason Tournament at JELD-WEN Field.

    Quakes second-year goalkeeper David Bingham made four saves. The Quakes close their exhibition season against FC Dallas on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at JELD-WEN Field.

    San Jose opens the regular season March 3 against Real Salt Lake at Buck Shaw Stadium.

    Wire services contributed to this report.