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Cal's shockingly low athletic admission standards

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by cmgoods, Nov 19, 2013.

  1. cmgoods

    cmgoods Olympic Sports Mod Club Member

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    http://www.sfgate.com/collegesports...-low-athletic-admission-standards-4984721.php
     
  2. unionbuff

    unionbuff Club Member Club Member

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    The National Collegiate Athletic Association announced in October that 38 percent of the men's basketball players admitted to Cal between 2003 and 2006 had earned a degree after six years. Forty-four percent of football players graduated during the same period.


    :wow:
     
  3. MtnBuff

    MtnBuff Not allowed in Barzil 2 Club Member

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    We had a prior thread about the custom built major built for Cal athletes to allow them to stay eligible while taking the easiest classes from a variety of different subject areas at Cal.

    Despite this, and no question that Cal has set their standards as low as they can get away with, this strikes me as similar to the "anti-athletic" stuff that has occasionally come out of the academic elitist in Boulder who detest the idea that the public pays more attention to athletic teams than to their published research about Emily Dickenson's use of semi-colins or the societal implications of artificial colors in hot dogs.

    These people somehow seem to come out of the woodwork at the opportune moments when programs are down. They would rather make less money and have fewer resources than have what they do with a football coach making more than they do.

    Cal is in a hole right now with their football program. They should be very carefull to make sure that these people don't get the chance to put them in the kind of situation that we were that makes it that much harder to come back.
     
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  4. Junction

    Junction Moderator Club Member

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    I'm not sure what a semi-colin is, but if he didn't mind being used by Emily Dickenson, I don't see why it's really worthy of study, frankly....
     
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  5. liverflukes

    liverflukes Resident Bear Club Member

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  6. buffedup

    buffedup Cooler than a Popsicle Stand. Club Member

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    This has a nice ring to it. But it stands to reason that we must provide direction and leadership to those whose single goal in life is to find the next dumpster to eat garbage out of.
     
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  7. Liver

    Liver modded mod Club Member Junta Member

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    we'd lost our bullying mojo so we're a little rusty at this stuff. don't worry, your inauspicious academic compromises (which make me jealous, actually) will be long forgotten once usc has their way with us.

    the trojans are like the fuskers of the p12, except with ever-so-slightly higher IQs.
     
  8. MtnBuff

    MtnBuff Not allowed in Barzil 2 Club Member

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    And much better looking cheerleaders, thanks to the availability of quality plastic surgeons.
     
  9. BehindEnemyLines

    BehindEnemyLines beware the habu Club Member

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    We Overlords have no time for drivel from the peon publishing company.

    Run along, now. I think Boo Boo has found the rangers' picnic basket.
     
  10. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    We've all seen this movie. It doesn't end well for Cal. They better find some folks with a backbone and fast. All this bullsh*t about holding symposiums to discuss the role of athletics at the university is nothing more than an excuse to come up with ways to gut their athletic department. They don't hold symposiums at Texas. Worse yet, they don't hold symposiums at Stanford.
     
  11. Junction

    Junction Moderator Club Member

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    To be fair, I'm pretty sure they can't even spell symposiums at Texas....
     
  12. Liver

    Liver modded mod Club Member Junta Member

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    i pretty sure some of those bubbas have shot a few sim-possums in their day.
     
  13. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    As teets would say, take a lap.
     
  14. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    Isn't that where monster trucks perform the Nutcracker at the fair grounds?
     
  15. Uncle Ken

    Uncle Ken Orr no morr Club Member

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    This particular passage from the article caught my eye:

     
  16. Liver

    Liver modded mod Club Member Junta Member

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    a victory lap?

    around.your.mummsy?

    :lol:

    i can't stop. i can't stop. aiyeeeeeeeeeeeeee! it is like i have an addiction. to sno's mummsy!

    more mummsy! more!
     
  17. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    It is fun watching you continue your deterioration into dementia.
     
  18. Liver

    Liver modded mod Club Member Junta Member

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    "i may be going to hell in a bucket, but 'least i'm enjoying the ride."

    on.your.mummsy.

    it is like they write themselves.
     
  19. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    Pretty sure between Ralph's sis and my mom, you've ridden this joke too hard and well into the ground. A feat that would no doubt surprise both of your favorite subjects.
     
  20. BehindEnemyLines

    BehindEnemyLines beware the habu Club Member

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    There's a softball ......
     
  21. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    That's the only kind Liver's got.
     
  22. Liver

    Liver modded mod Club Member Junta Member

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    firstly, it is philby's sister. i don't know ralph's sister.

    second, who said they were my favorites?

    third, actually, i agree. i may have to stop. stay tuned for that. it may happen any day now.
     
  23. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    Next you will stop using the word "collectivists." Believe it when I see it :lol:.
     
  24. tante

    tante Club Member Club Member

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    Doesn't Standford allow add drops to basically the end of the semester. It is weird to see a school engaged in the success if a student versus looking at them as a paycheck.
     
  25. Uncle Ken

    Uncle Ken Orr no morr Club Member

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    I don't know. I just quote the articles.

    But Stanford has the luxury of looking at students as something other than a tuition payment, and I agree it's refreshing.
     
  26. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    Stanford has a lot of advantages that Cal doesn't have, though.
     
  27. Uncle Ken

    Uncle Ken Orr no morr Club Member

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    It's near endless list, but it starts with quality faculty, a sterling reputation and exceedingly high admission standards. They produce the best because they start with the best.
     
  28. SINKRATZ

    SINKRATZ Club Member Club Member

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    This is why the PAC invited CU in the first place - to raise the academic standing of the conference to help offset the weaker institutions like Wazzu and Cal.
     
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  29. SBG

    SBG Formerly known as EFNMB Club Member Junta Member

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    Stanford can recruit nationally because it's a private school. Are the academics really that much different at Cal vs Stanford? Doubtful. Their brand can recruit nationally, much like a Northwestern or Vandy or Duke or ND, but even moreso.

    From buddies that have gone to both, it's harder to get into Stanford, but much easier to graduate and graduate with a high GPA there. Cal grads are happy if they graduate with a 3.0 average. It can be brutal there.
     
  30. Burrito Palazzo

    Burrito Palazzo huff my smug Club Member

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    You're not doing it right.

    Semper Gumby
     

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