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Cal athletics: Blown budgets, abysmal grad rates, the stadium financing mess and Sand

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  1. RSSBot

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    Jon Wilner

    In Wednesday editions, the Contra Costa Times editorial board recommended that Cal athletic director Sandy Barbour “start*looking for another job” if the football program’s atrocious graduation rates and academic scores don’t show marked improvement. I’ll piggyback off that editorial with some thoughts on Barbour’s job performance … In the past year, I’ve reported extensively on [...]

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  2. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    That's a paddlin
     
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    We better beat those ****ers in Boulder this year...

    ...did I read "number one public university in the country" in that article?
     
  5. sackman

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    The Cal budget problems could creep into the UCLA athletic Dept at some point, too. They're certainly not immune.
     
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    As a part of the state university system, you are no doubt correct...but I don't think ucla has made the same level of poor fiscal decisions that cal has recently. $400 MM in facility upgrades in Berkeley? Seriously...
     
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    How much did UCLA spend on the renovation to Pauley Pavilion? They, too, have to support a crazy number of non-revenue sports. They have to try to keep up with USC.
     
  8. FChairbanks

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    You've hit on the big issue here...the private university system vs the public state schools...who's gonna win that arms race?

    ucla vs USC...cal vs stanford...
     
  9. CarolinaBuff

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    Yea that surprised me too. I would've thought it's UVA.
     
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    Pauly was on-time and well under budget.
     
  13. J.R. Ewing

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    Nah, they're just typical Californians. Budget isn't in their vocabulary.
     
  14. Buffnik

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    And they'll still never like Dan Guerrero as their AD. Guy has done a great job.
     
  15. absinthe

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    In all fairness he has SUCKED at hiring coaches until Mora, also he should be good at his job he's the highest paid AD in the PAC12.
     
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    Howland led them to 3 Final Fours, so even if it's UCLA I'd say that hire ultimately worked out. He lasted longer than any coach in the post-Wooden era.
     
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    We may see Cal slip into a CU-esque tailspin if they don't get things righted soon. The perfect storm of money issues, APR hit, disapproving faculty, a potentially clueless new football coach, and having a female making decisions related to athletics is there.
     
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    Are you saying something we don't know about Mike Bohn? [video=youtube;_2LjwM3B688]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2LjwM3B688[/video]
     

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