Cal baseball needs 1M more for reinstatement


Cal baseball needs 1M more for reinstatement

April 1, 2011


CSNBayArea.com staff

Chancellor Robert Birgenau told representatives of Save Cal Baseball Friday that they still need to reach a figure of 10 million before the sport can be reinstated.

According to a university spokesperson, no decision is expected on the fate of the sport until Tuesday.

An email from Save Cal Baseball organizer Doug Nickle to supporters provided the details:

"Remarkably, the Chancellor has not reinstated Cal Baseball today.He said we still need another million dollars before he will do so. Frustration does not begin to explain our sentiment at this time. It took 8 million to reinstate rugby, womens gymnastics, and womens lacrosse. We now have over 9 million raised solely for baseball.We know baseball will be reinstated this year, and without interruption to program, so we must continue to be positive. Weve raised record funding in a very short period of time and we know we will raise the next 1 million with the same tenacity and determination that weve all exhibited thus far.WE WILL REINSTATE CAL BASEBALL!"

The university has said that 10 million is the figure needed to ensure the program's viability for the next seven to 10 years.

The conference has an Aug. 1 deadline for schools to submit the sports in which they will participate.

Baseball was officially eliminated from on Feb. 11, along with men's gymnastics. Three sports that had been on the chopping block -- women's gymnastics, women's lacrosse and rugby -- were saved.

Cal has fielded a baseball team since 1892, and it won national championships in 1947 and 1957.

Report: Cavs, Celtics engaged in trade talks for Kyrie Irving


Report: Cavs, Celtics engaged in trade talks for Kyrie Irving

Kyrie Irving to the Celtics?

Boston and Cleveland are engaged in active trade discussions, according to The Vertical's Shams Charania.

Kyrie requested a trade back in early July.

He has two more years on his contract -- $18,868,625 next season and $20,099,188 in 2018-19 -- with a $21,329,750 player option in 2019-20.

Thomas will make about $6.26 million next year and will be an unrestricted free agent next summer.

The Celtics were the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference last season, and the Cavs were the No. 2 seed.

Cleveland dispatched Boston in five games in the East Finals.

Thomas was sidelined for Games 3, 4 and 5 because of a hip injury.

The two teams face off on Opening Night on Oct. 17...

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders and a Web Producer at NBC Sports Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

Report: Former No. 3 overall pick works out for 49ers


Report: Former No. 3 overall pick works out for 49ers

The 49ers appear to have plenty of depth along their front seven, but the team brought in three defensive linemen for workouts on Tuesday, according to a source.

One of those players is reportedly Tyson Jackson, the No. 3 overall pick of the Kansas City Chiefs in 2009. The identities of the other two players were not immediately known.

Jackson has been without a team since the Falcons released him in March with two years and $8.5 million remaining on his contract. His workout with the 49ers was reported by the NFL Network. He also worked out recently with the Los Angeles Rams.

Jackson, 31, spent his first five season in Kansas City before playing three years with the Falcons. He appeared in all 16 games last season, starting seven times, and recorded 13 tackles and no sacks.

The 49ers have an abundance of defensive linemen, or players capable of rushing the passer from a position along the defensive line, such as DeForest Buckner, Arik Armstead, Solomon Thomas, Earl Mitchell, Elvis Dumervil, Aaron Lynch, Chris Jones, Tank Carradine, Quinton Dial, Ahmad Brooks, Eli Harold, Ronald Blair and D.J. Jones.