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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."
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August 6, 1997 | STEVE HENSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Can college athletic programs be turned off and on like a light switch? Cal State Northridge is about to find out. Four men's sports--baseball, volleyball, soccer and swimming--were snuffed out in June only to be brought back Monday when a $586,000 loan to the athletic department was approved by the Northridge Corporation. One catch: The lights go out again next year. After a day of rubbing their eyes to get reaccustomed to the glare, coaches see hope and despair in their situations.
SPORTS
August 5, 1997 | STEVE HENSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Four prominent men's sports are back at Cal State Northridge, but on borrowed time. The university received a $586,000 loan Monday, enabling it to reinstate baseball, volleyball, soccer and swimming, programs that were cut June 11 to meet budget and gender-equity requirements. The loss of the sports sparked a heated controversy, some critics calling for the ouster of Northridge President Blenda J. Wilson.
SPORTS
July 25, 1997 | FERNANDO DOMINGUEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After much discussion Thursday, the Northridge Corp. decided to postpone voting on a loan request from Cal State Northridge that would revive two athletic programs eliminated by the school on June 11. In a presentation by Ronald Kopita, Northridge's vice president of student affairs, the university explained to the corporation's board of directors how $586,000 would reinstate the baseball and men's volleyball teams for one year. The 17-member board, chaired by school President Blenda J.
SPORTS
July 24, 1997 | FERNANDO DOMINGUEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ronald Kopita, Cal State Northridge's vice president of student affairs, today will ask the Northridge Corp. for a $586,000 loan to immediately reinstate the baseball and men's volleyball programs at the school. Donald Queen, the corporation's director, said a majority vote from the 17-member board of directors is needed to approve the loan. The board meets this morning in the school's student union.
SPORTS
July 16, 1997 | STEVE HENSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
SPORTS
July 16, 1997 | FERNANDO DOMINGUEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A group that anticipated speaking today at the California State Universities Board of Trustees meeting in Long Beach to ask for the restoration of four men's sports programs dropped last month at Cal State Northridge has called off the plan--for now. Duke Russell, who lined up the speakers, said the group will wait to see if a legislative bailout of the programs proposed by state Sen. Cathie Wright (R-Simi Valley) goes through.
NEWS
July 15, 1997 | STEVE HENSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
SPORTS
July 15, 1997 | STEVE HENSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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 Northridge President Blenda J. Wilson, who only days ago said the proposal would have "serious unintended consequences for the university," comes two days before an anticipated firestorm of protest at the California State Universities Board of Trustees meeting.
SPORTS
July 11, 1997 | MIKE HISERMAN
We are near ground zero on the one-month anniversary of doomsday in the Cal State Northridge athletic program. Faxes and letters continue to stream in, coaches and athletes (and, in some cases, their attorneys) continue to complain and school administrators continue to fidget. But the situation still looks bleak.
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