Saturday, November 16, 2013

"the term “Los Angelism” as a euphemism for the influence of major college football, which, his research suggests, began at the University of California’s Los Angeles campus and spread to the older, more academically-inclined Berkeley branch."

on that recent: SF Chron story about Cal admissions and athletics... Cal's Shockingly Low Athletic Admissions Standards it ends on this note: If the paper is ignored, say the authors, Cal might as well admit that "the reality of big-time sports of football and men's basketball (is) primarily a business enterprise."

but, there's more- so, looking around, here is: the full CSHE report it is based on

SJ Merc blog covers the talk that accompanied the paper: Cal athletics: “Los Angelism Spreading North” and the future of intercollegiate athletics on campus

The 90-minute discussion was informed, wide-ranging and provocative, but it didn’t scratch the surface of the discourse required of the university’s athletic, academic and administrative branches.

Cummins uses the term “Los Angelism” as a euphemism for the influence of major college football, which, his research suggests, began at the University of California’s Los Angeles campus and spread to the older, more academically-inclined Berkeley branch.

After years of studying Cal’s athletic history, he believes, “There’s never been an effort made to clearly define the role and purpose of intercollegiate athletics and recreational sports.”

Here are the recommendations from Cummins and Hextrum. I don’t expect everyone to agree; in fact, most might disagree. But the discussion is essential.
read the article for the outline/list of the recommendations.
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and Cal Pol Issues at UCLA Fac Blog brings up the 'grand capital projects at UC' game .



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