Monday, May 14, 2007

SPRING CLEANING

Bears,

Mailbox over flowing this morning. Lot’s going on this spring.

Women’s softball made the NCAA’s. Men’s crew edged by Huskies. Women took second as well.

Finau Dinner, Finomonal. Grealish and Hollingsworth put it on. High marks to both of them. Hollingsworth even had a slike show. Raised 15 grand. Alas, it conflicted with the Current team’s awards dinner held the same night. Hey. Who expects old Ruggers to be organized?

Emily’s letter got quite a response. Tuck Coop (Alumni President) and Sandy Barbour have exchanged e-mails attempting to put together a coordinated University effort regarding the Tennessee game and fan involvement.

If you have any ideas, contact them. They’d love to hear from you.

Go Bears,

Jeffrey Earl Warren ‘70

www.jeffwarren.com/

Click Below to read about:

1. Tennessee Game to be featured on Game Day on ESPN (Stoney will be trying to get on camera).

2. Richter’s comment on Google Ads and Ruggers

3. Ras’ synopsis of Director’s Cup

4. New Pole Vaulter

5. Greg’s update

6. Naked girls on Bear Skin Rugs.


1. From Coleman:



By Ted Lee

Posted
May 13, 2007


The
California football team program has an even better chance to increase its national profile on September 1st. In addition to the highly anticipated home opener against Tennessee, the Bear Insider has learned that ESPN GameDay will be bringing its wildly popular show to Berkeley.

With the scarcity of top match-ups on September 1st, plus the fact that the game is scheduled to be broadcast by ABC, the Cal-Tennessee game was a logical selection. The Cal-Tennessee game is currently the only college football game scheduled to be broadcast by ABC/ESPN while the only other intersectional match-up of even mild national interest is Notre Dame/Georgia Tech, which is scheduled to be televised by NBC. Other nationally televised games for that day are relatively low-profile; Kansas State at Auburn (ESPN or ESPN2), Arizona at BYU (Versus), Virginia at Wyoming (Versus), New Mexico at UTEP (CSTV), and Baylor at TCU (CSTV).

The college football pre-game show, which features host Chris Fowler along with analysts Lee Corso and Kirk Herbstreit, includes interviews, features, and prediction. From the set, the trio also offers updates during the day, as well as segments on ESPN's SportsCenter, College Football Scoreboard Show, and College GameDay Final. By going to a different campus each week and including a backdrop of hundreds, and sometimes thousands of people, the show helps show the sprit and energy unique to college football.

While preparations for the show will begin well in advance of September 1st, the Cal community will get its first sign of what's in store when five big rigs and two production compounds arrive on campus the Wednesday before the game. To learn about the details of the show as well as what the preparation week consists of, ESPN's College GameDay site offers a detailed explanation.

While no location has yet been finalized, sources close to the athletic department indicate that Sproul Plaza is being strongly considered. While Sproul Plaza isn't as close to the stadium as other GameDay locations have been, it does have the benefit of being closer to the center of campus, having lots of available open space, and offering the backdrop of the pre-game rally and band performance.

Cal's last experience with College GameDay was in 2004, when the show was broadcast outside the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum prior to the Cal-USC game. Producers' concerns that choosing a West Coast location might result in low attendance due to the early start were for naught as both schools' student groups actively organized themselves to get prime positions behind the set in hopes of getting a sign or a flag on camera and arrived several hours in advance of the show.

Because the show will be broadcast at an hour far earlier than college students are accustomed to waking up on a Saturday, expect a significant effort from the marketing department to bolster attendance.

Official announcements from the Cal athletic department and ESPN are expected shortly


2. From Richter:

good post, good dinner, good guys, thanks for the poem Jeffrey... wondering about the Google suture ads ? was it cueing off of the word Rugby? Any rugger who never took a stitch send an extra C-note to Finau, (must have been a back).

checks should be written to "Try for Others" (It’s a tax exempt foundation). This will insure proper accounting and qualification for deductability. Send them to Steve Grealish, 1874 17th Ave, San Francisco, Ca. 94122, as before, so Grealish can record them for acknowledgement.


3. From Ras:

In January the Association of of Collegiate Athletic Directors announced that the Golden Bears had moved ahead of Stanford and had taken over the lead for the Directors' Cup for the first time. Things are back to normal: At the end of the winter term Stanford was back in the lead with 997.5 points and the Bears were in second with 761.5. Stanfurd will probably win again, but the Bears will have their best finish ever, despite the fact that neither rugby nor men's crew, our two strongest programs, figures in the computations.

1. Stanfurd

2 CALIFORNIA

3. Wisconsin

4. Michigan

5. Penn State

6. Florida

7. Minnesota

8. Ohio State

9. North Carolina

10. Texas

Other Pac 10: UCLA 12, Arizona State 13, USC 15, Washington 30, Arizona 38, Oregon 42, Oregon State 63, Washington State 73.


4. From Si and Winton:

From the University of Virginia athletic department website.

GO BEARS!


http://www.thesabre.com/message_board/general/2007/May/4/520289.php


5. Frorm Greg:

This link was posted on the "Bear Insider" Football Growls Board http://calbears.cstv.com/ot/cal-bears-poll.html. We thought some you on this e-mail list would like to vote. This is the text from the link,......... "YOUR Vote Counts!! We are re-naming the student section and we want YOUR input. It's time to bring together all the students and brand us as one name, one team. Click for your favorite name or if you think you have a better name, submit your idea in the OTHER box. Deadline to vote is Friday, May 18th!" You vote for one of these on the link: Bears Lair ..... The Cave .... The Claw ...... Blue Crew ..... Bear Force .....or Other" (where you get to write in your own name as a vote). To vote,

go to this link: http://calbears.cstv.com/ot/cal-bears-poll.html

Here is an article on football from the USA Today: Spring wrapup: Taking stock of football landscape

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/college/football/2007-05-06-spring-focus_N.htm Here is the coverage of the Pac-10: "One of Arizona's strengths figures to be a veteran secondary. Senior CB Antoine Cason, a Jim Thorpe Award finalist, returns to spearhead a group that includes CB Wilrey Fontenot and FS Dominic Patrick. Only the strong safety spot appears unsettled. … Coach Dennis Erickson could be lined up for a successful first season at Arizona State, where nine offensive starters return and the Sun Devils welcome back OL Zach Krula. He missed all but three games of the past two seasons because of ankle problems. Krula, granted an extra year of eligibility by the NCAA, is moving from guard to right tackle. …California is looking for more big things from junior LB Zack Follett, who last year earned all-conference honors despite not being a starter. He recorded 62 tackles with a team-high 121/2 tackles for loss and was tied for the team lead with 51/2 sacks. Follett also led the conference with four forced fumbles. … After Oregon finished last season with four consecutive losses following a 7-2 start, coach Mike Bellotti thought part of the problem was a lack of "mental toughness." Bellotti said the Ducks have put more of an emphasis "on competing and creating more competitive situations" as practice unfolded. … With QB Matt Moore, the MVP of last season's Sun Bowl, having departed, Oregon State coach Mike Riley said the position is open. Last year's back-up, Sean Canfield, and junior college transfer Lyle Moevao are the top candidates. … Southern California freshman FB Stanley Havili had an impressive spring, according to coach Pete Carroll, who says the redshirt freshman is "way ahead of anybody else we have had in these early stages." Havili earned a medical redshirt last year after suffering a broken leg against Arizona. … Under new coach Jim Harbaugh, Stanford is hoping for an improved defense. The Cardinal gave up 31.4 points and 387.5 yards a game last year. New defensive coordinator Scott Shafer coached a defense last year at Western Michigan that ranked 11th in the nation in total defense and sixth in run defense while leading in interceptions (24) and sacks (46). …UCLA's defense figures to be paced by All-America defensive end Bruce Davis, who had 12.5 sacks last season, (the most in the nation among returning players) and 17.5 tackles for loss. …Washington fans are anxiously awaiting the debut of QB Jake Locker, the former high school All-American and 2005 Washington state player of the year, who led Ferndale High to the state title two years ago. He accumulated almost 3,000 total yards while passing for 27 TDs and running for 24 in '05. … Former Washington State star RB Steve Broussard is the Cougars' new running backs coach after spending the past three years at Portland State and nine in the NFL. Broussard rushed for 3,054 yards in his career, the second best total in WSU history, before a nine-year NFL tenure."


6. When are you going to learn. There ain’t never gonna be any naked girls on this sight. It’s just a ruse to get the college kids, and really old guys to click on over!

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