California Gov. Gavin Newsom Reacts To Big Ten Realignment
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California Gov. Gavin Newsom wants UCLA to explain its move from the Pac 12 to the Big Ten.
On Wednesday, according to the Los Angeles Times, Newsom asked UCLA to elaborate on how
Its student athletes will benefit from this innings. He also expressed concern about
The only UC school left is the University of California Berkeley, Pac 12.
"The first duty of every public university is to the people—especially the students,"
Newsom said in a statement.
"UCLA must clearly tell the public how
This deal will improve the experience for all of its student-athletes,
UC will honor, and preserve its century-old partnership with Berkeley
The history, rivalries and traditions that make our communities rich."
UCLA and USC will join the Big Ten in 2024.
The realignment would potentially be a major blow to UC Berkeley and the other remaining Pac 12 programs.
However, joining a larger convention would generate more revenue for Bruins and Trojans.
Schools are expected to more than double their earnings in annual media rights.
Ben Chida, Newsom's principal advisor on education
Said the governor realizes those benefits, but believes the public university should be more "transparent and accountable".
"It's about more than the game and more than the money," Chida said.
"It's about public trust. It's about student-athlete mental health.
And it's about respecting partnerships, history and traditions.
which has lasted for a century."
Chida said he was upset
Treat UCLA like a "private media corporation" during your conference talks.