Archive for cal athletics

There’s Gonna Be A Big Future in Plastics

“Sandy, let me tell you something. Something that you want to hear.” “What is it?” [youtube PSxihhBzCjk] It’s going to revolutionize everything. Even seismic retrofitting. It took decades of research, experimentation and head-scratching, but a team of San Francisco engineers says it has found a way to save the beloved landmark in Strawberry Canyon, which […]

Posted by: Avinash on Thursday, September 25th, 2008

It Is Done

You know what. Full petition here. Jubilation reigns.

Posted by: Avinash on Thursday, September 4th, 2008

Sustained Groundedness: Tribute to Natalie Coughlin

I don’t get a chance to dap many fellow hapas (and even more exclusively, fellow half-Filipinos), so it’s tight to see Cal’s own Natalie Coughlin casually add another six medals to her mantle. While the cyborg called Michael Phelps reduces his competition to flailing penguins, Coughlin flew right under our noses to eleven medals. She’s […]

Posted by: Avinash on Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

SAHPC Ruling Links

See, people think that I have some issue with the treesitters being the ones holding up the athletic center. It doesn’t; it’s just a sideshow to the actual injunction. The thing’s going to get built. But the longer these people remain up here, the longer the football team has to endure the nonsense of these […]

Posted by: Avinash on Thursday, June 19th, 2008

Breaking: Treesitters Being Removed?

I’ll have more updates later, but here are the emails I’m getting. Everyone, Please come to the oak grove IMMEDIATELY. UC Police are attacking and trying to remove the tree-sitters! Please come RIGHT NOW. Come as soon as you can. Do not wait. Do not delay. This is it. Come now! – The Oaks Is […]

Posted by: Avinash on Tuesday, June 17th, 2008

Women’s Field Hockey Profile: Andrea Lo, Part II

Part I of my interview with Andrea was on last Friday. In this part of the interview we delved into the mental and physical work it takes to be a college field hockey athlete. (Again, my parts are italicized, her parts are in bold). So describe the intensity of the college field hockey team. What’s […]

Posted by: Avinash on Friday, May 23rd, 2008

Should College Athletes be Booed?

So I’m staring at pictures of 3-4 defenses, trying to dissect what exactly to expect from next year’s defensive them, when Hydrotech comes along and troutslaps me with these nuggets from the San Francisco meeting. *Tedford emphasized that no player on the team should ever get booed. The players are giving their best and have […]

Posted by: Avinash on Thursday, May 22nd, 2008