The Bawl Mill
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The Bawl Mill
October 2018 by Staff
• Prospector banished from college campus
The statue, formally known as “The Forty-Niner Man,” was unveiled in 1967 as a rugged-looking, bearded man sitting on a rock. It features no gold mining or panning tools.
In recent years, university athletics have moved away from the college’s traditional “49er” and “Prospector Pete” sports team and mascot names in favor of the nickname “Beach.”
The university’s Associated Students organization began working a year ago on a resolution to move the statue. In place of the statue, the student resolution recommended “a recognition of our shameful previous association with prospectors.” It suggested a plaque.
• Early retirement...
Davis is a 30-year-old, two-time Pro Bowl cornerback who signed a one-year agreement to play for the Buffalo Bills. On a recent Sunday afternoon, during his first game with the team and against the Los Angeles Chargers, Davis announced his retirement at halftime.
In a statement he released later that day, Davis said, “I just didn’t feel right... it’s more important for me and my family to walk away healthy than to willfully embrace the warrior mentality and limp away too late.”
The Bills were trailing 28-6 at halftime and lost the game 31-20.
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