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Cal Athletics: Crowdsourcing During the Depths of the Off-Season
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The ‘official’ college sports off-season is shockingly short. The college baseball World Series wraps up in late June, just a few short weeks before college football ‘fall’ practice kicks off in early August. It’s rare when there’s not something happening in the world of college sports.
And there are absolutely Cal things worth paying attention to. Cal softball will be pushing for an NCAA at-large spot, Cal women’s water polo will be at the MPSF championships looking to pull an upset, and Cal rugby will be playing for a national title in two weeks.
But these are the slow days for Cal football and Cal basketball. Over the next few weeks, 2023-24 roster will solidify as the transfer portal market turns, and we’ll bring you all the Cal specific news. But I wouldn’t expect anything earth shattering.
Which means that between now and August we have time to explore topics that are a bit more esoteric. Over the next few weeks I’m hoping to catch up to the NCAA’s attempts to lobby the federal government in a desperate attempt to save amateurism. I’ve been working on an article expressing my . . . continued displeasure with Jim Knowlton and the Cal athletics administration. At some point, the Pac-12 will sign a TV deal and we’ll find out if the conference is really screwed, or only a little screwed. And there are still plenty of Mark Madsen nuggets worth talking about.
So consider this an open call for off-season topics that you’re interested in reading about. Whether it’s a short Q that I can A or a longer form topic worthy of discussion or a current event you’d like to hear more about, now is the time to find ways to get through a long summer off-season together. Maybe you’d like some film breakdown of Utah Valley’s pick and roll, or maybe you want Campanile Falcon Fan Fiction (just me?) or maybe all you want is some 2023 Cal football position previews. I can’t guarantee that myself or other W4C writers can fulfill every request, but we certainly try to give the people what they want.