14 Results for tag: Cal

Fight Goes on For Men’s Gymnastics at Cal

Last Friday we passed along the news through Doug Nickle that Cal Baseball had been rescued from elimination thanks to alumni donations. Just a little while afterwards, Nickle sent this follow up message to remind everyone that the work at Cal won't be done until every sport that had been slated for elimination got a reprieve, and that includes men's ... More

Cal Baseball Reinstated

Great news out of the Bay Area. After raising almost $10 million, Cal has decided to reinstate its baseball team. Here's the Facebook message I got from Doug Nickle just a few minutes ago: Congratulations to Doug and the entire Cal baseball community. More later. More

Cal Administration Demanding Team Raise Another $1 million Before Reinstatement

I just got the following message from Doug Nickle at Save Cal Baseball: Something tells me that they'll make it. Here's hoping we get some happy news from the school before the end of the academic year. More

Cal Rugby Coach Jack Clark Calls Out Title IX’s Gender Quota

It's been a little more than three months since Cal cut five varsity teams, but the teams that were eliminated aren't done taking their case to the media. Over the weekend, Jack Clark, head coach of the men's rugby team at Cal, talked to the International Herald Tribune: Clark, who also played for the Bears and the U.S. national team, argues rugby has been ... More

Other Dominoes May Fall After Elimination of Men’s Gymnastics at Cal

From CrossFit Marin: While the loss of Cal’s men’s gymnastics team is a significant loss, the damage may be more severe as this plays out. At this point Cal is Stanford’s only competitor in California. So they will now have to travel out of state for EVERY away meet. This increases the cost of the men’s program at Stanford, and increases the ... More

Cal Rugby Update

For those of you following the effort to preserve varsity status for the men's rugby team at Cal, you might want to consult one of the following sources: SaveCalVarsityRugby.com Save Cal Varsity Rugby Facebook Page Save Cal Rugby Twitter For other news, California Golden Blogs has been doing some excellent work recently. Bookmark it. More

Title IX Quote of the Day

From the Daily Cal: The federal law (Title IX), while admittedly imperfect, is out of both the state's and campus's control to be reformed, and the campus simply has to deal with it. But it is a shame that Title IX has morphed from a promotion of participation in women's sports to a mathematical formula for cutting men's teams. The truth is getting out. More

Title IX Creates Gender Inequality in the Other Direction

The anger about the athletic cuts at UC-Berkeley, especially about the loss of varsity status for the men's rugby team, isn't abating. The following comes from an open letter from Nina Sasso, a Cal graduate, to the school's Athletic Director, Sandy Barbour. It was published in the student newspaper, The Daily Cal: While a student at Cal, I spent a portion ... More

CSN Bay Area Talks to Cal Rugby Coach Jack Clark

Cal Rugby Coach Jack Clark: "Title IX is a math test where men's teams get cut." For more from California Golden Blogs, click here. More

Cal Killed Rugby After Coach Offered to Fund Women’s Team

Over the past 72 hours, we've seen a lot of talk about the cuts at UC Berkeley. And one comment that we've seen over and over again goes something like this: Title IX didn't cause the budget pressure that led to the cut of the five varsity programs at the school. And that's true, Title IX didn't lead to the budget problems at Cal. Then again, there ... More