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July 14, 1999 |
Irvine businessman and crew lover Henry T. Nicholas III gave $1.28 million to UC Irvine athletics Tuesday in a ceremony at the university's crew facility at Newport Beach's Shellmaker Island. It was the largest athletic gift in the school's 34-year history and will be used to build a boathouse for the crew team and to create an endowment designed to raise the competitive level of the group. Nicholas, 39, was a member of the UCLA crew team in the early 1980s.
May 15, 1999 |
UC Irvine, a university known more for its quirky nickname than its athletic teams, turned to its students to try to change that. They voted this week to raise student fees, which will bring back baseball, add two women's sports and breath financial life back into existing Anteater programs. Students voted for a $33 fee hike per quarter, beginning in the fall of 2000, which will put the athletic department on even better footing than it was before the 1992 budget crunch decimated its programs.
May 7, 1999 |
Welcome to the real world, Anteaters. The world where money means the world and raising money separates winners from losers, separates the CEOs from the people in the cubicles. Thursday, athletes from all the UC Irvine sports teams became politicians. They sat at tables, they ran around the ring road, the road that encircles the campus, wearing their volleyball uniforms, their basketball uniforms, their track suits.
April 30, 1999 |
A proposal to help fund athletic scholarships at UC Irvine by raising student fees will be voted on by students May 10-13 after it was approved this week by the student legislative council. The referendum will offer three choices for quarterly fee increases--$33, $19 and $13--as well as an opportunity to vote against any increase. Approval of the $33 fee would bring back baseball, which was dropped in 1992, and introduce women's water polo and another as-yet-undecided women's sport.
January 4, 1999 |
The masses are still buzzing about THE YEAR THAT WAS in college football, arguably the most exciting in the sport's history. OK, so what can we do to fix this mess? You'd think the smart money would want to leave stupendous-enough alone, declare last Dec. 5 a college football national holiday and move onto more important matters such as intercollegiate game-fixing.
December 11, 1998 |
The UCLA and USC athletic departments spend significantly more money on men's sports than women's, the California chapter of the National Organization for Women said Thursday in announcing it intends to soon file civil rights complaints against both schools. Though spending on women's teams is on the rise at both schools, budgets remain skewed toward men's sports, NOW spokeswoman Linda Joplin said. USC, for instance, allocated $683,692, or 20.6% of 1997-98 operating expenses, to women's sports.