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Northridge Will Move Ahead With Plans to Upgrade Stadium

March 05, 1998

Regardless of whether a student fee referendum passes during the 1998-99 school year, Cal State Northridge will move ahead with upgrading the football stadium and perhaps moving it from North Campus to the main campus, Athletic Director Paul Bubb said.

"The stadium is a priority and much of our fund-raising efforts will be done with that in mind," Bubb said.

The referendum would be for a multi-use arena and baseball stadium that would also provide recreational and intramural benefits to all students.

FOOTBALL

Carl Cannon, a 6-foot-2, 260-pound All-Northwest Valley Conference defensive lineman at Cleveland High last fall as a junior, has transferred to Taft.

Former Cleveland quarterback Larry Brown, a junior, has transferred to San Fernando. He lives in the San Fernando district but was attending Cleveland under open enrollment.

El Camino Real and Westlake have reached agreement to play nonleague football games in 1998 and 1999 at Westlake. Westlake Coach Jim Benkert is an El Camino Real graduate.

Joey Cuppari of Westlake and Justin Fargas of Notre Dame have been selected to play in the California Texas Shrine All-Star Classic on July 25.

Former North Hollywood High running back Dante Clay has accepted a scholarship to Hofstra University. Clay, who rushed for 2,232 yards and 23 touchdowns as a senior at North Hollywood in 1996, did not academically qualify for college last year and spent this year at Trinity-Pawling prep school in New York.

BASKETBALL

Daniel Bobik of Newbury Park High, a 6-6 guard who has signed with Brigham Young, has been selected as the player of the year in the Marmonte League.

SOCCER

Poly High Assistant Principal Heather Daims said that the boys' soccer team, removed from the playoffs Tuesday for using an overage player, will forfeit 10 victories and two ties in which the player participated.

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