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Northridge Board to Monitor Athletics

March 06, 1998

In another move toward tightening control over the athletic program, Cal State Northridge President Blenda J. Wilson has formed an advisory board on athletics comprised of the university's four vice presidents, and faculty, staff and community members.

The board will be chaired by Jim Goss, Wilson's executive associate, and will meet monthly to monitor spending and progress toward meeting gender-equity laws.

With several new athletics facilities planned, the board will ensure that long-range goals for athletics are met.

A new softball stadium is scheduled to be built after this season, the football stadium is scheduled to be upgraded to meet Big Sky Conference requirements, and a fee referendum will be put before students during the 1998-99 school year to finance a multi-purpose arena and baseball stadium.

Preliminary discussion has put the fee at $75 a semester, although Wilson was not part of those talks and will not decide on a specific amount until consulting campus leaders.

BASEBALL

Title venue: The Southern Section is on the verge of reaching agreement to hold four of its championship baseball games at Dodger Stadium on June 6.

Southern Section administrator Bill Clark said Wednesday the Dodgers have said June 6 is available and a meeting is planned to finalize the agreement.

The last time the Southern Section was able to play its finals at Dodger Stadium was 1989. Four division finals would be played at Dodger Stadium this season--Division I, II, III and IV.

The City Section is hoping to hold its 3-A and 4-A Division finals at Dodger Stadium on June 5.

BASKETBALL

Knox transferring: Reseda High sophomore forward Larry Knox plans to transfer to Cleveland, Reseda Coach Dave Enowitz said.

Knox, 6-foot-3, led the Regents in scoring, averaging just under 13 points.

If Knox enrolls at Cleveland, he would be the third transfer for the Cavaliers in the past two years. Kenny Mason transferred from Birmingham in 1996 and Kent Dennis came from Bell-Jeff last summer.

FOOTBALL

Coach quits: Norm Andersen has resigned after two seasons as football coach at Fillmore High. No replacement has been chosen.

In Andersen's tenure, the Flashes were 5-17, including a 2-6 record in Tri-Valley League play.

Agreement set: Westlake and El Camino Real have signed a two-year contract to play in the third week of the season starting this year.

Both intersectional games will be at Westlake, although El Camino Real will be designated as the home team in 1999.

SOFTBALL

Commitment: Burroughs High pitcher/infielder Jennifer Tyler has committed to San Jose State University. Tyler has played four years on varsity.

VOLLEYBALL

Masri out: Chatsworth High middle blocker Sam Masri is out indefinitely after being hit by a car while walking to work last week.

Masri, a 6-5 senior, has a broken bone in his lower right leg.

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