By Scott Barrett and Jennifer JenkinsThe University of California, Berkeley, is the nation’s leading research university, and it was one of the first institutions in the country to adopt a four-year, $10 million football scholarship.
It was founded in 1863 by the California State University System, and became the University at Berkeley in 1898.
The school’s football team is one of three in the nation, and was among the first to compete for a national championship in the early 1900s.
It won the 1924 Rose Bowl, the first bowl game to be televised by CBS.
In the 1930s, the school began a major expansion, with the addition of a football facility.
The university also created a football team with a mascot, a red-and-white eagle that is still in use.
The team went on to win two national championships, in 1949 and 1954, but the school has had three consecutive losing seasons.
In 2018, the team lost to Stanford, the No. 1 team in the Pac-12, in the Fiesta Bowl.
The university is the subject of a 2018 documentary, “The End of the Line,” that was nominated for the Academy Award for best documentary.