BERKELEY (AP) — A decision on whether the University of California’s baseball team and four other programs will be reinstated has been delayed.
UC Berkeley spokesman Dan Mogulof said an announcement from the school planned for Thursday wouldn’t happen as scheduled and he wasn’t sure any news would come Friday, either.READ MORE: UPDATE: Fatal BART Accident Shuts Down Richmond Station; Triggers East Bay Delays
Chancellor Robert Birgeneau had been set to announce whether the baseball, men’s and women’s gymnastics and women’s lacrosse teams would be saved after a decision in September to eliminate the programs after this school year. The men’s rugby team also is hoping to avoid being reclassified as a “varsity club sport,” a new category at Cal.READ MORE: Dixie Fire: Donated RVs Elevate Spirits Of Greenville Residents Who Lost Their Homes
Former Cal and major league baseball player Doug Nickle said “Save Cal Sports” had raised about $15 million to support the five programs.MORE NEWS: Oakland School Officials Approve COVID Vaccination Mandate For Students
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