UC Berkeley may not be able to cut women's teams
BERKELEY, Calif. (KGO) -- UC Berkeley may now be forced to reverse its plans to cut several of its women's athletic teams because of a federal law.
The university voted to drop the women's lacrosse and gymnastics teams in an effort to balance its budget after deep funding cuts from the state. However, that threw Cal's athletic department out of compliance with the federal gender equality law known as Title IX.
Officials are said to be considering several options ranging from reinstating all sports to scrapping all sports.
A formal announcement is expected Thursday.
uc berkeley, cal bears, california budget crisis, budget cuts, school athletics, school cuts, college
- Medical examiner: 24 dead in Oklahoma tornado
- Search continues for man after Bay to Breakers 8 min ago
- Apple's Cook faces Senate questions on taxes
- Firefighters save Vallejo man in apartment fire
- Photos: Tornado rips through Oklahoma City area
- UC hospitals say patients safe despite strike
- More than 100 gas grills put to the test
- Man dies after fall during Bay to Breakers party
- Norman Wielsch sentenced to 14 years in prison
- 4-alarm grass fire burns 8 acres in Orinda
- Victims hope to get money back from lending scheme
- Yahoo takes big leap with $1.1B deal for Tumblr
- roundup: Orinda fire; Obama coming to Bay Area
- weather: Bay Area weather forecast for Tuesday