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December 2, 1997 | STEVE HENSON
In a strong rebuff to school administrators, a task force ordered by state Sen. Cathie Wright unanimously recommended Monday night that Cal State Northridge permanently restore four men's sports it dropped last summer. Baseball, volleyball, soccer and swimming can be saved even with a 6% cut in the athletic budget, the 15-member panel found. The task force also recommended that Northridge not comply with court-ordered gender-equity requirements by next fall.
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November 18, 1997 | JIM COLEMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
As it begins the transition from the information-gathering phase to the solutions and recommendations phase, the Cal State Northridge Task Force on Intercollegiate Athletics heard several fund-raising suggestions Monday night from the university's vice president of administration and finance. Dr. Art Elbert identified a plan to develop three parcels of campus land, revenues from which could be used to upgrade the university's athletic programs and facilities.
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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."
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October 14, 1997 | JIM COLEMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The commissioner of the Big Sky Conference told the Cal State Northridge task force on intercollegiate athletics Monday night that the university should have known what it was getting into when it joined the conference in 1995. "I'm sorry that some people did not catch on to the issues in '95.
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October 9, 1997 | From Associated Press
A few big NCAA colleges are finding ways to comply with Title IX banning discrimination against women without hurting football, the Kansas City Star says in today's editions. One, it said, is the University of Kansas, which decided three years ago that it was going to comply within five years. Today the school, whose men's basketball team ranked No.
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October 7, 1997 | ERIC SONDHEIMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The second meeting of the Cal State Northridge Task Force on Intercollegiate Athletics on Monday night brought forth appeals by Athletic Director Paul Bubb and Vice President Ronald Kopita to make sure that any programs retained be "funded properly so that we can be competitive." Bubb indicated he wants programs to be funded with close to the maximum scholarships allowed by the NCAA. However, the administrators admitted that fund-raising has lagged badly in recent years.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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