Berkeley Cuts Sports

In an effort to save money due to fiscal constraints imposed by the state, the University of California, Berkeley plans to eliminate five sports teams. According to the school:

At the end of this academic year, baseball, men’s and women’s gymnastics, and women’s lacrosse will no longer represent UC Berkeley in intercollegiate competition. In addition, men’s rugby will transition to a varsity club sport, a newly designated [and clearly kind of fake] status at UC Berkeley.

No word yet on whether or not the university system still plans to pay $320 million to renovate Berkeley’s football stadium or spend $11,500 a month to rent a Bay Area mansion for the president.

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Daniel Luzer

Daniel Luzer is the news editor at Governing Magazine and former web editor of the Washington Monthly. Find him on Twitter: @Daniel_Luzer