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  1. Goldenbear_hk_84 Fiat Lux Baby

    Thought he might of meant the women's tourney, then saw the spoiler. I wish our men's team recruited as well as the women do.
  2. IT New Member

    lol gabe king

    also with how bad your OL will be next year you gotta pray the golden boy doesnt beat out maynard
  3. Broteen Maintaining Integrity


    Chancellor Birgeneau announces he will step down at year's end

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    ByGretchen Kell, Media Relations|March 13, 2012
    Chancellor Robert J. Birgeneau today (Tuesday, March 13) announced he is stepping down at the end of 2012 as chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley. When he leaves office on Dec. 31, he will have served more than eight years as head of the world’s premier public research and teaching university.

    Chancellor Robert J. Birgeneau (John Blaustein photo)
    “I am deeply grateful to have been entrusted with the profound responsibility of leading this great institution and its outstanding faculty, staff and students through one of the most challenging periods in its 144-year history,” Birgeneau said in a letter today to the campus community.
    The internationally distinguished physicist plans to remain at UC Berkeley to teach and conduct research.
    Appointed as UC Berkeley’s ninth chancellor in September 2004, Birgeneau initially hoped to serve for seven years, but said he remained in his post longer because of the California economic crisis and the extraordinary challenges posed to the university by “the most extreme disinvestment by the state in UC’s history.”
    Birgeneau’s leadership enabled the campus to maintain and expand its excellence, preserve its unique public character, develop new sources of funding, improve investment strategies, streamline operations, and launch a groundbreaking middle-class financial aid plan.
    “Although challenges still remain,” Birgeneau said in his letter, “I am confident that we have put into place a clear pathway for the years ahead and strategies that will support Berkeley’s ongoing excellence and its impact on the world.”
    University of California President Mark Yudof said Birgeneau “has proven to be a passionate, dedicated and effective steward of the world’s greatest public university. He has been an ardent champion of academic excellence, as well as an unwavering advocate for the underdog.
    “The chancellor has aimed high in his efforts to make UC Berkeley a truly global force in higher education and research, but he also has managed to preserve its historic standing in California as a beacon of hope and opportunity for all prospective students.”
    Said Hunter Rawlings, president of the Association of American Universities, “”Robert Birgeneau is a leading national spokesman for public higher education and for making sure that all qualified students, no matter what their income level, have access to an excellent education.”
    The first of three ideals: Leadership

    In his inaugural address on April 15, 2005, Birgeneau listed three core values he would uphold as chancellor: leadership, connection and inclusion.
    To keep UC Berkeley a leader in higher education, Birgeneau strove to maintain its excellence in research, education and public service. In all disciplines, the faculty continued to garner awards and honors, including three Nobel Prizes, in 2006, 2009 and 2011. Since 2004, UC Berkeley and MIT have led all universities in the United States and Canada with 43 Sloan Fellowships each for junior faculty who are outstanding early-career scientists.
    The campus remains a destination for top graduate students and the top choice, along with MIT, for winners of National Science Foundation fellowships. In the 2010 National Research Council rankings, UC Berkeley ranked second behind Harvard University, and well ahead all other schools, in the number of graduate programs in the top-most group. A new record has been set in the past several years for applications to UC Berkeley’s undergraduate program — more than 60,000 freshman applications were received for the 2012-2013 school year.
    The campus’s research funding has grown from some $500 million since Birgeneau arrived in 2004 to well over $700 million in recent years, and UC Berkeley is consistently ranked in the topmost tier of research and teaching universities in the world.
    To support the campus’s academic preeminence, a $3 billion fundraising campaign, the largest in UC Berkeley’s history, was launched in 2008 and to date has raised $2.4 billion. Between 2005 and 2010, philanthropic giving to the campus grew faster than at any other university in the country, public or private, according to the Council for Aid to Education. Birgeneau also established the Berkeley Management Company to bring a new level of professionalism to stewardship of the campus’s endowment.
    Multidisciplinary connections

    The chancellor’s second pledge was to foster multidisciplinary connections on a campus with phenomenal breadth and depth of academic expertise, with the goal of solving pressing societal problems. UC Berkeley today is a leader in fields including alternative energy and climate change; the biosciences, bioengineering and stem cell research; and in finding ways to alleviate global poverty.
    Multidisciplinary initiatives and centers launched under Birgeneau include the Berkeley Energy and Climate Institute; the Energy Biosciences Institute; the Li Ka Shing Center for Biomedical and Health Sciences; and the Richard C. Blum Center for Developing Economies.
    The connections Birgeneau has fostered include not only those on campus, but those made between UC Berkeley and society. Last year, the campus celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Peace Corps, which has dispatched in its history more UC Berkeley students than any other school, and established the Cal Energy Corps to send undergraduates worldwide to develop and deliver sustainable energy and climate solutions. The Blum Center’s Global Poverty & Practice minor became the fastest-growing minor on campus.
    “It is a privilege to be a student at Berkeley,…but with that privilege comes the obligation to give back to society in proportion to the benefits received,” Birgeneau said at his inauguration.
    Inclusion for all

    Birgeneau felt his third ideal for the campus – inclusion – was so threatened as he took his post that he already was speaking publicly about the importance, post-Proposition 209, of access for all to public higher education.
    Although tuition and fees have risen on campus due to loss of state funding, some 40 percent of UC Berkeley undergraduates now pay no tuition, and the cost for Pell Grant recipients, whose families usually have incomes under $45,000, has dropped over the past five years. The number of students with Pell Grants now constitutes 35 percent of UC Berkeley’s student body –- about the same number of undergraduates as in all eight Ivy League schools combined.
    Birgeneau recently made UC Berkeley the first public university to provide substantial financial aid for middle-income families. The Middle Class Access Plan limits parental contribution to 15 percent of family income for families earning between $80,000 and $140,000 annually. Overall, UC Berkeley students graduate with the lowest student debt among all public teaching and research universities nationwide.
    A tireless advocate for the right to higher education for undocumented students, Birgeneau testified in Sacramento on behalf of the California DREAM Act, signed last October, which provides undocumented students the same opportunity to attend college as all Californians.
    He also took up the cause of students who are former foster children, and upon winning the 2008 Academic Leadership Award from the Carnegie Corporation, gave $50,000 of his prize to seed an endowment fund for UC Berkeley students from the foster care system, saying “they face unique and substantial financial challenges.”
    Birgeneau’s 2009 Pathfinders to Peace Prize from the Shinnyo-en Foundation commended him for his “commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and to the integration of public service as an essential component of the academic experience.”
    UC Berkeley became, under Birgeneau’s leadership, one of the first universities in the country to create a Division of Equity & Inclusion at the vice chancellor level. A 10-year strategic plan for equity and inclusion that engages the entire campus community was launched, along with the Haas Diversity Research Center.
    Securing the future

    In today’s announcement, Birgeneau commended the UC Berkeley staff, who have experienced reductions and organizational change during the budget crisis, for responding “with great resilience and their engagement with Operational Excellence.” The comprehensive effort, begun in 2009 to cut $75 million in costs by streamlining administrative operations, already has achieved more than $20 million in annual savings.
    He also praised the financial management plan for Intercollegiate Athletics that saved four sports teams and the loss of Intercollegiate Athletics’ status for another. “With the support of donors…,” he said, “we were able to maintain these teams and establish viable plans for their sustainability.”
    Physics professor Robert Jacobsen, chair of UC Berkeley’s Academic Senate, said that for eight years, “Chancellor Birgeneau has worked tirelessly to improve access and excellence at UC Berkeley, and I wish he weren’t leaving. He has accomplished so much for faculty, staff and students, and his hard work and commitment have made a big difference in a tough environment.”
    “Bob Birgeneau has been a strong advocate and leading national thinker on the future of public research universities. He has had a deep commitment to educating a diverse student population, including Pell Grant-eligible students,” added Peter McPherson, president of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities. “We will miss his thoughtful voice at the council of presidents and chancellors.”
    President Yudof plans to establish a committee to conduct a nationwide search for a new chancellor for UC Berkeley.
    “I will continue to devote my full energies to leading Berkeley until my successor is appointed by the UC Regents,” said Birgeneau, “and will work with him or her to effect a smooth transition.”
    The chancellor added that, after he steps down, he will return to the departments of physics and materials science and engineering as “a regular faculty member and hope I have one more truly significant physics/materials science experiment still to come in my academic career.”
    He said he also intends to work at the state and national levels to “to ameliorate the deplorable funding situation of our nation’s great public teaching and research universities” and that he would continue his efforts, especially advocating for passage of the federal DREAM act, on behalf of “our most disadvantaged students.”
  4. dvnasty donuts make me go nuts

  5. dvnasty donuts make me go nuts

    Brosephteen continues his tradition of strong spoiler usage...best on board imo
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  6. Broteen Maintaining Integrity

    Who wants to scroll down that long-cat each time?
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  7. dvnasty donuts make me go nuts

    even with photo-streams too...don't get why some people still don't use it
  8. Goldenbear_hk_84 Fiat Lux Baby

    Does the chancellor still go and shake your hand at the Freshmen Ball?
  9. Calfan13 New Member

    Freshmen Ball? :lolno:
  10. Broteen Maintaining Integrity

    Offer out to Santa Margarita QB, Johnny Stanton. Was in town for Junior Day, impressed with school & new facilities. Made quick decisions in the State Bowl game against Bellermine, releasing the ball in 3 steps or less on many attempts as he was quick to recognize holes in the Bells' defense.

    From Ryan Gorcey's article,
    "(Coach Jeff Tedford) coached Nate Longshore and he's our quarterbacks coach. He hasn't talked to me too much about Cal but I'm sure he's going to talk to me a lot more about Cal now that I got offered."

    Another offer out to Upland DE, Joe Mathis (93/100, Rivals), teammate and friend of Kenny Lawler. One to keep an eye on.
  11. Beowulf69 I can't swim but the fall will probably kill me

  12. VoodooChild5 Fan of: Notre Dame

    Are you guys aware of the basketball game going on right now? I came here to discuss it but there's no discussion.
  13. TheChatch Big Paws On A Puppy.

    Not much to discuss. Jesus.
  14. Dayneface I drink wine like a proper royal cunt.

    Classic Montyball. Once March begins, rut roh.
  15. mc415 Hella 415

    Yeah it was over in the first 5 minutes
  16. dvnasty donuts make me go nuts

    Score indicates John Montgomery is running the point
  17. spagett Got ya, spooked ya

    Impressive guys, Illinois vs Penn State from a few years ago isn't going to look as bad now
  18. Beowulf69 I can't swim but the fall will probably kill me

    you guys got them just where you want them.
  19. Dayneface I drink wine like a proper royal cunt.

    LMU is currently beating Fullerton fwiw
  20. NorCalBear New Member

    Putting the PAC 12 on our back? More like taking the Big East up the ass.
  21. Dayneface I drink wine like a proper royal cunt.

    Outscoring USF in the 2nd half :mulletsmug:
  22. Beowulf69 I can't swim but the fall will probably kill me

  23. dvnasty donuts make me go nuts

    Hey! Our players like each other! They don't fight each other!
  24. Goldenbear_hk_84 Fiat Lux Baby

    is monty gonna stick around much longer? things ain't gonna improve next year.
  25. Beowulf69 I can't swim but the fall will probably kill me

    Who could you get that is better?
  26. Goldenbear_hk_84 Fiat Lux Baby

    Don't know, but how was Ben Braun able to recruit better than Monty? Puzzles me.
  27. Dayneface I drink wine like a proper royal cunt.

    I wonder if Tosh will come coach the basketball team.
  28. dvnasty donuts make me go nuts

    Monty has always been a shit recruiter...famously refuses to attended AAU events. Not enough up and comers/recruiters on staff
  29. Goldenbear_hk_84 Fiat Lux Baby

    Another Cal sports result requires drinking. To my knowledge, this is the only brew pub designated as an honorary consulate. Bottoms up on the weekend.
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  30. Broteen Maintaining Integrity

    4.32 and 4.37 for Calvin in the 40 at today's Pro Day. Maybe the coaches didn't use him right, but he never played that fast.
  31. mc415 Hella 415

    b/c he couldnt catch or stay healthy and was a total pussy
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  32. dvnasty donuts make me go nuts

    Goff commits
  33. mc415 Hella 415

    Thats my Marin Catholic nigga!!!!
  34. dvnasty donuts make me go nuts

    Gonna be very disappointed if the Baby Goose nickname doesn't catch on with him... His rivals pic looks just like Ryan gosling
  35. dvnasty donuts make me go nuts

    Today was the first of three practices fully open to the media.

    Maynard was out with a study group today so Bridgford got the first team reps today. He looked good and threw with confidence and accuracy. He's bigger and stronger this spring than he's been.

    Boehm was next in the rotation. Tedford said there was nothing to read into the order but I'm not sure. He seemed to be the next best qb out there, though it's still early. He threw well and he won't hesitate to pull it down and run, which he did a number of times.

    Hinder was next, then Kline. Both looked fine, though Kline still looks like he's obviously learning. He did throw a ball through a hanging tire after practice. I think he was the only qb to make it.

    Harris looked really good at wr. He had several balls where he went up over the defense to grab balls. It seemed that Bouza and Bostock got the next most balls. Willis took some wr reps along with cb and looked good, too.

    Looked like Rodgers got the most balls at TE. He's got a huge base but is definitely not fat and he moved pretty quickly. Hagan and Wark were out there a decent amount, too, and I'm pretty sure Ladner was out there, too.

    Isi looked really quick hitting the holes at rb and CJA looked good, too. Bigelow showed some nice burst and it looked to me like he's added some muscle. Looked @10 lbs bigger to me. Lasco and Ervin got some time, as well as Manuel. Both Yarnway and Briggs were out there, too. I asked Tedford if one or more of the rb's might play some fb (thinking Yarnway and Briggs, especially) and he said some of the rb's did get fb reps and that they're looking at that.

    Also, re. fullback, Stevens ran on the sideline with a brace and was really quick. Can't imagine he won't be back for fall camp.

    McClure was on the exercise bike with no brace and he seemed to have full range of motion, which was good to see.

    The first team OL seemed to be mainly T Rigsbee at LT, Adcock/Brazinski at LG, Schwenke at C, Gibson at RG, MSG at OT. Michalczik said if one or more of the OT's do well enough, they wouldn't mind moving MSG back to OG.

    I focused mainly on the O since the D can't tackle with no pads but Ted will be able to talk about the defensive rotation. He'll have a report on rotations on both sides of the ball. I'll have the main practice report and Grey will add Tedford video from post practice. I'll also have video interviews with Bridgford, Boehm and from Thursday, Maynard.
  36. NorCalBear New Member

    Women win natty number 3 in 4 years.
  37. Calfan13 New Member

    anyone have the private youtube link gorcey posted with highlights of practice?
  38. Goldenbear_hk_84 Fiat Lux Baby

    quote="NorCalBear, post: 6497445"]Women win natty number 3 in 4 years.[/quote]
    key to success: Hong Kong
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    HK's history in six words
    British lease ran out - China banked
  39. Calfan13 New Member

    Deon martin aka DJ martin committed to Cal :ballin:
  40. NorCalBear New Member

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  42. NorCalBear New Member

    4 star RB, had offers from UCLA and Vandy as far as I can tell.

    247 is also reporting Bama, USC, GT, UO and Tenn offers.
  43. Broteen Maintaining Integrity

    I don't know that he's that fast, but he can break tackles obviously at 205.
  44. NorCalBear New Member

    True, i'd like to see his speed this senior year though, the kid definitely has the moves and looks solid as a rock.

    Either way, nice way to start off the 2013 class with a couple of 4 stars in the backfield.
  45. Calfan13 New Member

  46. Calfan13 New Member

    This vid is 10x better.
  47. Goldenbear_hk_84 Fiat Lux Baby

  48. mc415 Hella 415

    why was he at a continuation school??? i have a 75% feeling he wont be signing with Cal NSD, so im not getting to excited
  49. NorCalBear New Member

    If I was a recruit I would play it the same damn way, yea I wanna go to Cal but if you guys do something stupid like go 4-8 or lose Gould over the course of the season, etc...etc.. i'm taking my talents to south beach. (Yes I would commit to Miami, I like the uniforms.)
  50. sw .

    continuation school means he is so smart he already exhausted the educational opportunities at regular high school, right?

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