Hello Larry, that is interesting since I am very familiar to the area.
They must" nt "be very good", at Football,"Banana Slugs" (Santa CRUz UNI., )
My youngest, namely Michael recently gave me a "T" shirt from his school "amongst the Redwoods", Humboldt, (Why is it I had no idea of the reputation of that place), anyway he is getting "NOTHING BUT A'SSSSSSSS as in GRADESSSSSSSS", I.E. A Plus ., VERY proud of him, it is after all a STATE UNIVERSITY., and he is doing GREAT., BRAVO MIKE.( even though your professors may be "WHACKO".
The "T" shirt depicted that they were "ALSO rans", in Football, It gave them the award of "Backyard Football champions 2000", most "gridirons" are not in ones "backyard"
My familiarity with Santa Cruz goes back to my U.S. Army days, I was stationed briefly at Monterey, (Ft. Ord, ), (1966),some "fun " weekends on the Boadwalk at Santa Cruz,-------------------------- as a "Brit",Who REALLY did not have to , (could have gone home to a great country,( So glad I did NOT, there would have not been a Robbie, Chris, Jason and Mike, What a TERRIBLE world that would have been , without them. , PRIDE said otherwise, filling in for "a draft dodger Yank",(Rhymes with "WANK"), who PRETENDED to stay in school and had lived in this Country ALL of the time up to then , and recieved ALL of it's benefits,but perhaps as YOU , BILL, (as in CLINTON,) or YOU, ( not any of YOU, hopefully, but if the "shoe fits WEAR IT", SOMEONE ELSE WENT, IF YOU DID NOT,SOMEONE ELSE DID, MANY (Like ME, were newly arrived FOREIGNERS, who had NO previous life here, had not partaken of the benefits, and did "NOT have A SAY, THEY ALSO, DID NOT HAVE A CHOICE------------------------------ Those who went to Jail have a great admiration from me., people like Mohammed Ali, who could have had it easy by serving in "Special Services" but gave that up to risk Internment showed courage, THOSE who took the "Easy way out" by deceit, I despise.
Larry , this is not meant for you since you are too young, I know I replied to your message and then "got on my soapbox", sorry, had to "Vent".