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Cal's baseball, men's and women's gymnastics and women's lacrosse teams will no longer represent the university in intercollegiate competition after this academic year, officials said.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