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Cal is trying to kill its football program - new GPA standard

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  1. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    In the wake of the APR failure that embarrassed the Cal academic community, they have overreacted and put in place new policies that will pretty much make it impossible to recruit a lot of the players they've recently been admitting. By "recent", I pretty much mean from Tedford on when they decided to have a good football team. Anyway, this feels eerily similar to the moves that CU made in the 2003-2006 period that buried the football program.

    "Most Cal athletes going forward will be required to have a 3.0 grade-point average in high school. That’s substantially lower than the general student body at Cal, but it’s higher than any Pac-12 school except Stanford. The new standards begin to go into effect this fall, when 40 percent of the incoming athletes must have a 3.0 GPA or better. That number climbs to 60 percent next year and to 80 percent in 2017."

    http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/sp...s-could-be-hurt-by-increased-gpa-requirements

    h/t to rward on the Rivals board for finding this story.


     
  2. Liver

    Liver modded mod Club Member Junta Member

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    good.

    one less conference team to worry about as we try to ascend again. we need a couple more teams to fall in the ditch or self-implode-- it will help recruiting.
     
  3. bombay

    bombay Club Member Club Member

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    Sounds familiar.
     
  4. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    Oh ****! Phil better not get any benchmarking ideas.
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  5. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    They're trying to be the Stanford of the East Bay, generally North of Oakland.
     
  6. Idot Buff

    Idot Buff Club Member Club Member

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    scary thought....and something for us to be worried about....
     
  7. J.R. Ewing

    J.R. Ewing Club Member Club Member

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    We've lost a lot of recruiting battles to Cal over the last 5 years.
     
  8. SpacemanSpiff

    SpacemanSpiff Club Member Club Member

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    Looks like Webster won't have to update its entry for Safety School.
     
  9. Buffalo Brad

    Buffalo Brad Club Member Club Member

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    Send that little man over to Berkley and let him finish his career there ****ing up their program.
     
  10. DBT

    DBT Club Member Club Member

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    So, does this effect their basketball class?

    Have to say, I feel for their fans. Been there. Done that. Don't want to do it again. And this is why I think the NCAA APR rule just totally sucks. Schools with more stringent academic programs and who don't offer gravy train classes get screwed by it.
     
  11. Buffalo Brad

    Buffalo Brad Club Member Club Member

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    Great and appropriate use of the there and Their variations even when totally smashed! Great day by the pool I AZ drinking heavily. ,
     
  12. bombay

    bombay Club Member Club Member

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    It seems that Rick George is going to insist that we have a big boy program.
     
  13. White_Rabbit

    White_Rabbit Club Member Club Member

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    hahahahahahahah
     
  14. FChairbanks

    FChairbanks muthaka slayer Club Member

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    I would have been even more impressed if you had used something more descriptive than "little man"...
     
  15. patebuff

    patebuff Downgraded to half a star Club Member

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    Ouch. I am guessing Flukes is face down somewhere
     
  16. Ruckus

    Ruckus Peep my words. Club Member

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    Will this apply to basketball also?
     
  17. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    :nod:
     
  18. Idot Buff

    Idot Buff Club Member Club Member

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    We have a Flukes sighting....

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  19. mdelpizzo_1

    mdelpizzo_1 My Dixie Wrecked Club Member

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    When is he not?
     
  20. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    when Burrito humps him reverse-cowgirl
     
  21. Burrito Palazzo

    Burrito Palazzo huff my smug Club Member

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    You hump a bear one time...
     
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  22. Idot Buff

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    We have a BP sighting....

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  23. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    True, but this latest news doesn't necessarily have anything to do with that.
     
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  24. pcbuff

    pcbuff Well-Known Member

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    Didn't Cal just spend a ton of money on facilities? It seems like they have the academics versus athletics garbage that crept into Boulder in the eighties. I wish someone could remind these people of the demographics of the kids they are scholarshiping with these exceptions. It seems like a program that would be deemed noble.
     
  25. onealcd

    onealcd Club Member Club Member

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    Definitely not as bad as some are saying since they are a premier institution but will definitely hurt a little. I always hated the GPA thing considering a lot of kids don't care about grades in high school but test out a lot better than others. GPA's can also be inflated/deflated depending on a kids choices so it is kind of dumb.
     
  26. DBT

    DBT Club Member Club Member

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    You missed this. Cal athletics is going to be shaken to the core.
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  27. BuffHerd

    BuffHerd Club Member Club Member

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    So are they going to make it next to impossible to transfer JUCO credits, underfund the AD, publicly prosecute in the media, create student panels with authority to deny playing seasons, the self-defeating list goes on........... its not just the cannabis connection that makes CAL so easy to identify with sometimes
     
  28. dply

    dply Doble hoja Club Member

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    No more Jason Kidd or Marshawn Lynch type exemptions is really going to hurt them.
     
  29. Burrito Palazzo

    Burrito Palazzo huff my smug Club Member

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    Calscadian Subduction, everyone knows about it.
     
  30. Buff_since76

    Buff_since76 Still a fan... Club Member

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