With a few words in the new state budget, lawmakers will ban spending taxpayer money on intercollegiate athletics - and end a controversy that started when a sharp-eyed UC Berkeley professor found that university officials had changed details of the law.
University of California officials acknowledge asking the state to remove athletics from the list of programs required to be "self-supporting and not subsidized by the state," but say the reason was bookkeeping and not an attempt to pirate taxpayer money meant for academics...
UC officials insist that no campus has spent state money on athletics in at least 30 years, and that doing so would violate UC policy.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
No Taxpayer Funds For UC Athletics
From the San Francisco Chronicle: