July 15, 1997 |
After weeks of fierce criticism and strong community reaction, Cal State Northridge is gearing up for a legislative bailout of its baseball and men's volleyball programs that its president initially balked at accepting. The about-face by CSUN President Blenda J. Wilson, who only days ago said state Sen.
July 16, 1997 |
In his first day back in the saddle, Mike Batesole called his players and let them know straight from the horse's mouth that the Cal State Northridge baseball team is back in business. Reaction was decidedly mixed. Some players were elated, others guarded and two turned the coach down flat. Batesole explained to them that an expected $586,000 from the state will enable baseball--and three other men's sports--to be reinstated for one year.
November 12, 1997 |
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.
November 11, 1997 |
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."
August 18, 1992 |
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.
June 3, 1992 |
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.
June 11, 1992 |
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.
June 25, 1992 |
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.
February 4, 1992 |
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.