Since November 12, 2010, the final game that Alex Morgan would ever play in a Bears uniform, many predicted (you know who you are) that the Cal women’s soccer team would be mediocre at best without their stunning offensive player.

Morgan — who became a soccer star with her fantastic play with the U.S. national team at this summer’s Women’s World Cup — led the team in scoring in each of her four years and is third all-time in points (107) and goals (45) in school history. During her final season in 2010, she played in only 12 games but still scored 14 goals. The second leading-scorer on the team, Lauren Battung, had seven goals in 18 games played. Therefore, the feeling of skepticism wasn’t completely uncalled for.

The Bears, however, determined to make fans out of the naysayers, have started the season strong read more »

peepee on forbesThis past week, those grandiloquent oafs at Forbes decided to drop our Best Colleges in America ranking from No. 65 to No. 70.

While we’re dropped down five spots, however, they continue to raise the rankings of other Bay Area universities — including our cross-bay rivals (they-who-must-not-be-named) and Santa Clara University (pfft!), which jumped nearly 60 spots to pass Cal at No. 67.

Really? You’re kidding, right?

Forbes rankings are prepared by the Center for College Affordability and Productivity, a D.C. think-tank that focuses on five areas to arrive to its conclusions: Post-graduate success, student satisfactions, debt loads and default rates, four-year graduation rates and competitive awards.

Seriously, who graduates in four years anymore?

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Santa Clara U. Tops Berkeley: Forbes List [NBC Bay Area]