Update: After today's team meeting, David Seawright says the start of spring practice will be delayed. No word on when it will start up.
This week's guest in Faraudo's 20 questions segment is MSF.
Your five-man Dream Team, including yourself in the lineup: Magic at the point, Jordan at the 2, Len Bias at the 3, me at the 4, Wilt Chamberlain at center.
Age when you first dunked: 14. It was the summer going to my freshman year and we were playing summer league. I got a steal, sprinted out coming down the lefthand side, and finished. I’ll never forget that day. All my teammates were hyped. I was going crazy. I didn’t even get back on defense.
How tall you really are, if the doctor measured you barefoot: 6-6 1/2
How many pairs of basketball shoes you own: 80 — I’m a shoe guy, too. I’m not like Pat (Christopher), but I’m definitely a shoe guy.
Coolest place you’ve been to play basketball: The Mall of America in Minnesota. We played there on an AAU trip at the University of Minnesota. It was crazy. We didn’t have enough time to go through half of the mall.
A place you’d love to visit: Brazil.
The most fun aspect of returning to your home state of Oregon this week: Playing in front of my family. My mom, besides the Golden Bear Classic, hasn’t seen me play since the 2006 (high school) season.
Growing up in Oregon — a Ducks fan or a Beavers fan? A Ducks fan growing up. I just liked the Ducks just because a couple players went there from my high school.
What’s the strangest thing you’ve seen so far since arriving in Berkeley?Everything in Berkeley, but two crazy things. First, I was in one of the cafeterias, walking down the hall and I saw all these huge posters roped off in the middle, all these pictures of abortions. Crazy, detailed pictures. They definitely got the point across. The other thing was these men dressed in orange jump suits like they were prisoners, chained up and sitting on their knees for hours. It was some sort of protest. It was crazy.
If you could be an Olympic athlete, other than basketball, your sport/event: It was sad to see that gentleman (from the Republic of Georgia) pass away, but (the luge) would be fun and scary at the same time. I would like to try a mini-course with a lot of padding.
The sport you refuse to watch: Baseball. I just can’t stand it. It’s too slow for me.
After the jump Gregory unexpectedly departs from the football team, Loggy's album is available for download, Monty talks about the state of the Pac-10 and his team as they head up to Oregon, Randle is named the Oscar Robertson national player of the week, and more.
- After eight seasons, Bob Gregory has elected to step down as Cal's defensive coordinator. He will take a defensive assistant position at Boise St.
- Alex "Loggy" Lagemann's album is available for download here.
- Looking ahead to the 2011 draft, Mel Kiper projects Mike Mohamed as the fifth-best inside linebacker.
- Cal holds onto the top spot in Wilner's Pac-10 power rankings. He also tries to figure out who will be the conference's coach of the year (ASU's Herb Sendek leads the pack right now).
- Randle was selected by the US Basketball Writers Association to be their Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week.
- Monty talks about the state of the Pac-10 and why he believes the conference is stronger than people believe it is. Now that several teams have overcome their mid-season injuries, Monty believes the level of competition in the conference has risen substantially.
- At yesterday's press conference Monty talks about OSU, the Pac-10 title, Amoke's shoulder, Boykin's great weekend, and Cal's consistency (or lack thereof).