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    Default Cal to cut 5 Sports including Baseball

    Hard to believe that a PAC 10 school has to cut 5 sports including Baseball because of financial concerns given the revenue they are able to generate.

    Cal to eliminate five teams

    BERKELEY, Calif. -- In its latest move to cut costs, the University of California, Berkeley announced plans Tuesday to eliminate four intercollegiate sports, including baseball, and end financial support of its championship men's rugby team.

    Cal's baseball, men's and women's gymnastics and women's lacrosse teams will no longer represent the university in intercollegiate competition after this academic year, officials said.

    The men's rugby team, which has won 25 national championships since 1980, will lose its varsity status and be reclassified as a "varsity club sport," a new category at Cal. The team, which has a strong fundraising operation, can continue playing and competing on campus but should become financially self-supporting by 2014, officials said.

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    Default Re: Cal to cut 5 Sports including Baseball

    Wah . . . Dr Authement got a new job?


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    Default Re: Cal to cut 5 Sports including Baseball

    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonCajun View Post
    _ Hard to believe that a PAC 10 school has to cut 5 sports including Baseball because of financial concerns given the revenue they are able to generate. _
    This is just tip of the iceberg. Cash strapped states all over the country will be slashing university budgets and sports programs will be some of the first cuts made. We'll be forced to cut programs before this is all over.

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    Cal, the state and not the Univ. will be dropping EVERYTHING before long. The state is literally insolvent, they just haven't legally declared it by filing for bankruptcy, but that is coming very soon.


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    Maybe Cajun athletics is not in as bad a shape as we all think!!! If we can raise just a little more money through the RCAF, we may not have to try and catch all the big boys because some of them may be coming down to meet us!


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