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November 12, 1997 | STEVE HENSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As it has in six previous meetings, the Cal State Northridge Task Force on Intercollegiate Athletics was all ears Tuesday night. But instead of hearing experts on budgets, gender equity or conference affiliation, the task force caught the full force of the most vociferous advocates of keeping the four men's sports Northridge tried to cut last summer--baseball, volleyball, soccer and swimming.
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November 11, 1997 | JIM COLEMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Disarray in the Cal State Northridge athletic department has created a catch-22 situation that has hampered the department's fund-raising abilities, the school's director of university development said Monday. "It is much easier to raise money for a successful program," Michael Hammerschmidt said at the weekly meeting of the Northridge Task Force on Intercollegiate Athletics. "It is very difficult to raise money for what is perceived as a desperate situation."
SPORTS
August 18, 1992 | MARTIN BECK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Although fund-raising goals to revive the UC Irvine men's cross-country and track programs haven't been met, UC Irvine officials are guardedly optimistic the programs still can be saved. A decision on whether the university will continue fielding the teams, in limbo since budget cuts in May, will be announced by Friday, said Horace Mitchell, UCI's vice chancellor of student affairs. "We very much want the programs back, so we are trying to do anything we can to make it happen," Mitchell said.
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June 3, 1992 | ROBYN NORWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
About 100 UC Irvine students seeking reinstatement of three men's sports programs protested in front of the university's administration building Tuesday, rallying behind speakers at an open microphone. But their protests apparently are falling on deaf ears. Chancellor Jack Peltason, who was frequently singled out for criticism, had left the campus by the time the rally was under way to catch a 1 p.m.
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June 11, 1992 | BARBIE LUDOVISE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After listening to nearly two hours of pleas from supporters of UC Irvine's recently eliminated men's track and cross-country programs, Horace Mitchell, vice chancellor of student affairs, Wednesday said there is a chance the programs could be reinstated, but only on a self-supporting basis.
SPORTS
June 25, 1992 | ELLIOTT TEAFORD
Steve Scott, a national- and world-ranked 1,500-meter runner for 16 years, worries about the future of college track and field. "In this country, it's going nowhere," said Scott, an All-American at UC Irvine in the mid-1970s who is trying to make his fourth Olympic team this week in New Orleans. Irvine's decision to drop its men's track and cross-country teams follows a cost-cutting trend in California and the West.
SPORTS
February 4, 1992 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Cal State Fullerton volleyball team Monday received a Feb. 20 court date for a preliminary injunction hearing, in which the team will seek to have the school's decision to drop the program overturned. Orange County Superior Court Commissioner Eleanor M. Palk also granted the team and Coach Jim Huffman's request for a temporary restraining order against the school's action under one stipulation: Huffman cannot sign any recruits until after the injunction hearing.
SPORTS
February 12, 1992 | KIM KUTCHER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A preliminary hearing in the dispute between Cal State Fullerton and Jim Huffman, the Titan women's volleyball coach, was pushed back a week by a municipal court judge Tuesday. Attorneys for Fullerton and the California State University System requested a continuance from Feb. 20 to April 20. But Judge Floyd Schenk instead delayed the hearing in West Orange County Municipal Court until Feb. 27.
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February 28, 1992 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A preliminary injunction hearing to determine the immediate fate of the Cal State Fullerton women's volleyball team has been postponed until March 12. Titan Coach Jim Huffman and his team were in Superior Court Thursday, seeking the injunction to block the school's January decision to drop the volleyball program. Huffman contends the move violates state education codes regarding sex discrimination.
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