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Tagged Out, Sliding To Mediocrity

Baseball and three other varsity sports teams are being eliminated and men’s rugby is being reassigned to “varsity club” status by Cal as part of moves that will save the athletic department $4 million.

In a 2:30 p.m. news conference today on the Berkeley campus, Chancellor Robert Birgeneau and athletic director Sandy Barbour will jointly announce that men’s and women’s gymnastics and lacrosse (women) will also be cut, leaving Cal with 22 varsity sports.  [via]

Which sports metaphor should I be using? Strike-outs? Don’t even know where to begin. As an alum I’ve had the pleasure of watching Cal baseball in action against the WSU Cougars (while attending Idaho), and seen Cal Rugby play in San Diego several times.  It was a photo taken at a Cal Rugby event (even though not a Cal Rugby match) that got me a ribbon at the county fair this year.  C’mon Bears – three As for athletics AND arts AND academics.  Time to stop these nickle and dime cuts.

Unfortunately, as with everything else related to the economy generally and California’s finances a bit more specifically there seems to be no light at the end of the tunnel, and just the whooshing noise of a train approaching.  Whooshing particular to a rickety old steam engine about to go off the tracks and blow it’s boiler,  and most certainly not a bullet train.

Chuck posted this on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 at  4:09 pm.   Comments Off on Tagged Out, Sliding To Mediocrity 

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