The "evolution" (can we call it that?) to basketball campus is further along at Cal, where students have been known to camp out for season tickets and routinely fill 6,578-seat Harmon Arena for home games. But the Bear players, too, want more. And Cal's Gardner and Stanford's Knight, two delightful young men with microcosmic world visions, express that thought almost identically.
"When you hear 'Cal' all you think about is an academic school," says Gardner. "We want to make it a basketball school."
Says Knight, "The '94-95 team might be the one to really bring basketball alive. Then, when somebody mentions Stanford, maybe it won't be, 'Oh, another Nobel Prize winner?' "
We're not sure if what they are saying is good. But they may be speaking the truth.
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