Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by cmgoods, Nov 19, 2013.
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.
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.
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....
This is an old hit piece. I'm surprised our new cloven hooved overlords in Boulder are just discovering it.
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.
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.
And much better looking cheerleaders, thanks to the availability of quality plastic surgeons.
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.
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.
To be fair, I'm pretty sure they can't even spell symposiums at Texas....
i pretty sure some of those bubbas have shot a few sim-possums in their day.
As teets would say, take a lap.
Isn't that where monster trucks perform the Nutcracker at the fair grounds?
This particular passage from the article caught my eye:
a victory lap?
i can't stop. i can't stop. aiyeeeeeeeeeeeeee! it is like i have an addiction. to sno's mummsy!
more mummsy! more!
It is fun watching you continue your deterioration into dementia.
"i may be going to hell in a bucket, but 'least i'm enjoying the ride."
it is like they write themselves.
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.
There's a softball ......
That's the only kind Liver's got.
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.
Next you will stop using the word "collectivists." Believe it when I see it :lol:.
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.
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.
Stanford has a lot of advantages that Cal doesn't have, though.
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.
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.
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.
You're not doing it right.
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